For this week’s Fit Review Friday, I have some good petite-friendly options from Madewell and Everlane. Enjoy!
Madewell Ultimate Leather Motorcycle Jacket // Size XXS
If you’re in the market for a leather moto jacket, this is a great option to add to your “to try” list. First put on my radar by commenter E (thanks for the tip!), I was intrigued after lots of reviewers remarked how small and petite this jacket ran. When I found a promo code, I pounced! It’s true, this jacket runs small, and size xxs fit me surprisingly well in the shoulder and sleeve (a tad long, but also looks cool folded up). The leather is thick and substantial, and it has a heavy weight to it, giving it the markings of a quality leather jacket. I could zip it up, but it was SNUG. Reviewers also say the leather loosens up after a few wears, so I would expect that to get roomier over time.
I really wanted to like this jacket, but it wasn’t for me for a few reasons. First, the length is too long on me, which makes the boxy jacket look a little “meh” rather than “cool”. If it ended at the top of my hip, I think it would have looked much better. I’m hoping Madewell comes out with a cropped version in a future season. Second, the lapels felt big for my frame and looked a little distracting.
I think this jacket would look great on someone with a longer torso than myself (so the jacket ends higher on the hip) and someone who can better handle those lapels (my head/face is pretty small, making big lapels a problem that others may not have).
The approximate measurements of size XXS are as follows:
Bust (fully zipped): 15.5″
Waist (fully zipped): 15″
Hip (fully buttoned): 15″
Sleeve Length: 22″
Overall Length: 22″ (front) & 19″ (back)
Everlane The Cotton V // Size XXS
I’ve been asked a few times now about what tees are petite-friendly at Everlane, and after mixed luck, I’m happy to have found a nice basic go-to. I’ve tried the Ryan (way too big/boxy), the U-neck tee (much looser & neckline is a little low so I’m constantly doing bra checks), and finally this Cotton V. Definitely the smaller of the fits, I could easily size up for a slouchier look in future orders. As tees go, it’s very basic, and has worn well through multiple wears and washes. I’d definitely repurchase when this one gets dingy.
// The jeans worn in this post are on sale! (I’m in size 24 – runs 1 size small) //