I tried on about a dozen blazers and jackets from the Zara Woman line, and without fail the smallest size swamped me every time. It was so bad I didn't take any pics.
Then, on my way out, I came across this stretchy Double-Breasted Frock Coat in a thick knit. In short:
- XS (no petite sizing) is very fitted on me in the torso. See the curve-hugging back view!
- shoulders are a smidge wide but I don't mind the structure; sleeves are just a little long
- nice details like epaulets, cuffs, inside zipper, buttons (not as shiny as in the pics)
- great option for anyone a few inches taller than me looking for a lighter winter coat
Elle reviewed a pretty amazing service, Suddenlee, which hunts down items and ships them to you for a small fee. This coat retails for $169. Here's the tag and the online description.
Readers - which coats are you eying for the upcoming Fall/Winter?