Elizabeth Suzann Clyde jumpsuit | purchased during the sample sale, size medium
Zady alpaca sweater
Birkenstock shearling lined clogs
(yes, that’s my bra)
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve already seen some of these pictures and read some of my comments about the Elizabeth Suzann Clyde jumpsuit, if not, please proceed 🙂
I got these on Friday last week and of course, put them on IMMEDIATELY. I ordered the medium, black, and I really love them. But.
- They (it? – I have no idea what tense “jumpsuit” is??) did stretch quite a bit with wear. I was concerned about that at first, because the shoulders sort of pulled down a little as I moved, and sitting down was near impossible without a lot of adjustment. I wore them all day on Sunday (with my Zady alpaca sweater) and after an hour or so, the jumpsuit was stretched enough to be completely comfortable, and best of all, I could just plop down on the couch or in a chair without worrying about yanking my shoulders down.
- Now, though, I wonder if it’s TOO stretched. Although I wouldn’t have wanted to size down, I don’t think. The legs/bottom fit me fine, it’s just that around my belly/chest, it’s a bit big. Then again, the style keeps it from looking too big, I think, interestingly enough, so it works
- The area right under my arms, where I’m supposed to have boobs to fill it in, bothers me. On many things, I’ve gotten that area taken in a little, to slim it down, but I’m not sure whether to do that here; it would make it more difficult to layer over sweaters, and I don’t want it to be “tight” at all up top.
- I worry that I’m too old for a jumpsuit. Not really, but sort of? It is very “youthful” and fun. Is that me?? lol – I might be too serious for a jumpsuit.
- The cotton canvas is a really nice weight, not too stiff, but not too slouchy, but also not appropriate for really hot weather. So this is absolutely not summer appropriate. I don’t know what material she’ll use if she decides to add this to the “permanent” collection, but I think it would be nice in raw silk. Maybe not linen, because linen stretches SO MUCH, I think it will look too messy.
- It is a DOG HAIR MAGNET. And not just dog hair, everything else that could possibly get on it, is. I did everything in the jumpsuit on Sunday, including rolling around with Dagny on the floor and bed, and taking her out, so I’ve got all sorts of hair and lint all over it.
In conclusion: I LOVE it. I have really only worn it at home since I got it, but I’m not averse to wearing it out, after a lot of brushing/lint rolling. I think it’s really fun, and comfortable, now that it’s stretched, and I can see myself wearing it in every season but summer. Anyway, I think I prefer it with a sweater or something layered underneath; it makes it a little more mature?
Did anyone else order one of these? What did you get from the sample sale? What do you have your eye on at Elizabeth Suzann?
I think I’d like a harper long sleeve tunic in black, raw silk, since I love the harper styles so much. And maybe a Georgia midi dress in linen?
I think this looks great on you with and without the sweater!!! Would you risk putting it in the dryer for 10 minutes after washing to see if that shrinks it? I’d love to see this in the raw silk! I love love love that fabric.
I tried the Georgia dress in raw silk but, like the Harper tunic it’s just too overwheming for my frame. I’ll have to stick to my Marlena dresses.
I got the Lara top in white hemp. I really like it a lot. I’ve worn it three times and haven’t stained it yet (knock on wood)! I’m so close to getting the Marlena tank in white raw silk for summer even though I’m always nervous about white tops. My black one in in heavy rotation!
I fully support your urges for the Harper Tunic in Black Raw Silk — that was my first purchase from the winter collection, and I love it. Perfect for Spring and Fall, and IMO it layers nicely over my Kowtow turtleneck and under my JP cardigan (looks like your Lauren Manooigan cardi). Plus the Raw Silk fabric is fantastic — reminds me of well-worn flannel!
Countess isadora says
I think that jumpsuit looks great one you!
Out of all the items I’ve bought from ES, the Georgia Midi in linen is my favorite. I wore it all the time last year.
I love my Harper tunic in linen, but it feels “too big” sometimes, it’s a OS and maybe I could have done a OS minus, but I figured the neck would be too tight. If it was actually an inch longer in the front it would make a killer mini dress, but as it stands it is just long enough to cover my shorts and make it look like I’m not wearing pants.
