Fit reviews // 5 summer basics by Everlane

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Everlane picnic dress 00 in wide seersucker stripe (3 colors) c/o

Since several of you have expressed interest in more responsibly sourced clothing options, I’m excited to continue partnering with Everlane as one of their ambassadors this summer! I’m a fan of the company mission and have been very happy with some staples I’ve found over the past year. This partnership allows me to try and share fit info about their latest arrivals, and hopefully save some of you time in the online ordering & returns process! Here’s 5 pieces from my recent try-ons that I wanted to highlight:

1. the cotton picnic dress

Fit: TTS, fitted in the torso and longer midi style in length.
This new arrival comes in 3 colors, and is made of a 100% cotton, medium weight textured material. I’ll be getting this shortened to below my knees but wanted to show the original hem here. Aside from length, this dress fits TTS and very well in the torso on me thanks to a few little features! There’s 3 hidden button hole settings at the back of each shoulder strap (see close up photo below) so the straps can be adjusted in length. The back torso is elasticized for a comfortable fit, and there’s a removable sash belt to cinch in the waist. There are also pockets which is pretty much a must for me these days. Note, the button down front is sewn shut so it doesn’t unbutton.

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2. The easy chino short

Fit: TTS, petite-friendly.
A new arrival this week! I pulled these on and immediately thought they make great “mom shorts.” Lightweight with pockets and an elastic waist, these feel like they’d be comfy for all day wear and the length is good for running / bending after little ones. A 00 fit well at my higher natural waist, and you can pair a silk cami or tank in a similar color as the shorts, to create a jumpsuit-like effect.

3. The Japanese Goweave shirt dress

Fit: TTS, petite-friendly and nursing friendly.
From their “Choose what you pay” summer event, this is made of their signature GoWeave fabric and is medium weight with a smooth finish. This is a piece that can be dressed up for work (I’d do a wider black waist belt and pointed flats) or down with sneakers. The fit of a 00 on me is pretty good all around, and hits right at my knees. There’s a string belt that you can tie in either the back or front to make the waist a little more fitted. and the buttons are functional so this nursing friendly!

The sale olive color IMO would best be suited on someone with either lighter or darker skin tone than me so there’s more contrast. This same dress also came in two new arrival colors, black and a pretty dusty blue.

4. The Trainer Sneaker

Fit: Runs small, especially for those who typically wear sizes 5 and 6.
I usually do not have luck with Everlane footwear, but actually really liked these fashion sneakers. They have a retro vibe yet come in fresh and modern colors. I’m usually between 5 and 5.5 and needed to size up to a 6 for these (the listing recommends going up 1 whole size if you typically wear size 5 or 6). They’re super cute in the blush and garnered some compliments from friends who are sneaker fanatics. As a few reviewers mentioned, I found the leather to be on the slightly stiff side and took some breaking in.


Fit: Generously cut. Best for ladies who are not petite, unless you have a very long torso.
This is probably the one item I got the most questions about last month, but unfortunately it’s best suited for someone average height or taller! The cropped length fit full length on me, which I typically don’t mind, but the crotch was too low on me and hit by my upper thighs. It’s too bad for petites, because the wider leg cut is flattering, the material felt wrinkle resistant and well-draping, and there’s pockets! Note the waist on this is straight cut and loose, unless you tie the detachable waist belt.

If there’s an Everlane piece you’ve been eying and are curious about fit / sizing, let me know!

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  1. Barbara wrote:

    I think you need to be 5’10” or taller for the Luxe Cotton Jumpsuit to work! I’m 5’5″ 123# and the crotch on the Small hit me at mid-thigh. Very strange fit. Maybe the XS would work better.

    Posted 7.6.19 Reply
  2. T wrote:

    Hi! Was wondering how the Everlane Luxe Cotton Jumpsuit fits (, I’m 5’2, about 90-95 lbs – was debating on getting either the XS or XXS!

    Posted 6.28.19 Reply
    • Amy wrote:

      I would also like to know! I’ve had my eye on this jumpsuit but not sure whether to go for it because Everlane doesn’t have a petite-friendly line (I’m also 5’2), so I’m curious to see how it fits!

      Posted 7.1.19 Reply
    • Amy wrote:

      I’d also like to know! I’ve had my eye on this jumpsuit but not sure whether to go for it because Everlane doesn’t have a petite-friendly line (I’m also 5’2) so I’m curious to see how it fits!

