Checking out the goods at Sezane

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This European chain—which was best described by a friend of mine as the Madewell of France—mines a very ladylike/gamine vein, and is a little pricier than Madewell while still staying reasonably affordable I think you can probably guess that I am mad for the print on this button-down.

I don’t usually like such a high neckline, but this is just so pretty.

A camel coat that looks insanely versatile.

These jeans are the perfect grey—any lighter and they’re not always flattering.

A good mood in a blouse.

I like that these pants are skinny but not too skinny.

This is a rather simple blouse, but I feel like it would go into heavy rotation pretty quickly.

I like the little peplum detail on this windowpane plaid top.

A leather skirt that’s pretty well-priced as these things go, and the A-line shape is as close to universally flattering as a garment gets.

The Swiss dots on this button-down are fresh.

I think the shape of these wide-leg trousers is very becoming.

And I love the tuxedo vibe here.

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18 Thoughts on Checking out the goods at Sezane
    Rebecca
    23 Oct 2018
    10:02am

    I am also curious about the sizing, as this store looks (unfortunately) right up my alley…

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      Eloise
      23 Oct 2018
      10:44am

      Same here….I am drooling over the “basic” and Swiss dot blouses and am afraid to delve too deeply into the website!

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    Moi
    23 Oct 2018
    9:37pm

    I ordered a black silk wrap dress with v-neck and tie belt from them last year around this time. Simple shape, but very flattering and versatile. I ordered the equivalent of my usual size and probably could have sized down. Haven’t really gone back to check out their offerings since, but I might need that Victorian-style high neck blouse in ecru.

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    Joannawnyc
    23 Oct 2018
    11:01am

    Am I the only woman in the world who looks frumpy in an A-line? Just asking because I feel like it’s always referred to as “universally flattering” as Kim does here and I need a reality check. Pencil skirts, however, always suit me.
    I desperately want the first 2 tops!

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      c.w.
      23 Oct 2018
      12:11pm

      I can’t wear an A-line either. Nor can I wear a pleated skirt. However, like you, Joannawnyc, I can wear a pencil skirt and look mostly appropriate and not frumpy.

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      Mag
      23 Oct 2018
      1:59pm

      Same – I can do a pencil skirt but not an A-line. I’d definitely purchase that skirt if I thought it would be remotely flattering on me!

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      Mii
      24 Oct 2018
      10:54am

      I agree that both A-line skirts and most pleated skirts make me feel frumpy, unless the pleats start about 5 inches south of the waistband. Bias cut skirts are also challenging, since they often cling in the wrong places, thereby making my hips look huge. Three cheers for pencil skirts and I love, love, love full skirts, for comfort and the way they show off a small waist..

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        Mimi
        24 Oct 2018
        10:55am

        Yikes! Couldn’t type my own name above?

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      Laurel
      30 Oct 2018
      7:43pm

      Double same! Pleated a-lines in particular make me look like sturdy peasant, like I’m ready to go stomp some grapes.

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    Sam
    23 Oct 2018
    11:01am

    I have a couple things from Sezane, I got their 1967 jeans and I had to return for a larger size, a 33, for reference I’m a 30 in AG and madewell. After that I bought a blouse and sized up to a large, that was too big, needed to exchange for a medium. Just don’t order planning on it working out the first time. Both are beautiful and I’m happy with them, it just took a bit.

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    Louise
    23 Oct 2018
    12:12pm

    I love, love, love the selections from this website. Thanks Kim!

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    CC
    23 Oct 2018
    6:58pm

    Lemme be tacky here: does anyone know if it is true that they manufacture side by side with APC, at a fraction of the price and with fairer labor practices? I love 95%+ of what’s on the Sezane site but everything sells out in my size!

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      Viajera
      24 Oct 2018
      11:15am

      I don’t think your question is in any way tacky. Labor practices are important to me too and hard to research for individual companies. I’m sorry I can’t help. I wonder if companies realize what a difference this makes for consumers, and if they did, that makes me worry that we hardly ever hear a peep. It implies that hardly any companies actually try, which I hope is not true.

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    Moi
    23 Oct 2018
    9:43pm

    I really like that high-neck Victorian-style blouse, but would probably order it in the ecru color.

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    Dianne
    23 Oct 2018
    8:04am

    I bought a Sezane handbag a few years ago and I always get compliments when I use it.

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    Kimberly
    23 Oct 2018
    9:03am

    Those grey pants are beautiful. I’m a sucker for grey on grey with different textures

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    Rae
    23 Oct 2018
    9:03am

    I love what I see from Sezane online, including everything posted here, but have held off buying because I find their sizing a bit confusing — by their size chart I would take a size smaller than I typically do. Seems out-of-step with all other French clothing I have tried on! Does anyone have a take on their sizing?

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      Moi
      23 Oct 2018
      9:41pm

      I ordered a black silk wrap dress with tie belt from them last year. Really nice, very versatile. I ordered the equivalent of my U.S. size and probably could have sized down.

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