I headed off the Forever 21 after I went to H&M. unfortunately, the stores near me didn’t have all the pieces that are on the Web. They said they should get more in the next few days/weeks, but they didn’t have the few pieces I really wanted to try on like the blue jacket and poofy skirt.
Overall, I wasn’t that impressed. The fit was still a little off and a little weird on everything. I’ll talk more about that with each piece.
First up is the Garden Romper, which is sold out online.
I wasn’t crazy about it, to be honest. I wasn’t able to sit down, couldn’t really bend, and the leg openings were RIGHT under my buttcheeks.
The leg openings had a little bubble hem of their own, which added to the larger poof on the bottom, which only makes a normal woman look larger.
It also looked really WIDE on my body. I loved the print, but unless you’re a size 2, it’s not gonna look OK. (I wear a size 8 in pants, am about 5’8 and tried on a large. I have an average length torso and longer legs. My hips/butt/thighs are the largest part on my body, and the romper did nothing to hide that). I wish they had it as a shirt/tunic instead of just a romper. If I really wanted to, I could turn it into one, but I don’t feel like spending my time transferring it into a top.
Next, I tried on the clock sweater top.
I really liked this top, although I’m still a little curious why it’s a sweater and not a knit tank, but it was nice and loose, so easy to wear in the summertime.
Next up was this yellow/green bubble dress.
First of all, it’s not yellow. It’s lime green. The color on the Web site is not the correct color of the dress. And, again, I tried on a large and the hem ended right under my buttcheeks (I pulled it down as far as I could).
I liked the floral detail at the top, but I think it would’ve been a much nicer top instead of a dress.
Next, I tossed on the cropped, striped cardigan.
The cardigan was actually really cute, but I have no need for another cardigan. And I feel like they’ve had similar pieces in the past.
I really wish the dress had been a little longer. It was really cute and super sweet, but REALLY short (I don’t know why I keep hoping their dresses will be long- they never are!).
The coat/dress thing was really weird. It wasn’t quite a dress but wasn’t quite a dress. Pass!
I also tried on the ruffle print tunic (which was weird)
I guess I didn’t pay much attention to it when I saw it online, but I didn’t realize the ruffles at the bottom were printed. I thought they would be made of fabric. It was also a but of an awkward fit.
In all, a few pieces were nice, the dresses and romper would look OK on a very small, tiny woman, but more pieces were a little odd.
If they get more pieces in, I’ll go try them on too. I’m still intrigued by the blue jacket and poofy skirt, although I’m sure the skirt will be really short 🙂