Sézane Reviews: Trench Coat + Cardigans

Sezane Scott trench coat petite review

Sézane has quickly become a favorite brand for EP readers this year, especially for those who want high quality, more unique pieces that are still below the $$$ price points of contemporary brands. Several of you have asked about their trench coat and cardigans, so I popped into my local store and also requested a few pieces to review. To see some of these sweater in motion, check my Instagram video. Here’s a few of my past try-ons and reviews:

2. Scott Trench Coat (water repellant)

**Update: just restocked in 0 and up!** This trench has caught my eye for a while, being a good middle ground between a traditional tailored trench coat and the more on trend, relaxed and oversized ones. The weight of this jacket is substantial and fully lined, and I absolutely love that it’s functionally made in a water-repellant 100% organic cotton material. Per a few of my friends who’ve bought this, they find it to be TTS and a very well priced coat for the quality.

Sizing starts in US 0 online but my local store only had a US 2. The 2 is understandably big on me; I think a 0 would be a normally relaxed fit, and petites would just need to get the sleeves shortened or wear them pushed up.

Sézane Wilson cardigan navy white stripe petite
Wilson cardigan xxs c/o, Madewell jeans 24 petite (hems cut), J.Crew shoes 5 c/o, earrings
2. Wilson Striped Cardigan (2 colors)

Pictured above: a French-chic, chunky knit cardigan in an organic cotton & wool blend that looks good open or closed. XXS is a relaxed fit on me that’s oversized but not overwhelming for petites (I folded the sleeve up once).

My tip when shopping Sézane sweaters online is to always look at the material composition first. In my experience their cotton and wool blends usually have a smooth finish and minimal itch factor, while their kid mohair or alpaca yarn blends (i.e. on their Gaspard cardigan) have a fluffier finish with more of an itch factor when worn against bare skin. As I expected, this Wilson cardigan has a smooth finish and isn’t itchy at all for me.

3. Betty Cardigan (20 colors)

This is their cardigan of the year and I actually first saw it on my 5’2″ MIL looking so cute (would make a great gift)! For petites, especially my fellow gals 5 feet and under, I will say the J.Crew Emilie cardigan is more petite-friendly and still my top pick for a cardigan jacket. I compared the size XXS in both cardigans, and the Emilie is more shrunken fit all around with an inch shorter sleeves than the Betty. If you don’t mind a regular fit instead of a shrunken / cropped fit, the Sézane Betty is a well-made option that comes in so many pretty colors and textures.

Sézane Betty Cardigan petite try on review sage

In addition to “styled” photos, I wanted to show some of these sweaters fully untucked and un-styled so you get a better idea of the fit and length.

Sezane Betty cardigan petite
Betty cardigan xxs, Levi’s jeans 25 (27″ inseam), Sambas (similar in stock; runs big)
4. Sonnie Cardigan (2 colors)

This cardigan was a pleasant surprise, with slimmer petite-friendly proportions, a lovely neutral color and a smooth, comfortable feel against the skin. Again I wanted to show the length untucked on my 5′ frame.

Sezane Sonnie cardigan petite review
Sonnie cardigan xxs c/o, AF pants 25 short (loose fit; I’m between 24 and 25 in their pants), EP belt xxs, earrings, Polene bag c/o
5. Angelie Cardigan (4 colors)

This feminine cardigan has stunning details that would elevate any plain outfit. Just note that it’s a fluffy, more airy sweater in a wool & kid mohair yarn blend. As mentioned above, if you have sensitive skin, this yarn blend will probably have an itch factor unless you layer underneath.

Sezane Angelie cardigan petite outfit
Angelie cardigan xxs (borrowed), Quince skirt xs (The Drop now has this color!), Marc Fisher heels 5.5
6. Abélia Blouse
Sezane Abelia blouse petite try on
Abélia blouse 0 c/o, AF pants 25 short (loose fit; im between 24 & 25), EP belt xxs, earrings

I received this blouse as a gift earlier this year and it was a little too big – would love to see a piece like this in petite sizing. Pluses for me are the crepe-like fabric is substantial feeling with nice drape, and in many beautiful colors like a jewel-toned green (note, the white color is still a little see through despite the medium thickness). The fit is best for regular sizing or someone 5’2″ and above, as you can see how the sleeve length pools at my wrists.


When I popped into the Boston store recently I tried on a couple of pairs of shoes. First up are their popular Paula Babies (Google didn’t clarify this for me, but I’m guessing “Babies” is a way to say Mary Janes in French?) which I personally found to be well-made but stiff, so I prefer my J.Crew ones.

For those who are in the market for a flat loafer with slight platforms, though, I was impressed by how both the Albane loafers and Vicky loafers were very cushioned and comfortable!

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  1. Cindy wrote:

    Hi Jean, I recently ordered a cotton/wool mix sweater from Sezane and after hand washing it cold once, the amount of pilling was insane. It took me over an hour to somewhat restore it back to its original condition using a sweater comb. I reached out to Sezane’s customer service and was disappointed by their response that it couldn’t be returned because “this effect is due to the nature of the fabric”. Can you please speak to the longevity of the sweaters that you have from Sezane and how they have held up after washing, etc.?

    Posted 11.1.23 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Cindy, I’m sorry to hear that, which sweater style was it? I rarely wash my sweaters because knits don’t need to be washed regularly. If I get a stain or marking on them I will usually just spot clean. The only sweater I’ve washed multiple times over the years is my Leontine pullover which I hand wash cold and lay flat to dry – I think there has been a little shrinkage over the years but no noticeable pilling yet

      Posted 11.2.23 Reply
  2. Doris wrote:

    This striped sweater is beautiful!

    Posted 11.1.23 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      I agree, I love stripes!

      Posted 11.2.23 Reply
  3. Allison D Carpenter wrote:

    I really appreciate you pointing out which sweaters aren’t itchy (with fewer synthetics). I spend a lot of time on the Sezane site looking at the fabric content of each sweater; it’s helpful to have so many non-alpaca/polyamide ones pointed out to me. Thanks!

    Posted 10.31.23 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you for your note, Allison! I’m so glad you found these details helpful, their sweaters are so lovely xx

      Posted 11.1.23 Reply
  4. Sondra Sanfillppo Sanfillppo wrote:

    Where can I find some petite robes I’m 100ibs
    5ft having a hard time

    Posted 10.31.23 Reply
  5. April D Barnes wrote:

    Hi Jean!
    I ordered the Sonnie cardigan and the EP mini! I feel like I should order both belts to get the gold clasp, but it’s a little spendy to do it that way! You don’t have an extra buckle laying around somewhere do you haha?? Can’t wait to get both pieces, I have been looking for a nice cardigan this fall and hope I love it – it looks great on you for sure!!! Hope all is well xo

    Posted 10.31.23 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi April! It’s always wonderful to hear from you and I hope you love the pieces! Both are classics in my humble opinion. Sadly we don’t have any spare belt buckles since they’re manufactured as a set. I’m so grateful for your continued support of EP and please don’t hesitate to let me know if you need any help regarding your order xx

      Posted 11.1.23 Reply

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