I have the Marlena tanks in raw silk and although they are really nice, I can’t wear them with the deep v in the front because of boob issues…the top gradually slides over and down and then most of my bra is exposed. Once again maybe I should have sized down, but according to the size chart that’s the size I should have gone with. i love the Marlena dress, but I’m afraid I would have the same issue.
Countess isadora says
Should be “on” you, not one you!
It’s funny, with the short Marlena dress I had the shoulder seams taken up to make the V a little less deep. With the top and the long dress (actually the predecessor to the Marlena midi, the Vera) no adjustment was necessary.
Grechen Reiter says
i have os minus in the harper linen tunic (short sleeve) and i love the length/fit overall BUT the sleeves could be a teeny bit longer AND the neck is a little snug. SO, i decided to do the OS (regular) in the harper wool sweater and it’s MUCH better, if a little long in the back LOL . if i get the harper long sleeve tunic in raw silk i’ll get the one size, because out of anything, i’d rather the neck feel good, you know?
i think with the marlena tanks, maybe you can do some adjustments – like laurie did? it’s harder with the harper tops, i think.
Grechen Reiter says
yay!! you might be pushing me over the edge 😉
Countess Isadora says
I was thinking about that alteration on the tops today, I had the cream one on with a cardigan for most of the day. The only thing that I’m hesitant about is I love the silhouette of the deep V in the back when it’s warm enough to wear alone and I’m not sure I want to give it up for the versatility …. maybe I’ll do one and not the other. I still love the tops it’s just the little things that I tend to obsess i.e. overthink 😉
I am so into this jumpsuit on you! It’s so cute and fun, but I don’t think it’s immature. Think of it as celebrating the part of yourself that plays on the floor with Dagny and loves your step-son. Totally youthful, you are! Plus, it just looks badass on you.
Cute! And pockets!
I have had my raw silk Harper tunic for maybe 3 weeks now and I swear I’ve worn it ten times. Out for a fancy dinner w ponte pants, w jeans as a tourist in San Diego, and for errands w a knee length skirt and boots. I’m obsessed!!
I agree, Cathy! It’s totally “appropriate” (whatever that means!) and looks great on you with or without a top underneath. It’ll be fun to see how you style it!
My Elizabeth Suzann Rhodes sweater in charcoal arrived today! I was interested in it when the collection was first launched but hesitant to spend so much on what seemed to be a pretty basic and thin knit. But I kept mentally pairing it with outfits so took the plunge when it was relaunched.
First impression – I like it, it’s exactly as pictured on the website. Normally I find ES clothes more oversized in real life compared to model pics but not in this case. I got the Medium (I’m normally a US 6, James Perse size 2) and it fit perfectly- not clingy but not loose either. I love the neckline which is just high enough without hugging the neck (I never wear turtlenecks). It’s quite cropped so works well with high waisted pants but may not work so well for those who are tummy-conscious. It’s thin enough to layer and I liked it under my Georgia wool tee (from the sample sale). To be honest, I’m not sure I would have bought it if I tried it on in a store (i still think it’s pricey) and there’s definitely a bit of FOMO in the purchase. But I do like it enough to keep it as I think it could become a workhorse for my closet.
I feel the same about my Rhodes sweater in eggshell — it has some major potential, but I think it’s more a piece that’s pushing my style in a new direction (a good thing), but my wardrobe still has to catch up to it. I don’t quite have pants/skirts high waisted enough to pair with it yet, but am saving up for some Clydes or Tilda pants, so I’m hoping that will help. I do love it though!
I got the jumpsuit in the same size and color, as well as the charcoal Harper sweater in OS. I LOVE them both, but especially this jumpsuit. You’re not too old for a jumpsuit! I’m in my late thirties and my husband says this gives off a ‘hip artist working in a gallery” vibe – the structure makes it look sophisticated and not too immature I think.
It’s stretched out quite a bit for me, too, and is now totally roomy and comfortable but I think the material and cut keep it looking polished (though it does collect a lot of lint.) As someone with generally too much in the cleavage dept I’m glad for the extra room up top, too. I live in SF so it’s probably going to be weather appropriate 90% of the year here. I’ve liked it best so far with fitted tees and a layer over – when I’ve tried to wear a button up underneath it gets a little bunchy under the armholes. I love raw silk but I wonder if the material would hold up wear-and-tear wise if they did this style with it. I am wishing for some more things in raw silk though because I can’t get enough of it – maybe the tank or a short sleeve Harper in the future….