New arrivals debuted on the website last week, so over the weekend I stopped by my local store to make some returns and check out the new stuff. Sadly, they didn't have everything I was looking for, so I could only try on a handful of things. If you're interested in any of the following items and want to know my measurements for fit reference, you can find them here.
Tilly Sweater (Lemon XXS)
Now back to the Tilly, which is also available in a rainbow of colors. So the wool is pretty thin, but I found it comparable to the Tippi. Unlike the Tippi, the Tilly has long sleeves, which I much prefer. Also the XXS wasn't too tight in the shoulders. The torso was also wider. However, the length is way too short to be flattering on anyone tall or long-waisted. I'm only 5' 4", but this ended exactly at the hip, just below the top of my jeans. The resulting effect was very unflattering, as you can see in the pictures. I felt like that was due to the ribbed hem emphasizing my stomach pooch. However, I will allow that the Tilly may look better on short-waisted ladies and/or when worn over skirts and dresses.
Verdict: Blah for me, but might work on shorter/short-waisted ladies. True to size.
Painter Boatneck Tee in Stripe (Heather Slate Ivory XS)
Verdict: Meh. Go up a size if you're interested, but there are better striped tees out there.
Sleeveless Beaded Zip Top (White 00)
Verdict: Meh. A little too large.
Collarless Poplin Popover (White 00)this collarless top. I liked the gold detail on the placket, and the sleeve fit was good. Those were the only things I liked though. The whole top was a little too simple. The mandarin collar felt bare, and the lack of a shoulder seam was strange. Also, from the side, this popover makes me look a little pregnant.
Verdict: Blah. Poofy in the stomach.
Verdict: Wanted to like, but meh in the end. Runs small for J.Crew (true to size for actual denim), but best to try on in person.
Laser-Cut Pleated Skirt (Dusty Alabaster 00)
Verdict: Like. True to size.
While going through these photos, I saw my very noticeable VPL! Yikes... I need to find a solution ASAP. Do any of you ladies have (comfortable) recommendations?
What do you like from the new arrivals at J.Crew?