New Size: Burberry Size 0

Petite Burberry lovers, I have exciting news for you. It’s size US0!

Fellow Burberry fan Jean and I have been chatting about this on Twitter for a few weeks now, so I decided to do a little detective work.

As some of you may know, I own two Burberry trench coats. One is the Harbourne style, and the other is the Ledstone, both in size 2 and altered down to fit. Some styles fit smaller than others, and after alterations, the size 2 coats have worked well for me. But the idea of an even smaller Burberry trench coat is intriguing. This would mean a better fit in the shoulder, and less alterations for petites.

The size 0 first popped up online, but was always mysteriously “sold out”, so it was unknown if the size actually existed, or if it was simply a mistake on the Burberry website. Then, size 0 magically became available online, and out of curiosity, I popped into my local Burberry boutique to investigate. The helpful sales associate knew what I was talking about immediately…they had one…but it had already been snatched up…drat! A quick search of the store system revealed the boutique in Los Angeles had one. What a coincidence, I was heading there the next day!

So off to the Beverly Hills Burberry boutique I went, and lo and behold…they had a size 0!

This is the Buckingham in “honey”, in size 0. The sleeve fits a little wider than my two size 2 Burberry coats, but roughly the same length. The real difference is in the torso and shoulder. As I buttoned up, I was shocked at how fitted the torso was! It’s difficult to accurately compare shoulder width with my size 2 coats, but it looks from the photo that the size 0 is slightly narrower.

The San Diego boutique told me the size 0 they had was in a style called Marystow, and the sales associate kept telling me how narrow it ran in the shoulder, so there may be an even better fitting size 0 Burberry coat out there!

Looking to invest in a Burberry coat?

  • Smaller petites should look for this new size US0. It probably won’t be a perfect fit, but it will minimize the number of alterations needed.
      • For example, on this coat I would want: 1) the sleeves slimmed 2) the sleeves shortened 3) the belt moved higher
  • Size 0 definitely comes in the Buckingham (shown) and the Marystow (which may run smaller than the Buckingham). Online, it looks to be available in this short coat.
  •  Some styles run smaller and narrower than others. Ask your sales associate for help finding the most petite-friendly styles.
  • The thing I love most about Burberry boutiques is they will alter your coat for free! This may vary by boutique or country, but the Beverly Hills store has altered both of my trench coats for free. But you must be vigilant about telling them what you want (they can be reluctant to do many or complicated alterations, since it’s for free).

Is Anyone going to look for a Burberry size 0 trench coat this season?

42 Comments

  • Reply October 30, 2011

    Couturecoco5

    Fab news – this is really helpful and interesting. I really like this one on you!
    I got an old Harboune style with light coloured buttons in US4 but it fits me perfectly in the sleeves, shoulders and torso, however I am wider than you :-)
    I am a trench coat junkie so have a Burberry trench in a black wool mix with a hood too that I love.

    • Reply October 30, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      I’m a trench coat junkie as well, but I have to stop because it’s just not practical here in Southern California. Is your Harbourne coat pretty old? I wouldn’t be surprised if the sizes were a bit smaller not too long ago. Many brands are prone to vanity sizing, and I wouldn’t be surprised to hear Burberry coats had expanded a bit in the last few years. :P

      • Reply October 31, 2011

        Couturecoco5

        Yes, it’s made in USA so I think from a few years ago :-)

  • Reply October 30, 2011

    Anonymous

    Ohh…I’m definitely gonna head over to my local Burberry boutique and see if they have size 0!!

  • Reply October 30, 2011

    Michelle

    Excited to hear about the smaller size! Very wise choice of Burberry to offer a size 0!

    Thanks for the news/review!

  • Reply October 30, 2011

    Bonhomie

    I bought two Burberry trench coats and one long wool coat last winter and they fit fabulously. I love how fitted they are. I agree that some styles are more fitted than others, but I generally find that Burberry runs on the smaller side. Their styles are classy and timeless.

    • Reply October 30, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      Totally agreed! So classic and chic! And your long wool coat sounds scrumptious! My red trench which is called the Ledstone runs TINY! A petite friend of mine tried it on and couldn’t get it over her shoulders! And she’s pretty small herself.

