Happy Friday, ladies. Today I am in the dressing room for the latest June collection at Loft. I was in the store picking up my new orchid-colored pants and spotted some pretty dresses so tried several things on for you. I have to say, for a neutral-loving gal, purple pants are sooo fun.
If you’re new to A Well Styled Life, 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 with broad shoulders and straight hips. I have a long torso and long arms so I often buy one size larger on top. I try on clothes in colors and shapes that may or may not flatter me so you can see what’s in the stores and get some styling ideas. I tell you what sizes I’m wearing to help you understand how things run.
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This linen and cotton button-front dress has a straight silhouette that you can slim-in with the belt or wear straight and loose. I love the front seams which visually lengthen your look. It’s not lined so you will need a slip. It comes in sizes 00-14, (sadly not in petite) and runs large on top so plan to size down. I’m wearing a 4 and would need to shorten the straps for a better fit.
On the left is their modern blazer that comes in regular and petite, sizes 00-14. It’s a linen/viscose blend with polyester lining. I am wearing an 8 petite and think the 6 petite would be better, The sleeves are plenty long and the pocket is not too high on my torso for this size. I see this jacket worn over white jeans and pants, long shorts, or over a denim skirt. You can see other modern blazer options here.
The wrap on the right is a loose duster style you could wear over so many things. The color is fresh Bluebell and it comes in XS/S, M/L, XL/XXL. I am wearing an XS/S and it’s roomy so you could size down. The color is vibrant and pretty for over a bathing suit, jeans, shorts with a tank, or even double as a summer robe.
This smocked front midi dress is very comfy and bra-friendly. The placement of the smocking and lack of ruffle detail makes this dress appear more grown-up than many. It’s a machine washable cotton blend that seems to be selling fast. I’m wearing a small which seems to be sold out but they still have stock in the XS, M, & L. It runs true to size. The website makes the color appear softer than my images and they’re more accurate.
These are Riviera slim pants I’m so fond of. They’re still currently 30% off with the code sun and free shipping over $99. I am wearing a regular cut in a 4. On the left is an open stitch 100% cotton sweater that comes in this aqua or violet in regular and petite, sizes XS-XXL. I’m wearing a regular M because I prefer sweaters like this to fit on the looser side. This sweater is sheer so if you’re nude bra feels too exposed, plan on wearing a cotton cami under it. On the right, I topped this sweater tank with the same modern blazer as above. The knit tank is bra-strap friendly and comes in 3 colors, XXS-XXL. I am wearing a medium.
Polka dots are a weakness of mine so I gravitated to this jumpsuit. I don’t own any but they’re very popular and everything about this one is easy to wear from the elasticized waist (no zipper), flowy legs, and front pockets. This comes in sizes 00-14, I am wearing a 6 so it runs very true to size. I think this could be dressed up with a belt, and low heels and take you to a bridal shower or dinner out. I topped it with their everyday linen shirt, worn open like a jacket. I’m wearing the shirt in a small petite so it’s too short for me to tie at the waist… but that would be a cute way to style these together.
This shirt dress is a linen/viscose blend that feels light and cool. It comes in regular and petite, sizes XXS-XL. I am wearing the regular S and feel it runs true to size. It has a thin self-belt which I would replace with something like this. Updating the belt on a garment can really elevate the look so don’t just settle for what comes with your dress.
This linen/rayon dress is very floaty and machine washable. It comes in regular and petite, sizes XS-XL. I am wearing a regular XS and having trouble breathing but it was the largest size they had in the store 🙂 It’s a very flattering shape, but again, I would personally swap out the belt. The back has a V neckline too which is very pretty. The regular is 40 1/4″ long from the center back and the petite measures 38″.
I’ve had on quite a few denim skirts in the last few weeks and this is not my fav. It fits nicely but I prefer a straight front seam rather than the angled ones that look like you altered a pair of jeans to make the skirt.
It comes in regular and petite, I am wearing a regular size 6. Notice the length difference between its length on me vs the model. The navy polka dot tank has a peplum bottom that was perfect to cover the parts of the skirt I don’t care for 🙂 It comes in regular and petite, XS-XL, I am wearing a regular S.
Here is a rather strange pairing. I thought I had a tee without a peplum in the dressing room but didn’t, so I winged it with this one. I’d never plan to tuck this top in but for the purpose of showing the jeans and cardigan, here you are. These jeans have a nice pale summer wash, high-rise, and fun rope belt with a nautical vibe. They come in regular and petite, 24-32. They’re intended to be cropped but I am wearing the regular 29 which is one size too large for me…but I prefer this length. Interestingly, I might keep this belt because it’s a bit campy and fun. If the jeans did fit me, I would wear the peplum top over them and remove the belt.
I have a collection of their perfect cotton tanks and find them great layering pieces. They come in varying necklines, in tons of colors in petite as well as regular. This midi skirt is a pull-on style with buttons up the front that comes in regular and petite. It’s fully lined and machine washable so would be great to pack for a trip. I am wearing a regular XS which is 32″ long and would be much better in the petite that’s 29″. They call it a floral, but it just looked like spots to me. The open cardigan is a great basic to toss over so many things. It comes in regular and petite in 3 colors. I am wearing a regular XS.
I’m curious if any of you wear jumpsuits? I always assumed they would be a pain when I needed to visit the facilities…but when they have no zipper, they might be easier.
Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.