Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Eddie Bauer 2014 Spring & Summer Collection - A Review!

Eddie Bauer Sunshower Trench Coat in Oyster
Spring has arrived like a miserly grump where I live, and there's nothing to do but stare out the window at small heaps of snow on my lawn in the middle of April! However, EddieBauer.com has given me hope that Spring is somewhere out there hiding with the Easter Bunny, and I just did a great shopping of Eddie Bauer outfits I can wear during the Spring and Summer!

I've written about Eddie Bauer previously on SnyMed.com, showcasing the Eddie Bauer 2013 Holiday Line, Eddie Bauer Journeyman Bomber Jacket, Eddie Bauer Travex Line for Spring 2013, Eddie Bauer Summer 2013 Summer CollectionEddie Bauer 2013 Back-to-School Clothing for Kids and--the blog post that started it all--My 20 Year Affair With Eddie Bauer!  In the same tradition as my previous fashion posts about Eddie Bauer, I will model their Spring line up and tell you honestly what I think of their pieces.  

The first thing I can tell you about Eddie Bauer clothing, is that many of the pieces come in a wide range of sizes (from petite, regular or tall, to plus sizes).  So don't skip them over because of your size; do have a look!  

The second thing I can tell you about Eddie Bauer clothing, is that their sizes are extremely generous!  So, a size 14 is best to order a size 12--or even a size 10!  The exception to this rule would be their pant sizes, which fit just a bit larger than usual (although I find their waists roomy).  

In the photo above, I'm wearing the Eddie Bauer Sunshower Trench Coat in oyster colour, size small (I would normally wear a size medium), $129.  I think that it's a nice, versatile and neutral piece.  I like that the belt cinches in at the back, giving the raincoat a more fitted look for better tailoring.  I choose this style because while I love a trench coat that ties in the front, I never have enough time to tie and untie the belt.  The coat buttons down the front, but since the buttons are covered by a placket, I would have loved to have had a zipper down the front for convenience.
Eddie Bauer Girl on the Go Twisted Front Top in Black
& Horizon Roll-Up Pants in Dark Smoke
Above I'm wearing the Eddie Bauer Girl on the Go Twisted Front Top in black, size small (I'm usually a medium), $40, and Eddie Bauer Horizon Roll-Up Pants in dark smoke, size 6, $70.  I love that the pants are lightweight and can be quickly rolled into capris.  Honestly, the twisted front top was not for me, as I did not like the piece that hung down in the front.  I didn't select the correct sizing, and unfortunately both pieces were too large on me.  The size extra-small top would have been a better fit for a woman usually wearing size medium.  Similarly with the pants, size 4 would have better fit a woman wearing size 6.
Eddie Bauer Slightly Curvy Adventurer Stretch Ripstop Slim Cargo Pants in Pumice
& Infinity Polo Shirt in Mulberry
Check my favourite Eddie Bauer pants of the season: the Eddie Bauer Slightly Curvy Adventurer Stretch Ripstop Slim Cargo Pants in pumice, size 6, $70!  These pants are such a great fit and I have fallen in love with their "Slightly Curvy Adventurer" line and the ripstop fabric.  I love the pockets on the legs and the overall look of the pants!  Sadly, the Eddie Bauer website shows these as sold out right now--and for a good reason!  Again, I found the pants large in the waist and should either try these in a size 4, or wear a belt with these pants.  

I'm also wearing the Eddie Bauer Infinity Polo Shirt in Mulberry, size small (I'm usually a size medium), $50.  The shirt fits me well and is a great basic piece for all seasons.  It's very lightweight and is quite comfortable on the skin.  I'm thinking of picking up other Infinity Polo Shirts in the other 3 available colours.
Eddie Bauer Vintage Lace Underpinning Shirt in Almond &
Slightly Curvy Adventurer 8" Ripstop Shorts in Pumice (L) & Dark Smoke (R)
Last year I fell in love with the Eddie Bauer Slightly Curvy Adventurer 8" Ripstop Shorts.  They really are well-crafted, look great on, very versatile, and you cannot beat the ripstop fabric.  I also fell in love with the Eddie Bauer Vintage Lace Underpinning Shirt in almond, size small (I'm usually a size medium), $70.  The shirt is very sweet and wonderful for cool weather.  Do wear a camisole beneath, as it is a bit see-through (I wore a white cami beneath mine). 

