With all the cute shoes in the Livie and Luca spring and summer lines, we are receiving a number of questions about how the different styles fit, particularly since Livie and Luca doesn't offer half sizes. So Smockingbird decided to do a shoe line-up to compare the fit of different styles.
The big picture: Sophie comfortably wears size 10 in every style. This is good news because in past years certain styles (Cartas in particular) ran a good half size bigger than the rest. The sizing is much more consistent this year.
The details: We measured the soles of a size 10 in each of the following styles to compare sole length.
Ruche: 7 1/4"
Petal: 7 1/4"
Carta: 7 1/4"
Cotton: 7 1/4"
Bloom: 7 1/4"
All identical length, even on different sole styles! The Blooms seemed a bit more snug/narrow in fit, the Cartas, Cottons, and Ruches were a tad more generous in fit, and the Petals were somewhere in the middle. But each style comfortably accommodated both Smockingbirdies (one has more narrow feet and one has wider feet). As soon as the Minnies arrive we will add those to our sizing list.
For now we can suggest that you order your normal size. From what we can tell, there's no need to size up unless you are close to growing out of your normal size and want to extend wear.