My experience with the sophisticated women’s ready-to-wear label L’Academie Los Angeles
L’Academie clothing always ends up on my Revolve favorites list as their styles tend to be more elegant and stylish but still contemporary. Their prices while not designer or luxury can be a little on the higher end for mid-priced womens fashion. Unless you snag a sale find. This is my experience with the brand so far from L’Academie dresses to pants sizing, quality and choice. Plus what’s on my wishlist this season.
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Here’s what I’ve found so far when it comes to this women’s fashion brand. Both the good and the bad and some tips for ordering.
I’m a girly girl so always end up with more dresses and matching sets than anything else.
L’Academie green midi dress
This green midi ribbed knit turtleneck dress was my first purchase from L’Academie. I choose it for the color, fit and going into Spring. As I always end up too hot in long sleeve sweater dresses in Spring.
The fit was absolutely perfect and I’d say a true XS. The color was exactly as shown online and considering it’s 55% nylon, 40% acrylic, 5% wool it wasn’t too hot or itchy. The only downside is that it’s dry-clean only. I’d normally style it belted but Chanel has my gold chain belt now for repairs.
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Pink blazer dress
I love the color and cut of this pink, statement shoulder L’Academie dress and it’s cut out back. It does wrinkle easily as it’s 55% linen, 45% viscose but that makes it lovely and breezy. I belted mine to give it more of a waist as it’s a boxy oversized blazer dress style.
Satin slip dress
This white satin midi dress is one of the few long dresses I haven’t had to have hemmed (I’m 5’2″). I got it for Croatia this Summer. It’s so lightweight and silky on that it’s going to be ideal. It’s also easy to dress up or down.
I’m a big fan of rompers, playsuits and jumpsuits as they’re so easy to throw on. This was another great fit and I love the color and pockets. It does crease really easily and you do have to unfasten the buttons to take it on and off. However, it’s on sale now for nearly half price so definitely a good sale find.
I was so excited to order these high waisted, black leather pants as a change from my fitted pair. As I thought they’d go perfectly with the more fitted tops I ordered and I get so much wear out of leather pants.
However, as much as I love them and they were the absolute perfect fit the cut just wasn’t flattering. As much as I wanted a looser style, I wanted them baggy like they looked on the model, not clown pants like they looked on me. There was so much material around my thighs it was ridiculous and I have muscular thighs so things are normally tight.
What I will say is that the quality was great, they were super soft. The sizing was also perfect too. They just went on sale so they’re definitely worth giving a go if you’re looking for a high waisted, less fitted style. Especially as they offer free shipping and returns but just be prepared that they may be too baggy.
L’Academie review haul
Watch my review haul below to see what I mean! It’s in chapters so you can skip straight to the L’Academie review section.
L’Academie black leather pants in size XS now ON SALE.
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What’s trending on L’Academie right now
There’s lots of L’Academie sale finds on here as well as their newest pieces including a striking blue pants set, stunning slip dress and neutrals to be able to mix and match.
I’ve found their sizing to run true to size but your best bet is to scroll to the bottom of each product and read the reviews where there’s a sizing review based on peoples feedback.
More leather trends and elegant hairstyles to try
Some more trousers/pants styles I’m loving right now and styling inspo. As well as some easy updo’s for a quick and chic look.
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