Nothing feels quite as elegant to me as a fully monochromatic outfit with a sleek midi coat and elongating trousers. I partnered with Uniqlo on IG and wanted to blog a more detailed review on some pieces I tried! I’ve mentioned their popular custom length trousers before as a solid budget-friendly option for petites with free hemming. Since my last post, they’ve added a few new neutral colors including gray, cream & olive.
I didn’t grab a photo, but I tried this on in store and thought it’s one of their best pieces right now. The camel and navy stripe options are both classic, and it’s harder to find deeper shaded colors like those. The material is a medium weight (not thin) with a plushy yarn feel. They only had xs in store which was a loose relaxed fit on me, and I imagine the xxs would fit more like how it looks on the model.
These are the pants I featured earlier this year – an under $50 trouser option that comes with free hemming to a precise inseam length that you want. For the pants shown in this post, I opted for a 27” inseam to wear with mid heels, but if mostly wearing with flats I’d do 25.5” or 26.”
Sizing: Note that xxs is online only and in-store sizing starts in xs, and the original inseam length is 28 inches. My waist measures 25″ around and I generally fit in-between their xxs (tag says. 22-23″ waist) and xs (tag says 24-25″ waist) for this particular trouser style. The waist fit runs small compared to other brands, especially brands like AT or LOFT. I ended up going with XS this time for a little more room at the waist.
Complimentary Alterations: For hemming, you either select the inseam while ordering online or buy in store and get it hemmed on site for same day pickup. If you buy online you can also bring it in store for alterations with a proof of purchase. Just FYI, altered items become final sale.
I’m wearing this coat in the color “natural” which is a beautiful cream shade in person. This is an oversized style and will be roomy on petites, unfortunately a little more oversized in fit than the camel one I bought last year and wore often. I think the fit is more ideal for someone 5’2” and up.
The wool blend fabric is medium weight (not winter weight) for a coat, in a straighter cut with a single button and no tie sash belt. I also want to note that this is a double faced wool coat style, which means it’s unlined.
Very similar style to an old favorite mockneck rib tee I have and wear all the time. However, I do want to note that this year’s version runs bigger with longer sleeves. The xxs shoulders are a drop shoulder style on me and the sleeves are a few inches too long for me (folded under in the pics). I’m wearing the “light grey” color which is a light stone gray with a hint of taupe.
Uniqlo Staples from Years Past
HEATTECH Scoop Neck Long Sleeve Shirt – love this with the bigger neckline to layer under tops without showing through.
Shape wear shorts – A longtime staple of mine. Comfy, lightweight and not restricting.