Happy Friday!! For this week’s Fit Review Friday, I have some petite-friendly items from All Saints which you may have already seen if you follow me on Instagram (where I also shared a coupon code for 20% off last weekend…did anyone pick anything up with it?). As per usual, you can find my measurements for comparison here.
A note before I begin: I ordered these items upon realizing All Saints now carries size US00, a size which I hadn’t seen before, and only seems to be available on newer fall arrivals, leading me to believe it’s a new development. I get so excited when designers and better brands start making more petite-friendly sizing, since I know how boring it is to get stuck purchasing from the same three companies over and over and over… So, if you’re similarly sized to myself and in need of coats and jackets, All Saints may be a new brand to add to your rotation!
One more note…the wood and pipe clothing rack in these photos is now on sale for $99 plus an extra 25% Friends and Family discount. Pick it up here with code FNFWOW (thru 10/12) for a total purchase price of $74.99! A better look at it here.
On to the review…
All Saints Lorie Coat in Charcoal // Size 00
The short length and tailored fit of this coat on the model made it an easy choice to test for a petite-friendly fit. Also, ever the fan of leather accents, the stand leather collar made this an even more enticing item. As you can see, what is short on the model is knee length on myself, and that tailored cut is indeed quite fitted. Size up if you plan to layer heavily, since when buttoned, there wasn’t a whole lot of extra room at the waist on me. I tested by layering a blazer underneath, and I was just barely able to button it, so it could certainly make a great topcoat for milder winter days. Contouring down the torso gives it a nice shape at the waist, which is helpful on a coat this long so my figure doesn’t get lost. The sleeves are sufficiently slim, just enough room for some light layers, while still looking nice and trim. A single hidden button at the end of each sleeve allows you to fold the cuff for a little styling.
Overall, I love this piece! The color is a nice dark charcoal and the leather stand collar gives it some character. The tailoring at the waist feminizes what it otherwise a very masculine style coat. But most of all, I love that small shoulder! Definitely a keeper for me!
The approximate measurements of size 00 are as follows (laid flat & buttoned):
:: UPDATE ::
This coat is back this season in the following colors/styles
All Saints Papin Leather Biker Jacket // Size 00
I feel like I’ve been on the hunt for my perfect, petite-friendly leather moto forever! After many failed attempts (All Saints included. I kept trying their regular length bikers in size 0 and they just didn’t work on me), I picked up a leather from Zara, but I always intended to replace it as soon as “the one” same along. This is it!
Once again, encouraged by the cropped fit on the model, I was clued in that it might fit “normal length” on me. Sure enough, the sleeve ends just below my wrist and the jacket ends at a nice spot on my hip. It’s made in a nice, soft lambskin, so it’s a little less stiff and has a little more drape than some of the more heavy duty leathers they offer, which is nice for not overwhelming petite curves. The lapel is also nice and proportional to my frame, an issue I had with the Madewell leather moto.
Quilting at the shoulder and upper arm, as well as an elbow patch make the sleeves a little bulky, but not a deal breaker. I prefer my sleeves pushed up anyway! The zippered sleeve expands at the wrist. I realize I forgot to take a photo of it fully-zipped, but I can attest it’s nice and snug. And once again, just look at that nice small shoulder! I’m in love and can’t wait to break it into smooshy leather jacket heaven. =)
Sidenote: Since I’m keeping this,
my Zara leather moto jacket will need a new home. Outfit here, measurements here. SOLD. I also recently unearthed this leather from the depths of my closet that would also like someone to love. Email me at kelly(at)alterationsneeded.com if interested. =)
The approximate measurements of size 00 are as follows (laid flat & fully zipped):
Length: 19.5″ front // 20″ back
Thanks for sharing your review of the coat and jacket! Your jeans are drool worthy. Please advise if you may share the brand, style, color and size of the jeans worn with the leather jacket. Thanks!
Hi CC! Thank you! These jeans are one of my all time favorites in my collection! They are the Rag & Bone Skinny Jean in ‘Preston’ wash. They run small, so I wear a size larger in these (size 24) than in my other Rag & Bone jeans (size 23). You can find them here: http://rstyle.me/~6ERN6
or…it doesn’t say the wash, but I’m pretty sure this is also them: http://rstyle.me/n/bctkhccz5
Thank you so much for your blog! I’m barely 5′ tall so your blog really helps steer me in the right direction as far as brands and styles! Question about the papin jacket. Would you say the leather and jacket is good quality? I have never shopped at all saints before and the jacket is a pretty penny so I want to make sure it’s good quality. Thanks in advance!!
Do it! You will not regret it, I actually have been drooling over all saints leathers for years and splurged on my first one this week in a very dark/brown red (balfern) it is gorgeous and now I need more! I’m in the US and feel the sizing definitely runs small – I bought a UK 6 (usually can get away wearing “s” in tops/other leathers (lucky), the arms were definitely snug but after wearing for a day the fit is much better. I might look into something that will help it stretch a bit more.
Maybe I misunderstand your view on petite clothes. It is the cut not the actual size(ie 00), particularly jackets, coats, pants(in seam) I just need a petite cut no matter my weight. I have a friend smaller than I am, she wears regular sizes I am a 6P, sometimes an 8 In addition, I have bought reg sized clothes, taken to tailor, had the tailor recommend I return clothing as they would have to be virtually remade. I totally agree that petite clothes are frumpy, not stylish at all, poor quality fabric. So discouraging to shop.
Thank you for “listening” Eileen Fisher does not get it – her clothes overwhelm my small frame.
Hi Carole! I often make references to “petite sizes” (the garments made with shorter proportions specifically for petite women) and “petite-friendly” (regular sized brands or garments that tend to run short in their proportions, so while they are not PETITE, they work on petite frames). In the case of this post, these have a “petite-friendly” fit, in that the items are not specifically made in petite sizes, but runs narrow and short-proportioned enough that they’re workable for petite women. I hope that helps clear things up! I try and shop a wide swatch of petite and non-petite items for those elusive short-proportioned, cool and higher quality items. =)