Welcome to The Great Try-On. With autumn well and truly in the air, we seized the opportunity to try on some of the best new-in pieces from some of your favourite brands, documenting the process along the way. We believe that the best way to shop online is to see an item IRL and to read candid reviews, so we hope that this leads you to your most successful purchases on the year.
Reformation may be best known for dainty bridesmaid attire and shirred everything. But I have a bold claim: It’s not the flirty summer dresses that are the real stars of the brand. The American label has been serving up recycled cashmere sets and effortlessly chic baggy trousers every autumn, and this is where I think it shines. Best of all, it brings back the same core styles each year instead of pumping out more microtrends that none of us asked for. The majority of its covetable styles are only available online, but it’s always worth popping into a physical store to get acquainted with the sizing and materials it uses.
That leads me to say you know by now that with any of my reviews, quality and material composition come first. Anything that had a synthetic blend or zips that were left exposed wasn’t featured in this roundup, because those aren’t anomalies; they’re across every unit of that design made. But unlike the case with many retailers, it was a quick and easy job to hand-pick the items you’ll see in this try-on.