Anthropologie Ajuda field sweater blazer c/o (~70% off, wearing petite xs), ASOS petites dress (old)
Earlier last month, Anthropologie sent me the Eva dress (on me, ~1" clipped back) from their latest WHIT Two collaboration. It was my first time trying their petite sizing, and the dress was unfortunately too roomy throughout. For anyone interested in it, it's 100% non-stretch cotton, and the 00 petite measured 17" across the chest and 13" across the waist. I brought it to a store to exchange, and learned that petite sizing is only available online and in their Seattle store location. However, any sales associate can order petite-sized items (including sale items, but excluding "online exclusives") for customers inside the store, and ship it to your home for free.
Several items in-store were marked with "comes in petite," to help identify what's available in special sizing. I was in the back corner of the sale rack when when a bright floral knit caught my eye. I was initially a little hesitant as it's a bit "granny" (sure enough, most of the glowing online reviews are from ladies 50+), but my concerns were lessened once Nick expressed how much he liked it, granny and all.
A regular XS looked pretty small on the hanger, but I knew it was meant to be when I spotted an XSP online return behind it. I compared the two, and the sleeve length and total length of the regular XS appeared about 1" longer than the petite. The XSP fit my shoulder, torso, and arms very well - with the sleeves being just a little long (as shown below). I was surprised to see online that this even came in XXSP.
The colors in this print combined with the sweater blazer style is more mature (honestly wouldn't have given the online photo a second glance), but depending on how it's styled, can still be age-appropriate. It's not going to be everyone's cup of tea, but I like it. I kept the rest of this outfit here neutral with a simple nude pink dress, but plan on experimenting with the other pops of color on future casual Fridays.
Material is a very stretchy medium-weight knit, in 92% cotton, 7% nylon, and 1% spandex. Hand wash cold, made in China. Measurements of an XSP are: when lying flat and buttoned up... 13.5" across the shoulders, 15" armpit to armpit, 13" across the waist, 20" length, 21.5" long sleeves, 4" across the sleeves.
The last I checked, sizes left online include XS petite, XS regular and S regular (other petite sizes could pop back, and there were lots of regular sizing lingering at my local store). You can also place an order from within a store to get free shipping. Price is currently $39.99 down from $128, which I thought was a good value for an interesting, comfy piece that fit very well off the rack.