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Friday, November 27, 2015

Canada Goose Sizing for Petites

Hi, everyone!

I've been on the search for a nice coat to wear in the winter for quite a while. As I mentioned in one of my earlier posts, I was trying to decide between Burberry and Canada Goose. I decided to get a Canada Goose because it just seemed a lot warmer and more practical for the freezing Pennsylvania winters! But then the question was "Which parka should I get?!"

When I was researching online, I could not find a single article or blog post that was dedicated to Canada Goose for petite women like myself (I am 5'1 tall, almost 155 cm), which is why it took me nearly two months of extensive research and trying out five different department stores to find the right parka.

I hope you find this post helpful. I tried on the three most popular Canada Goose parkas: the Trillium, the Kensington, and the Victoria!

EDIT: For size references, I fit into an XS in all three parkas!


Saks Fifth Avenue advertisement of the Trillium Parka

The coat I ended up buying was the Trillium Parka!

  • 34" length from shoulder to hem. For my 5'1 height, the Trillium falls right above my knee, unlike the Kensington.
  • There are strings on the inside of the coat that you can adjust. I adjusted it very tightly so the coat has an A-line shape, but you can choose to keep it loose for more of a relaxed fit.


I initially fell in love with the Kensington Parka, but I didn't realize how long it would be on me! I had a chance to try it on at Bloomie's when I went shopping on my birthday.

Some things I noticed:
  • The Kensington Parka is 38" from shoulder to hem. For someone like me who is only 61 inches tall, that is more than half my height! The Kensington Parka falls mid-thigh for the model who is 5'10-5'11, but, for me, it fell past my knees, as you can see above.
  • The Kensington is a gorgeous coat, though. It is a slim fit, so it will fit your figure nicely.
  • The coat is really warm. I felt really hot just after wearing the coat for two minutes. 

I tried on the Victoria Parka, but unfortunately I did not get any pictures of me in it!
  • The Victoria Parka is 33" from shoulder to hem. For a tall person like the model pictured, this length would be just long enough to cover your rear. The Victoria coat fell mid-thigh for me, though.
  • I felt like it did not have much room for me to wear lots of layers. It was not as roomy as the Kensington.

Hope you found this post useful!
Happy Black Friday shopping!

With love,

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  1. Hi! Mind sharing what size did you get for trillium? Thanks in advance!

    1. I got an XS! It runs quite big. I have a lot of room to wear layers. Also, there are straps on the inside of the coat so you can adjust how tightly or loosely you want to wear the jacket!


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