|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 Collection, Eddie 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.
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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?