Ann Taylor & LOFT Fitting Room Reviews | what jess wore

September 01, 2018

Ann Taylor & LOFT Fitting Room Reviews

Ann Taylor Cheetah Dot Pocket T-Shirt Dress, size 0P

Happy Saturday! It's the last summer long weekend and we're headed down to NJ and PA to see our families again. I meant to share these fitting room reviews sooner but work is always crazy before vacation. I'm always torn between blogging more versus enjoying my down time. Even when I am not blogging I'm often thinking about it especially when I notice a dip in blog traffic. I received some kind words of encouragement privately the other day which means more than you know! Anyway thank you for taking time out of your holiday weekend to check out my reviews.


Ann Taylor - Get 40% off full-price styles (use code LONGWEEKEND) plus save an extra 60% off sale styles. Sale ends 9/4 at 3AM ET. Shop my sales picks here that are on sale and an extra 60% off. Alternatively you can use the code THANKS4 for an extra $50 off $100+ full-price promotional purchases. Refer to all of my previous Ann Taylor reviews here for help with sizing.  

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Ann Taylor Factory -  Get Get 40-60% off so many styles plus get an extra 10% off your purchase with the code EXTRA10. Cardmembers can earn double rewards points and use code EXTRA20 online (in-store use code: 30060010060) for an extra 20% off with your Ann Taylor or LOVELOFT credit card. Valid through 9/4.

LOFT - Get 40% off your purchase. Use code LABORDAY. I noticed this past season favorite peplum top is back again and this year's version has cute gold button details. Refer to all my my previous LOFT reviews here for help with sizing. This striped tie cuff sweater is also back (refer to my review from last winter here, last seen here). Shop my sales picks here:



FYI. If you order online during this sale make sure to check your package since you should receive TWO $25 cash cards for every $50 you spend through September 3, 2018. LOFT Cash cards can be redeemed in stores and online from September 10-29, 2018 on purchases of $50+. If you are missing LOFT Cash you can call customer service for further assistance. Customer service can mail your missing physical LOFT cash cards after checking your recent online orders. Alternatively, customer service can honor up to nine LOFT cash cards per phone order. You can read more about LOFT cash in this old blog post.

LOFT Outlet - Get 40-60% off need-now styles plus get an extra 10% off your purchase with the code BYESUMMER. Cardmembers can earn triple rewards points and use code SUMMERFEELING online (in-store use code: 40010020200) for an extra 20% off with your LOVELOFT or Ann Taylor Credit Card. Valid through 9/4.

Time permitting I will share my favorite new arrivals and sales picks to my currently coveting page and Insta Shop.

REVIEWS

For size reference I'm 5' 2.5", currently 108-110 pounds and I'm usually size XS petite in tops and 0/25 petite in pants and jeans if an item runs true to LOFT sizing. If you're new to my blog I typically share the link to a short video clip below each still image. It's the same video clip I sometimes share to my Instagram stories. I've also been slowly updating Pinterest with some try-ons for those that prefer a more visual search of my reviews.

Ann Taylor Cheetah Dot Pocket T-Shirt Dress, size 0P
Ann Taylor Cheetah Dot Pocket T-Shirt Dress, size 0P | Ann Taylor Linear Earrings | Ann Taylor Mila Leather Pumps in camel (true to size, review here) | Hermes Lindy 30 dupe - https://rstyle.me/n/c2jtakrrke | Click here to view a clip from my try-on

This leopard print dress has an easy fit. Size 0P was very loose on me as you can see here but size 00P was sold out at my local store so I couldn't try it on for sizing. I love that this dress has pockets. It's a thicker material so it drapes well versus clinging to your body.

Ann Taylor Puppytooth Peplum Top, size XSP
Ann Taylor Puppytooth Peplum Top, size XSP (featured here) | Ann Taylor Ankle Pant in Dense Twill, size 0P | Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on

I featured this look in my recent sponsored blog post with Ann Taylor. I loved the button detail on the sleeves and the large peplum flounce is very flattering for some waist definition since it starts higher and flares out. The material is stretchy and comfortable. I took my usual size XSP. I had tried size SP but it was too loose in the chest so size XSP was the best fit.

Ann Taylor Striped Cuff Top, size XSP
Ann Taylor Striped Cuff Top, size XSP | Click here to view a clip from my try-on

I love this striped top and I took my usual size XSP. It's a stretchy comfortable material that drapes well.

Ann Taylor Knit Twill Moto Jacket, size 00P
Ann Taylor Knit Twill Moto Jacket, size 00P | Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on

I love the pale pink color of this moto jacket and size 00P is a closer fit on me but I was afraid my usual size 0P would be too boxy. The material is stiffer but you can train the collar to stand down but I will likely wear them up to block out the cold. The material is very thick which is prefect to block on the chilly winds come fall and early winter.

Ann Taylor Dot Floral Sleeveless Mock Neck Top, size XXSP
Ann Taylor Dot Floral Sleeveless Mock Neck Top, size XXSP | Click here to view the clip from my try-on of size XXSP (clips of size XSP here and here)

See size XSP on me here. I love the pretty flower print of this top. The flowers are black and they look like polka dots from afar. Size XSP was too boxy and loose on me so I sized down to XXSP. Note that the opening for your head is smaller. The back has a button closure so when I pull it on over my head I put it on backwards (the back looks like a v-neck before you secure the buttons) and then I pull the shirt to the front to avoid getting makeup on it.

