Rated 4 out of 5 by shopgirlchic Black not navy
Since the description said "nautical" I wasn't sure if this was navy or black stripes as its so hard to tell online. Add to that as a colour description of "white", I was happy to see this in store to see for sure. The idea of this and the feminine details are great, and of course comfort at the top of the list given its made of a soft jersey knit, however it's not without a few flaws to consider.
To allow for maximum flexibility, it is not lined of course, which is fine but it causes the front facing/lapel to not lay flat, and I had to fidget with it to make it lay flat. I had it over a tshirt material knit dress, so that might have cause a bit of the " sticking", but I would be wearing this over t's and tanks and not necessarily silky tops, so I wanted it to work. If I do get it I would very carefully try to tack it down from the inside to stop the movement.
The puff sleeve is adorable, and accommodates a larger arm. I am a size 14 and busty, and of you are not you could likely size down, given that it will likely stretch a bit. I tried on the large.
I do wish that the bottom peplum was a bit longer, I think it would be a bit more flattering if the jacket proportions were a touch longer, but layered over a longer slim tank, it could work for a fuller figure with a skinny jean. As its shown on the model with the full bottom would only work if you are very trim in the middle.
I am sure it will be a big hit, and like I said the idea is adorable, just one of those things that should be tried on as I was surprised that it wasn't one of those "no brainers", I was glad to see in store first.
July 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Michaelrenee Polish
As soon as you toss this piece on over a t-shirt or more structure top with skinnies, bells or boot cuts you have an instant casual polished look. I love this jacket. I bought the white and black. I've worn this with red, white, black and green tops. It looked equally great with each. While the jacket is versatile and adds instant polish, it is perfect for us petites with a full bust. I am 5'1", wear a 34 DD, weigh 128 lbs and usually wear a size 6/8. I purchased the jacket in size PM. The jacket emphasiizes my hour glass figure and fits my bust area beautifully. When purchasing jackets or blazers, I always look for button placement that is slightly below my bust line to avoid the gaping. Often I have to size up and then head to a seamstress to have shoulders, length and sleeves adjusted. Not this time. This was perfect right out of the box. I highly recommend this jacket as an addition to your wardrobe.
October 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5
by AfroAnthro Great Sweater/Blazer
This is a sweater-like blazer. It is not that structured, but it's cute. I absoloutly love it with the jumpsuit as pictured. It did seem to run a bit large. I liked the shorter look on the model. I tried the 4. I need to size down. I'm 5'3" 34B.
July 15, 2012