Monday, August 14, 2017

Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale Fit Guide

One of the best sales of the year is just around the corner: the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale. If you haven't heard of it before, Lilly Pulitzer only has two online sales a year: one shortly after New Year's and another towards the end of August. This is the perfect time to snag lots of cute Lilly pieces for a fraction of the original cost.

Even though Lilly hasn't formally announced the date of the sale, it should be very soon based off of the date of previous sales. Last year, I shared a fit guide of lots of Lilly pieces before the sale began and it's my most popular blog post to this day. I decided to share an updated version to help y'all prepare for the sale as all items are final sale, meaning you can't return or exchange items once you purchase them (so it's important that you choose the right size!).

As a reference, I am typically a size four or a size small. When shopping at Lilly, I'll typically grab a size 4/small first and if an item is too tight, I'll grab a 6 or if it's large, I'll try a size 2. I'm also 5'7, which may help in seeing how long/short an item may be.

Another side note, I do not own every single item pictured (that would be a lot of Lilly but a girl can dream). This is one of my success tips for the sale (which I'll be sharing on Wednesday) but whenever I visit my local store, I'll try every piece I like on to see how it fits to prepare for the sale. Some of the items I have styled on the blog in recent months, so the blog post will be linked beside the item!

Item Name: Stella Shift
Size Worn: 4
Fit Review: TTS. I love this shift as it's comfortable and loose yet super cute. It is a bit short so I would keep that in mind but I'm hoping this one makes its way into my cart during the sale ;)

Item Name: Simona Dress
Size Worn: 4
Fit Review: TTS. This dress is super flattering and I love the lace detailing. I decided not to get it for graduation as I wanted something a bit more conservative for such a formal event.

Item Name: Mila Shift Dress (styled here)
Size Worn: 6
Fit Review: Runs extremely small! I am typically a 4 in Lilly shifts and the 4 in the Mila wouldn't even zip so I went with the 6. This dress is also very short so keep that in mind if you're on the taller side. I would definitely recommend going one to two sizes up for the best fit.

Item Name: Kya Beach Short
Size Worn: Small
Fit Review: TTS but on the tighter side: I loved the ruffle detail but they were a bit too short and form fitting for my liking.

Item Name: Suzette Shift
Size Worn: 4
Fit Review: TTS. I liked this one but preferred the detailing on the Largo Shift and wasn't a fan of the neckline.

Item Name: Arden Shift
Size Worn: Small
Fit Review: TTS. This dress is a stretchy material and is super flattering on.

Item Name: Jane Shift Dress (styled here)
Size Worn: 4
Fit Review: TTS. This dress is one of my favorites from the past few seasons as it's super flattering and has the shape of a classic shift dress but is a bit looser, making it more comfortable to wear.

Item Name: Emilia Wrap Dress
Size Worn: Small
Fit Review: TTS but it is extremely low cut. The dress was super cute and flattering but it was too low cut for me to wear to school last year.

 
Item Name: Largo Shift Dress
Size Worn: 6
Fit Review: TTS. I tried on both the 4 and the 6 and decided to go with the 6 as it was more flattering around my stomach and gave me more room to move around in (which I wanted as I wore it for graduation).

Item Name: Isabeau Dress
Size Worn: Small
Fit Review: TTS. This dress is super cute on and I love the hemline!

Item Name: Eliot Shift
Size Worn: 4
Fit Review: TTS. After trying it on, I realized I didn't like the neckline on me as it looked a bit boxy.

Item Name: Hampton Dress
Size Worn: Small
Fit Review: TTS. I tried on my usual small and it fit perfectly- love the detail on the hemline too!

Item Name: Celyn Romper
Size Worn: 4
Fit Review: TTS but on the shorter side. I really liked it but the length wasn't flattering on me. Another thing to note is the color is a bit darker than it appears online.

Item Name: Katia Short
Size Worn: Small
Fit Review: TTS but more tight-fitting. I was expecting them to be looser based off of the pictures online and the elastic waist but they were a bit more form fitting. Size up if you want them to be looser.

Item Name: Luxletic Cropped Weekender Pants
Size Worn: Small
Fit Review: TTS. These leggings fit me perfectly and I wear them all the time for barre class and casual wear. I always get so many compliments whenever I wear them, which is another plus!

Item Name: Buttercup Scalloped Shorts (styled here and here)
Size Worn: 6
Fit Review: I sized up in these for a looser fit although the 4 still fits perfectly. The sizing in the Buttercup is fairly consistent across each print or solid color.

Item Name: Margot Swing Dress
Size Worn: Small
Fit Review: TTS. This dress is so cute and is a great dress for casual wear as it's loose fitting!

Item Name: Seagate Cover-Up
Size Worn: Small/Medium
Fit Review: TTS. I'm typically a small and went with the small/medium rather than x-small/small as I'm on the taller side (I'm 5'7). It's still pretty short but it looks cute for the pool or the beach.

Item Name: Harper Shift Dress (styled here)
Size Worn: Small
Fit Review: TTS. This dress has been a favorite of mine this season and it's so flattering on. It has the classic shape of a shift dress but is a stretchy material that is perfect for casual wear (or brunch!).

Item Name: Erin Dress
Size Worn: Small
Fit Review: TTS but runs tight in the shoulders. I liked that this one was a bit longer too!

Item Name: Jessica Short Sleeve Dress
Size Worn: Small
Fit Review: TTS. This dress is super cute on and I liked that it is a bit longer too! One thing to note is that the sleeves are bit tight.

