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Fit Review Friday! Athleta Stronger Hoodie in Petite XS vs XXS

Happy Friday everyone! Sooooooo happy the weekend is here. I have a short fit review today. It's a comparison between Athleta's Stronger Hoodie in PXS and XXS.

For reference I'm 4 feet 11 and typically a size 4 in Lululemon Define Jackets and a size 2 in Scuba Hoodies. In Athleta this translates to a XXS or PXS.

Last year I ordered the Stronger Hoodie in size XXS. They didn't have petite at the time and now they do! So of course I wanted to compare the two. Unfortunately I did not keep the XXS Stronger Hoodie from last year. I ended up returning it because I wasn't sure about the forest green color. Here are the photos I grabbed from last year's review.

Stronger Hoodie Forest Green XXS

Let's start by comparing how the two look from the front. Almost identical, right. The XXS looks to be a little more fitted in the waist. The length of the PXS looks just a smidge shorter in the front. Everything else looks the same.

XXS                                                                  PXS

Now, the back is a completely different story. The XXS is very fitted in the back and totally loose in the PXS. There's also more room in the chest/armpit area. I vaguely remember I found the chest to be a little tight in the XXS when I zipped it up. There's definitely enough room to layer in the PXS. The PXS is also not as flattering looking. I look a bit frumpy from the back. The color is totally gorgeous though!

From the side, they both look about the same to me. If you want a more fitted look, go with your regular size instead of the petite version. But if you're all about comfort and want the option to layer, go with the petite sizing. 

I ended up returning the Stronger Hoodie because I really don't need another hoodie. But if I did, I might have kept it! The color cassis is a beautiful shade of red and perfect for fall. 

That's it for me, hope you all have a great weekend! 


I'm still eyeing this Stellar Blazer too!

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  1. Definitely love the cassis color more. Thanks for the review! The Stellar Blazer might look really cute and you might get a lot of work week use out of it (vs more hoodies). :)

    1. This is true.... I'll think about it, the blazer is pretty pricey. Maybe if it goes on sale!


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