It’s coming down to the wire, y’all. We’re leaving for our Disney trip and cruise in a few short days! And in preparation, I went to the mall on the hunt for a few dresses, skirts, and early spring options. I’ll be honest. It was a struggle to find anything. But I was super-impressed to find the Loft beach line in-store! And of course I had to throw together a little resort wear loft try on for y’all since I know some of you have upcoming spring break travel plans!
Resort Wear Loft Try On
This isn’t the biggest Loft try-on I’ve ever done for y’all because I was shopping for highly specific items! Casual dresses, sundresses, skirts, and jumpsuits were on my hunting list. And I was impressed to find every single one of them in-store at Loft! For February, that is impressive, y’all. And I should know because I walked into and tried on clothes at seven different stores. I’m not kidding when I say it was a struggle!
For reference, I’m 5’7 1/2″ with a short torso and very long legs! I typically wear a 28/29 in jeans or a size 8. My bra size is a 36C, and I typically wear a size medium (or 8) top.
If you ever have any question about what size I’m wearing, check the links below each image! I list my size and any recommendations I have for sizing up or down for quick reference. (TTS= true to size!) For full details, I’ll be chatting all about quality, style, and fit in the paragraphs above each photo. Let’s go!
Striped Tee + Heart Print Skirt
Ok, you’re going to have to forgive the combination. I wouldn’t necessarily wear these together (at least without a jacket or cardigan to pull it all together). But I quickly grabbed a tee before walking in to try on. Clearly I wasn’t thinking about outfits! But I did like the tee on. It’s a basic v-neck, and I like that there is no pocket. Pocket tees tend to come off more casual in my opinion, so I like having a combination of both styles in my wardrobe. I’m in a medium, and it has a pretty relaxed fit. But that’s how I like my tees, so I’d stick true to size.
The skirt is a pull-on elastic waist slip skirt. The elastic band is a little bit thicker and not just a string-like strip, which I truly appreciate. It’ll stay put and won’t roll over at the waist! The base is black with a hand-drawn like heart print in white. When it comes to prints like this, I either love ’em or hate ’em. In this case I really loved it. Because it’s scattered and more hand-drawn, it doesn’t give off a juvenile vibe. The hem has a bit of a flippy drape to it. I’m in a medium and like the fit.
Skirts like this can be so versatile! You can dress is up or down. I love it with a tee and sneakers. I’d probably top it off with a denim or moto jacket to complete the look! But you can also wear it with heels! See five slip skirt outfits here for even more outfit ideas!
Tee (medium – TTS) | Skirt (medium – TTS) | Sneakers (TTS) | Necklace
Striped Tee + Printed Midi Skirt
Another combo that’s a little much for me. A white tee would have definitely been more ideal! But if you can get past all of the red pattern happening, this skirt is gorgeous! It’s another elastic waist style, but this one is gathered. It’s a true midi length on me. (I’m 5’7″.) I did size down to the small. It still has plenty of room, so I would suggest sizing down. Imagine it with a white tee and a denim jacket! Or a button down tied at the waist would be adorable! For summer, wear it with a bodysuit or a tank tucked in! This one will be a wardrobe workhorse!
Tee (medium) | Skirt (small) | Sneakers (TTS) | Necklace
Knot-front Mini Dress
I absolutely loved the cutout when I saw this one on the hanger, but I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about it on. It’s SO GOOD, y’all! The waist is fixed and hits me right at my natural waistline. The buttons in the skirt portion are functional and I love that the skirt is slightly pleated. The length is great too! It hits maybe two inches above my knee. The downside: the bra situation will be a bit tricky here. I originally tried it on with my sports bra style nursing bra, and that was a no-go. You’ll have to go with a plunge-style bra, or go bra-less. I’m bra-less here and actually feel ok! I could get away with some sticky petals. I sized down to the 6 and like the fit! This one came home with me!
Dress (6 – size down) | Sneakers (TTS) | Necklace
Y’all probably know I love me a jumpsuit! So, this is one of the first items I picked up when I went in-store! It also comes in a playful plaid option and an all-black softer knit style. I honestly wish I had grabbed the black one, but after I was fully dressed I wasn’t about to go back into the dressing room. ?
The fabric of this one is a linen-cotton blend and has a more structured feel to it. It ties in the back, has an elastic back waist, wide legs, pockets, and pleats. Honestly, it came so close to a win for me, but I wasn’t a fan of the pleats. Pleats typically create volume, and they are right around my lower tummy. They weren’t laying flat, which I didn’t love. I think a lot of it has to do with the stiffer fabric! That’s why I think the black version made of softer fabric would have probably been a better fit for me! I sized down to a small and honestly think I probably could have gotten away with an extra small. Be sure to size down 1-2, especially if you’re in-between sizes!
Jumpsuit (small – size down) | Sneakers (TTS) | Necklace
Peplum Top + Wide Leg Pants
This set was on a manakin when I walked in, and I just loved it! Sets like this are the perfect vacation piece because they can be mixed and matched into several outfits! I’d wear the top with white jeans or a pair of shorts! The wide leg pants could be worn with a tee, tank, or button down. And of course they can be worn together too!
The top has a shirred bodice with 1″-ish thick straps. The top has a bit of a mini ruffle and the bottom is peplum at the waist. I sized down one to the small and like the fit.
The pants have a paper bag style waist with a built-in belt. The belt is detachable though, which you will need to do if you want to wear the pieces as a set. When tied, it was sticking out at the waist. But when wearing separately, I love the belted look! They have pockets and hit about an inch above my ankle bone. I’m in a medium in the pants and would definitely need a small. They run large! Size down.
Top (small – size down) | Pants (medium – size down) | Sneakers (TTS) | Necklace
What was your favorite piece from my resort wear Loft try on?!