Ponte chevron jacket by Isabel Toledo
An expensive jacket so expected a better fit for this kinda money.The fabric is FAB!
Love the design but I didn't realize it had no close and no sash. (overlooked the small print). As mentioned previously, the lapel curls!! What's up with that! I don't want to make adjustments to make it fit like add hooks or buttons. Sleeves area bit large. I am an ample sized 22 so ordered 24 - will have to exchange or just return.
I'm still contemplating - luv..luv the design and fabric. Hate the fit
October 27, 2014
Should have been a home run. Not even a base hit.
Completely agree with the previous review, this jacket was cut badly. I usually take an 18 in ponte jackets but I sized up on this one to a 20. The material itself is Gorgeous, much nicer than the ponte knit used last year.
Pros: Back chevron detail is gorgeous, great fabric, decent length (I'm a long torso 5'4 hourglass).
Cons: Arms are too big in relation to the bodice of the jacket. Shoulders are too roomy, sleeves are too long, there is No closure to this jacket. The breast material does indeed start curling immediately. It's just cut plain wrong. Such a bummer.
Add a button or big pin and it might be worth some alterations because the material really is premium, but for such an expensive jacket, it should have fit perfectly right off the hanger.
October 17, 2014
I was so excited about this jacket. It is so cool. I ordered my usual size 18 and it was too small. I returned it and ordered the 20 and it fit but the front is too small and now the arms are too big, because the 18 should have been cut correctly! It's cut very wrong. A top designer should know much better! There is no closure to the jacket, that's fine. But it doesn't even come close to touching in the middle. There is about 4 inches open in the front. I could overlook that too because the back is sooooo cool! I still have to return the jacket because the seams "roll" in the font no matter what I do. I even tried pinning the jacket closed with a cool vintage pin. The seam still rolls. Ruins the whole look! I'm so frustrated that I won't ever try this designer again. That's how frustrated I am! When I look closely at the model photo, the seam opens up and does not lay properly but you can't tell in the photo how bad in person it really is.
October 13, 2014