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Elizabeth & Clarke The Unstainable Workwear Collection

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Elizabeth & Clarke has launched The Unstainable Workwear Collection on Kickstarter. (This is separate from their quarterly subscription.)

Haley went to NYC to be a part of the video for this project – make sure to check out the finished video!

Here is a look at the 4 pieces in the collection:

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Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

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20 Comments

  1. I think I’ll slip in at the end for pants and maybe a skirt.

    Haley, you look great!

  2. I got the pants, and I hope they will have the add on like last time, I want the skirt and the jacket but do not need the dress. I am 5′ 3″ and I bet the waist will not be right for me on the dress. As for exchanges, I have been on the regular sub for 2 years, and I guess it depends on what is available, they cannot give you something they do not have.

  3. I’m so tempted to try the $70 pants. (And if I did the pants I’d go ahead and do the blazer too) However I’m 5′ and have a, ahem, large rear. The rise on the pants in the video snippet looks low, which I like, but I don’t know if it would be high enough in the back to cover my rear. Also the front looks like it has a foldy type problem. It’s a gamble. I’m undecided. I’ll go watch the full video and see if that shows me more and helps me decide.

  4. I went for the full collection, the $330 pledge. Totally worth it for someone who spends every day in a conservative office wear environment like me. The pieces are always very well made, versatile and unique without being over the top or inappropriate for work wear. Can’t wait until Nov! And I really hope they reach their $250k goal (and beyond) to have navy (and red) as color options!

  5. Pledged for the jacket and pants! LOVE the edgier details on the jacket, (hello, vegan leather accents!) and the adjustable length pants are genius. I usually need longer inseam pants, and I am hoping I could wear them as pants, crops, and capris! 😀

  6. Man, i love that dress! But i’m sadly a shy of 5′, so even if it’s designed for petites, i don’t think it’s going to work for me. If i could just hem the dress, that’d be great, but you’d lose that great mesh detail.

  7. I had to talk myself out of getting every piece. I love them all. Pledged $160 🙂

  8. So cool to see Haley and her son in the video 🙂
    Always exciting to see someone you “know” in stuff like this – even though I don’t really know you Haley, it sure does feel like it after reading reviews 🙂

  9. As a mom to a small child (who just last night wiped a face covered with food all over my pants as soon as I walked through the door :)) I love the idea of a suit that I can put in the washing machine, unstainable or not! I’m also glad to see that you can exchange sizes if the one you pick doesn’t work for you. I don’t see that dress working for my office, but I like the jacket and pants, so I just backed them at the $160 level.

    • As a word of warning: I took part in their last Kickstarter Unstainable project and Exchanges are hit and miss. I had 2 shirts that I wanted to exchange for 1 size up from a 0 to a 2. They had one of the shirts in stock and were able to send it right away, the other wasn’t in stock and they said they would ship when they had it and said it might not go out until their Spring shipment. It’s been 6 months since I sent back the smaller size and I’m still waiting for them to send that 2nd shirt to me in the size I need. I’ve contacted them and they told me their Spring shipment didn’t happen yet and it will ship June 1. Actually, they ship spring by March 1 and Summer by June 1 so I feel like they just flat out lied to me about the timing. I’ll be 20 weeks pregnant by June and am laughing to myself about how I waited all this time and now it’s not going to fit me anyway. In other words, don’t count on being able to do a timely exchange. Also, for the 1 shirt I did end up getting in my size, it stained the very first time I wore it. I leaned up against something that must have been dirty and I followed cleaning instructions but could never get the spot out. I like the mission behind the company and am not trying to deter anyone from funding their campaign, but just wanted to share so that people go into it with realistic expectations of what could happen if they need a different size.

      • I had to exchange twice and both times it took less than 3 weeks. One shirt was out of stock in my size so they let me choose another one.I think it might depend on which rep handles your requests.

      • For what it’s worth, they don’t seem to be shipping their unstainable shirts on the same schedule as their regular shirts.

  10. I really wish they had petites! The description says 5’1″ to 5’11” – that’s a long range (and I’m 5’0″ anyway). I love the clothes but the cut details on the sleeves would be lost if shortened and similar issues are there for the skirt and dress.

    • Hi Janet! Every style is designed with the petite woman in mind! Our fit model is 5’4″ — typically fit models are 5’7″ or 5’8″ in the fashion industry. However, the average American woman is actually 5’4″. We also asked a number of different ladies to try on the pieces, including a few petite (5′ – 5’2″) ladies and it fit them really well. If you have any other fit or sizing questions we are happy to help you at howdy@elizabethandclarke.com

  11. Yesssss! I love their shirts and those clothes look amazing. Admittedly, I was not fond of their kickstarter tactics for the unstainable shirts where they decided to offer more colors instead of sizes :/

    • Hi Ks! We heard your feedback and changed up our stretch goals for this campaign. Our first 2 goals are for new sizes — and we are also offering fewer stretch goals for new colors and more goals for new sizes. The first goal is $100k for a US Women’s size 16, and we will keep offering more sizes as we raise funds.

      • But once again us plus sizes are asked to invest money in something that might never even reach the level where it will fit us. I’d love to get your stuff in plus size, but am I honestly expected to throw money at a kickstarter where the rewards are not in my size? What do I do with a set of clothing that can only be made up to size 14 when I need a 22? We have to rely on regular sizes again to donate 2.5x the requested amount to hit the lowest of our sizes, and I’d have to wait for them to raise 10x that amount before I could get anything in my size. I’d love to pledge for a blazer and some pants, but at 40k you reach your goal and my card gets charged whether or not you reached my size. That pretty much means I paid money for stuff that doesn’t fit so regular sizes can get some cool clothes instead of me. Once again your promise of plus sizes is an afterthought instead of an actual goal.

        • Great post, Laura. I bow at your feet. Soooo frustrating. I actually sent them an email (which I’ve never done with ANY company) begging them to make their clothes for larger sizes. I would LOVE to sign up for their quarterly sub, but can’t due to sizing issues. I would even be willing to pay some extra for any extra material they would use. You hear that, Elizabeth & Clarke?! I think they are missing out on woman who desperately are looking for great fashion, but get left out so often. Why do you hate us women who wear a size 20, designers?

          Sorry, rant over. Heh.

        • Perfectly stated, Laura. Thank you!

  12. Did. The 160 pledge!

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