In particular, many of the jackets and coats had "a too boxy" cut. Fluffles said it best with the following: "Either the shoulders fit alright but the waistline is far too large (cf. the teepee comment!) or have a jacket be quite tight in the shoulders and only a slightly smaller waist (which is still too large sizing down)". I could not agree with her comment more when it comes to a few of J.Crew's jackets this season. I missed the more tailored look for jackets from previous seasons (e.g. Bella, Lexington), as they were easier to determine one's proper size.
So, I thought it might be helpful to have a post where we could quickly review a few jackets we own or have tried on, in terms of size & fit. :)
For me, I am a normally a size 0-2 in jackets. I felt in previous seasons, the size 2 fit me best. This season, the size 0 more often than not was a better fit. The following are some quick notes of size/ fit:
- Wool-Cashmere Harriet Coat (Item 99222): had to size down (went with size 0); the shoulders were fine, the body of the coat was still loose, but the belt helped cinch extra fabric in
- Metallic Giraffe Day Coat (Item 96171): true to size (went with a size 2); the body of the coat is loose, the shoulders are narrow
- Berry-trim Astrid jacket (Item 96309): had to size down (went with size 0); the shoulders are a bit snug, but it made the body of the jacket more tailored; incidentally the jackets looks tailored in the front, but a bit boxy from the side
- Herringbone Fiona jacket (Item 96553): had to size down (went with size 0); shoulders and arms are a bit snug, but the body of the jacket isn't as loose as the size 2 (but still loose)