Review: Annie's Equestrienne Apparel

I am now the owner of two pairs of Annie’s Equestrienne Full Seat Breeches. One in their rust color and one in the Tardis blue with crystals on the pockets.

The rust was my first pair. I bought them on pre-order after seeing them on Facebook. I love old school riding attire and thought it’d be nice to have some cool schooling breeches. When I did the pre-order, they only had them in full seats but they do also sell them in knee patch.

What was super disappointing was the fit. I went with a size 28 after reading their sizing chart and going with past experiences where I was maybe a little over zealous with how small I am. They fit great in the leg but had a huge gap in the waist. An awful awful gap. I put them aside and kept meaning to post them for sale on Facebook but never got around to it.

But I loved the sock endings, I loved the fabric  (so soft and comfortable! and not overly hot in the GA humidity), and I loved the color so when they had their summer clearance sale, I thought, for $60ish, I’ll try another pair and I’ll just get a size smaller.

This time I went with the Tardis blue. I love blue. Blue looks great on me and it looks great on Gus. Besides, a little bling is always fun. Much to my dismay, these pants were way tighter! I got them on but I felt like I was going to be splitting the seams on the full seat. The waist probably fit okay but I couldn’t yank it into the right place!

To give credit, once I was on Gus these not only looked amazing, they did settle in. By the end of my lesson I forgot how tight and restricting they felt. Still, I wasn’t going to order another pair of full seats!

I still might try a pair of their knee patch breeches if I find another color I like at an okay price. I do love the fabric and the color washes up wonderfully. The crystals, did not… but oh well, at least they aren’t leaving behind junk so you can’t tell they are missing. I think the big thing for me is that these breeches are just made for someone who is a bit smaller in the thigh than I am.

7 thoughts on “Review: Annie's Equestrienne Apparel

  1. Thank you for this review! I keep waffling on trying them or not, but after this I think I’m going to have to pass. I’m definitely not a slim thigh and often have trouble finding breeches due to this. Thanks for the honesty 🙂

    1. They are beautiful breeches, just not for our body type. At least in full seats… I keep going back and forth trying to decide if I want to try the knee patches

  2. Those blue ones look lovely! I have a pair of 28L rompfhs… and I can barely walk..but they look so nice that I continue to wear them. I have lots of other 28s that are too big… why can’t everyone just get on the same page with sizing….arg!

  3. I love the colors, but they’re definitely designed for a younger audience I think. They don’t make my size and they don’t offer a lot of structure. 😉 I’ll just continue to admire the color from here.

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