(*as you can see, the viscose chiffon on this top can look quite wrinkled – this is JUST out of the package though, a good steam should get the wrinkles out…)
The James Perse summer sale is in full swing, and now that orders have started to come in, I hope you’ll come back and report on fit, etc., for your fellow addicts! Since everything is final sale, be sure to do research and ask around about fit before you buy. I’ve listed in the fit guide below EVERY SINGLE ITEM that’s on sale and my (and other readers’) comments, so check there first, and leave a comment if you still have questions.
In case you’ve purchased final sale items that don’t work for you, I’m also going to allow comments on this post for swaps/buying different sizes, etc.,
RULES for swapping/buying:
1. This is for current summer sale items ONLY, you must have received this from the summer sale recently. This is NOT for older James Perse items.
2. I will not accept any responsibility or liability for failed transactions. Post/swap/buy at your own risk
3. Leave a comment with details about what you have and want to get rid of OR what you are still looking for. Just give the name of the product(s) in your comment (the spam filter will catch links and I may not see them), and give details on sizing/color and why they didn’t work for you. Leave your email address so other readers can contact you in name (at) gmail.com format – make sure to leave the spaces so your email is not clickable. I AM NOT a go-between here.
4. I will not do anything with email addresses
5. I am doing this as a way for you guys to swap/buy final sale items that might not have worked for you. Please do not try to get rid of anything you’ve worn, unless you state that up front, and please don’t use this as a way to make money…I hope you can swap sizes with other readers, and try to give everyone an opportunity to get what they want. This IS NOT EBAY.
6. I will delete any comment or offer that does not meet these guidelines. I also reserve the right to delete any comment or offer that I feel is disingenuous or against the spirit of the swap.
James Perse Summer Sale Fit Guide
For reference, I am about 5’3″, 150 pounds and consider myself a pear shape, with a small waist/bust but thick hips/butt/legs. I normally wear a size 2 in James Perse, most of my tops, dresses & pants are size 2 unless otherwise noted.
Crepe Jersey Blouson dress | Quite large up top for me, since I have to fit my hips
Skinny Stripe tank dress | Haven’t tried this on, I assume it fits like other “fitted” dresses: I always take my regular size in those to hold me in
Skinny wrap tuck dress | Love this, the v-neck tends to be quite deep. The tuck is different from older ruched styles, not as “tight,” but still holds you in
Shirred neck collage dress | This is similar to a dress I bought last year, fit is true, slightly oversized I think
Long sleeve split dress | tried this on in the tank version – it’s AMAZING, long though.
Long fleece military coat | Jennine tried this on when I was with her, she’s a little taller than me, and this was great on her
Stretch cotton Linen trench | haven’t tried this on, seems like it would be fitted, but the open top allows some room, maybe size up if you’re hippy?
Cotton gauze button shoulder top | haven’t tried this on, assume true to size
Relaxed shirt | AMAZING shirt, tried on in a size 2, fits perfectly (the wild rose color is beautiful)
Sheer slub side panel shirt | the must-have JP shirt – fits true, perfectly flattering on every shape
Sheer slub ballet tee | haven’t tried this on, but assume it fits true, slightly fitted
Boxy collage top | just got this in size 2, perfect drape, longer in the back, sheer
High gauge jersey shell tank | assume true? Haven’t tried this on
Crepe jersey a-line tank | tried this on, the a-line is nice, felt it was slightly oversized on me
Crepe jersey little boy tee | have not tried this on, assume more fitted, smaller
High gauge jersey boyfriend tee | oversized, but not too. great fit, lightweight, easy material, almost silky
Lightweight cashmere pieces | these tend to be slightly fitted, but super-soft and stretchy
A-line long sleeve tee | great drape, lightweight, thin material. The arms fit rather snug on me, but I have big arms…they always stretch.
Vintage Fleece raglan short sleeve pullover | haven’t tried this on, assume a boxy fit?
Artist blouse | have not tried this on, looks like it would fit true to size, longer length
Open circular cardigan | have tried on a similar style, would take true size
Viscose chiffon classic stripe tee | haven’t tried this on, seems drapey, larger
Viscose chiffon sweatshirt top | tried this on, didn’t like the banded waist on me, but if you like that, it’s a great alternative to fleece
Relaxed cotton striped shirt | tried this on, perfect fit in my normal size, not fitted
Cotton gauze collarless safari shirt | basically the top of the shirt dress, assume true to size?
Cotton cashmere tees | tried these on, fit true, slightly fitted but stretchy, and seemed like they might lose their shape easily?
Stripe scoop boy neck tee | haven’t tried these on, look like a nice, slightly fitted, but longer shirt
Casual t-shirt | my favorite shirt EVER. Take your normal size for a “normal” fit, size up for oversized
Relaxed v-neck tee | have some of these, they’re not my favorite though. More relaxed fit, longer length
Henley smock shirt | haven’t tried these on, very sheer, oversized fit I assume
Cotton gauze tuxedo shirt | love these, but haven’t tried them…
Asymmetrical twisted mini | tried this on in my normal size, love the skirt, definitely a mini length…
Fleece twisted seam maxi skirt | tried this on, and owned an older style. The bottom is quite narrow, and reader Karen said it is TOO narrow, which makes it hard to walk in
A-line dresses | as I recommended on the flared dress, maybe size up if you’re hippy.
Shadow stripe funnel neck | The funnel neck drapes nicely I think, true to size
Vintage fleece hoodie | believe it or not, I’ve never tried one of these on! I’d take my normal size
Vintage fleece pullovers | I have one in gray, and always wish I’d sized up one size.
Vintage fleece sweatpant | I have a pair in black in size 2, which are VERY snug at first, but stretch out A LOT with wear. Almost too much, but not enough to size down. Super comfortable.
Knit twill slim cargo | haven’t tried these on, assume they stretch like other pants though.
Cashmere long cardigan and other open cashmere pieces | tried some on, they fit similar to Inhabit but are lighter weight and seem to “give” a bit more
Tanks | fit true
Drawstring vintage cotton skirt | I had to try a size up in this, and then it fell down below my waist so the fit was a little “off” I thought
Tie Front skirt | love this, but It was too long on me, and I didn’t like the idea of having to tuck shirts in all the time to appreciate the tie-waist
Drape twill long short | haven’t tried this on, would assume they’re roomy, and stretchy
Soft drape twill pant | also assume they’re roomy, and stretchy – but could be quite fitted at first, give them time to stretch out
Parachute utility pant | I did try these on, I think I might have sized up, but don’t remember really liking the fit on me
Clean chino pant | reader Karen said she took her normal size and could barely get them on. Not sure how much these stretch
Skinny Trouser | I tried these on and fell in LOVE immediately. They’re skinny, but not too tapered at the bottom, so great for me. VERY snug though, not sure how much they’ll stretch
Yosemite pieces | I really have no experience with these, would assume they’re true to size?