Rated 5 out of 5 by KitkatTX Gorgeous Jacket--Runs Large
This runs on the large side, so those who usually wear an x-small may be sized out. I'm usually a small and found it a tad too large and boxy looking. I sized down to the x-small; however, if you are broad-shouldered, sizing down may not work for you. Also note that this jacket is not meant to meet in the middle when lying on the chest.
Nice construction--the inner seams are bound with a pretty sage green cotton sateen fabric. The beautiful yellow cotton lace is artfully trimmed with a matte gold grosgrain ribbon, and I love the bracelet-length sleeves.
The measurements of the x-small are as follows:
Bust (armpit to armpit): 17"
Sleeve length: 22"
Jacket length (back of neck to bottom edge): 19-1/2"
Shoulder-to-shoulder (top of shoulders across back): 14"
This is a lovely jacket which would be a classic addition to any wardrobe, and it lends itself to a variety of styling options. Looks great paired with a dress or a blouse worn with trousers, or tossed over a casual tee with denim.
IMO, it is worth every penny and will not last until sale. It has only been on the rack at my local Anthro for a couple of weeks, and I purchased the last x-small.
Very pleased with my purchase!
February 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by shopgirlchic Stunning!
I have always been a fan of this brands' jackets over the years, they usually consist of classic shapes but in fun fabrics and this is no exception. I never would have purchased this online as being a size 14 in the top with a large bust, I have recently been sized out of many jackets. However after seeing in my local store yesterday with a cream lace peplum top and dark skinny jeans, they effect was stunning, so I grabbed it off the rack t try on not thinking the large would even fit. Having said that, this is probably a bit more generous then other jackets of this brand, maybe there is a bit of flexibility with the open lace. The medium even fit me even in the arms, but of course it did not lay centered across the chest, so I did purchase the large. The colour is fresh and current and a nice change with all of the lace out there. Yes is is a straight shape but it did not add bulk or anything unflattering to my shape. I love the easiness of the open jacket and will wear it over dresses like a cardigan and jeans and tees all year round. The beige ribbon trim has a slight gold sheen to it which was another nice touch. The yelloe in person is slightly brighter. The quality is outstanding for the price point as well. I would not wait for this to go on sale, it it even did make it to the rack, I would not want a trampled and possibly damaged version. Although the lace is quite thick and sturdy. Enjoy and grab it while you can!
February 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by mkfallon Inconsistent sizing with the new colors?
1. I agree with all the previous reviewers in terms of the quality of the thicker lace, the nice detailing with the ribbon placket, the cropped fit and adorable look. It's really cute and looks tailored but not stuffy.
2. Just a quick note on sizing: I purchased the "original" version of this jacket back in spring (which was bright yellow), and then I tried on the new fall crop of colors (which are black, ivory and green). With the yellow, I found it ran quite large and sized down to an XS. With the new wave, I find them more TTS and bought my usual S. The new fit also seemed slightly more close to the body than previous. So just be cautious when you read the other reviews and match them up to the dates when they were submitted (spring vs. fall) to be accurate. Personally, I love the new green color which is an exact match to emerald (the Pantone color of the year!)
September 3, 2013