J.Crew Colletta Double Cloth Coat in 0P, Torch Orange
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J.Crew Colletta Double Cloth Coat in 0P (left) vs. Lady Day Double Cloth Coat in 0P (right)
Immediately you will notice that the Colletta is shorter than the Lady Day. I thought that a shorter length would be more flattering on a short gal (for new readers, I am just under 5 feet tall), but the photos above say otherwise. The Colletta almost feels like a child's coat on me - short and wide and flared.
An issue I have with both coats is the high placement of the "waistband." It is nearing empire waist territory which I try to avoid for the youthful n' pregnant effect. The Lady Day (right) drapes closer to the body, but the shirred waist on the Colletta (left) exacerbates the empire effect.
From the back, the Colletta waistband looks lower-placed, but that is an illusion created by my longer hair and the shorter overall coat length:
In my rush to return the Colletta I forgot to take measurements, but the Lady Day in a 0P measures: 14.5" across the shoulders, 17" across the armpits, 14" across the waist band, 33" total length, and 21" sleeve length. The Colletta has the same exact shoulders/sleeves/chest measurements, but is wider and shorter starting under the bust and below.
Readers - did any of you purchase either jacket above? If so, please share your experiences and post a link if you took photos.