Rated 5 out of 5Â by Lidian Beautiful late-fall coat!
After reading several reviews, I decided to take a chance and buy this coat. I am 5'3'' and slender so I decided to go with a small. Although I cannot say either way how long the buttons will last before falling off, I'm not taking any chances and losing one. That would totally be my luck. I'm going to reinforce them with some extra thread. The color (purple) is gorgeous, the weight of the material is just right, and the princess seams are an excellent touch. My only complaint is that it is a little bigger than I am, but then again, I suppose more layers would fit underneath on an especially chilly day.
Rated 3 out of 5Â by VeryBerry1 Poorly Sewn Buttons
This coat is very warm and stylish, but within 2 weeks of wearing it all but two of the front buttons popped off. The buttons are very loose and there is not a lot of thread holding them on, so they catch on things and with too much strain they pop off. Since it was an online only item, I did not want to wait to return it and order another coat. I have since sewn the buttons back on with stronger thread, including the buttons that haven't fallen off yet, as I'm sure it's just a matter of time until they did. Other that the button issue, the coat is very nice.
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Killian Poor sizing
I am 5' 10" tall and wear a size 12. Shirts/sweaters/coats are almost always a size large because I am uh, well endowed, but in tshirts and such I can also wear a medium. I had a similar wool peacoat that was also a size large and it was roomy.
This coat? I can get it on, but once on, cannot move my arms beyond a few inches. I could button it if I needed to, but then wouldn't be able to move at all. I'm not sure who sized this as a "large" but it's barely a medium. Total waste of money. A button popped off the second time I wore it, too; clearly not well made.
Rated 3 out of 5Â by neh527 Very cute and trendy, but runs large
My 5' tall but curvy daughter usually takes a women's size small, but occasionally a medium if a larger bust measurement is needed. Ordered both just in case. The small was very loose on her w/ sleeves down past her hands. I held up the sleeves to my arms (I'm 5'4") and they hid most of my hands too. Returned both, which was a shame because the styling was very cute. So, suggest not ordering up if you're between sizes and unless you have long arms, be prepared to get it tailored. A heavy coat, definitely for the coldest weather.