Friday, September 16, 2011

Forever 21 Fitting Room Reviews

1) Forever 21 Leatherette Skirt in black, size S (sold here) - I like the flared shape of this skirt without being too poofy. I preferred this type of skirt to sit higher on the waist (below right) than at the natural waist level (below left). Luckily a SA was able to help me track down a size XS, which went home with me.

2) Forever21 Woven Skirt in mustard, size M (sold here) - This skirt I tried on for fun. The fabric seemed very wrinkle prone, so even if there were smaller sizes, I would've passed. The color is a pretty mustard yellow.

3) Forever 21 Short Length Flared Dress in grey, size S (tag; similar) - I liked the overall fit on me, but the armholes were too big, so I passed. I also did have trouble zipping up the dress all the way in the back. One positive is that I could step into the dress as opposed to pulling it over my head.

4) Forever 21 Striped Knit Sweater in navy/cream, size S (tag; similar) - I'm a sucker for stripes in general but I really don't wear a whole lot of sweaters. I liked the weight and feel of this one, but did not like the boat neck, so I passed. The fit was pretty good overall.

5) Forever 21 Long Woven Shirt in mustard, size S (tag; similar; similar) - This top is a great dupe for Ann Taylor's Silk Trench Shirt in terms of color and style, but at a cheaper price. Given its length, I can probably get away with styling it as a tunic, but that just meant more excess fabric to deal with when tucked. I passed.

22 comments:

  1. F21 is alwasy a hit or miss...sometimes things just dont fit right, like the armholes on your dress...:(
    Aesthetic Lounge

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  2. I actually dig that striped knit sweater on you - I think it has the perfect amount of slouch on you and looks kind of awesome paired with the skinnies and button-down!

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  3. You are so tiny and fit so well in F21 clothes - my womanly hips never work with their bottoms ;)

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  4. I liked the leather skirt and the grey dress~ too bad about the arm holes though!

    katattack2000@wordpress.com

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  5. That leatherette skirt will be so fun for you to style! Looking forward to seeing the upcoming pics!

    Love the stripes!

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  6. My fave out of the bunch is the striped sweater:) Everything else is gigantic..LOL

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  7. I have had my eye on a few of these pieces online + was going to go to the store this weekend to try them on.. Thanks for the tips!

    XO
    Marissa

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  8. Ugh, the last time I went to F21 I had no luck. So hit or miss for me but it looks like you struck the jackpot with a few of those items. I like the striped sweater with the leatherette skirt!

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  9. Like the shirt tucked in on you.

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  10. That first skirt will be cute in the xs! I hate having to worry about their skirts wrinkling so easily. Mist of those items do look pretty big!

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  11. thanks for the review! i really like the mustard woven shirt but agree that it is just a little too long and would be a pain to deal with tucked in. and i can't wait to see the leatherette skirt in your outfits!

    cute & little

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  12. Good reviews! I just went to F21 and the store is incredibly overwhelming! I came home with the first two skirts you reviewed LOL. I plan on going back for some of their wool (or wool looking) shorts :)

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  13. I like the leather skirt....I tried that yellow skirt on as well, but it was just too short for work!

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  14. I like the mustard shirt...too bad on the length, as I would totally buy it if it was shorter. I've been filling up a cart on their website but I am so wishy washy when it comes to actually placing an order that things keep selling out before I can pull the trigger and actually order stuff.

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  15. I love that striped knit sweater! I'm surprised you passed on it.

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  16. @Lisa - respect the shoes, @Really Petite, @Kari. - Alright, I think you girls have convinced me. I'm going to sleep on the sweater and maybe go back and get it ;)

    @katattack2000, @Michelle, @easy petite looks, @kileen - Please feel free to share styling ideas on the leatherette skirt :)

    @Marissa at Style Cusp - No problem! I hope you have luck at your store!

    @Noelani - Shopping at their site is so much more relaxing, don't you think? I wish they offer free shipping with no minimum more often :)

    @Anne - Nice! Can't wait to see them on you!

    @TaraMixandMatch - I tend to push the envelope with the length of my skirt at work... need to start dialing it back a bit though.

    @littlenashua - I hear ya! The $50 minimum for free shipping is a hard # to reach. I tend to wait for the holidays for free shipping promos, but of course things could be sold out by then.

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  17. I think the F21 Woven shirt looks fabulous on you! It's too bad it tucks too long --I know how that is. As if there's a surprise in your pants/skirts somewhere....

    The leatherette skirt was a great find as well.

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  18. I love that sweater on you!!! And I do like the leather skirt...kind of want to go to my local F21 to check some of these items out!

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  19. I love fitting room reviews! Everything looked soo big on you, I can see why you passed on everything but the leatherette in xs ;)

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  20. Love this post! The striped sweater looks so cute and so does the yellow button-up!

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  21. I was THISCLOSE from ordering the dress you tried on...thank goodness I didn't because it looks not that impressive in person. :) Love the first leather skirt on you and can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  22. Yeah, I want to go buy that striped sweater, immediately :)

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