For lovers of classic style, it doesn’t get more classic than a well draping silk blouse. It’s a work staple for tucking into pencil skirts, wearing with slacks and suits, and also looks effortlessly chic paired with denim or lace for date night. Everlane makes their clean silk in a few different cuts, so I wanted to do a fit and style comparison between the styles! I’m excited to partner with the brand on a longer term basis, after the previous positive response from those of you seeking more ethical fashion options (see previous Everlane posts).
Before diving into their silk blouse options, a quick note on these shorts!
These flattering shorts in a thicker, durable 95% cotton / 5% elastane stretch twill make an easy summer staple. The higher rise visually nips in the waist and is elongating even with a modest 3″ inseam (good for bending around and chasing after little ones). A 00 was fitted on me with no waist gap, and I found there to be a comfortable amount of room in the leg opening for moving around.
If you’re interested in similar pants in an ankle length, I’d recommend their straight leg crop in the short inseam. I also tried on their wide leg crop, and found the straight leg version to be much more flattering on someone petite!
From Everlane’s clean silk collection (read more about their factories and production here), I tried on the 3 styles below each in size 00 regular. The silk quality of these shirts seem comparable to higher end brands and feel luxurious against the skin, draping well with no chest gapping on me. UPDATE: Their newer washable silk shirts are more petite-friendly compared to all of these options! They are also thicker and without sheerness issues.
FYI the light colors are slightly see through, so I’d stick with the more colorful or darker hues unless you wear skin-toned undergarments (or want a piece to wear intentionally sheer over a lace bralette or camisole). Here are the three in order of longest to shortest on me:
Out of the three styles in today’s post, this one has the longest torso and sleeve length. It’s a relaxed style from the shoulders down, yet I’d still consider it slim fit due to the drape and looks very classic when tucked in. It hits me at my lower hips and has a traditional pointed collar and front button placket. I have the sleeve cuff folded up once in the below photos.
I love the notch as an elegant variation on the traditional shirt collar! Compared to the relaxed cut shirt above, this one still has a relaxed fit but with a shorter, straight hem line and slightly shorter sleeves making it a little more petite friendly. There are small slits on both sides and a more minimalist design down the front button placket. The Olive color in this one is a deeper hue than the Cover Green I’m wearing in the relaxed cut shirt. I also have the sleeves folded up once in the below photo since they’re long on me uncuffed.
This runs the shortest of the three at both the sleeves and torso length. The gentle shirring along the shoulders and sleeve cuffs plus the hidden button placket down the front gives this a softer, more romantic look!
Thank you to Everlane for partnering on this post.
P.S. The only thing that used to hinder me from wearing silk was the dry cleaning bill, but I started washing my pieces at home a few years ago and have yet to turn back! Let me know if you guys would be interested in some info on washing silk and delicates at home in a future post.