Happy Friday, ladies. Yesterday’s mannequin certainly generated a lot of strong responses. Women either loved it or hated it which is why I ask you to be polite and kind in your comments so other women’s feelings aren’t offended. Thanks for keeping this a friendly, supportive environment.
Earlier this week I popped into Chico’s as they were putting new products out. If you’re new here. welcome. A dressing room diary is when I go into a store and try on new merchandise so you can see how it looks on a woman over 25. For reference, I have an inverted triangle body silhouette with broad shoulders and straight hips. I am 5’4″ tall and weigh around 136 lbs. I have a long torso, long arms and often wear one size larger on top than the bottom.
There’s a huge smear in the center of the mirror, it’s not on the clothes:) This tunic has a high low hem and is made from modal (which is made from wood pulp) so it has a silky feel. I am wearing a 1 which is too large for me so it runs true to size. The pants are in the most gorgeous shade called Indy Blue. They also come in 7 other shades. They come in regular and tall, I am wearing a 4R.
This poncho is a super soft, fleecy wool and acrylic blend. It also comes in soft ivory, which they describe as ‘camel’. It’s a great layering piece…and flattering if you have narrower shoulders than I do:) I am wearing the S/M.
The second trip into the store, different shoes and glasses.
The faux fur vest is knit material on the bottom and back, so just the top front is the fur which makes it a bit lower profile. It comes in 3 colors, this is slate gray. I am wearing a small which is snug..it’s selling out fast. I’m wearing it over this touch of cool tee which really does feel cool to the touch. I am wearing a 1 which is very roomy so I think these run generously and you could size down for a more fitted look. The pull-on jeans have a straight leg and come in 2 washes. I’m wearing the Bay Harbour Indigo in size 4.
These are their classic Brigette-style pants that are uber flattering with a pull-on waist and slim leg. They come in regular, petite, and tall. I’m wearing 4R which has a 28″ inseam, the petite has a 26″ inseam and the tall has a 31″ inseam. I am 5’4″, but prefer my pants on the longer side.
The crisp classic navy and white stripe tunic has a touch of stretch and will never need an iron. Chico’s makes some of the very best no-iron fabrics. I’m wearing a size 1 which is a bit long for me. The sleeves are slightly cropped with fun bows that add a feminine touch. The website says it comes in petite but I couldn’t find it so I don’t think it does.
These jeans are a great fit. They come in 6 pretty colors, regular and tall. I am wearing a 4R which is my usual size in Chico’s pants and jeans. I think all their pants run large so if you’re not familiar with their sizes, I’d size down from your usual. This print blouse is a soft combination of blues and has contrast welting on the cuffs. I am wearing a size 1. This Pima Cotton tee has the same pretty print in navy.
This denim jacket is adorable! I nearly bought it but they were out of my size, and voila… now it’s on sale so I ordered it. The collar is removable and the quilted lining matches the print on this tee. It’s more luxe-looking than your everyday denim jacket. I am wearing a 0 but need the 1, likely because of the cool lining.
There’s just something about this print that really appeals to me. I am not a print person, but it proves once again to never say never about fashion.
Here are some other new prints from Chicos
Thanks for reading and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.