Are you a tiny petite who has been eagerly eying the pretty items at J.Crew? Pondering how the vibrant pencil skirts and cozy coats will fit your child-sized frame?
Over the past few months, I’ve been trying on popular J.Crew items so that I could share reviews with you guys when a great sale hits. Although that hasn’t happened yet, a decent sale is upon us this week. From now until Thursday, November 6th, code “FALLSALE” will take 25% off your entire order of $150 or more, sale items included! Here are some items that I have tried on:
1. J.Crew Double-Serge Wool Pencil Skirt in 00P (on sale for $68.60 – $88.50
from $118), comes in 7 colors!
Just kidding. Oh, that would just be way too spectacular, wouldn’t it, J.Crew? To offer a 00P that actually fits remotely like how a 00P should fit? As I had feared, this skirt requires several inches of taking in at the waist and slimming down both sides (my tailors would charge about $25-$30):
Despite the ginorm fit, I would still recommend this skirt if you can afford the $30 or so for alterations. I love almost every color it comes in (except for black…you can get a basic black skirt anywhere) and the quality was excellent. The wool was heavy and cozy (feels like a felted wool), and the lining and grosgrain ribbon details added a nice touch.
2. J.Crew Double Cloth coats in petite sizing, on sale for $223
Note: the coat below is NOT petite sizing. There is no petite sizing in-stores, so I tried on a 0 regular. A 0 in petite sizing will run significantly smaller than women’s sizing. I wanted to assess the weight and quality, and overall I was tres impressed again. Regular “double cloth” is probably not heavy enough for bitter winters, but it still makes a lovely coat.
After seeing a photo of a 0P coat on my reader friend Claud (click here), I think a 0P will fit someone my size just fine with about two layers underneath. For reference, Claud is 5’2″ and 94 lbs. By the way, you can call J.Crew customer service and get measurements on any size for any item. Per Ping, she called and they said the size 00 regular runs slimmer than a 0P, but is longer in the sleeves and torso.
This is similar to their Double Cloth Lady Day Coat which also comes in 0P. Both options are offered in at least 10 colors, but my favorites are “dark cypress” and “dark plum” – gorg. for Fall/Winter!
Other petites’ reviews: J.Crew Petite Stadium Cloth Peacoat – See it here on Ping in sz 0P. This is on sale for $148.50
3. J.Crew Twill Minnie Pants in 00P – on sale for $52.12
These are touted as an all-time J.Crew favorite…but in reality I have encountered VERY few people who find the fit to be flattering. When I first put them on, I noted that the hips and legs fit me decently throughout. There was a small 1″ or so gap at the waist, but there are little belt loops to solve that problem.
Here’s the derriere view (like I said, the hips fit decently), and how the length looks with heels. I think one needs to have either longer or shorter legs than me to rock the petite minnies (they have a 24″ inseam). They need to either come several inches above the ankle, or hit below the ankle. As a side note, I did try these on in a regular 00. The fit throughout the leg & length were okay, but the waist was HUGE.
Who didn’t love this skirt on Kelly? A womens regular size 00 fit tiny and didn’t require any alterations on her. This piqued my interest in other J.Crew skirts that have an elastic waistband:
And lastly, I was eying the silk Calista cami that is left online in size 0P for just $22.50
from $79.50. But then I remembered TinyinTX’s review here on a sz 00P – yikes! At just $22.50 though, the alterations are definitely easier to swallow.