Universal Standard is the most size inclusive brand.
T-Shirt: c/o Universal Standard
White Wide-Leg Jeans: Express, also love this and this
Hat: Brixton, also found here
Shoes: Dolce Vita
Have any of you heard of Universal Standard? I’ll be honest, I just learned about this clothing brand a couple months ago. The reason why I heard of them is because they opened a brick & mortar store in Chicago. The space was amazing and it offers more than shopping. I’ll share more on that later!
The minute I saw Universal Standard’s clothes, I immediately became obsessed. The style is basic, classic, and high quality. To me this means it is effortlessly chic and they’re versatile pieces. Want to know the best part about them? They’re known to be the most size inclusive brand that exists. They have the most size variety of any brand. Currently, they have 40 sizes. And their sizes are known to be ‘true sizes’. Meaning, a true medium is actually a size 18, so that is how they based their sizing.
My Favorite Things About This Brand
Oh and want to know what my favorite thing is about this brand? I KNOW you all will love this perk too. If any and I mean ANY of your clothes from them no longer fit (either its too small or too big) you can exchange it for FREE! There’s no time limit when you can make the exchange. Just any time in your lifetime your size has changed. How amazing is this? I seriously wish I knew about this brand before my mastectomy and cancer treatments. My size has changed so much and of course that required me to buy new clothes. Knowing this about Universal Standard would have been cost-saving.
Universal Standard Size Inclusive Sizing
They believe that a size medium should reflect the size that most women are. Hence why the size 18 is a medium. Therefore, their sizing is slightly different. But easy to follow and understand. For example, in other clothing, I’m normally a size small (size 4). In Universal Standard’s sizing, this translates to a size 3XS. Their size goes up to 4XL, which is a size 40.
Below is a breakdown of their sizes. You can also check it out here in full detail.
|Universal Standard Size||USA Size|
The Basic Tee
Ok, so let’s talk about what I’m wearing. The t-shirt I’m wearing is from Universal Standard. I have to start with something very basic and neutral. And you know it’s good if you love their white tees. Verdict: I love this white tee! First of all, it’s soooo soft! Which translates to “very comfortable”. This tee is fitted but doesn’t feel restricting. If anything, it’s so flattering! It is probably hard to tell in the photos, but the tee is ribbed. The length is longer than your usual t-shirt length but not long enough to be considered a tunic. I hope this makes sense….
You can wear this tee alone during the Summer, but during Fall it would look great to layer underneath a jean jacket (these ones are my favorites) or a cardigan. During those cold Chicago winters, it’s a perfect base layer underneath a chunky knit sweater. I also own this tee in the navy color in the v-neck version.
Their Brick & Mortar Store
As I mentioned earlier, they opened a brick & mortar store in Chicago. It’s located in the West Loop. The exact address is 174 N ADA ST, SUITE 200, CHICAGO, IL 60607. They also have stores in other cities and you can check them out here for their locations. The space is incredible. The decor is on-point. Basically it feels like you’re at home. A super chic and cozy home. There are several rooms and two of them are used as fitting rooms. One can be a private fitting room (just for you) and you can have a stylist help you pick out some stuff. Or you can use the larger fitting room for a group private fitting room. Wouldn’t that be perfect for a girls day/night? Pop some champagne and do some shopping!
They also have a kitchen stocked with snacks, drinks, and coffee (of course) and a very large dining table. Ohh and they have a swanky bathroom with a shower! See how this can totally be your home haha.
Speaking of the very large dining table, that table can be used as a work space. That’s right, you can come in anytime during the day and use it as a workspace. How cool is that?! What’s even cooler is that you can actually rent out the entire space (the store) for an event, meeting, party, all for F-R-E-E. That’s right free! You just have to make sure you book it in advance. You can book the room here.
Now that I talked your ear off about Universal Standard, let’s shop some more. Currently loving these.
What are your favorites from this brand?
Definitely need to check out this brand!!! Don’t they have clothes at Target or am I thinking of something else?
I know you’ll love this stuff! I think you are probably thinking of Universal Thread, which is a brand sold in Target.
