Post # 1
I’ve given up on Ann Taylor LOFT’s crazy sizing. A few years ago, I would have worn a small or medium from there… I’ve lost just a few pounds, but somehow now an XXS-Petite is too big and biggy?!?! It’s crazy. So I give up.
As I said in the subject line… what’s your go-to place for cute work tops? My workplace is what I would describe as business casual, so I want to look appropriate but wearing more along the lines of cute, bright, summery tops and not uber-professional like button-down shirts, etc.
I’ve tried NY & Co. but I don’t like most of their color palettes or fabrics. GAP has seemed to be getting really “beachy” lately and not really having much to wear to work.
Post # 2
White House Black Market.
LOFT is crazy, recently bought a dress there and had to go down 2 sizes, the one that was my size was enourmous.
Post # 3
I am XS-Petite and I like shopping at Banana Republic, RW & Co., Express, Calvin Klein, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Topshop to name a few. I work in a business casual setting too and like to wear nice girly tops with a cardigan or cute blazer over it.
Post # 4
ahe87: LOVE WHBM. Totally second it. They can be a little pricey, but I have shirts from there I bought 3-4 years ago and still look brand new.
Post # 5
I’m too petite for White House Black Market clothes =/ so if Loft isn’t working for you, WHBM prob won’t either. Honestly, I end up wearing a lot of H&M clothes. Their size 2 typically fits me very well, and even though the clothes are inexpensive, I really find the quality to be fine after multiple washes.
Post # 6
Another vote for WHBM. I can’t really go on a shopping spree there but if you invest peice by peice, you’ll have a full wardrobe in a matter of years. In the mean time, find your filler peices at Target or Kohls 🙂
Post # 7
Banana Republic and J. Crew & J. crew Factory!
Post # 8
Express or The Limited are my main two for work clothes.
Post # 9
Zara and H&M. Their clothing tends to run smaller.
Post # 10
strawberrybee9: Loft has really gone into size inflation! NY&Co is too though so I wouldn’t go there. I love J Crew and Lord & Taylor. L&T is expensive full price, but they have really good deals and always have a lot in their clearance section. If you have outlets near you, I’ve also had success at Michael Kors and WHBM; they have reasonably affordable clothes in their outlets.
ETA: I am a size 4 with DDs and the last time I bought a dress at NY and Company, I had to get an XS.
Post # 11
Banana Repulic, J Crew, Gap and The Limited is where the majority of my clothes came from.
Post # 12
I like Nordstrom Rack in addition to the other ones listed. I also have a few tops and pants from the Lauren Conrad line at Kohls.
Post # 13
The Limited is my favorite. Their clothes actually for true to size.
I am beyond fed up with Loft. It’s all cheap, oddly sized, and see the! I’d rather pay the same price for quality elsewhere.
Post # 14
for great basics that are high quality, check out everlane. they do run a little more expensive, but they are staples you can wear for a long time. i love their silk shirts!
Post # 15
I like Express for work clothes. They wash really well and last forever.
Agree with you all about the Loft. The sizing is so inconsistant!