Item Name: Iveigh Shift Dress
Size Worn: 6
Fit Review: Runs small. I'm a size 4 usually and the 6 didn't fit me. I've decided that halter style dresses don't look good on me, which leads to why this one doesn't fit well but the print is super cute.

 
Item Name:  Melle Trapeze Dress (styled here)
Size Worn: Small
Fit Review: TTS but on the larger side. I bought the small so it would be comfortable but I'm sure the X-Small would of fit as well.

Item Name: Colette Skort (styled here)
Size Worn: 6
Fit Review: Runs a tad small. The 4 fit me but I decided to size up for a more comfortable fit.

Item Name: Sain Off-the-Shoulder Top
Size Worn: Small
Fit Review: TTS. It is a bit loose fitting but it isn't intended to be skin tight. I love that the sleeves are a bit longer and that it has a little strap to keep it on your shoulders!

Item Name: Gigi V-Neck Tank Top
Size Worn: Small
Fit Review: TTS. It is meant to be a bit looser (the XS a bit too small on me) but it's a great staple tee for the summer months.

Item Name: Courtney Shift Dress
Size Worn: 6
Fit Review: On the smaller size. I tried on the 6 and it was still a bit tighter than what I usually like. The back is so cute though!

Item Name: Luxletic Brodie T-Shirt
Size Worn: Small
Fit Review: TTS on the looser side. I wear this top for barre all the time with leggings and it is so cute and comfortable!

Item Name: Luxletic Run Around Short
Size Worn: Medium
Fit Review: Size up! I sized up in these so they would be more comfortable and a tad bit longer. The size small fit fine but I knew the medium's would give me an extra bit of length.

Item Name: Meredith Short Sleeve Tee (styled here)
Size Worn: Small
Fit Review: TTS. This tee does fit on the looser side but I stuck to my usual size for a more oversized fit.

Item Name: Pearl Shift Dress
Size Worn: 4
Fit Review: On the smaller side. Like I said before, halter dresses are not for me so I wasn't the biggest fan of the fit although I love the print.

Item Name: Lela Silk Dress
Size Worn: Small
Fit Review: Runs small. Honestly the fit of this one is really weird on me: the straps and chest are on the larger side but the waist and hips are really tight and unflattering. I've seen this dress styled on other bloggers and it looks adorable but it just doesn't work on me (I've tried it on in different prints in hopes of it fitting!).

Item Name: Abena Top (styled here)
Size: Small
Fit Guide: TTS. This may be my favorite Lilly top of the season as it's flattering and flowy. The fabric is so comfortable and it's perfect for any occasion.

Item Name: Kelly Pant
Size: 4
Fit Guide: TTS. My pair of Kelly Pants are from last summer but they release them in new prints each year. They fit perfectly and work for both workwear and casual wear.
Item Name: Rylie Dress
Size Worn: Small
Fit Review: TTS but on the smaller side. This dress is intended to be worn to the beach for sun protection but I thought that it was super tight/unflattering on me.

Item Name: Short Sleeve Marlowe Dress
Size Worn: Small
Fit Review: TTS but more on the form fitting side. I have a Marlowe dress (with sleeves) from a few seasons ago and I thought this fit a bit tighter than the dress with sleeves.

Item Name: Gabby Shift Dress
Size Worn: 6
Fit Review: TTS. I've been sizing up shifts this season and this one fit well. Love this style of shift dresses!

Item Name: Ryder Shift Dress
Size Worn: 6
Fit Review: TTS. This beauty was on sale and only had a size 6 left but it fit well!

Item Name: El Bravo Way Coverup Tunic
Size Worn: Small/Medium
Fit Review: TTS. Like the other coverup that I mentioned before, this one fits perfectly but still is on the shorter side due to my height. I choose the S/M rather than the XS/S for a more comfortable fit that is better for the beach.

Item Name: Adara Shift Dress
Size Worn: 4
Fit Review: TTS. This shift is extremely flattering and fits perfectly! I will definitely be looking for this one during the sale

Item Name: Emmeline One Shoulder Dress
Size Worn: Small
Fit Review: TTS. This dress doesn't look super amazing on the hanger but it is so cute on! It's loose and a light material, making it perfect for game day in the warmer months.

Item Name: Marigold Skort
Size Worn: 6
Fit Review: Runs small. I tried on both the 4 and the 6 and I couldn't zip the 4. The 6 fit better but was still uncomfortable.

Item Name: Sea View Button-Down Top
Size Worn: Small
Fit Review: On the larger side. I thought that top was a bit baggy compared to a regular button down and the fabric is fairly sheer too.

Item Name: Madison Skort
Size Worn: Small
Fit Review: TTS. This skort is made of stretchy material and has an elastic waistband, which makes it super comfortable to wear. It is also a bit longer and I will be wearing it for sorority recruitment later this week.

Item Name: Tyne Top 
Size Worn: Small
Fit Review: TTS. This top is on the looser side but it is supposed to have a looser fit. It is extremely flattering on!

Item Name: Carlotta Stretch Shift Dress
Size Worn: 4
Fit Review: Runs extremely large. I loved the pattern and the shape of this dress but it was extremely large and baggy on me. A 2 or even a 0 would have fit better but this dress was so unflattering on me, I decided not to try those sizes on.

What items are you hoping to snag in the After Party Sale? Let me know in the comments!

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