This is a great addition to any fall wardrobe. I'm in the midst of a wardrobe overhaul, and instead of buying new clothes, this belt seems to instantly update everything. Looks nice enough to wear to work, and very slimming for the waist. The color is true to the picture. I typically wear a limited XS, went with the small for my waist and it's perfect.
Let me echo other reviewers: wow. Super flattering. They make my legs look a mile long. These are not the classic "skinny to the point of being painted on" pants that seem to be so popular right now (and which I still do not own). They are professional looking, slim and straight, just like the description, with just enough room through the calf and thigh to go down straight without bunching, but slim enough to fit into boots and no one will ever know they aren't "skinny" pants. The color is more beautiful in person, a little more purple like a dark port, and seriously a color that can go with anything. I downsized from a 2 to a 0 because the waist gapped a little, but I seriously could have gone either way.
I bought black and red when they were on sale for $19 each. I am a true drew size 4, but ended up sizing down to a 2, because I felt the waist was a wee big and the butt a little saggy on the 4. I think it will depend on your proportions. The fabric is thick, a bit stiff even, which can be a good and bad thing. I just wish they were 0.5 in- 1in longer, because they ride up when I sit down. I might take the cuff down manually. But otherwise, for $19 bucks plus a $15 dollar reward coupon, I didn't feel I could pass them up. FYI, not all of the drew shorts this summer are fitting the same. The OBR polka dot drews run much larger, and the drews with navy palm trees on them also run larger (the fabric is different than for the solids, which don't have a whole lot of stretch). Its a bit annoying, so go to the store to try on for sure.
This is a great addition to the current outback red collection. The color in person is more of an red orange than a true red, shown in the picture. I am not sure why there is an XXS, and why they didn't just make it an XS. I usually wear an XS, but went with the XXS this time, otherwise I thought the fabric was too billowy at the waist. The XXS is slightly tight around the bust, so it was a trade off. 99% of the time I would NEVER buy a shirt with this kind of cut, as I have a narrow waist and broad shoulders that typically isn't flattered by cute tops like this. But I felt that the XXS did the trick. The detail at the neck is nice, though there is no give/stretch, so if you have a large neck, it might be uncomfortable. But, I was happy enough to purchase the item on 40% off. Probably if you have my same problem (broad shoulders, narrow waist), you could also make a larger one of these tops work just fine with a skinny belt around the waist to bring the fabric in.
I typically wear drew, but really liked a black pair of capri exact stretch pants I bought earlier this spring, so I recently went back to buy white capris. Having shied away from white pants for years, I have to say that both the white and the black are equally flattering. If you are a drew you need to size down, as these will stretch out. They hold up in the laundry well, and technically do not need to be ironed, but due to the stretch in the fabric, when they come out of the dryer or after hang drying (I have done both), they are a little wrinkly. Depending on the occasion you might want to iron. My only issue is that I have somewhat muscular calves, though not overly so, so after sitting, I typically have to manually pull them down when I stand up again, otherwise they stay hiked up. I imagine you'd have to have really twig calves to not have that problem due to the material.
This is a fantastic nautical shirt. It is very slimming despite the stripes, on account of close together stripes, side ruching, and a nice length. For those with a longer torso, this is your shirt, as the ruching will accentuate your waist. I love the 3/4 sleeves. It is made of a thick, slightly ribbed material, so it is not see through and feels very high quality. Wear it with white capris and you are ready for a nautical adventure.
Just as with the last two batches of Sophie Theallet sweater options, this one doesn't fit at all like Limited clothing. I am usually an XS, 5'7", 130lb, athletic build, and I believe I have a pretty normal torso:leg ratio. This sweater is EXTREMELY short in the torso, small in diameter, and long in the arms. Even with a M, the buttons were pulling across my rib cage, it didn't even hit my hips, and the arms were about 4 inches too long. Shame, because I liked the peppy, classic look. I had previously had to return a Theallet sweater I ordered online for the exact same reason. Get the sizing right Sophie!
After seeing that this sweater was a customer favorite, I bought it with my virtual dollars. Sadly, it really was unflattering. I am 5'7", 135, athletic build, with slightly broader shoulders/rib cage, and small waist. Due to the dolman fit, there was a lot of excess material in the chest, armpit area, that made me look like a linebacker and about 15 lb heavier. I think it you have a petite frame or not much going on up top then this might do well for you, but if those are areas you are trying to not draw attention to, beware. Sadly, I am returning it. The quality of the material was good (medium weight, very soft, seemed durable), and I liked the detail on the sleeves.
I was so bummed. I think I'm the only person who didn't absolutely love this dress. I have an athletic but hourglass build (36/27/36, 5'7", 135lb), with a slightly broader shoulders and slightly larger rib cage than most, but small waist. The top on this dress was too tight for me. It stretched and showed my braline in an unflattering way. When I sized up to a medium (usually size xs or s in Limited, drew size 4) to better fit my shoulders, the waist was huge. So, I guess the fit of this dress depends on your bone structure and body shape. I thought the fabric felt kind of cheap, too, but I otherwise would have bought the dress if it fit better, because it would have been versatile
I am a true drew size 4. 135lb, 5'7" with an athletic but hourglass build. Typically drews fit perfectly. These hugged in the wrong places, making both my thighs and my calves look unflatteringly big. The sateen may make the pant fabric look nice, but I feel that the extra shine made my legs look pretty big. When I sized up to a 6, the waist was baggy. Too bad, I liked the colors