Rated 2 out of 5 by Linz509 So much potential
I loved this coat when I saw it online so I immediately ordered it. Sadly though it does look much better on the model than in person. The white is beyond a off white, kind of vanilla and not in a good way. It is also very boxy so when I went to try it on I got lost in the coat. Very cute idea, but needs to be shaped better. The fabric also had a cheap feel.
July 6, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by FlirtyDreamer Cute Lightweight Faux Coat
This is a super cute pattern. I love pea coats and dots so I'm glad I bought this coat -- but I'm also very glad I waited until it was on deep sale. There are some issues with it that mean I would never have paid full asking price for this. The light khaki base color, rather than the pictured pale cream, limits it. So far I've only been able to pair it with bright neon or jewel-tone skinnies, and either black or cream colored tops. But that's ok. It does a good job punching up such basic outfits and taking them to the next level, so I'm mostly happy with the design.
Much worse is how very lightweight this is. It' is *not* a coat for any but the lightest chill or breeze. Think winter in Hawaii...or maybe late spring, early fall anywhere else. I'm in AZ and it's too lightweight for our winters. The lining has no interlining underneath and the outer fabric is not heavy at ALL. It may be shaped like a coat, but it is not in any way built like a true coat, and the original price is ridiculous for the build quality. The only reason I gave quality 2 stars instead of 1 is at least the seams and contruction are good, straight, and not falling apart.
I wear a small at Anthro but I usually get a 6 in coats or jackets, sometimes an 8 if it runs small, so I can be able to wear sweaters underneath. Based on previous comments I sized down to a 4 and I'm glad I didn't go down even further like I was considering. This runs true to size, it's just roomy around the waist and hips because it's a swing coat -- it's supposed to swing loose. Because it's so lightweight I lucked out. I won't be wearing it in cold weather anyway, probably just over t-shirts, shells, or thin cashmere at most, so I don't have to worry about bulkiness and the 4 will still work for me. But I'd say unless you have very narrow shoulders or are consistently between sizes, order your usual size or just one down at most.
I still recommend this, but with those caveats and reservations.
January 4, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by danib Love it, but...
there are a couple of issues. First, it runs HUGE. I ordered a 4 because it looked a bit boxy on the model. I am never a 4 in anything at Anthro; I usually take a 6 because I am busty. Well, the 4 had room enough for someone else in it with me. Also the sleeves were very wide. So I took it back and ordered a 2. I have my fingers crossed...
Second, there is a lot of extra material in the back, around that belted area. It tended to puff outward when I tried the coat on. I am hoping that going down a size will help.
I was so happy when this coat went on sale since I had been watching it for months and love the dot/dalmation-y pattern. I guess we'll see what happens when the size 2 arrives...
December 2, 2012