If you looked inside the San Francisco’s Sezane store pop-up dressing room, you would have seen me standing in front of the mirror rubbing my hands up and down the sleeves of the Basile Cardigan.
This sweater is literally the softest thing I’ve ever tried on – ever touched perhaps – and it instantly came home with me.
On the cusp of autumn, I quickly found myself wearing it all the time, so I went back to the pop-up and bought a pair of Sezane boots… and then a couple of weeks later, pants, a blouse and another sweater.
I figured it was time to write an honest Sezane review chatting about my shopping experience and how the Sezane pieces fit me, a curvy size 14 gal who isn’t built anything like a skinny French girl’s stereotypical body type.
Why Is Sezane So Popular?
Sezane is a French brand, and honestly, at the end of the day, Americans are all hot and bothered by the French lifestyle. We emulate it, and if we can’t get to Paris this year to watch the Eiffel Tower sparkle at night, we can at least dress in super chich French outfits to take ourselves to Starbucks.
There’s a lot more to love about Sezane beyond it being French. It’s a slow fashion brand, one that offers many capsule pieces for years at a time. They’re sustainable and are B Corp certified which is a big deal.
Since 2018, Sézane has also raised over 4.5 million euros for the philanthropic program DEMAIN, and they have a reculing program to reduce waste.
Oh, and Sezane is a female-founded company and has a mostly female team. And, they happen to make super cute and timeless French clothing pieces that you’ll want to wear for years to come.
Either in the streets of Paris, or on your Starbucks run. You can learn more about Sezane’s sustainable efforts on this page.
What Sezane Clothing Items I Bought
I almost went with the famous Sezane Gaspard Jumper but instead opted for the Basile Cardigan which is chunky and thus cozier in my opinion. it's the softest sweater I've ever owned and I wear it around my apartment all the time.
- Super soft
- Accurate size
- 3 color options
- Sometimes sheds
This darling Sézane sweater is a perfect weight (warm but not too heavy) and it's slightly cropped so it pairs well with high-waisted pants or skirts. I adore this bright red color but it also comes in neutrals.
- Great color
- Not too heavy, not too light
Dear lord, these are the best black boots I've ever owned. They're comfy on the inside (like walking on a cloud) and have the perfect mix of combat boots meets high fashion. I wear them all the time. They pair with dresses, skirts, pants and more.
- Size accurate
- Super comfy
- Quality hardware
- Velvet shoe strings (not as soft once wet)
I think Sezane shirts are just so beautiful and timeless. Instead of grabbing a Sezane boy shirt (one of the Sezane best sellers all the girlies love) I went with this long sleeve blouse that has a fun flower embroidery pattern on it. It pairs with everything!
- Lace details
- Straight cut
- Ever so slightly see-through due to flower embroidery
As a curvy gal, pants are tough but these fit like a dream. They're stretchy and ride high on my waist. They do run long so I have to get them tailored but I love how classic they look with every kind of top. My new favorite pants!
- Stretchy & comfy
- Flatters curves
- High waisted
- Legs run long
I wanted to love this pair but they ride a little lower on the waist and just didn't flatter me. I did love the cut of the leg though! If you aren't as curvy, these will look amazing on you.
I'm obsessed with this white jumpsuit from Sezane. I didn't know what to expect and to be honest, I was worried it would be too small for my curves, but it hits in all the best ways and I always get compliments when I wear it!
I can't stop wearing this super soft sweater from Sezane. I love the subtle color the flowers provide an outfit and it pairs so well with pants, trousers or coats.
- Super soft
- Not too heavy
- Beautiful gold details
I can't stop wearing these woven loafers. They're super comfy, high quality and let the feet breath so they're perfect for warm weather outfits.
Sezane Sizing Review (Aka Can Curvy Girls Wear This Brand?)
Short answer: Probably. Can short AND curvy girls wear Sezane? Also probably, but with the help of a tailor.
Let’s get into it. When ordering pants for the first time, I was super confused about what size to get.
The website says “get your standard size or one below” but the French to US size chart conversion was a little confusing to me. International charts always are (and I just straight up don’t trust size charts as a rule).
Other Sezane clothing reviews by other bloggers report they run small, but that wasn’t the case for my Basile sweater. And plus, these bloggers are super skinny and I never trust the sizing reports from someone who is 10 sizes smaller.
So I figured tops are true to size, and I took the risk on two pairs of pants. I went with trousers that are inherently stretchy, so keep that in mind, but I was pleasantly surprised that they fit me. Pretty well, too.
So yes, Sezane fits curvy gals. They don’t offer full extended plus sizes (which they totally should) but many items go up to 3XL and the sizing seems spot on.
Sezane shoe sizing is really true to size. I usually wear a 9 or a 9.5 and the 9 in the Niel boots fits perfectly. I would feel confident ordering my normal size moving forward on all their shoes.
Oh, and their shoes are made extremely well. They feel luxurious to touch and walk in. I can tell my boots will last years.
Sezane Shipping Review
My Sezane order came super fast. Like so so fast. It came at least 5 days before it was projected to. I can’t say if that will be everyone’s case but I think you can expect your Sezane order to not take forever to get to you.
Also, the unboxing experience felt like opening a present. They think of every detail.
On my most recent order for some new Sezane spring goodies, I was swooning over the perfume someone cleary sprayed in the box. Did it convince me to buy their perfume? Almost (I have a signature scent that’s my fave but I’m very much into the signature Sezane scent. Maybe next time…)
As we chatted about before, Sezane is B Corp certified. They have items made from organic cotton and obtain other materials in responsible ways.
You can read about Sezane’s full sustainability efforts here but know you can feel good shopping here.
Are Sezane Knits Itchy?
Nope! I own two Sezane knits and they aren’t itchy at all.
Their knits are usually made from fabrics like alpaca, mohair and wool and are very very soft.
Is Sezane Worth it?
My honest review? Sezane makes high-quality pieces that will last you ages. They are expensive, and some items I think are perhaps a little inflated in price, but at the end of the day, this French brand is worth investing in key pieces for your capsule wardrobe.
I’ve been stocking up on many pieces and know they will last me for years.
Sizing is pretty spot on, though you may have to try a few styles and sizes to find what fits you best. But customer service is fast, and returns are free, so it’s low-risk.
If you have the budget and are looking to add sustainable, well made and timeless pieces to your closet, you’ll love Sezane clothing.
Got your own Sezane reviews to add? Drop a comment below so I can see!
What sizes did you order of each of the Sézane tops?
Love this and I would say a spot on assessment of Sezane for curvy girls. Love that you don’t trust influencers opinions on sizing when they are smaller than a size 10. Made me lol as I always roll my eyes when a skinny size zero girl tells me something fits big especially when I know it isn’t the case.
One question is for returns
– are there any postal costs or duties?
Really helpful article! I have the Leontine jumper and love it. I’m a US size 12 I think (New Zealand size 16) and I got it in the size XL and it’s quite boxy but in a nice way. It’s such a commitment ordering clothing from overseas, the more information the better from articles like yours – their website is pretty confusing. Love the bright red Betty cardigan especially.