Spring Denim Outfits + Sézane jeans review

petite spring sezane trench coat blouse mustard bag
Scott Trench Coat US 0 c/o (sleeves fit long on me), Bianca blouse 0, Mini milo bag c/o, Levi’s jeans 24 x 27, Jeffrey Campbell flats 5.5

My transitional spring uniform has been these straight jeans with flats (either a ballet or Sambas), a sweater or blouse, and a long jacket layer over. You can get such range with this formula from “athleisure chic” to a little more feminine and polished like pictured above!

This post features a few elevated, organic cotton pieces that will mix and match well into spring and summer. I’ve shared this cotton lace blouse many times and it remains one of my most petite-friendly Sézane finds! I usually wear it just with a skin-tone bra, or you can do a cami for more coverage (note: blouse is made of non-stretch cotton lace). I finally got my hands on the Scott trench in a size 0 (as a press gift) – you can see a more clear fit photo here of the size 2 on me.

sezane tomboy shirt justine tote gloria sandals petite review

A crisp blue shirt always feels quintessentially spring for me. This is the Tomboy style (reviewed here last summer) which I like for a slightly oversized, “borrowed from the boys” fit. If you’re considering either this or the Max shirt, I found the Max to be much too oversized for my frame. These sandals and tote bag are also great practical yet elevated pieces, and traveled with me on the kids’ spring break recently!

Petite Friendly Sézane Denim

In my experience Sézane bottoms typically are not very petite-friendly, but I did try on two denim styles that were surprisingly flattering, albeit very small fitting at the waist! I’m not sure how a size up would fit, though – if you own Sézane denim, let us know in the comments if they stretch out with wear or shrink in the wash! And if you typically size up in their jeans from the US sizes…do you do 1 or 2 sizes up?

1. L’Iconique Droit Trouser Jeans – These are a “7/8 length” style that is a nice full length on my 5 feet tall frame. The size US 0 I’m trying on below felt 1 to 2 sizes smaller than US brands and fit quite snug on my 25″ waist.

Size 0 / FR 32 measures 12″ across the waist, 10.5″ rise, 27″ inseam. Material is a medium weight, non stretch denim with straight leg. Feels comparable to a size 23 or a small 24 in American denim brands.

Sezane L’Iconique Droit trouser jean petite white denim review

Compared to my frequently worn Levi’s ribcage jeans, these Trouser Jeans are: 1) cut more nipped in at the waist, 2) have a slightly lower rise, 3) zipper fly instead of button, 4) half inch longer in length, 5) slightly thicker denim, and 6) different back pocket and fit with a lower back rise.

2. Le Crop Denim – also tried these which is in a notably thicker weight denim, straight fit and ever so slightly flared leg. Consistent with other jeans I’ve tried from the brand, a 0 also fit a little too snug at the waist on me. A size 0 / FR 32 measured a tiny 11.75″ across the waist, 11″ rise, and 26″ inseam.

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Trying on Le Crop Denim 0/FR 32, J. Crew top xxs, Adidas sambas mens 4 = women’s 5/5.5
petite spring sezane trench coat blouse mustard bag
Scott Trench 0 c/o (sleeves long on me), Bianca blouse 0, Mini milo bag c/o, Pippa earrings c/o, Levi’s jeans 24

For petites who don’t want a rise as high as on my Levi’s ribcage or the Le Crop reviewed above, a nice alternative with a fairly similar cut are the J.Crew slim wide jeans (3 more washes here).

In the Slim Wide jeans, I get Petite for a cropped fit, or Classic for full length. This style runs a little big at the waist for me, so I take my usual denim size 24 for a looser comfy waist fit or could size down to 23 for a snug waist fit. The classic fit sim-wide jeans in size 23 measures 12.25″ across the waist, 10.5″ rise, and 26″ inseam. The Petite fit size 23 measures 12.25″ across the waist, 10.25″ rise and 24″ inseam.

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  1. Regine wrote:

    I’m a Sezane fan since 2018 and I usually need to size up 1 size on their jeans for the ones with 100% cotton and the ones with 1% elastane. For the ones with 2% elastane, true size or size down. I’m between 2&4 and true 36 (rarely 34 and never 38), so for me 4 is more like size up and 2 is more like size down, Hope that make sense to you. But for all these years, I only owned 1 Sezane Jeans, which means most of them didn’t fit well on my 5’4″ straight frame. However, I like the white trouser jeans on you, so I want to give it a try. Le Crop fit me weirdly on the crotch area, like most of Sezane’s high waist denim and trousers do.
    Thanks for your reviews, I always find them very helpful.

    Posted 3.21.24 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Regine, thanks for sharing this detailed info!

      Posted 3.26.24 Reply
  2. amanda wrote:

    hi! what style is your wedding ring? so beautiful with your engagement ring.

    Posted 3.21.24 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you Amanda! It’s an eternity band we had made at a local jeweler, sorry I don’t know any terminology to describe it better!

      Posted 3.26.24 Reply
  3. Katie wrote:

    These outfits all look great on you! I especially love the white blouse and the gold sandals. What special pieces.

    Posted 3.21.24 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thanks so much, Katie!

      Posted 3.26.24 Reply

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