This year I tried the Eddie Bauer Slightly Curvy Adventurer 8" Ripstop Shorts in pumice (left), size 6, $50, and in dark smoke colour.  These shorts are modest without being saintly.  As the shorts fit generously, I ended up exchanging both pairs for a size 4, which fit me very well.
Eddie Bauer Slightly Curvy Adventurer 5" Ripstop Shorts
Pumice (L) & Sprig (R)
I adored these shorts so much, that I also tried the Eddie Bauer Slightly Curvy Adventurer 5" Ripstop Shorts in pumice, size 4, $50 and in sprig colour.  I first tried the size 6 in the 5" style, and they were just too big all around.  The 5" shorts were also a great fit and not too short.  I would highly recommend both the 5" and 8" shorts, and suggest that you pick up at least a few pairs of each in different colours.  Last year these were my go-to shorts all summer long!  Be sure to purchase one size down from your usual size!
Eddie Bauer Live Your Adventure Graphic Tee in Ivory &
Slightly Curvy Ripstop Cropped Pants in Sprig
Check out this casual look with the Eddie Bauer Live Your Adventure Graphic Tee, ivory, size small (I usually wear size medium), $28.  I love slub cotton, so this has quickly become one of my favourite tees of the season--so cool and soft!  I'm also wearing the Eddie Bauer Slightly Curvy Ripstop Cropped Pants in sprig, size 6, $70.  As I mentioned earlier, I love the slightly curvy line from Eddie Bauer and their ripstop fabric.  These are a great-fitting pant, but a belt might be in order for me.  If you love these capris, purchase them in 4 other colours too!
Eddie Bauer Slub Texture Twisted-Front Shirt in Ivory &
Slightly Curvy Ripstop Cropped Pants in Sprig
Also paired with the Eddie Bauer Slightly Curvy Ripstop Cropped Pants in sprig, I'm wearing the Eddie Bauer Slub Texture Twisted-Front Shirt in ivory, size small (I usually wear size medium), $35.  Slub cotton is the best in my books, and I love how the thick and thin yarns alternate to create a light to mid-weight cotton, with a slight transparency.  I found that the shirt was too roomy, so I exchanged for a size extra-small that fit well.  Yes, the shirt works great for a larger bust, and is available in 5 great colours.
Eddie Bauer Lily Balance Dress in Black
Everyone needs a little black dress for special occasions, and the Eddie Bauer Lily Balance Dress in black, size small, $80, was a very good fit.  The Lily Balance Dress is from their Travex line and comes in 3 colours.  I like that the v-neck is flattering and yet not plummeting.  I also like that the fabric is lightweight, and that there is a half-sleeve to the dress (perfect for air conditioning in the warmer weather).  I would recommend this as a go-to dress for Spring or Summer--that can be dressed up or down, depending on your accessories.

Follow Eddie Bauer on Social Media!

What is your favourite piece or pieces from the Eddie Bauer Spring/Summer collection that I've shown above?  Do you ever shop online for your clothing?  If no, why not?

62 comments:

  1. You look awesome in all your new clothes! The dress is my favorite, I live in dresses and the material looks comfortable. I like the trench coat too, if it were also in black - I haven't had a trench coat since my old Matrix-inspired one wore out and I've been meaning to replace it. Really good info on the sizing also!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Beeb! Love your comment about your "Matrix-inspired" trench coat!

      Delete
  2. Love it all, especially the trenchcoat! Great review.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Amanda! The trench coat is a great basic piece.

      Delete
  3. I love the trench coat - right on trend. The roll up pants are so great for the changing weather of spring and early summer! Got to love the dual purpose of clothing like that. I have been a fan or Eddie Bauer for as long as I can remember and love that they stay up with the fashions and offer great quality in sizes that have grown (and occasionally shrunk) over the many years I have worn their clothing! Love the variety you shared with us here. Perfect for a quick weekend away for Mother's Day LOL

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cathy, thank you. I've also been an Eddie Bauer fan for more than 2 decades.

      Delete
  4. you look great, looks like you are still losing weight.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Christine! Yes, I am still losing weight but at a much slower rate now.

      Delete
  5. Those are some very nice outfits.. Eddie Bauer has some very nice things!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Kung Phoo! I agree that Eddie Bauer has a nice line for women, men--and they even have a kid's line.

