Happy Fashion Friday, everyone! It has been such a fun week with great discussions on the blog. Today, I want to address how, for my 2023 fashion decisions, I am evaluating sizes.
On Monday, I shared with you my need to make some new 2023 fashion decisions in the post, Fashion Search for 2023 Begins.
I began my search at Dillard’s, and the pieces I tried on just did not feel right…. but I was not sure exactly why.
Then, I remembered something……
2023 FASHION DECISIONS: EVALUATING SIZES
During one of our shopping journeys, Leigh Ann had be try on petite sizes and they looked much better.
In the Monday post, I tired on the Ali Miles brand in my regular size.
However, once I switched to petites….I liked the pieces much better and purchased three in petites.
Today, I am wearing the Petite Size Brushed Knit Abstract Print Cowl Neck 3/4 Sleeve Pintuck Detail Tunic
I love this top and wore it here out to dinner with the family this week. It is a cooler weather top, but not too heavy.
The length is perfect and makes a huge difference it how it fits me.
These are the types of abstract prints I prefer to florals…though I do occasionally wear florals.
I added older Soft Surroundings Metro Leggings in a terra cotta color, bronze ballet flats, and a bronze cuff…which was a Goodwill Find.
I also wore this Ali Miles top to a doctor’s appointment.
It is a lighter fabric, so I can wear it as often as I like. This outfit will travel with me on planned trips.
I styled it with the lantern pants sent to me recently from Alembika.
However, I love the Eileen Fisher lantern pants at Dillards. They are a more substantial fabric.
Dillard’s has brown cropped lantern pants on sale….check out the Tencel™ Lyocell Knit Jersey Pull-On Lantern Ankle Pants
I like this look very much…it has a great amount of brown in the top that is difficult to see…looks more like brown…but there are more of my colors than is reflected in the photo.
I will show you the third top another time.
2023 FASHION DECISIONS EVALUATING SIZES
I have to be evaluating sizes right now to find the best looks.
Most of my adult life, I have been 5 8 1/2 and most often been larger…(working on changing that.)
But, always thought petites were not for me, because traditionally it is for shorter ladies.
It has been a nice surprise to discover that some tops work much better than Misses….but not all, it depends on the garment.
I really do best when I try clothing on. Just this week at JJIll, I was able to wear and look good in a Misses Medium…but in other garments it may take an XL.
Sigh! The battle is real…isn’t it ladies.
The good news is that I am finding answers. I love these three new tops I just added to the wardrobe. I know the cost per wear will be low on these for me.
But, I admit…me? in petites? Who knew that would happen?
Here are some brands you may want to check out:
Has anyone else recently tried a different size or changed your size? There are so many challenges to consider…but something I will work through in my 2023 fashion decisions of evaluating sizes.
Enjoy your Friday, everyone…and hopefully I will see you tomorrow for….WOULD YOU WEAR IT?
By Pamela Lutrell
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