  • Reply October 30, 2011

    megs

    I’m so not a size 0, but when I make my trip up to NYC to look into school/apartments I was planning to visit burberry and try on their trench coats. The problem I’ve always had are the lengths. I”m 90% certain no matter what I’ll need alterations, but I’m now more curious to try on a jacket

    • Reply October 30, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      Hi Megs! The short Burberry trench coats are a good length for petites. They stop a few inches above my knee, which is nice and toasty, but not too long. If you buy from the Burberry boutique, they’ll also alter for free, which is a HUGE plus! :)

  • Reply October 30, 2011

    PetiteAsianGirl

    Thanks for this post, Kelly! After you twitpic’d that first photo, I immediately texted my kind SA here in Boston and asked him to find some 0′s for me in light khaki. He said they only have the Marystow, but that he compared the Marystow 0 against the Harbourne 2 (which I have) and said mine was cut narrower! I’m so confused given what your SA was saying about the Marystow running really narrow in the shoulder. Hmm! He did say they were getting a 0 in the Mottram “mini-trench” (http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446387213) and that should fit better. Alas, I love the Harbourne’s classic features and will probably just wait patiently for a 0 to be made in the exact style I already have. I forget whether you had your torso’s slimmed but the tailors at my local Burb refuse to slim the torso on trench coats with the same excuse how they’re dyed in one piece to be waterproof. Wool coats, they will do, but not trench, so mine are still baggy in the torso.

    • Reply October 30, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      Interesting!! Without actually seeing it in person, I’m relying on the knowledge of SA’s, who might not really know just what “narrow” means to the 5’0″ and under petite customer. LOL. You will at the very least like the narrow torso of the size 0. I buttoned it up and was shocked! And, hello there adorable Mottram coat…do I need another Burb? Bad Kelly…bad!

      What is that rubbish about refusing to slim the torso? I don’t understand why that would make a difference…you’re taking the sides in, so isn’t all that fabric already waterproofed? I don’t get it. The Burb boutique in Beverly Hills slimmed both my trench coats in the torso. They did however talk me out of moving the belt higher (probably to avoid adding to the long list of alterations I was asking for), which I regret now. Might take it back after this winter and see if I can get it done for free.

  • Reply October 30, 2011

    natasha

    Such a lovely jacket. Have you seen the Rachel Zoe military trench? I may bite the bullet on that trench soon!

    xo, tasha
    twenty-something blog
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  • Reply October 30, 2011

    Christina

    Ooh – good to know, thanks for sharing. I have a Burberry puffer coat and I love it!  Fits pretty well. :)

  • Reply October 31, 2011

    Beaumonde126

    I love this coat on you! The torso is sooo slim. How does your tailor shorten the sleeves without leaving marks when transfering sleeve details higher? Thanks

    • Reply November 1, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      Hi Beaumonde126! There are always little marks left when the tailor moves the sleeve details higher. There are little grey dots to mark where the loops are supposed to be sewn that are visible afterwards, but they are so small that I don’t mind them.

  • Reply October 31, 2011

    Beaumonde126

    I love this coat on you! The torso is sooo slim. Kelly, how does your taylor shorten sleeves without leaving marks from sleeves details when transfering them up higher on the sleeve? Thank you

  • Reply October 31, 2011

    Beaumonde126

    Kelly could please describe the color honey as compared to traditional color trench? It seems to look rich/more expensive. Do you like it more than lighter  color trencn?

    • Reply November 1, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      This color was a teeny bit more yellow (so more “honey” like) than the traditional Burberry tan color, and is very pretty! I wouldn’t mind a trench in that color at all, but I still love my iconic tan one. :)

  • Reply October 31, 2011

    Material Girl

    Thanks a lot for sharing the size 0 finds!! 
    I was concerned about the alteration quality so didn’t buy a size 2 coat. Thanks a lot for the info and I’ll go check out Burberry boutiques this weekend! :)

  • Reply October 31, 2011

    Amy

    Thanks a lot for sharing! It’s great news for me! 
    Wonder if Bloomingdale or Saks will carry them…

    • Reply November 1, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      Good question! I haven’t seen size 0 pop up on any department store websites, but maybe next season if more styles comes in that size.

  • Reply October 31, 2011

    Fwdcomcast

    The coat behind you! *points

    • Reply November 1, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      I know!!! I felt up the mannequin when the SA wasn’t looking, and as far as my hand could reach, it was fully lined in fur!

