Dressing Room Diary – Try On Session At Jill

This try-on session has been a few weeks in the making because this new collection wasn’t all updated onto the J. Jill website after my first trip in, plus I went back for round two as things continued to come in. This is one of J.Jill’s nicest collections in several seasons so I’m excited.


If you’re new here, welcome. A dressing room diary is when I go into a store and try on new merchandise so you can see how it looks on a woman over 25, and get some styling ideas. For reference, I’m 5’4″, and weigh around 135+ pounds. I have a triangle-shaped silhouette with wide shoulders, straight hips with very few curves. I have a long torso and arms so usually wear one size larger on top than the bottom.

Most of J. Jill’s items are available in misses, petite, women’s, and tall. Currently, all pants and jeans are 30% off.

As always, you can click the red highlighted text for more details and to shop the item.

This faux suede jacket is incredibly soft and the color is luscious. Faux suede is always soft, but this is softer than most. It’s styled like a denim jacket which looks great with so many things. I think it runs a bit large, which of course, leaves room to layer it over things. I’m wearing a misses small because I need the extra length for my arms.

This tunic shirt still hasn’t made it to the website in this ivory! I hate when this happens but if I keep waiting to post this, everything else will sell out. They have it in pink and a gorgeous blue online, but my store had this ivory. It runs true to size and is super comfy. I’m wearing a misses in small. The pull-on jeans are very dark indigo knit and feel as comfy as pajamas 🙂 Knit denim is really a dream to wear and fabulous to travel in

This midi skirt is flying off the racks and is gorgeous with this jacket. It’s not available in petite so I rolled the waistband over twice. It runs true to size so this medium…the smallest my store had, is too large for me. This would look fabulous with some knee boots or ballet flats and deep chocolate or rust-colored tights in the cooler weather. The tank top is mine.

This cabled cardi is perfect for tossing on over many things this fall. I’m wearing the canvas color and it also comes in butterscotch. This is a S in petite so it runs TTS. The jeans are J. Jill’s classic slim-fit jeans that come in 7 colors. I love this light barley for a change of pace in the fall. They run true to size. I’m wearing a misses in 6 because I like the extra length in the rise.

By now, you can tell I am smitten with this jacket:) I’m wearing it with a simple striped tee and their high-rise straight-leg jeans in their laguna wash. These have Tencel and lyocell, cotton, and spandex and are incredibly comfy. I’m wearing a 6 regular because I prefer the highest rise and I will hem them after a run through the washer and dryer for any possible shrinkage.

This cardigan is perfect for a warm fall, day and you can layer on scarves, etc as it cools off. It comes in this gorgeous nutmeg color or a dusty rose. I’m wearing it over a yummy silk blend v neck that came home with me. It comes in 6 colors, this one is navy. The cotton/silk combo is a great year-round weight. These are the smoothing ponte leggings in nutmeg multicolor gingham.

nutmeg gingham print

Here’s a closeup so you can see they’re a navy and nutmeg color combination. These heavy-weight leggings are incrediblyy flattering.

This two-way tunic is super soft, Tencel and looks great worn open as a third layer or closed over skinny pants or leggings. Since it’s not available in petite, I added a belt to break up the length and give it some shape. Long tunics are often overwhelming for short women and can make us look larger than we are. A lower-slung hip belt would work here also.

These slim-cut pull-on corduroy pants are fabulous! They’re super flattering and have no zipper or snaps to poke out the front which creates a lump that shows through your top. They come in 3 colors and run TTS. I am wearing a small petite.

This v-neck tunic comes in 6 solids and 1 paisley print. It’s a Supima cotton knit that feels more substantial than a regular tee. I’m wearing a misses small so it runs TTS.

This long linen cardigan is described as having elbow-length sleeves, but they’re considerably shorter on me and I am not wearing a petite. It’s a pretty, soft sage green that looks nothing like the drab color they show on the website.  It runs TTS. I’m wearing it with these slim-fitting bi-stretch pants in the Woodbine color. The white you see on the tummy of the pants is a smudge on the dressing room mirror:) The pants are a pull-on style with an elasticized waist.

The tee is simple and plain but tends to look boxy on me so I twisted the hem and tucked it onto the waistband. I did a little video on Instagram here to show you how.

Same pull-on cords as above, this time in dark camel. I topped it with a twill plaid shirt which I’m showing belted and hanging straight. The shirt comes in 2 plaids and one solid. It’s not as long as the two-way tunic above, so this one looks fine tucked in, half-tucked, or hanging straight.

Have you seen the latest collection from J. Jill?

Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.

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