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What to Buy at Talbots Semi Annual Sale

Take an EXTRA 50% already reduced merchandize until January 29th.

Today, we’re circling back to Talbots, sharing our top finds from their semi-annual sale.

Our goal is to help you create a chic and modern wardrobe, keeping your budget top of mind, and this post highlights the best options that will add value to your closet.

When making our selections, I consider all of your questions and requests along with our knowledge of what you already have in your closet.

What to Buy at Talbots Semi Annual Sale

Talbots Sizing and Fit

Talbots needs more credit for their long-standing commitment to size-inclusiveness. They have been offering a full-size range for years. 

So almost every item below is available in missy, petite, plus, and plus-petite.

Keep in mind sale items will sell out quickly, so size ranges will be effected by that.

The Semi-Annual Sale

Talbot’s Semi-Annual Sale is from now until January 29th with an additional 50% off already reduced merchandise. 

It’s an excellent opportunity to pick up a few basics or take advantage of significant savings on coats and sweaters.

In our round-up below, I included a little bit of everything, from layers and coats, and some pieces to buy now and wear later.

Let’s go shopping …

PIMA COTTON-BLEND TANK

A perfect everyday tank, available in navy, black and white with a universally flattering scoop neckline.

Layer it under a cardigan, sweater or blazer.

On sale for $29.99, with an additional 50% off at checkout

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PIMA COTTON-BLEND TANK

Talbots

$29.99

Your favorite sleeveless tank silhouette with an ultra-flattering scoop neckline. Styled in a lightweight knit made of comfortable cotton, soft modal and a hint of spandex for stretch, it’s the perfect layering option in the season’s most versatile shades.

VELVETEEN BLAZER

I featured this Velveteen Blazer, in navy, last month, right before Christmas, you can see me in it here.

It’s a wonderful option to add some depth and texture to your outfit while still keeping your look tailored.

Looks great with jeans and works with the navy tank above.

Available in missy, petite, plus and plus petite.

On sale for $149.99 with an additional 50% off at checkout

2

VELVETEEN BLAZER

Talbots

$149.00

A polished velveteen blazer is full of work-to-play perfection. With front flap pockets, topstitching and faux horn button details.

FAUX FUR TRIM HOODED ALTERNATIVE DOWN PARKA

If you are still looking for a cold-weather coat, or, you’d like a different color as an option, consider this one with a faux fur trim hood.

Available in black, toffee (below), ivory or red (colors are selling out fast) in missy or plus size.

On sale for $179.99 with an additional 50% off at checkout.

3

FAUX FUR TRIM HOODED ALTERNATIVE DOWN PARKA

Talbots

$179.99

Parka features faux fur trim at the removable hood, two-way zipper and logo snap button closures.

MICROFLEECE FUNNEL NECK TOP

We love soft and cozy fleece, especially when it’s in a polished shape.

I love this combination of red and tan stripe, it goes well with any color denim or black bottoms.

Available in missy, petite, plus and plus petite.

On sale for $64.99 with an additional 50% off at checkout.

4

MICROFLEECE FUNNEL NECK TOP – BAUBLE STRIPE

Talbots

$64.99

ZIP COLLAR SWEATER DRESS

We’ve talked recently about sweater dresses, and this one is nice alternative if you want something without a turtleneck and a little more forgiving.

It will give you shape but it’s not “body-con.”

Available in missy, petite, plus and petite.

On sale for $109 plus and additional 50% off at checkout.

5

ZIP COLLAR SWEATER DRESS

Talbots

$109.99

A classic shift silhouette with an elegant tweed look. Features an easy half-zip closure you can zip up or down to suit the weather. Easy pullover styling.

STRIPE MOCKNECK SWEATER

It’s a well known fact that I’ve never met a stripe I didn’t like and this one is no exception.

Love the neutral, elevated combination. It’s easy to wear alone or, if you want to wear it as a top layer, size up if you are between.

Available in missy, plus and plus petite.

On sale for $79.99 plus an additional 50% off at checkout.

6

STRIPE MOCKNECK SWEATER

Talbots

$79.99

Metallic stripe print sweater made from a soft cotton blend.

VELOUR CREWNECK PULLOVER

If your loungewear is looking a little worn, this set is nice option to freshen things up.