  • Reply October 31, 2011

    drzaius

    I just bought that exact coat, in that size, in that colour :D  Unfortunately, my store (Vancouver) said their policy is to alter sleeve lengths for free only.  They did give me the name of a preferred tailor for me to look into getting the sleeves slimmed. 

    • Reply November 1, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      Congrats on your beautiful coat! Too bad your boutique will only alter sleeve length. I wish they all had the same wonderful alterations policy as the Beverly Hills boutique! They’ve always been so gracious with my coat alterations. At least they gave you a trusted tailor to go to. :)

      • Reply April 28, 2012

        EY

        hi there, do you know if Beverly Hills will alter jackets that I purchased online for free?

        • Reply April 29, 2012

          Alterations Needed

           Hmm…good question. There is a very good chance they will because I once bought a coat from the South Coast Plaza store, and took it to Beverly Hills to be altered. They didn’t give me any problems at all.

  • Reply November 1, 2011

    Jacqueline C. Rineer

    Yayy!! On my “dream list” lol.

    I LOVE the coat behind you in the first pic *__*

    • Reply November 1, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      I know! Isn’t that coat gorgeous?! I felt up the mannequin when the SA wasn’t looking, and as far as I could tell (or at least, as far as my hand could reach up the coat) it’s fully lined in fur!

  • Reply November 1, 2011

    Katherine

    Whoa! I’ve always had to buy size 2 or hunt for the random 2P which they seem to carry in a very limited fashion with very little styles. A size 0 would be awesome – I always wondered since they are doing such a huge expansion in Asia how they are fixing the sizing issue – maybe more 0s is part of it? Thank you for the post! 

    • Reply November 1, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      Yes! I always wonder what high end designers do when they start selling clothing in Asia. Are there petite designer duds over there that us poor North Americans can’t get our hands on? Did you ever see size 2P Burbs in boutiques, or are those from department stores? I’ve only ever seen them in Nordies & Bloomies, but it’s been a while since I’ve looked.

      • Reply November 1, 2011

        Katherine

        They have smaller sizes, generally and maybe more of the smaller ones – they typically won’t cut something they don’t make at all (like Burberry making a size 00 just for Asia), but they might have “Asia only” styles that are better suited for petites.

        Burberry is moving to a global standard (less price differences, more standardized stock per store) so hopefully we’ll see more and more size 0s!

        Hmm – I thought I had the option to order a 2P before at a boutique but will check :)

  • Reply November 1, 2011

    Chloe

    Ooh, such a pretty trench!  I’ve been holding off on a Burberry trench purchase due to the sizing (and I get so, so lazy with alterations) but I’m definitely going to have to hit the boutique up soon.  It looks great on you!

    • Reply November 1, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      Yes please! You would look fab in a Burberry! And I can already imagine all the fun outfits you’d have for us. :)

  • Reply November 3, 2011

    Sonia Sharm

    Hi -

    LOVE the coat!  Not sure if you’ve reviewed Burberry Petite trench coats before . . . in your opinion, how does the regular US 0 compare to the petite 2?  Is there a petite size 0 out there as well?

    Thanks and can’t wait for your response! 

  • Reply November 4, 2011

    Shells

    I’m so glad I found this post!  The size 0 is sold out in the B trench I was looking for–in your opinion, can a size 4 be altered down to fit a petite gal like myself?

    • Reply November 6, 2011

      Beaumonde126

      Hi Shells,

      I just received Burberry Buckingham in
      “honey” in size 0 from my Honey as a Birthday gift. I absolutely love it
      but it is too small for me. He kept it in his office for over a month to
      surprise me. Burberry boutiques return policy is 30 days. If interested, my
      email is beaumonde126@gmail.com

    • Reply November 6, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      Hi Shells – The size 4 probably could be altered down, but could be complicated. If it fits in the shoulder at least, you probably wouldn’t have to do many more alterations than I had done on my size 2′s. I had the sides slimmed and sleeves shortened.

  • Reply March 22, 2012

    Hannah Jones

    I am looking for a size 0 Burberry coat and I can’t find one :( I am tall but really thin and a 2 does not fit and they will not tailor to make it smaller. I did go to a Burberry boutique but didn’t find one either…Where could I find one?

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