Happy Friday ladies. I am back in the dressing room today at a store several of you have requested. I want to assure you that I’m being super careful, use copious amounts of hand sanitizer, and always wear my mask. The stores are being very careful to protect us and keeping shoppers far from each other. By request, I’m delighted to see and share what’s new at J.Jill this fall.
If you’re new here, welcome! This is dressing room diaries, where I go into stores and try on garments so you can see how they look on a woman over 25 who wears a size larger than zero. For reference, I am 5’4″ and weigh 145 pounds. I have broad shoulders and straight hips so I usually wear one size larger on top than the bottom. I also have a proportionally long torso and arms.
The lighting is usually dim which makes my picture grainy but you’ll get the idea. J. Jill carries most of their garments in regular, petite, women’s plus, and tall.
I’m a big fan of faux suede so zeroed in on these pants first. They have 5 pocket styling like jeans and come in 3 colors. Taupe is one of my very favorite neutrals so I always have my eye out for cool-toned ones, which this Mocha is. I’m wearing an 8 regular which is a bit big so I ordered the 6. Yes, I did buy these:)
The funnel neck sweater is super soft. It does have a small amount of wool in the blend but is not scratchy at all. I love this soft mink color. I’m wearing the petite medium which fits perfectly so it runs TTS.
Chenille is one of those soft fabrics you just can’t keep your hands off. This is a refined chenille so not as heavy as some. Here’s where the lighting is a problem…I’m wearing this v-neck sweater in the navy. It also comes in a pretty burgundy color called Current. I have on the medium regular. I could have worn the petite but like how this size slouches on me.
These pants are slim legged crops. I chose a regular small which gives me extra length. You could also choose the tall version which has a 3″ longer inseam. I love the side pockets and soft stretchy fabric.
The same sweater as above, in the Pistachio heather. It’s also the same size but appears a bit larger on me because of the way I took the photo. These velour leggings are fantastic! They look like velvet leggings but are a bit thicker. They have tons of spandex so they feel like they’re really holding everything in. I am wearing and bought this medium petite.
**Please know, I do these dressing diaries for you, but I do occasionally find treasures for me:)
This plaid coat is a petite medium. It’s a relaxed shape with dropped shoulders in a Glen plaid. It’s really pretty but the exact wrong shape for me. The round neckline, dropped shoulders and loose shape aren’t flattering on broad shoulders. This would look much better on a woman who is larger through the middle or bottom.
This velvet topper is so pretty! The soft rose shade shimmers when you move. I am wearing a medium petite which fits TTS. It’s a great topper for days when it’s not freezing or just when you’re inside. This is not heavy so don’t expect it to be a warm coat. The website is only showing plus size but my store had plenty so you could phone yours.
Lousy photo, great cardigan! It’s a pretty neutral oatmeal shade that will go with so many things. I am wearing the medium petite so it fits TTS.
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