Rated 5 out of 5
Â by kristay Beautiful, unique trench. Very warm.
Love coats by Elevenses. This one was a lot heavier and warmer than I was expecting when I saw it online. The coat has lovely ruffle detail at the top, making it unique from other trench coats. I'm very slender (5'5" and 100lbs) and found this coat to be quite well fitting, so some may need to size up. I tried on a zero and it fit perfectly with a long sleeved shirt and dress underneath. I'm not sure how well a bulky sweater would have fit underneath, but the jacket itself is warm enough for those who live in milder climates like San Francisco (or even DC if DC's winters continue to be as mild as last year). I think the price point is great and the coat is well constructed. Definitely on my wishlist!
August 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5
Â by gardenia This reminds me less of Elevenses and more of the Idra jackets of previous years, like the gorgeous Clinton Trench and Double Ruffle Trench. It's a similar weight and fabric (which means it's likely not waterproof), and has a subtle beige/white polka dot lining with cute coral piping. I tried on my usual size 0 and it fit well but the sleeves were a tad long, so I'd like to try the 0P as well. Hopefully the petite length is as stated on the website and not too short.
On my petite frame, the ruffle extended a bit above my shoulder (even with the two snaps), which is really my only quibble with this coat. It can be a bit of a hassle to put on - there's a half-zipper that you can't see too well because it starts under the bust, plus two reverse buttons (not sure what the real term is, but it's where the button faces inwards), and the two snaps above the shoulder for the ruffle.
I was a little worried that this would only look good worn closed and all zipped up, but I actually really liked it just wrapped closed and knotted, with the ruffle folded down but still visible (see second photo). It looks a little weird completely open because one side is much heavier than the other, but with these two ways of wearing it, I think it's fairly versatile.
Overall, I love this coat, and it's a good thing it was 90 degrees out because I was seriously tempted to bring this home today!
August 25, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5Â by mrsmomesq Beautiful design but flawed
I loved this jacket on the hanger. I'm 5'2" and 118 lbs and grabbed a size 2. It fit well (except the sleeves were a tad long) and was a nice weight for fall weather. I also loved the navy blue color, since most trenches are khaki. It seems to be well-made. I was disappointed by the placement of the zipper. It only zips up the top half of the jacket, which is hard to see in the picture. Also, although the jacket is great looking when zipped/buttoned/tied, it looks ridiculous if you leave it open because of the cut of the jacket and the buttons. It really needs to be all closed up to look good. I was really disappointed because it would have been a perfect trench for fall. Definitely going to keep an eye out for it on sale, but wouldn't buy full price.
August 27, 2012