This is an honest review of what I thought about the items I ordered and Sézane in general. Firstly, all the items shipped free through a promo (now all orders over $200 ship free) and arrived in three days. Also, returns are free, which was easy enough. I just went to their website, signed into my account, and printed the return label.
I’m a stickler for quality, seams, and fit. It’s my fashion merchandising and stylist training. For reference, I’m consistently an XS in most brands and a 0-2 in J. Crew. I found that I am a size 4 in Sézane.
I ordered this top in a 2. You can see my shoulders extend a bit over the shoulder seam, and the sleeves are a little short. It also felt a bit tight. I returned it for the same shirt in black in a size 4. I absolutely love it! It IS see-through, but I kinda like it (my version of living on the edge -ha!). I wore a black bra under it for date night and loved the look. If I wore it to work, I’d probably wear a black or skin colored cami under it. The fabric is a cotton blend, the seams are strong, and overall, it’s good quality.
This top is an XS, and again, it’s too small. As you can see, my shoulders extend beyond the seams, and it’s pulling on the back bow. I returned it for the red color (since I’m kinda crazy over red this season). I love that it’s a thicker cotton so it’s not clingy. Also, I love that the stripes match up with the side seams, which is another sign it’s good quality.
They didn’t have the size 2 in this top, so I got a 4 and it clearly fits better than all the other tops. That’s when I knew I was a size 4 in Sézane. I have to be completely honest, I’m not a fan of paying a lot for polyester, so I returned this shirt out of principle. It’s my issue. There are some really great polyester blends these days, and I should probably get over it. If you don’t care about this type of thing, this top is really quite pretty.
This blouse is 100% silk, and it’s less than the polyester top! Now that’s what I’m talking about! I’m wearing a size 2 in this blouse, and I like the fit. It may be because it’s their “boy shirt.” The shoulder seams hit at the right spot. Also, I appreciate the button placement between the boobs. It helps avoid the unwanted gapping that occurs with a lot of button-ups. The length is nice, too. Plus, a silk blouse is one of “The 10 Essentials For Fall.”
If you follow along on Instagram, you’ve already seen this top! It’s a size 2 and I could probably stand to wear a 4, but I wanted to wear immediately! It was too cute to wait! Plus, it’s 100% cotton, so I knew it would give a little. It’s been the perfect top for the transition from summer to fall. It is see-through, but it’s not as see-through as it looks in the picture. I could definitely wear a camisole underneath, but I haven’t felt the need to so far. Ha!
All in all, I think Sézane is a really solid, good quality brand. I think their sizing is a little smaller than what we are used to, which may be because they’re a European brand. I’ve been impressed with how easy it is to shop the website and order, how quickly the shipment arrives, and how easy it is to return items. For me, I’m digging the brand because it has really great basics but also has unique pieces.
To see a recent post on Sézane’s Fall 2018 Collection, click (here).
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