Sold separately, this crewneck velour pullover is only available in missy sizes XS – XL (remember, sale sells out fast).

On sale for $59.99 with an additional 50% off at checkout.

7

VELOUR CREWNECK PULLOVER

Talbots

$59.99

An easy crewneck pullover made with luxe velour. Designed in a relaxed fit with shoulder seam details.

Velour Joggers

Make it a set with these slim leg, tie waist velour joggers in missy and plus sizes.

On sale for $59.99 with an additional 50% off at checkout.

8

Velour Joggers

Talbots

$59.99

Made in a true jogger silhouette with an ankle cuff, side pockets and a functional drawcord at the waist. Pairs perfectly with the velour crewneck above.

Satin Halter Top

A buy-now-wear-later find.

I love this satin halter top in ivory.

Available in missy and petite sizes.

On sale for $79.99 with and additional 50% off at checkout.

9

Satin Halter Top

Talbots

$79.99

A luxuriously soft top made from smooth satin featuring a pretty bow detail at the back.

TWIST DETAIL CREPE SHEATH DRESS

I’m excited about this gorgeous pink sheath dress.

With spring events closer than we think, this would make a lovely Easter, or weekend bridal or baby shower dress.

The side twist if super flattering and you can have some fun with heels. I love that they styled this with red shoes. 🙂

Available in missy and petite in sizes 2 -18.

On sale for $129 with an additional 50% off at checkout.

10

TWIST DETAIL CREPE SHEATH DRESS

Talbots

$129.99

Crafted from lightweight, breathable fabric. Finished with a chic side twist.

REVERSIBLE LEATHER BELT

A preppy dream, this navy and red stripe belt is a fun addition if it works in your style profile.

Would be cute in the summer with jeans or shorts. And it reverses to all navy to make it practical.

Available in XS – XL.

On sale for $59.99 with an additional 50% off at checkout.

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REVERSIBLE LEATHER BELT – STRIPE

Talbots

$59.99

A reversible leather belt with gold-tone buckle.

Thank you to Talbots for sponsoring this post. #talbotspartner #mytalbots

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Karen S Weitzman

Wednesday 18th of January 2023

I'm only seeing 50% off the sale prices. How do I get the additional 20% off?

Megan Kristel

Wednesday 18th of January 2023

Unfortunately the extra 20% promo is over. we've update the content to reflect the new sale.

Cassie

Wednesday 18th of January 2023

Good Morning Megan! I found your website a few weeks ago and I'm delighted! I love all the recommendations and have even bought a couple of sweaters, which I love. I'm 72 years old and my style is classic, but I'm concerned about dressing age appropriately and fear I have lost my wardrobe touch. I have read your Wardrobe Essentials Checklist and, I have at least one item every category. I search Pinterest almost daily and have created a board for The Well Dressed Life. But I can't seem to get it posted to Facebook. Can you help? Thank you for all that you do! Cassie

Renee

Thursday 8th of December 2022

Megan, I just love to read your posts. I'm fairly new to you, and have bought some of your suggestions which are always great.

But I read the posts just for the comedy! Even if I'm not going to buy any of them, you're so dang real and hilarious..."for the love of all that is fashion..." hahahaha!

Great to read. Keep it coming. :)

Lori

Tuesday 27th of September 2022

Thank you so much for these recommendations. I can get lost looking at a Talbots catalog so this was helpful. You are spot on with how you interpret their styles. I love that you can tell it like it is. These are all beautiful finds.

Megan Kristel

Tuesday 27th of September 2022

Thanks so much Lori, so glad it's helpful :)

Julie Berry

Monday 26th of September 2022

Talbots fit is often not great for me, they tend to make the waistlines much too small and I am usually a size 4 in most brands. Maybe because I’m more of a rectangular shape? Also the fact they will not pay the shipping costs no matter how much you spend is ridiculous especially when many of these items are not available in the store.

Samantha

Monday 26th of September 2022

Love those boots! And all the boots in the fall - I'm with you on that! I get stuck on *how* to wear the boots. These ones, for example, with skinny jeans? What about other lug sole boots at about this height - can they be worn with straight leg jeans, etc.?

Megan Kristel

Tuesday 27th of September 2022

Yes, for these particular boots where them over your pants. Lug or Chelsea boots you can wear over a legging or skinny jean, and under a straight.

