Boucle knit jacket by Isabel Toledo
Not my cup of tea!
This item was itchy and tight at the bottom. It was even worse with the jacket. I would NOT recommend this garment.
January 22, 2015
Really cute piece!
Love this jacket! The fabric is awesome and a little heavier weight than I imagined it would be!
I did not purchase the dress but bought the jacket as a separate. This will look great with black, or gray slacks. I plan to wear it first with a black dress to a business conference.
One caveat, if you carry weight in your arms the jacket might make them look larger or you might need to size up.
Very satisfied with the purchase and the Isabel Toledo collection.
Thank you Isabel for making clothes that make me feel like a regular size girl!!!!!! And, I do not mind paying for what I like!
November 5, 2014
Worth purchasing to go with the matching dress
If you're going to buy the boucle dress, you really should get this jacket also. Like the dress, the jacket looks better in person than in the photo, and is one of the few in-store pieces from this fall collection that looks like it is a reasonable value for the price. The boucle fabric is richly detailed with little net pieces tied in, and the sewn on satin trim adds some nice detail, especially in the back. The trim is fairly stiff, which allows the jacket front to hang well.
As a pear-shaped 14, I am not a fan of boxy jackets that hide the waist. However, at least on me, the soft stretch of the boucle is more forgiving than expected. I'm docking one star because the jacket is not very interesting on its own without the dress-- I can't see wearing it with anything else. I'd also prefer it to have a hook in front to optionally close it, which makes it less boxy and more curve-friendly (and also covers up the dress's awful belt), but I can add either a hook or a nice pin myself. Of course, as with any boucle, I'll have to be very careful not to snag it. But it's still nice to have the jacket to turn the dress into a suit on those days when I want to go from work to a nice dinner out.
September 12, 2014