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J.Crew Sale: Petite vs. Standard Sizing

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The Best Pants Addition to My Wardrobe

I recently took advantage of J.Crew’s big sale and bought another pair of these awesome pants that I had been loving in navy. I was curious about how the standard sizing would compare with the petite, so ordered both to try out.

Comfortable and Versatile

The pants in their latest 4 season fabric have been one of the best additions to my wardrobe this year. The fabric feels weighty and substantial for me, with a little stretch that’s comfortable for all day wear. For commuting in the cold weather, I’ve also tried them on with stretch ankle booties for ankle coverage.

Petite vs. Standard Length

I’m 5 feet tall and the Petite is a slightly cropped, ankle length on me, while the Standard is nearly floor length on me and works perfectly with flats or lower profile sneakers. If you like to wear heels, I think the Petite looks better on someone my height for an intentionally cropped look.

Petite vs. Standard Sizing Details

Petite 00 crop: 24" inseam, 9.5" rise, 12.5" across the waist
Standard 00 crop: 26.5" inseam, 10" rise, 13" across the waist

Proportionate Differences

Notice the Petite sizing is not only shorter, but also proportionately smaller at the waist and rise compared to the same style pant in Standard sizing. FYI there is also a newer "Full Length Sydney" style but with a much longer 30″ petite inseam, too long for me personally to wear even with heels.

More Options Available

In tons of colors and stripe options. This is a more plush, thicker weight pullover that’s slightly wider and relaxed cut with a shorter petite-friendly length. I’m surprised they titled this a crewneck since it’s more of a low mock neck which I personally like. I fold the sleeves up once on this one.

Sizing Up

Mine is a few years old so I can’t speak to how the latest version fits, but in my experience the sleeves run short and the Lady Day is one of J.Crew’s smallest and slimmest-fitting coats. Most reviewers mention sizing up, and as you can see in the below photo, my previous 00 Petite is now too snug on me especially with a weightier sweater under. If I were buying this same coat again now, I’d go either 0 Petite or 00 Regular for a longer sleeve length.

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More Options Available

J.Crew Factory also carries a version of this coat in petite and classic sizing.

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