I’ve had several Elizabeth Suzann pieces come through for slowre recently that “fit” me and that I’ve tried on, so I thought I would share my thoughts:
Clyde vest – khaki cotton canvas in XS : I took some videos wearing this in my Instagram stories if you’re so inclined. I loved this, and it’s my size, but the pockets were way too deep for my short arms. That’s what happened when I got the clyde jumpsuit in cotton canvas, size medium, during an online sample sale too. I guess the pockets alone aren’t a complete deal-breaker, but it’s sort of annoying to me. Anyway, while I love the idea of this vest, I’m not really sure how often I would wear it? I think I read that she made the pockets less deep in the newer generation jumpsuits though? Does anyone have any input on that?
Clyde work pants in khaki cotton canvas, size 6 regular : these fit me, after a bit of shimmy to get them over my hips, but are too tight on my calves. Like really tight. They’re not mine so I didn’t wear them around to see if they’d stretch, but I’m assuming they will? But I was sort of meh about them anyway, I think I prefer the Clyde culotte now. Anyway, it’s so much easier for me to just stick to wider legs so I don’t have to be concerned about my calves fitting or not.
Clyde work pants, navy linen, size 6 tall : these came through a while ago and I really liked the linen, and felt like the calves fit fine, but the rest of the pant was just too big on me and I’d prefer the size 4 regular in those.
Clyde culotte, black cotton canvas, size 8 short : I bought these myself and wore them a few times before realizing they were just too big on me. I had a chance to try the size 6 (tall) in clay canvas and when I order a new pair I will order the size 6 regular length. I really really really love the clyde culotte and didn’t have a problem with my hands reaching the bottom of the pockets. Also, I saw on Liz’s instagram stories yesterday that one of the team cut the hem to make it a raw hem, which I ALWAYS love to do. So I may copy her when I get mine. I haven’t ordered them yet though…
Lara dress in linen gauze, size large : I really really really loved this dress!!! It was too big on me up top, but didn’t find it completely overwhelming. The linen gauze was very nice, cool and comfortable on – light as air. Most of all I liked the longer length of the large on me, which I’m sure I couldn’t replicate if I decided to get this dress in the small; I would lose a lot of the length.
Florence pants in flax linen, size medium, regular : These literally just came in the mail yesterday and MAN. I LOVE THEM. Which is good because I placed my order for these pants in black, medium regular a while ago after I returned my Alabama Chanin order. I like the flax linen a lot too. Of course I don’t know how much they’ll stretch because I haven’t worn them around though, does anyone have any input on that? the waistband fits well, it’s not too tight, but I’m afraid if I tried to go to a small in the linen pants, the waistband would be too tight.
**although now that I’m trying them on again and look at the pictures I wonder if the regular inseam is too long? or are they just too big on me? Ugh.
My silk florence pants are size large, short, and I think they’re too large on me, but I am really hesitating to part with them! On the one hand, I can still wear them, although I’d like them to sit higher up on my waist and not have SO much “extra” material, but on the other hand, if I sell them, then I can use the money to get the smaller pair. I would get the Medium, regular and hem/not hem as needed.
Now, questions for you…(I’m struggling to figure out what to use the generous gift Elizabeth Suzann just sent me on!!)
Does anyone have the florence pant in cotton canvas? Thoughts? I’m all about cotton canvas lately; I prefer the structure. I’m tempted by these for fall – maybe in the clay color.
What about the andy pants? Does anyone have those? I am really tempted by those in rust silk, but worried about sizing/fit on my calves.
Please add your fit advice/thoughts here on this post if you have any! (Not everyone is on social media and uses selltradees 😉 )
What questions do you have? what is your favorite ES piece? What are you waiting on??