Ann Taylor Spring Try-Ons & Reviews

Ann Taylor Floral Applique Sweater, size XXS regularAnn Taylor Floral Applique Sweater, size XXS regular | c/o Ann Taylor High Waist Skinny Jeans in Light Stonewash, size 0P (review here) | Ann Taylor Ilaria Striped Bow Embossed Leather Sandals (true to size) | Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on

I’m trying on a few new arrivals for Ann Taylor‘s March spring line in today’s post. Save 40% off your purchase using the code FRIENDS40 for their Friends of Ann event. Valid today through 3/10 at 3AM ET. This floral applique sweater is a relaxed cropped fit so I paired it with high waist jeans. The dolman style sleeves are very voluminous so there’s a lot of space underneath the arm pits.

Ann Taylor Ilaria Striped Bow Embossed Leather SandalsAnn Taylor Ilaria Striped Bow Embossed Leather Sandals (true to size) | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

These striped sandals run true to size for me. They have a nice texture to them and I love the like the knotted bow detail. The Illaria sandals also come in a solid suede version which I have in the neutral (spiced chai) color. The heel height is 3.75″.

Ann Taylor Striped Balloon Sleeve Top, size XSPAnn Taylor Striped Balloon Sleeve Top, size XSP | Ann Taylor High Waist Frayed Hem Skinny Jeans, size 25P (my exact jeans are sold out, similar here) | Ann Taylor Shireen Mesh Flats (true to size) | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This striped blouse really pops with white jeans and it’s an effortless business casual top. My usual size is a relaxed fit. The exact white jeans are sold out but if you like colored jeans these frayed sculpting pocket skinny crop jeans  in icy sage fit very similar to these white jeans and I took my usual size in them.

Ann Taylor Eyelet Top, size XSPAnn Taylor Eyelet Top, size XSP | c/o Ann Taylor Mila Leather Pumps | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This eyelet blouse is so beautiful and feminine. It’s a relaxed fit in my usual size and the material isn’t too sheer since I am not wearing a camisole underneath. Below is what the top looks like tucked in.

Ann Taylor Eyelet Top, size XSPClick here to view the clip from my try-on

Ann Taylor Shireen Mesh FlatsAnn Taylor Shireen Mesh Flats (true to size) | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

The delicate ecru color is a soft off white color in person. These mesh shoes are also available as pumps. The flats have a bit of space in the back for me but my heel doesn’t slip out when I walk. They should fit comfortably even if my feet swell due to the heat and walking for extended periods of time. I reordered the pumps in a half size up since they were too snug for comfort in my usual size. Update 3/7: The next half size up was too loose (my heel kept slipping out) so I have to pass on the pumps due to the sizing.

Ann Taylor Shadow Spot Puff Sleeve Pima Cotton Tee, size XSPAnn Taylor Shadow Spot Puff Sleeve Pima Cotton Tee, size XSP | Ann Taylor Tyler Wavy Suede Block Heel Sandals (true to size) | Click here to view the clip from my try-on 

This spotted tee is really pretty with a pretty crossover knotted detail at the sleeves. The length is very long and the hem covers my rear. It is also a very relaxed fit so it looks best tucked in.

Ann Taylor Tyler Wavy Suede Block Heel SandalsAnn Taylor Tyler Wavy Suede Block Heel Sandals (true to size) | Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on 

I’m always looking for neutral shoes and these wavy strap sandals are very comfortable since the straps are soft and flex when you walk. The heel height is 3.75″.

Ann Taylor Spring Shoes - New ArrivalsClick to shop more spring shoe new arrivals | Stone tile rug

Ann Taylor Moto Sweater Jacket, size XS regularAnn Taylor Moto Sweater Jacket, size XS regular | Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on

This classic moto sweater jacket is a cropped length and size XS regular is a tailored fit. The sweater material is substantial and drapes well. It’s a very close fitting jacket so you may prefer to size up if you want to layer comfortably. The sleeves are long on me since it’s only available in regular missy sizes.

Ann Taylor Swing Trench CoatAnn Taylor Swing Trench Coat | Ann Taylor Striped Lace Up Popover | Click to shop white jeans

I love looking at the in store floor sets for outfit inspiration and I spotted this outfit at @anntaylor_boston.

Ann Taylor Swing Trench Coat, size XSPAnn Taylor Swing Trench Coat, size XSP | Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on

I had to order this trench coat to try after seeing it on display in store. Its a nice pop of color with a boxy fit. To belt it as shown above I didn’t button the coat so that I could overlap it before cinching the belt. I actually ordered size XXSP for comparison so below are a few of the measurements in case it’s helpful. Size XXSP would best fit someone that is shorter than 5’2″.

Size XXSP – 22″ sleeve length, 24.5″ total length. It’s belted right at the mid point which was an awkward length and proportion on me in this size.

Size XSP – 23″ sleeve length, 25.25″ total length. In comparison my usual size 0P was a good length on me.

Ann Taylor Shadow Spot Belted Midi Dress, size 00PAnn Taylor Shadow Spot Belted Midi Dress, size 00P | Click here and here to view the clips from my try-on

This spotted dress is really pretty in person and it’s full lined. The slits on both sides shows a little leg which gives the dress a flirty detail despite the modest neckline. I tried on a size down since the website described it as a relaxed fit. Size 00P fits me well except the arm holes are snug at the arm pits but I didn’t get a chance to try my usual size 0P for comparison.

Ann Taylor Tweed Ruffle Hem Dress, size 2PAnn Taylor Tweed Ruffle Hem Dress, size 2P | Click here to view the clip from my try-on

This ruffle hem dress is made of a stretchy material and it’s a tailored fit. I found that size 2P fits like my usual size 0P and it was still a little close fitting than I prefer. I had also ordered size 00 regular online before I got a chance to go in store but I prefer to the petite length for this dress. If you like to wear matching sets then you can also pair the dress with this piped Newbury blazer.

OTHER TRY-ONS

Apologies for the lack of photo/video reference for the following items:

I ordered these Bellamy flats because they looked so pretty and delicate but the style did not fit my flat feet.   couldn’t keep the shoes on my feet when I attempted to walk. The thin straps hit at odd place in the middle of my feet so that the soles fit crooked. I think that the flats are better suited for those with an arch to better accommodate the thin straps.

I also tried on this floral tiered flounce dress and I even sized down in size 00P per the online review but the top portion of the dress is very long. If you have a longer torso this dress should fit you well but the top of the dress looked silly on me with the elasticized waistband being closer to my belly button than what is pictured on the model.

SHIPPING TIP

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