JCrew Petite Sizing

shiuri

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Aug 29, 2008
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Hi Everyone!

I am buying a JCrew dress online and I wanted to know if any of you have worn or tried on their dresses in the Regular sizing and in the Petite Sizing. The color I wanted is not available or back ordered on the Regular size so I was thinking of ordering the dress in the Petite but go up 2 sizes. Does their Regular sizes fit true to size or does it run small/big? Does their Petite size fit weird? I usually wear a Regular 6, but since they don't have my size anymore, I was going to order the dress in Petite 8. What do you think? Suggestions, tips, opinions....all welcomed! Thanks!

-- Shi
 

klng

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Feb 1, 2009
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I tried on a v-neck sleeveless J Crew dress in the regular size 2, and I thought it ran bigger than the size 2 at BCBG and Nicole Miller. In my opinion, J Crew sizing is comparable to the sizing at Express, Banana Republic, and Club Monaco - stores where I am a size 0. Hope that helps. I've never tried on a J Crew dress in the petite sizing. I did order the plaza coat in petite 2, and it is too big for me. I should have gone with the petite 0.
 

NYCBagSnob

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Oct 29, 2008
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When I had a similiar question about sizing, I called the 800 #, and they helped me figure it out. I wear, their size 0 Petite, and 0 or 2 regular. I think one size up should be ok. Two sizes may be too much.
 
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I think it is really hard to say without trying it on. If they have measurements posted for this particular dress you could try comparing them, but even then there may be differences. The problem is, going up a size in the petite could make the dress too big/wide for your frame yet too short in length. If you are not too tall and the dress is not a mini I would probably just get the 6P if available. If it is a short dress I think I would get an 8R. You could also go down to a 4 if you're more 4/6 rather than 6/8.

I don't have many of their clothes but a skirt I have of theirs I noticed runs big but short. It is so big I can wear the skirt lower on my hips, which actually works out since I want to make it longer anyway. But with a dress this would not be good, and this big/wide yet short thing may only be exaggerated in a petite size larger than you normally wear.
 
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samsmom1127

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My daughter practically lives in J Crew. Generally she wears the same size in regular and petite. Every once in a while she will find that she needs to go up a size in petit pants, but not often. The dresses always work in the same size.
 

shiuri

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Aug 29, 2008
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Thanks everyone! I consulted with one of their sizing specialist and they me a couple of regular sizes that they think fits closest to my measurements and they also gave me a couple of sizes in petite for comparison. So it's a good thing that I did consult with their specialists because apparently depending on the dress and cut, their sizing varies a little bit, but not a lot.
 
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