Verdict: Returned and holding out for something more classic. However, the fit is smaller and more flattering than the J.Crew coat I bought last year (see this post and this post for my video review).
Coat: J.Crew Townhouse Trench in 00P, 7 colors available in petite, regular, or tall
J.Crew’s 25% off plus free ship over $100 (use code LOVEFALL) ends tonight. I started coat shopping several weeks ago in my quest for a classic camel coat. This coat seemed promising – it looks super fitted on the model and even comes in a 00P (J.Crew long coats used to start at size 0P).
Likes: On me (around 5′ tall and 95lbs), the 00P fits very well throughout. The shoulders, waist location, sleeve and total length fit well on me (I noticed J.Crew made many of their coats longer this season, which does not bode well for someone short like myself). The torso of this coat allowed for some layering room but was not bulky. And lastly, I’ve been a fan of the double cloth texture, the pretty lining, and the buttons with reinforced backs that are typical of J.Crew coats.
Dislikes: I wasn’t in love with the military structure as I’m looking for a classic camel coat. I was also not a fan of the shiny buttons that felt like lightweight aluminum (would love a tortoiseshell-button coat), but they do suit the military theme.
I try all coats on with flat shoes, since I rarely commute during the winter in heels. The proportions of this coat (higher belted waist, shorter overall length) still look good with flats on.
Other J.Crew coats available in petite sizing this year:
Readers – Did you pick up anything from this sale?