coat - j.crew 0p, dress - banana republic - 0
tights - loft, shoes - loft 5.5
Review after the jump!
After a month and a half of ordering and trying on various J. Crew coats, including the funnel coat, the lady day, the metro coat, the coccoon coat, and the stadium duffle, I finally decided that the first coat I ever tried on, the slim trench, in vintage burgundy, was my winner. Unfortunately, by the time I had made my decision, I had to hound the site for weeks on end to find my size in stock. I eventually ended up with 5 sizes, 00p, 00, 0p, 0, 2p, and at various prices, since there were different promotions going on during the popbacks. Below are pictures of the trench in 00 and 0p. I wore a medium-knit sweater under the coat.
|But the sleeve is a good length, 00|
|A little bit poofy on the bottom, 00|
The coat is made from J. Crew's double cloth material which is of quality, though not particularly warm. I really wish this coat came in thinsulate!
|Nice and streamlined, 0p|
|Questionable sleeve length, 0p|
As you can see, the petite sleeves are much shorter than that of the regular sizing. I think my arms are short to average length, so you may want to choose regular and go a size down.
After careful deliberation with B, who has a fairer eye than myself for judging fit and practicality, we decided that the 0P would be better than the 00 or 00p, as it gave a more streamlined effect with passible sleeve lengths. With the 00p, the fit was very snug, and though it accentuated my figure the best, I wouldn't be able to layer underneath, a no-no for the harsh winters here. The 0 and the 2p made me look a bit bulkier, especially with the flaring bottom of the 0. I will keep my wrists warm by wearing long sleeved tops, sweaters, or wear gloves. I am extremely happy with my coat, and know that it will be a closet staple for years to come.