Travel-Friendly Workwear with M.M.LaFleur

M.M.LaFleur Soho skirt xs in rainforest green, Rowling top xs in alabaster, Sant Ambroeus jardigan xs in charcoal – outfit c/o

Thank you to M.M.LaFleur and ShopStyle for partnering on this post.

When I worked in financial services, I had to constantly balance my desire to dress fashionably with looking polished yet conservative. I will admit, I sometimes lost track of time going back and forth on the right outfit for the day! That’s why I’m excited to partner with M.M.LaFleur, a brand that several of you have expressed interest in over the years. The brand aims to make professional style more effortless, and many of their pieces are made of wrinkle-resistant, machine-washable fabrics that are easy to care for and travel well!

I spent some time at my local boutique trying on dozens of styles, and wanted to share a few that stood out with fit notes for a petite frame. Their contemporary, clean silhouettes were shaped by the co-founder who previously was head designer at Zac Posen, and also was a designer for Theory and Jason Wu.

Soho skirt – Made in stretchy soft jersey with a wide, covered elastic waistband (aka full day comfort for sitting down or traveling!), this was my most favorite piece from my try ons. In these photos, I shifted my skirt so that the side ruching detail hits closer to the front, but I like it both ways. This would be flattering on many body types, and should also accommodate an early baby belly if you are expecting. The fabric has a good weight and thickness to it, and the full lining keeps the jersey from clinging to tights, making this a great year-round piece. This also coordinates with the brand’s tops in the same material so you can mix and match 2 pieces to create the look of a dress.

Size XS measures 11.5″ across the waistband when un-stretched, so works on narrow waists. The 22″ length hits below my knees, and you can bring pieces in to a local M.M.LaFleur boutique for complimentary hemming.

Sant Ambroeus jardigan – This is a core piece from the brand with the silhouette of a collarless jacket, but the knit comfort of a cardigan. It’s made of a smooth finished, tight weave with light shoulder pads that you can remove if desired (I like them for a little added structure). The sleeves of an XS come about 1″ past my wrists. I also tried on the longer Woolf jardigan which is definitely more suited for someone a few inches taller (see comparison below tried on over their Etsuko dress in 0P). I would recommend non-petites to check it out, especially in the versatile Taupe color.

mm lafleur jardigan petite fit review

Etsuko dress w pockets 0 petite, Left: Sant Ambroeus jardigan xs, Right: Woolf jardigan xs

Rowling top – A classic, petite friendly blouse where the elegance is again in the draping. This top is lighter in weight with a slightly textured crepe-like finish, and is unlined. It’s treated with an anti-odor finish for more wears between cleaning, and is machine-washable.

Antonia cross front top – One of their most petite-friendly blouse options in my opinion. You can wear it untucked over pants for a slightly peplum silhouette, or tuck it into a high waisted skirt where it’ll look like a regular crossover blouse. Compared to the Rowling top, this has a more substantial feel because it’s fully lined. It’s made of the same machine-washable fabric that drapes nicely, and is also treated with an anti-odor finish.

Friedan top – I’m including this one as it got so many compliments and inquiries when I shared a peek in Instagram stories! This is a beautiful statement top that looks a lot better on the person than in the stock photos. On a very petite frame, though, it has a lot of fabric volume. The sleeves are above the wrist length on the model and hit full length on me, and the openings are roomy on my wrists. This blouse is lined and also machine-washable and treated with an anti-odor finish.

mm lafleur petite reviews try on

Friedan top xs, Crosby ponte skirt 0 petite (slightly loose at my waist but fits TTS for a 0P)

I’d love to hear your experience with M.M.LaFleur and any recommended pieces from the brand!

 

17 thoughts on “Travel-Friendly Workwear with M.M.LaFleur

  • Reply Michele November 8, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    I am so excited to see M.M. LaFleur featured! I have been following them for a few years now and their clothes are really good quality. I do wish they would introduce petite sizing though :). Just to give another petite girl perspective, I own and like the Sant Ambroeus jardigan and the Rowling top. I would also like to recommend the Deneuve top, which I have in 2 colors because I like it so much. I was not a huge fan of the Antonia top, I thought it looked a little big on me when I tried it on.