      Delete
  6. Five kids? Jenna you look fantastic!! The trench coat look has to be my favorite.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love the clothes you've featured - so much versatility and options for Spring. Can't wait till we can wear capris!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Jenna: That's adorable!! I love the first picture. You always look great in the eddie bauer clothing.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Paula! I can't wait for the nicer weather this week to wear some EB pieces.

      Delete
  9. My favourite piece is the trench coat! Usually when you buy a trench coat it looks frumpy but this one is fitting and looks amazing!!! The little black dress is a keeper too!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Jennifer, thanks a lot! I love that the trench coat has a belt at the back that can fit to the figure. It definitely creates a more tailored silhouette.

      Delete
  10. You look good! I may look into the trench coat, if they have it in black and they really have a size that could fit me. I wouldn't have thought of Eddie Bauer clothing before this though, so thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Kisa! The trench coat does come in black and is available in up to a 3X. As Eddie Bauer is a very generous size, that would equate to a 4X.

      Delete
  11. I want the Horizon Roll-Up Pants in Dark Smoke! They would be perfect for travel.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Kas, they're a great travel pant and nicely lightweight. The fact that they roll up is the icing on the cake!

      Delete
  12. Eddie Baur has such classic looks. My fave is the dress :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love that black dress! So pretty and it looks great on you!

    ReplyDelete
  14. We don't have an Eddie Bauer where we live, but I love that first Lace top blouse and those shorts look comfortable!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Heather! I should have mentioned that I ordered all the clothing items on EddieBauer.com. They ship to almost anywhere in the world.

      Delete
  15. You look gorgeous! We love Eddie Bauer clothes!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love Eddie Bauer! I have a few pieces and love them.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Super cute black dress, I love it! Eddie Bauer clothes are usually pretty nice and are comfy!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! I agree with your assessment of the EB clothes being nice and comfy!

      Delete
  18. Love the coat and shorts! Can't wait to go shopping there.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Sandra! Many of their items are on sale now on EddieBauer.com

      Delete
  19. You look great in all of these outfits

    ReplyDelete
  20. The trench coat! You have to wear that more often. You look amazing in all the outfits, but you gotta show off that coat!! Eddie Bauer is definitely stepping up their game and you can see it in their style of clothes now.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Jeannie! I think that the trench coat is a nice basic piece for any wardrobe, and it comes in 3 colours I believe.

      Delete
  21. I think you look great in all of them. I particularly love the lace shirt and the trench, I'd totally see myself wearing them over and over.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Petro, thanks a lot! I agree that those are pieces that I will be enjoying a lot this spring and summer.

      Delete
  22. Love the coat and the black dress! Definitely good wardrobe staples.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Maddi's Mommy! I agree that they're good staples to any wardrobe.

      Delete
  23. love those foldable capris, and that white blouse! I have a long sleeve that looks just like it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Amy! The blouse must look cute in a long-sleeved version!

      Delete
  24. I like your spring coat :) That white blouse with lace is elegant. All of your outfit are awesome!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Mel! It feels good to have some fresh, new pieces for Spring!

      Delete
  25. Your outfits look fantastic! We've only had one experience w/Eddie Bauer, and it was a state-of-the-art down coat, thin but very warm, that my son got in high school. He still wears it years later, it still looks brand new, and it still keeps him warmer than any other coat he's ever had. Makes me a true Eddie Bauer fan. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Mail4rosey! I agree that Eddie Bauer clothing are very durable: my down-filled jacket lasted for 20 years, believe it or not!

      Delete
  26. Loved the foldable pants. And You are looking really beautiful in that black dress

    ReplyDelete
  27. Great looking outfits! I really like the trench coat, the cargo pants and the cropped pants! I must say you look really good in all of these clothes!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks a lot, Joanna! These are definitely great go-to pieces!

      Delete
  28. Jenna, you are rocking that black Eddie Bauer Lily Balance Dress! Love these clothes! Comfy and stylish :)

    ReplyDelete
  29. Those shorts are the perfect length, good job Eddie Bauer.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Looking good Jenna! They have some lovely basic collection. I am loving that trench coat.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Just love your look! You look quite spiffy

    ReplyDelete
  32. I love the trench coat,it looks great on you

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...