Embroidered eyelet long jacket by Isabel Toledo
This one truly rates five stars. The fabric is terrific: eyelet, with a soft hand. Construction: excellent, with couture touches. Design: very flattering, classic, elegant. It looks wonderful over grey satin ankle pants and camisole; also as a dress, with a belt, as shown online. A great garment at a great price. Please keep these coming!
April 12, 2014
Beautiful and flattering lightweight coat
This coat exceeded all my expectations. It's so thrilling for me as a larger woman to be able to wear clothing designed by a haute couture designer like Isabel Toledo. This coat looks fantastic- so stylish and lightweight. I'm wearing it to a wedding soon and I look forward to lots of compliments on my look.
April 12, 2014
It Was a Bust
I was hoping to be as in love with this jacket in person as I was with it online, but it is just too much to be worn regularly. My office is business casual, and the gold (much more prominent in person) combined with the eyelets were way over the top for work wear, even when used over more muted clothing or worn on its own as a dress like in the photos here. A friend referenced drag queens when I asked for an opinion. While I wouldn't go that far, this jacket is a fashion-forward statement piece that won't fit everyone's style. It seems better suited for special events or going out than it is for every day use. For example, as one other reviewer mentioned, a holiday party would be the perfect place to show this off.
On the other hand, if you happily embraced the metallic trend in your everyday wardrobe, this may be the perfect piece for you. The garment was very well-made and for that reason, I had to give it high ratings. LB has upped the quality of materials and craftsmanship with this collection (thanks, Isabel Toledo) and it's an excellent and much appreciated change. The grey lining is a lovely touch, as are the chevron lines on the back of the jacket. The sleeves were almost the perfect length, and usually jacket sleeves are too long for me. They could be unfolded for those with longer arms too. I typically wear petite pants and found the length of the jacket was just right.
April 2, 2014
I wear this jacket with jeans, mostly. It is perfect for spring. It is perfect for evening. People compliment me and ask to touch it. It is so light weight and the gold accents are just the right touch of glamour. I am very busty so I ordered a 18. I usually wear a 16.
March 26, 2014