Ann Taylor Floral Ruffle Flare Sleeve Blouse, size XXSP
Ann Taylor Floral Ruffle Flare Sleeve Blouse, size XXSP | Topshop Jamie High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans, size 26W x 28L petite (review and measurements here)  | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I tried on this floral print top since I was eyeing the solid green color of the same style here. Size XXSP fit like size XSP but the top is a bit boxier than I prefer. Hopefully I can find the green color to try on in a later visit.

Ann Taylor The Straight Leg Pant, size 0P
Ann Taylor The Straight Leg Pant, size 0P | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

These new straight leg pants are very thick and suitable for the fall and even the winter. The petite inseam is perfect with heels and flats. I had tried on size 00P since Ann Taylor pants typically run one size larger but it was too snug and I found that I fit my usual size 0P.

Ann Taylor Floral Chiffon Sleeve Shift Dress, size 00P
Ann Taylor Floral Chiffon Sleeve Shift Dress, size 00P | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I liked the 3/4 sleeves of this dress but I wasn't a fan of the dress on me. Size 00P fits like size 0P.

Ann Taylor Ruffle Sheath Dress, size 0P
Ann Taylor Ruffle Sheath Dress, size 0P | Click here to view a clip from my try-on

I love this chartreuse color for the fall. I tried on size 00P first but it was too snug all over so then I tried on size 0P which fit me well but the bust darts were too big for my small chest (I'm a 32A in petite bras).

Ann Taylor Ruffle Sheath Dress

The delicate necklace my local store paired it with is so pretty.

Ann Taylor Camp Shirt, size XSP
Ann Taylor Camp Shirt, size XSP | Ann Taylor Modern Embroidered Hem All Day Skinny Jeans, size 00P | Soludos Ibiza Classic Sneakers (true to size to 1/2 size larger) | Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on

These camp shirts are so versatile and in this navy color fit me well in my usual size XSP. I like that the vneck is very modest in the petite size. I want to try the cheetah print dot camp shirt after seeing it styled by @anntaylor_flatiron.

I also tried on size 00P (up top) and size 0P (below) to compared the fit of these new jeans. I like the pretty floral embroidery on the hem for some added interest. Size 00P is very snug through my legs.

Ann Taylor Modern Embroidered Hem All Day Skinny Jeans, size 0P
Ann Taylor Modern Embroidered Hem All Day Skinny Jeans, size 0P | Click here to view another clip from my try-on

My usual size 0P also fit me well but with the stretchy material I am worried that the jeans may sag by end of day.

Lou & Grey Signaturesoft Midi Swing Dress, size XXS regular
Lou & Grey Signaturesoft Midi Swing Dress, size XXS regular | Ann Taylor Sculptural Cuff Bracelet | Zara Straw Bag (old, similar) | Zara Gem Encrusted Sandals (old) | Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on

I love this soft signaturesoft material. This dress is supposed to be midi length but it's a longer length on me since I'm only 5' 2.5". I washed and dried it and the length shrunk by a few inches so it fits me a lot better now. The arm holes were also fixed once I dried it. Note that the dress may not work with a regular bra since the straps cut in similar to a racerback tank but I was able to tucked my bra straps in. The navy color is longer than the heather color below.

Lou & Grey Signaturesoft Midi Swing Dress, size XXS regular
Lou & Grey Signaturesoft Midi Swing Dress, size XXS regular | Amazon Round Straw Bag (review here) | Click here to view a clip from my try-on

This color has a heathered texture up close. I wanted to like this color but it's not very slimming on me so I may only kept the navy color. This colorway is cute with a light scarf as seen here.

Lou & Grey Signaturesoft Midi Swing Dress, size XXS regular

LOFT Dotted Strappy Crop Jumpsuit, size XSP
LOFT Dotted Strappy Crop Jumpsuit, size XSP (review of size XS regular here) | Ann Taylor Gretel Metallic Leather Slides (past season, current season version here) | Click here to view another clip from my try-on

I was curious about this jumpsuit in petite sizing but the chest runs very snug so the first two buttons pull and you can see a noticeable gap. The petite inseam is very short so I didn't like where the pant legs hit my calves. I'm afraid that sizing up to small petite would be too baggy in the hips and bum so I will pass on this jumpsuit for now. Unlike the regular missy size I reviewed here the straps in size XSP fit me perfectly.

LOFT Drawstring Utility Jacket, size XSP
LOFT Drawstring Utility Jacket, size XSP | J.Crew Factory Striped Maritime Dress, size XXS | Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on

This utility jacket fits true to size. It has a longer length and the material is thin and unlined so it will not offer any warmth but it's a great option for creating layered fall looks. I am on the fence about keeping it I already have other utility jackets that I admittedly love more but it is a very classic, basic utility jacket. The pockets are functional and a good size. Update 9/4: I ended up picking up this jacket in store today in size XXSP as seen here which fit me better.

Lou & Grey Tweed Hoodie Top, size XXS regular
Lou & Grey Tweed Hoodie Top, size XXS regular (review of size XS regular here) | LOFT Modern Skinny Chewed Hem Jeans in Bright Mid Indigo Wash, size 25/0P (review here, last seen here) | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

I originally tried on this hoodie in size XS regular here and I ordered size XXS regular hoping for a better fit but this hoodie is too oversized for me. I wish it came in petites but I will have to pass on this top.

Happy shopping!
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