This is from their “instantly slimming” collection, which in general feels high quality with built-in “shapewear” of sorts. I first tried on my usual size in work wear (00 petite) but it was both snug and short, however may work great for petite ladies who are usually sized out by American brands. I then tried a 0 petite which fit better but hit 2” above my knees. That’s typically fine, but for a more fitted dress I’ve been loving longer knee lengths to balance it out. Lastly, I tried a 00 regular (shown above) which gave me my favorite fit out of the three.
I was helping a friend shop for a white dress for her bachelorette weekend, and remembered seeing this one on BR’s website with great reviews. It was just what she needed, and I couldn’t resist trying it on too. The dress fit like a glove but not too tight (trying 00P), the length was perfect, and the fit and flare shape is universally flattering. My only qualm was an exposed back zipper. That aside, I thought it was a beautiful basic for warmer weather and put it on hold to mull over. I was also looking for this fun lemon fit and flare dress or skirt to try on, but that print wasn’t at my local store yet.
This is their sloan dress in a recent color/cut – color is a more classic true red, unlike what these photos show under the dreadful fluorescent fitting room light! Similar to their other sloan dresses, the 00P fit well off the rack for me.
I do think I prefer the sloan stretch canvas-like material in pants form, though. The pair below is my most recent color addition from a month or two ago. To answer some of your recent questions on sloan pant sizing, I would suggest going with the size that fits you best off the rack. Yes, they do stretch out a little with wear, but in my experience shrink right back down to size after a machine wash and dry. The fit shown on me below is a 00P after machine washing and drying (I’ve been doing this for all my sloan pants, please wash at your own risk since they are labeled dry clean only!). I’d highly recommend checking the dryer every 10 minutes or so to test the fit, as mine shrunk about a whole size – too much, due to my own dryer neglect.
Hopping back to WHBM, I posted about this blazer a while back and thought it was cute in concept but better without the (removable) bow. I wanted to show it for sizing, as I was surprised again by how well the regular worked. Without the pin you get a fairly classic white jacket with black trim. I’m nitpicky with sleeves so I would slim these a bit, but the shoulders, torso, and overall length fit really well. I would say this runs small for regular sizing, esp. compared to AT/LOFT/BR’s regular line.
Reviews for a more chanel-esque white tweed jacket (looked adorable on SPG) also mentioned to size up. Both options come in petite sizing online, which I would expect to run a little shorter and more narrow than the regular size versions. I didn’t take home any pieces from this post as I’m in a downsizing state of mind (due to an upcoming move), but just wanted to share. Hope you all have a great weekend!