Disclosure: Ad. The boot-cut jeans and button-down shirt are samples of my choice from Ethyl Clothing. The post is not endorsed by them. I wrote the post entirely myself and it represents my own 100% honest opinion.
- A great brand now goes online
- Why I wanted to try them out
- Their sizing recommendations worked well
- How I styled the new wardrobe items
- Price-performance ratio
- In a nutshell
A great brand now goes online
Ethyl Clothing is a successful wholesale distribution company selling to over 3000 stores in the US since more than 30 years. When you owned an item from them before, you already know the high standards of this brand’s clothes. Then you are also certainly excited to read that they recently started an online platform. Let your friends knowDid you know? #EthylClothing now has an online store. Click To Tweet
It’s a one-stop to look at this brand’s entire collections. Even better, you save time to replace a beloved piece you bought at a retailer when on vacation years ago. How? Just search by the name or number to reorder it or order it in all colors.
You can find the style name and number at the tags located inside the garments.
Why I wanted to try them out
As you know I have a hard time to find my size here in Alaska. It’s even harder to find bottoms that fit me without a pit-stop at my tailor. I also want a raise that doesn’t expose the “tail” of my thongs when I sit down. And of course, the raise should not be so high that it looks frumpy. Sounds like high maintenance. But no,
Every woman has the right to wear garments that fit her. #EthylClothing Click To Tweet
When browsing their page you see that Ethyl Clothing pants have the waist hitting about 1 inch from the naval. Exactly where it is best and most flattering for women our age.
Hiding the love-handles, prohibiting muffin-tops.
Many office dress codes require covering the arms even in summer. Of course, in many offices the AC is so chilly that it’s not a burden. However, when you go outside it may be too warm. I picked the blouse for its great print and small/slim cuffs. They allow to roll the sleeves up once you are outside. The thin fabric even allows to roll them into short sleeves. <3
This feature is very important when you have to tackle the summer office outfit challenge.
Their sizing recommendations worked well
Finding the right size for you is easy. Each product page has a size chart. Being petite or tall you can find the right leg length. Full length trousers are available from 29 inches to 34 inches inseam. <3
They recommended to order these pants a size smaller than your normal size for best. Of course, I was a bit nervous of going down a size. Nevertheless, I did do it, and I wouldn’t look back. The fit couldn’t be better! See yourself.
When I opened the package I was pretty impressed by the great quality of the fabrics. The mid-night blue is so deep, love that color. The 57% cotton, 39% polyester, 3% rayon and 1% Spandex fabric is super-soft. Not so stiff like denim! The spandex makes them so comfy.
This brand’s opening an online store called Ethyl Clothing, solved my problem of finding trousers in my size that truly fit. The button-down can be my solution to wear a blouse more often. The crinkle look of the blouse is chic and doesn’t wrinkle when you lean against your chair back.
Who has ironing as hobby?
How I styled the new wardrobe items
A monochromatic look is always stylish and figure flattering. I wore the trousers and shirt for Casual Friday with open-toe pumps in a matching color. The neckerchief adds a pop of color. At work, I kept the shirt untucked and used a matching belt to accentuate my waist. Note that the shirt is slightly fitted meaning you wouldn’t need a belt at all. However, when you are a long-time reader you know that I have a knack for belts. 😉 You can find a guide how to accessorize with belts at the link.
My hubby and I went out for dinner on the deck that evening. Since it was a little windy I first did a half-tuck to reduce the “gaps” where wind could enter. After a while, the Sun hid behind some cumulus clouds and the wind speed picked up. Thus, I tucked the button-down entirely in. The fabric is so light that a full tuck is possible without adding visual weight to your hips. It pretty impressing as the tail in the back is long enough to hide your boom; the tails in the front are a bit shorter than those in the back. Nevertheless, they permit you to knot them for style. This option is nice when you are dressing for an open-air concert on a hot summer day.
These classic pieces are easy to style up and down. Next time, I will pair the top with my polka dot navy skirt for a trendy print mix. Thus, stay tuned!
These jeans are the best fitting ones I ever had despite I have some custom-made pairs! It obviously makes a difference to be specialized in pants and tops for baby-boomer women.
The Ethyl Stella – Luke printed shirt costs $70.00. Its classic design and neutral colors mean that it will be a work-horse in your wardrobe over several years in (at least) three seasons (spring, summer, fall). Let’s assume one wears it only every second week, the cost-per-wear is below $1 after less than 2 years. However, given the great quality of the item and timeless style, its tenure in your closet will probably longer than 2 years. In other words, it is definitively worth its price.
Note that to my experience the quality and craftsmanship of their clothes has been consistent over the years. You may also like to read my review of Ethyl Clothing spring top and bottom.
The Ethyl Jacqueline Flair Jean – Abigail also costs $70.00. It can be worn all seasons. Typically, one wears the blue ones at least once a week, if not more often. Needless to say that their price-per-wear will be fast below a dollar. AndA great fitting pair of jeans is priceless. #EthylClothing Click To Tweet
Who would love to order this brand’s clothes
Both products are designed with the body of women in midlife and up in mind. Every real woman, who has trouble with the fit designed for Millennials, will love them! I wouldn’t regret having bought them. I can highly recommend them and the shirt to my best friends. I strongly believe that you will absolutely love Ethyl Clothing too.
In a nutshell
These jeans and shirt are quality fabric, show great craftsmanship, and have a perfect fit for real women. They offer free shipping on orders over $99 and have a prepaid postage return label in every package. Browse their collection now.
Photos: G. Kramm
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