These are the only bottoms I’ve bought postpartum so far, and they’ve been getting more than their fair share of wear! Nick finally asked gently whether I have any other pants ; ) See these jeans also blogged here with a bow blouse and flats, and you can use code 5040 to take $25 off $100 either in-store or online (coupon terms). I got the Short length which is extra cropped in this particular style (23″ front inseam, 24″ back inseam), so if you’re even a bit taller than me you might want to try the Regular length (I estimate those have a ~ 25″ inseam).
I’m partnering with Express today to share work-appropriate Fall pieces like this soft draped trench coat, available in both regular and petites! Swap in ankle pants instead of denim for a chic business casual look. I found sizing for this jacket to run roomy, with enough layering space in the sleeves to fit a thick sweater or blazer underneath. The medium-weight fabric requires ironing / steaming out of the package and is not lined like most drape-front pieces. Note this is intended to be a longer duster style jacket that hits below the knees. Contrary to popular belief, this midi length can actually be quite flattering on petites if the rest of the outfit is more fitted and slim!
Tip: If you want to read more customer reviews for something, check the same item under regular sizing. There’s usually several more reviews there than there are under petite sizing!
Here’s a few other favorites that are back from previous years:
- High Waist Tie Sash Pants – See my blog post + review. I wore 00 Petite in these flattering pants pre-pregnancy, and am excited to see tons of new colors listed under regular sizing with a “Short” inseam! I have not tried this pant yet in Short sizing, but from experience, Express’ Short sometimes fits me better than their petite pants (and runs about an inch shorter).
- Ruffle fit & flare dress – See my blog post + review. This was by far one of the most popular items that I’ve featured last year, based on reader feedback (loved seeing your photos in this dress)!
- Balloon sleeve sweater – See my blog post + review. I just dug this chunky knit out of my winter storage and got so many compliments on it already!
- Classic double breasted trench – I finally tried this newer trench on, and it’s indeed super similar to the one I have from last year and love. Material is medium-weight with a smooth finish, and feels durable with a full lining. It has all the classic trench features, and the Pale Pink color looks true to the stock photo. Size petite xxs fits me with room to layer.
Thank you to Express for partnering on this post.