Sezane Try-On: Cult A/W Favourites & Wardrobe Staples

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So it’s been less than a month since I placed my first order with Sezane, but I was so impressed with the quality of the pieces I received as part of my initial order that it prompted me to place another order within a few weeks (I shop in the comfort of the free returns they now offer to Australia🙈).

This time round, I took the opportunity to try out some of their cult favourites which include one of their iconic knitwear styles and an outerwear piece.  Shopping online can be a bit tricky so I thought it might be helpful to share my thoughts on the pieces I ordered including any sizing notes as a point of comparison.  

#1 – Colette Mariniere

Sezane top (sz XS), Everlane trousers* (sz 2, short), Sarah Flint flats* (review here)

If you read my post where I talked through my first Sezane order, you may recall that I ordered this exact top in the Ecru/Camel colourway.  While I thought the quality of the fabric was great, I ultimately sent it back as I found the colours were a bit too washed out for my liking.  Getting my hands on this top in the navy/ecru version is what prompted me to place this Sezane order in the first place.   

Again, I went for the size XS and it fits me well.  It’s still a relaxed and boxy fit on me and looks great on its own with enough room to layer a shirt underneath for a Parisian-inspired look.  I like how the mariniere looks both tucked in and worn loose, though I think I have a preference for the latter as the fabric is heavyweight and feel a tad bunched up when tucked into denim or a structured skirt.  

#2 – Gaspard Jumper

sezane gaspard knit in navy in blog post sharing review

Sezane jumper (sz XXS), Everlane trousers* (sz 2, short), Sarah Flint flats* (review here)

In light of all the rave reviews I’ve read about this knit, I had to give it a proper go.  So I ordered the cult Gaspard jumper in two colours and two sizes (as I’ve heard it’s oversized and getting the right fit can be a bit tricky).  

I ordered a size XXS in navy and a size XS in camel.  Ultimately, the XXS was the pick – it fits me well, while still maintaining an oversized and relaxed look.  The XS sat well around the shoulders and body, but it was a tad long in the arms.  If you’re a size AU 6-8 in tops, I would recommend you go for the XXS like me. 

sezane gaspard jumper in blog post sharing thoughts on sezane order and sezane james coat

Sezane jumper (sz XXS), Everlane trousers* (sz 2, short), Sarah Flint flats* (review here)

The Gaspard’s biggest drawcard is the fact that it can be worn in several ways.  Despite its name, I primarily consider the Gaspard Jumper to be more of a cardigan thanks to the elegant mother-of-pearl buttons that can be worn at the front and back.  It’s a stylish and elevated cardigan when worn with the buttons at the front and a chic boat neck style knit jumper when worn at the back.  

The wool looks and feels incredibly soft and while I was initially concerned that there would be shedding because of how soft it looks in the campaign imagery as well as the mohair content in the wool, my concerns disappeared after I received my order as shedding is not an issue at all with this knit. 

I didn’t keep both of these knits and have since sent back the camel version in XS.  I do love the colour and style and may repurchase this again in my correct size when I place my next order.

#3 – James Coat

sezane james coat in blog post sharing thoughts on sezane order and knitwear

Sezane James Coat (sz 4), Sezane top (sz XS), Nobody Denim jeans, Sarah Flint loafers*, Senreve bag

I love me a coat, so it should come as no surprise that picked up another one.  I’ve seen the Sezane James Coat around for a few seasons now so I took the opportunity to try it out for myself.  I followed the size guide and ordered a size 4 and it was thankfully the right size for me.  

I was initially worried that the proportions might not suit my petite frame but thankfully it fits me quite well.  The coat is a cross between a pea coat and a long blazer – a great transitional jacket if you live in a cold climate and an ideal winter coat if your winters are mild.  

It’s worth noting that the camel colour on the Sezane James Coat is a much brighter and more vibrant than what you would expect of traditional camel pieces.  The colour can be best described as not quite orange but not quite a tan brown either.  The pictures of the colour on the website are accurate, but I don’t think ‘camel’ is an accurate descriptor as I consider camel to be more of a muted tone.  

Styling-wise, I can see myself wearing this coat to elevate my off-duty or smart casual looks because of the relaxed style.  It’s got some great structure to it, but the mid-length doesn’t lend itself to conservative workwear where longer coats are typically the norm.  

I hope these try-on notes were useful to any of you mulling over Sezane pieces.  I’ve had a pretty good hit rate with my orders so far and have been very pleased with their quality and their customer service.  My order arrived within the week via DHL and I was able to easily coordinate a return through their website. 

As always, thanks for stopping by!

P.S. Five of my favourite winter outfits from 2021 and a comparison between my Gucci & Loewe belts.



  1. NS
    September 26, 2021 / 8:25 am

    Thank you for this very detailed and helpful review! I like the Gaspard myself in navy and camel. But given it’s composition of 37% Super kid mohair, 37% Baby Alpaca, 26% Polyamide — are you worried about longevity? Thanks!

    • September 28, 2021 / 3:17 pm

      My pleasure! I’ve got no concerns about longevity. I think the key is in the care – i’ll handwash these (as I do my other knits) and lie them flat to dry. That has really extended the life of a lot of my knits that I’ve had now for years x

  2. Alicia
    October 20, 2022 / 6:11 pm

    Love!! I was looking for Sezane reviews and stumbled across your very cool blog. Love how comprehensive your reviews are and how well you answer the issues / concerns we would have buying, especially when we can’t fly to France to try on in person ;). I’m eyeing off the James Coat and was wondering what your normal sizes / height is?

    Can’t wait to read more and get inspired x

    • Alicia
      October 20, 2022 / 6:12 pm

      Oh and wondered if you think it’s warm enough for the Sydney winter?

      • October 28, 2022 / 1:28 pm

        Yes – it’s perfect for Sydney winters!

    • October 28, 2022 / 1:27 pm

      Thanks so much! I’m 158cm tall 🙂

  3. Carrie
    February 20, 2023 / 11:06 pm

    Thank you so much for your review! My height and size are very similar to yours so your review has been so helpful! I’m thinking of getting the Colette Mariniere top and the James coat and I was worry about sizing. Now I’m ready to take the plunge 🙂 However, if you don’t mind me asking, how was the return process with Sezane? Do you have to pay for shipping back to France?

    • February 21, 2023 / 7:06 pm

      The return process is pretty simple if you’re located in Australia like me. It’s free and you simply process a return online for the return slip to be generated.

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