A few months ago, Sezane opened up a pop-up in San Francisco. The San Francisco “appartament” is one of only two locations that they have in the US. I finally had a chance to stop by and try on a few pieces, including favorites like the Gaspard sweater. Their sizing can be inconsistent between styles and categories, so I hope you find this post helpful. I’ve also included a few pieces that I ordered online, and one that I purchased pre-loved.
For those unfamiliar with the brand – Sezane is a French brand that has become ubiquitous with “French girl style”. As an American… I can’t say if this is accurate or not, but I can say that their pieces have a distinctly romantic and vintage look. While I wouldn’t describe my own style as such, I find that their sweaters and outerwear have classic silhouettes that can stand the test of time and trends.
Additionally, they have a sustainability plan in place and are B-Corp certified, though I’d love to see an update now that we are in 2023.
Now on to the try-ons and reviews. For reference, my measurements are 32” / 27” / 36”, and according to Sezane’s size chart I should be a size 36 / US 4 / Small.
Sezane Jacket Fits
From the few I have tried on, I’d say that sizing tends to run either smaller or true to size.
Christie Blazer – Size 6
This first caught my eye in their 10 years of Sezane campaign. Yep, I was absolutely sucked in through an Instagram ad. While the website recommends sizing down, I found myself sizing up for the most comfortable fit here. I’m trying on the Sea Green in Size 38 / US 6 with a thin layer underneath, and it is still fitted with plenty room for full arm mobility.
Will Jacket (Corduroy w/ Shearling) – Size Small
It’s important to check the sizing fine print on the website – variations of the same style will have different sizing guidance depending on fabric. In this shearling version, size Small fits me best as this one runs smaller. The collar and bodice are shearling lined, while the arms have a thinner cotton lining. I can fit a thin sweater like my Naadam crew underneath, but would not be able to wear any of the Sezane sweaters below.
Sezane Sweater Fits
Unlike the jackets above, Sezane sweaters tend to run large. At the store, the sales associate recommended that I size down in nearly every style. And in some cases, I’ve had to go down 2 sizes for the right fit!
Also, I do want to point out that many of these are made from responsible wool blended with polyamide, a type of nylon. So there’s definitely a bit of a price premium for the design, rather than the materials themselves.
Gaspard Cardigan – Size XXS and XS
One of their most popular styles, the Gaspard is a classic crew neck cardigan that can be worn a variety of ways, including reversed with buttons in the back. It has always run a little larger, but especially so more recently.
I tried on the XS in store, and while I liked how it felt, it still looked quite baggy and boxy, especially when I tried to tuck it in. I ordered an XXS to try on at home, and this one feels a smidge too fitted. As much as I love how this looks on the modeled photos and others, unfortunately I have to pass on this style.
Amaya Jumper – Size XS and Small
I love the floral pattern here. It’s very grandma-core (is that a thing?), while modern at the same time. The XS definitely fit better here, with less bulkiness around the body. Many Sezane sweaters have a drop-shoulder silhouette, which makes the body of the sweater wider. As someone who is… less endowed up top, this ends up creating a really baggy look unless I size down.
I didn’t pick this one up from the store, but continuously am thinking about it – I may have to go back!
Almicie Jumper – XXS and Small
I took a chance on this one – I love the color combination and pattern, but unfortunately the store had limited sizes, and the XS is sold out online. I ordered the XXS and… it surprisingly fits. So if you’re looking for a more fitted look, I’d recommend sizing down at least 1, if not 2 sizes.
In the photo below, I’m trying on a size S in store, which you can see is significantly larger. If you are aiming for an oversized look, then staying true-to-size would work for you.
Sezane Skirt Fits
Dune Skirt – Size 2 and 4
Pictured above, the sizing recommendation is accurate for this one. I tried both a 34 / 2 and 36 / 4, and was right in between both sizes. Sizing up provides enough room to tuck in a mid-weight sweater, while sizing down works better for pairing with lightweight tops.
And that’s it! I hope you found this post helpful in your Sezane shopping journey. Most of the mini-reviews above focused on fit, so I also want to comment on quality. Their pieces are a little on the pricier side, but I’m generally pleased with the construction of their clothes, and the fact that they tend to use sustainable or organic materials. They also tend to be classic / vintage styles that look great outside of the current trend cycles and will last longer.
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