Happy Friday, ladies. I spotted some new colors in the J.Jill window this week, so went in for a peek to see what’s new at J. JIll.
If you’re new here, welcome. A dressing room diary is when I go into a local store for a try-on session so you can see what’s new and how it looks on a woman over 25. For reference, I am 5’4″ and weigh around 134 lbs. I have broad shoulders with straight hips, a long torso, and long arms. I often buy one size larger on top. You’ll see me try on clothes in colors and shapes that may or may not flatter me because I want you to see what’s in the stores and get some styling ideas. I tell you what sizes I am wearing to help you understand how things run.
J.Jill has streamlined its sizing so that every style is now available as regular in sizes XS-4X. Petite and tall are still available in some popular styles, and all sizes are the same price. Here’s my previous J. JIll DRD in early August.
I’m seeing boyfriend jeans everywhere these days. They’re intended to be more relaxed through the leg and hip with a relaxed vibe. These jeans come in four colors. I’m wearing porcini. They are all shown with a rolled-up hem, but the hem is finished, so you can unroll them. Here are the inseams- R medium 27″ inseam (rolled), R 2X 27″ inseam (rolled), P medium 24½” inseam (rolled), T medium 30″ inseam (rolled).
The floral ruana is feather light and sheer. It feels a bit like a poncho. I could even see tying the front ends together to shorten it…but forgot to get a photo of that 🙂 It seems to have every color in the pattern, so it will go over lots of things.
Same look with a different topper. This time with a pretty kimono with multicolored embroidery along the front and cuffs. It’s a beautiful smokey blue color that will look fabulous with so many colors. These reversible tanks run small, so I went up to a medium, and it’s still snug. They come in six colors, and I suggest you size up.
Same boyfriend jeans as above but in a deeper wash that seems less sporty…when you roll the cuffs down. A rolled-up cuff on any jeans makes them more casual. This plaid tunic shirt is a soft indigo color with bleach-spray distressing, which gives it a worn feeling. It is long enough to wear over slim pants or leggings and covers your backside.
The white pima tank has a roomy fit that doesn’t cling to the midriff…always a plus in my book. The scoop neckline is modest, and its hip length makes it very versatile.
These pull-on jeans are a perennial favorite at J. Jill. They feel as comfy as a pair of sweatpants but with a jean look. They come in two colors, this is the Grotto wash. They have 4% spandex, so should never bag out! I loved this classic v-neck pullover! It’s a very fine gauge cotton blend knit that comes in five colors. I’m wearing navy. It fits true to size and is a great layering piece for when it’s fall, but you can’t wear wool.
These slim-leg pants are intended to be cropped, but I’m wearing the regular ones. They come in three colors with these inseams- R 25″, P 23″, and T 27″. They’re super soft cotton modal blend with 5% spandex. The pull-on style feels a bit like a legging to me, so will likely look best with a long top that covers your backside.
Barn jackets are super popular for fall. This jacket comes in two warm shades, this one is Light Tigers Eye. The fabric is so soft that it feels like a sweatshirt. It seems like I’ve said that a lot, but that’s what the J. Jill fabrics feel like…comfy. The large buttons contribute to its sporty vibe and my arthritic fingers found them easy to do up 🙂 This color would look great with black or all the deep browns I’m finding in stores.
I had an impossible time locating the link to this cardigan because I didn’t recognize it on the website! You can see how it matches the honey tank top here, but on the website, it’s much cooler. I love this sort of color gradation, which allows you to coordinate with lots of colors. The sleeves are plenty long for me in this petite so I think they run a bit long, which is nice if you’re short with long arms.
Here are the same soft, slim pants in a heathered grey shade. These feel like the comfiest sweats, but the shape makes them look more polished. The tunic top is cotton in a light heather gray. It would look great with white pants now and darker ones as we move into fall. I love the gentle A-line, and the shirttail hem adds a softness to the shape.
The more I dive into the different J. Jill collections, the more I see the value in each. Do you have a favorite collection, or do you shop the whole store?
Thanks for reading, and be sure to wear what makes you feel confident.