Rated 4 out of 5 by VintageShopper A modified version of spring's "Chambray Romper"
I bought the original version of this during the spring and absolutely loved it, but I know many people had problems with the fit. Specifically, the torso was too short. I, however, found that the original fit pretty well although not perfect. I felt that the torso could have been a teeny bit longer. Thus, I immediately went to Anthro to try on this new version once I heard about it. Those of you with fit issues from the last one, REJOICE! There is definitely more room in the torso (too much for me in fact). There is also a little more room in the bust. This one still pancaked me a little, but the old one did it slightly more. For reference, I'm a 30G or 38" bust.
Other differences include the color, material, and button details. The color is a crisp, dark denim, which may be preferable to some. However, I liked the lighter blue of the old one better because it screamed 1970s. The material of this new one is a much sturdier denim, although not too stiff. It's 100% Tencel which is the brand name for lyocell - a fabric derived from wood pulp. Sounds scratchy, I know, but it's really quite comfortable and soft. The downsides to Tencel are that it doesn't hold its shape well and that it can only be dyed using commercial processes. This means that if you get a bleach spot on it, forget about dyes or Sharpies to fix it. It's ruined. This jumper has the same zipper and button design that the old one did (decorative buttons on the side hiding the functional zipper). However, these buttons are a dark espresso while the old ones were a natural wood color.
Overall, this is a quality piece, and I highly recommend it - especially to those of you who were disappointed with this spring's denim romper/jumpsuit. However, if you're like me and found that the old jumpsuit fit pretty well, then you'll have to pass on this one. I found there was TOO much room in the torso - to the point where the fabric rolled on my back and sides. It also did not flatter my butt; the old one fit me much better. I thus decided to keep the one I had and leave this new one on the rack. In conclusion, ladies with long torsos: BUY THIS JUMPSUIT. Ladies with short torsos: PASS on this and look for this spring's jumpsuit on eBay. (Google "Anthropologie Chambray Romper" to see it.)
For reference, I'm 5' 4.5", 130 pounds, 38" bust, 28-29" waist, 39" bum, and I'm typically a size 4 at Anthropologie. This jumpsuit was true to size.
July 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5
by CommonCouture Chic, sexy, and feels like pajamas!
I waited (and waited, and waited) for this denim jumpsuit to go to the sale room and literally shrieked when it the price finally got cut. The fabric is so soft, but keeps it's shape beautifully. I am in the car all day and it doesn't hold "sitting wrinkles" at all.
I have a very long torso and large breasts so I can't wear a one piece or usual jumpsuits but this one has plenty of room, especially because of the halter. I also have a booty and it fits great too! The legs are very long, so you will need to wear the high wedges, but that's what looks best with this Charlie's Angels style anyway.
Don't hesitate - if it's in your size, buy it now!
September 17, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sue Torso issues seem to be fixed, but no talls!
Like some Anthro fans of the first chambray halter jumper, I had "long torso" syndrome. I had to pass on the jumper because the talls were sold out and never came back in stock. I was excited to see that it came back and in a heavier denim. My local Anthro had it and I couldn't wait to try it on. The short torso issue has been fixed. It's a darker, heavier, denim, so it seems less prone to stretching out after wearing it for 2 hours. For reference, I'm 5'9", 150 lbs, B cup. A size 8 fit very well. For those of us that cannot go bra less, a strapless will work. I sat down in it and the inseam was spot on. There was no having to yank the back up in place. So, if you're still interested in this cute little number, do not hesitate. my only issue is that it doesn't come in talls, so again I have to pass. While the torso fit, the inseam was too short. Sizing up gave me the desired length, but the low hanging crotch stood out. Hopefully Anthro will order some talls in this. I'm still hopeful :)
July 5, 2012