      Posted 7.1.19 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi! Sorry I have not tried this style, but looking at the stock photos it may slightly longer in the torso like the other jumpsuit I have tried on. However since you’re a little taller than me, it may work! If you’re 90-95lb I would definitely recommend trying xxs instead of xs.

      Posted 7.3.19 Reply
  3. Maureen wrote:

    These are nice pieces and have heard of Everlane. The quality of their items are fantastic and I love their shoes!

    Posted 6.22.19 Reply
  4. smithsconnor wrote:

    Those are very beautiful pieces! And your photos look amazing! Very artistic!

    Posted 6.22.19 Reply
  5. That dress is absolutely gorgeous <3 🙂 I love how feminine and sweet it looks – perfect for the summer!

    Posted 6.21.19 Reply
  6. I love this dress!

    Mariya |

    Posted 6.21.19 Reply
  7. Marta wrote:

    I’ve heard great things about Everlane, their stuff seems amazing and that dress is gorgeous, it looks super romantic and summery.

    Posted 6.21.19 Reply
  8. Love this look! It’s the perfect dress for summer!

    Posted 6.21.19 Reply
  9. Love these picks, Jean! They’re all so great for Summer!

    I hope you have a great Friday,

    Posted 6.21.19 Reply
  10. Janine wrote:

    I think it’s amazing that you are using your platform to emphasize more sustainable fashion brands and shopping choices! That dress really looks super cute and I appreciate how in-depth you go with reviewing these five pieces!
    xx Janine

    Posted 6.21.19 Reply
  11. Mireia wrote:

    What a lovely dress!

    Mireia from TGL

    Posted 6.21.19 Reply
  12. Rena wrote:

    Your summer dress is super cute!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    Posted 6.21.19 Reply
    • Chloe wrote:

      Do you mind if I ask what has gone wrong with Everlane shoe attempts in the past? I have purchase a lot of sweaters from them, and two pairs of denim, but the one shoe purchase was a total bust. It was the pointed street loafer and it was curved inward at the top of the heel that it was cutting my foot. Sadly I live out of the US so returns weren’t really feasible, so I’m trying to sell them to someone who has the patience to get a cobbler to fix the shoe, but it makes me so nervous to try other shoe styles, like the boss flat (which is exactly my style).

      Posted 6.21.19 Reply
      • Chloe wrote:

        Oops, hah, sorry – meant to be its own comment!

        Posted 6.21.19 Reply
      • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

        Typically I’ve found the leathers to be stiff and cut into my foot. I recently tried on one of their newer styles (the crossover slide flat sandal) and the leather was SO delightfully soft, but then the soles didn’t have any cushioning or support for me.

        Posted 6.22.19 Reply
  13. Roses for Fridays | by mia wrote:

    Ohhh your stripe dress is so cute … love ♥️the whole look put together for a parfait Summer style!

    Posted 6.20.19 Reply
  14. Can’t believe I’ve never checked out Everlane before, despite how much I hear about them! Love the dresses, Jean, thanks for the recommendations! 💕✨

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Posted 6.20.19 Reply
  15. Ainomiaka wrote:

    V. cute. My everlane questions are usually more about material than fit. Have you tried any of their air tops? I want to know if the fabric feels stiff like a lot of cotton weaves can.

    Posted 6.20.19 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      I haven’t tried any of their air tops yet! Will share an update if I do.

      Posted 6.22.19 Reply
  16. irene wrote:

    hi jean – is the blue striped dress machine wash friendly and wrinkle prone? always have a wrinkle problem with cotton dress

    Posted 6.20.19 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Irene – yes it’s machine washable and I find it to be less wrinkle prone than regular smooth cotton but it does get some wrinkles being that it’s 100% cotton. Hard to describe but it’s a slightly thicker, ribbed textured weave and not like a smooth, thinner cotton.

      Posted 6.22.19 Reply
  17. Wendy wrote:

    What’s the inseam on the shorts?

    Posted 6.20.19 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      The chino shorts? The size 00 has an inseam of about 3.25″

      Posted 6.22.19 Reply
  18. June wrote:

    Thank you for being honest about which Everlane pieces work for your body type. I like the brand too but find that many of their cropped, boxy “modern” cuts look absolutely terrible on my body type (short height, long torso, shorter legs, defined waist).

    Posted 6.20.19 Reply

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