  • Reply Elizabeth Tran November 8, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    In love with this emerald green skirt <3 🙂 Soooo sophisticated and chic!

    XO, Elizabeth T.

  • Reply Rachel November 8, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    Another super-useful post! I’ve been looking at this brand online for forever – especially the dresses – but holding back because I wasn’t sure whether it was petite-friendly or not…thanks so much for this! (And if you have any dress thoughts on this brand, please do share)

    • Reply Sue November 9, 2019 at 10:41 am

      Thanks for this helpful post! Can I ask what heels are you wearing in the shots where you’re trying on items in the store? I’ve been looking for heels like that…

  • Reply Kim November 8, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    Absolutely love this post. Pairing the Soho skirt with the Jardigan is such a great look, and the Rowling top is perfect. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Reply Briana November 8, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    Always such chic looks!

  • Reply Laurie B November 8, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    I had a terrible experience with M.M. LaFleur. The clothing I received was not even remotely based on my profile or in line with what I had requested, and nothing fit. Glad you are finding something that works for you from this line, but I wanted to share my personal experience for others to consider.

  • Reply Emily S November 9, 2019 at 1:03 am

    Yay! I’ve been waiting for the MM LaFleur post and hope there will be more in the future. I love the outfits you’ve put together. I’m the same size as you and I’ve had the Soho skirt in black for years and love it. I also love the coordinating tops: when you wear one with the Soho skirt, you can’t tell it’s not a dress. I have the Fey top in XS and it’s so versatile– I can wear it with jeans or I can pair it with the Soho skirt to make it into a cocktail dress. Both pieces travel incredibly well and have lasted years.

  • Reply Kim M Taylor November 9, 2019 at 9:08 am

    Where can we find the green pumps?

  • Reply Jill November 9, 2019 at 9:24 am

    Very glad to see you try MM LaFleur. I have tried many pieces of theirs over the last few years but as a petite, have only had luck with a cardigan (the Morandi sweater) and one blouse (the LaGarde 2.0 in both cream and black). I love the fabrics and the colors but if they want to see their sales zoom, they should look into petite sizing. In suiting, it can be so hard for us petites! I would love to try their pieces again.

  • Reply Kay Carr November 9, 2019 at 11:05 am

    I am 5’2″ and I love M.M.LaFleur so far! I work in a lab so I have to wear clothing that covers most of my body. The Hockley pants are form fitting but don’t restrict my movement. The cuffs scrunch up in a stylish way so even though they’re a bit long they look fantastic on me. Also loved the Ellen top for summer.
    -Thanks for your post and blog

  • Reply Julie November 9, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    So excited to see M. M. LaFleur featured! I’ve been wearing them for a couple of years now and they’re pretty much my go to for work clothes. I really wish something’s would come in petite sizing because it’s hard to tailor knits. However, I really rely on the way something looks on me rather than their fit notes when buying. The Woolf jardigan looks way better on me than the Ambroeus despite the fact that I’m 4’10”. And the stylists really do a great job of pulling things they think will work.

  • Reply karen November 9, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    i used to love mmlafleur but i have found that a lot of their dresses pucker at the back of my neck and are too long in the torso (i’m petite but also have a shorter than average torso).

  • Reply Angela Flores November 9, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    I love MM and am so excited that you are partnering! Can you let me know where you got shoes?

  • Reply Nasim Mullen November 11, 2019 at 10:33 am

    I have been intrigued by this brand & checked out their site for the first time a couple weeks ago. However, the price point is high-ish, and I was surprised to see there was no “sale” section. Do they ever have promotions?

  • Reply Mireia November 11, 2019 at 11:02 am

    Such a nice skirt dear!

    Mireia from TGL

  • Reply Steph November 11, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    Would love to try it but no shipping to Canada right now 🙁

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