Truth! I DO NOT need another coat. I was attracted to the stylish European design and the Pink-ish Brown color. I was positive I would love it as much as the next reviewer. Most of you are well aware of my favorite quote by my Mother, " A girl can't have too many coats."
Second Strike: The hemline stops right at the widest part of my hips. And I don't have wide hips, nor am I heavy set. But this jacket made me appear frumpy.
Big Plus: The ruffle detailing and enamel buttons are perfect. The waistband falls at a flattering level. I loved the coat from the back.
This coat is flattering all buttoned up as we have seen above. But not so open.
I am not pleased with the appearance of the unbuttoned coat from either front or side view. The effect gives the appearance of the coat being 2 sizes too large for me. In CA it's not uncommon to wear coats open. It's more trouble than it's worth to spend a few minutes buttoning up, when I am going to walk 6 feet to get into my car. At which point I would then unbutton a coat so I can drive comfortably and unrestricted a few miles directly into my garage.
|Oxer Coat in Green - Sept 2010 Catalog|
Shop the Oxer Coat at Anthro here.
The Anthro model is sitting with the coat open. (Note: I'm not really trying to make any point here) Really, my hair doesn't look any worse than hers today. But make-up forgot to visit me again.
FABRIC: Third strike: The instant I tried this on I felt the itchy wool. The collar is unlined on the inside. And I don't often wear collared shirts that I could fold over to prevent my neck from itching. The wool itself seemed soft to look at, but when I rubbed it with my hands was scratchy. However, I truly was in love with the attractive Pink-ish Brown color and the European Attitude in the design.
DELIVERY CONDITION: The coat is fairly wrinkled from packaging. Needs a good pressing or steaming. The enamel buttons are carefully wrapped in tissue paper to prevent scratching. I carefully pulled them off for photographing, and then put them back on.
In the end, negatives out weighed the positives. I have to love a coat to pay this much. I am sadly returning this Tabitha Jacket to continue my quest for a Brown Tweed Jacket to go with my Lass and Laddie Oxfords.
I am wearing the Lass and Laddie Oxfords here.
Anyone have suggestions? I would probably be happier if the Oxer Coat were Brown Cotton. I do love the simple ruffles and European Styling.
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Anthro Sister Love, Laura (lauramartinsemail)@yahoo.com