YES! I am so happy that we now live in a world that is all size inclusive, all gender and race inclusive and that we are now striving to be as sustainable as possible. It took look enough but at least we are getting there!
100% agree with you Didier!
I had never heard of this brand before! I’m definitely going to check them out now though, thanks for sharing! I also love this outfit and how you styled it. So chic and modern! Xx
This brand is definitely worth checking! Thank you Carrington!
I love this- what an incredible brand! Inclusivity is so important. And don’t you look too chic here?! Love the all white!
Le Stylo Rouge
They are seriously amazing! Thank you Ashley!
Denise Kokinis says
Yes! So happy you finally got to see the showroom, it’s soooo cute! Loved reading about them again and all they are doing. So happy you shared so much about their mission and obviously their cute clothing. I need those tie waist pants in my life!
Denise | Fashion Love Letters
The showroom is beautiful!! Thanks so much Denise!
Amy Ann Arnold says
That is so neat how inclusive they are and how great about the exchanges!!
Straight A Style
Right?! So amazing!
Yes!! Totally obsessed with Universal Standard. Their dresses are ultraflattering! It’s nice to know how an item is going to fit without the guesswork. I truly hope this is the start of more brands adopting the range and true fit of sizes that Universal Standard has!!
Oo I need to try out their dresses!I hope this is the start too!
It’s slightly crazy to me that I happened to read this blog post today because I was JUST on their website earlier today, learning about them! I’d heard the name but never looked at their products or new about any of what they offered. I’m seriously impressed!
That is CRAZY! Their stuff is so good!
Tanvi Rastogi says
I have been hearing a lot about this brand … and looking at your look the fitting speaks for itself. I will have to check them out.
It’s such an incredible brand! Hope you like them!
I would love to try this brand hun, I have never heard of them before but they sound so good 🙂 xx
They’re definitely worth trying!
I looove this white outfit! This brand sounds so interesting. I really like this redefinition of beauty standards and how we all can look lovely no matter our size 🙂
Thank you Natalia! It really is a great brand!
I had heard the name before, but really didn’t know much about the brand. It sounds amazing! And I seriously want to go check out this store now! So can you actually use the shower…? LOL
Chic on the Cheap
It’s such a great brand! I actually asked them about the shower and they said yes haha!
Candace Hampton says
Cute outfit! Love the idea of a size inclusive brand. I used to work at a retail store and I often encounter clients that love a piece of clothing but couldn’t buy it, because it didn’t fit.
I used to work retail too and it was such bummer whenever I came across the same situation.
Never heard this brand but it looks great, your outfit is beautiful, I love the fully white outfit. You are looking super cute.
Have a pleasant day.
What?! Exchange for free?? How awesome!
Melissa Kacar says
I definitely need to check this brand out! I love to support size inclusive fashion brands! Thanks for sharing! 🙂 Beautiful photos, as well!
They’re definitely worth checking!
40 sizes??? Holy moly! That is amazing! I absolutely love that they so inclusive with their sizing and I feel like more brands should take initiative. I’m going to check them out!
I know! How awesome is that!
A Woman Of A Certain Age says
I am constantly looking for the perfect white T shirt. I’ll check this out.
I hope you like them!
I never heard about this brand before but it looks like such an amazing shop.
Love your outfit and theses piece you’re wearing are so versatile. I especially love theses white pants. So pretty !
It’s definitely an incredible brand. Thank you!
The Exclusive Beauty Diary says
Basic, classic and high quality is something what I expect from clothes. This brand have amazing pieces that perfectly fit in my style. For the first time I heard for them, but I need to check their page. Thank you so much for sharing. You look so gorgeous in white outfit.
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They are really incredible! Thank you!
This store sounds awesome! I love the inclusive sizing 🙂
Me too and this brand is incredible!
This is such a chic look dear! Love the bag and hat combo.
Jessica | notjessfashion.com
Thank you Jessica!
Ashley Hargrove says
I absolutely love when brands consider every single size and body type. They are actually one of my go-to brands when I am pulling clothes for commercials. They look great on everyone and fit every single person!!
I love it too!! That’s so awesome Ashley!
Wow what an incredible brand!