fitting room fables || urban outfitters january 2019

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spring may be months away but in true fashion world, err, fashion, stores are already starting to share glimpses of their SS2019 collections. after seeing the same five pieces it seems rotate on and off the sale rack for the past few weeks, i’m not gonna lie, i was pretty excited for fresh styles. i stumbled into urban outfitters this morning to try-on some of their new arrivals and was pleasantly surprised by how many dresses and jumpsuits i encountered. while i may have walked out empty-handed, i’ll be keeping my eye on the navy jumpsuit and olive dress as they were my favorite pieces of the bunch. as always, below are my honest opinions about each garment, including style and fit.

i’ve also linked each piece in the liketoknow.it app and saved the entire try-on session in my instagram stories highlights under ‘uo try-on.’ enjoy!

percy pleated high-rise tapered pant (2) || ever since these pants from j.crew sold out on me some two years ago, i’ve been relentless in my search for find a viable alternative. when i spotted these khaki striped pants on the rack, i thought maybe i had found their doppelganger. sadly they were best left on the hanger (insert laughing/crying emoji). now don’t get me wrong, i love a good ‘mom’ pant (aka high-waist for days), but these were a little ridiculous. while they fit well at my waist, they were billowy in the hips and tapered out at the ankle, essentially creating a silhouette that no one would desire. womp womp.

sizing verdict: true to size.

corrine cupro belted button-front jumpsuit (small) || so if the above pants were a big NO, this jumpsuit was a big YES. oh my heavens, this felt like pajamas it was so comfortable. if you’ve been following along for a while, you know i’m a member of the long-torso club. therefore when it comes to jumpsuits, it can be hit or miss (and you’ll see that there were a few misses below). luckily, the jersey fabric of this particular style provided ample room in the crotch area to accommodate my longer inseam (hallelujah). i love the button-front detail and the cropped leg, making it perfect for wearing now (with booties as shown above) or later (with lace-up sandals during spring/summer). you could layer a top underneath it or wear it with a denim jacket and sneakers for an effortless on-the-go outfit. as i mentioned above, this jumpsuit will definitely be on my radar in hopes that it goes in sale!

size verdict: true to size.

natalie linen belted shirt dress (small) || if you remember from my last urban outfitters try-on session in october, i tried on a similar style dress in mustard. sadly the wrap silhouette wasn’t ideal for my body shape so ultimately i passed on it. i was excited to see that urban brought back the same linen midi dress in a little different shape for early spring -especially in a black and white checked pattern (i love a good gingham!). unfortunately the proportions on this dress left me perplexed. instead of hitting at the waist to create an a-line silhouette, the middle seam hits slightly lower at the hip. the slight adjustment in proportions made the fit unflattering -almost creating an illusion of a muffin-top around my mid-section. while the tie-waist did help to minimize the extra fabric, it wasn’t enough to win me over. it’s funny how a seemingly small alteration in construction can end up making a larger impact. but it’s details like these that i pay attention to when selecting items in which to invest. ultimately you want something that makes you look and feel good and this dress just didn’t fit the bill.

size verdict: true to size.

remy linen ruffle square-neck midi dress (small) || of all the pieces i tried on, this column dress was my favorite. not only is it extremely figure-flattering, it’s also the perfect shade of olivey/hunter green. i love the ruffle detail around the neckline and straps and the sassy slit up the front as well. it’s just one of those dresses that could be worn for a number of occasions and styled a zillion different ways. i personally love it styled with these suede slim-calf booties but i also think it would be cute with my ankle-strap leopard flats (which are on major sale right now!).

size verdict: true to size.

leandra smocked long sleeve mini dress (small) || i’ve never been too comfortable with shorter hemlines but the silhouette of this dress was so intriguing that i decided to try it on anyway. while i love the ruched boddess and the blouson sleeves, it was, as expected, a tad bit too short for my liking. if you’re on the petite side (or if you’re comfortable with rocking a shorter dress!), however, this frock is really fun. i love the navy and white polka dot pattern and the frilly details. it would be adorable paired with over-the-knee boots or even cowboy boots.

size verdict: true to size. runs short, so might be better suited for those 5’4″ and under.

lola smocked halter jumpsuit (small) || this is what i would call the ideal travel jumpsuit. it’s made from a crepe-like fabric that hides wrinkles (throw it in your suitcase and go!) and the classic black and white pattern makes it perfect for dressing up or down. i also believe the halter neckline and flowy silhouette to be universally flattering. unfortunately it was a tad bit short in the inseam for my long torso, but otherwise it was pretty close to perfect.

size verdict: true to size.

murphy striped button-front cropped jumpsuit (small) || truth be told, this jumpsuit was the item that got me into urban outfitters as i fell in love with the sailor style as soon as i spotted it on the store’s website. despite fitting well in some places, it ran small in the bust (i couldn’t quite zip it up) and a little short in the inseam as well (i’ve just accepted the fact that my long torso makes buying jumpsuits a bit of a gamble). overall, it was close but no cigar. just goes to show you that just because a garment has hanger (or website) appeal, it doesn’t mean it’ll translate well into real life. i suppose that’s why these try-on sessions are helpful -if for no one else but me!

size verdict: runs small in the bust, consider sizing up one size.

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