“We are committed to offering our customers a truly inclusive experience. That’s why new sizing will be seamlessly integrated into J.Crew’s main assortment and throughout creative, as opposed to a standalone ‘plus’ category.” _Lisa Greenwald for J.Crew
UNIVERSAL STANDARD x J.CREW BRINGS NEW SIZING
The Universal Standard for J. Crew collection is available online at the J. Crew website and select J. Crew Stores. I was happy to see this collaboration. Honestly, I had not been looking at J. Crew for fashion finds. So the collaboration with Universal Standard made me look at J. Crew with fresh eyes.
I normally wear a size 18 or 20 preferably in petite and J. Crew didn’t cater to me. Looks like J. Crew has stepped their size game up some. With the Universal Standard for J. Crew collection, they have stepped J. Crew’s sizing all the way up.
With that being said I stopped by the J. Crew location at 900 North Michigan Avenue Chicago, to do a try on of the Universal Standard for J. Crew collection. This is one of 12 locations that carry the Universal Standard items in-store.
J.CREW Chicago Location
UNIVERSAL STANDARD x J.CREW FIRST COLLECTION
The first Universal Standard for J. Crew collection offers 20 pieces (The number of ideas available online at time post was written). There are dress, tops, and skirts. Before we line up for the J. Crew parade, many of the pieces in the Universal Standard collection look similar to each other. Moreover, the Universal Standard for J. Crew collection is the same price point of purchasing directly from Universal Standard. As a young start-up clothing company the Universal Standard prices can be justified however doing a collaboration with such a large brand with J.Crew’s buying power I was foolishly thinking the prices would come down a little.
Website woes: I was left feeling some type of way when I looked online at the collection. I saw the linen V-neck top paired with a pair of Point Sur high-rise boyfriend jean in destructed white denim. The jeans were, of course, J. Crew, however, the jeans only go up to a size 37 (14). YIKES!
Please note: Larger sizes online are selling out quick so if you see something you like get it now!!
UNIVERSAL STANDARD for J.CREW Cupro Tunic Dress
UNIVERSAL STANDARD x J.CREW QUALITY
The 3-year-old Universal Standard has always been known for their quality. The J. Crew collaboration offers that same Universal Standard fit and feel. I’ve recently reviewed the Universal Standard Geneva dress and I can say there is no difference in the cut, fit and feel.
UNIVERSAL STANDARD for J.CREW Long-Sleeve Maxi Dress in Stripe
In-store woes: I did an in-store try on (see Instagram) I was only able to try on the dresses. There were tops however, the store didn’t have bottoms beyond size 14.
S H O P T H I S L O O K
You can find the full Universal Standard for J. Crew collection here.
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READ MY PLUS SIZE & PETITE UNIVERSAL STANDARD GENEVA DRESS REVIEW HERE