Tracy Gray

Monday 26th of September 2022

I love these suggestions! And like you sometimes I feel like Talbots is sometimes old fashioned. But I’m going to definitely look into the soho pants.

Megan Kristel

Tuesday 27th of September 2022

It definitely takes some time to sort through everything! I'm glad you like what we found!

Kathy

Monday 26th of September 2022

Oh my gosh I love all of these!

Megan Kristel

Tuesday 27th of September 2022

Yay! So glad - there are some great options right now.

LeeAnn Conlon

Monday 10th of May 2021

Please keep including Talbots in your what to buy series. Since our move to the south, all I have is Talbots, Chicos, Gap and Banana. Ann Taylor closed years ago in my small town and JCrew has even fled the other larger Piedmont community. (Oh how I miss King of Prussia mall!) thank you for sorting through the bumblebees to find the gems! PS. I bought a Talbots white tee on your recommendation, thank you!

Megan

Tuesday 2nd of March 2021

Is missy equivalent of a regular/straight size?

Megan Kristel

Tuesday 2nd of March 2021

Yes, Missy and Regular are interchangeable, just depends on the retailer.

Deanna Debrecht

Monday 1st of March 2021

Ooh, that double v-neck terry dress is on it's way to me! I LIVE in dresses in the summer and know it will become a workhorse! I ordered a petite as it looks like it runs long in the waist and the length - fingers crossed it fits! Thanks for finding the good stuff for us!

Kristy Spears

Monday 1st of March 2021

I haven’t thought of Talbots in years! Thanks for reminding me and showing me what to look for! I’m interested in the Tweed jacket and knit jacket in the fun pink color. I agree dark jeans and flats, but what top will you be pairing with them? Particularly the tweed (Chanel looking) jacket? Thanks for getting me on track with my style! Love love love when you feature these what to buy posts. I tend to get overwhelmed looking on sites.

Marie

Monday 1st of March 2021

As a petite woman, I live in Talbots pants. There are many to choose from, including yoga pants. When I was working, most of my clothes were Talbots. Now I find occasional pieces. Their stores are beautiful with helpful sales people and nice dressing rooms. I dont always buy, but enjoy going there. I can usually count on consistent sizes. Thanks for this article.

Linda M

Monday 1st of March 2021

I absolutely live in those Talbots bateau neck tees. They are flattering and last a reasonably long time for the price. Talbots has some very nice tees in a v neck as well; their black and navy ones hold their saturated color. I also like their Authentic Tees for fall and spring. They are that heavyweight, old-fashioned cotton, and all feature some sort of stripe. As a plus size woman, I appreciate that they are one of the best for having nearly every item available.

Megan Kristel

Monday 1st of March 2021

Thanks Linda, and I agree, I wish more mainstream retailers would be this size inclusive.

Kathy

Monday 1st of March 2021

I've become a pocket addict. I need a front pocket for my phone and none of these dresses fit this requirement. I've also found that the fabric is important for pockets, as thin fabrics will flop around with the phone inside. A sturdier cotton or knit helps to avoid that problem. Otherwise, I'm passing on dresses - which I prefer in the summer - without pockets.

Joan Breckwoldt

Saturday 29th of February 2020

Well I might give Talbots another try after seeing some of these items. Their cuts are very boxy and usually aren’t figure flattering on me at all. I’m 5’9” and a lot of the tops and jackets hit me too high. Thanks for the “round up”!

Stacy

Monday 24th of February 2020

I have my own vintage Talbots which is well made and beautiful. Due to classic design and natural fabrics I will keep as long as possible. All I buy now are tanks and Ts, a rare shoe or button-down and sometimes jeans. They used to have beautiful suits and formal wear. I am sad to see it because I am very petite. I did check out the Barbour jacket; alas, not available in petite.

Dalene Jacobs

Monday 24th of February 2020

Love, love, love Talbots jeans!! They fit so well, are very flattering and tend to have a slightly higher waistband that works well for our more "mature" figures (no more muffin top!).

Mary Brannigan

Monday 24th of February 2020

I love Talbots and I’m so glad you featured this. I do agree that some things ate frumpy so I try to avoid those at so costs. I try to keto it modern classic and I find that they have some excellent basic pieces. Their jeans are also very high quality.