Laundry by Shelli Segal Softshell Anorak (Nordstrom Exclusive)
Very nice jacket
It fits true to size to me. I usually wear 0P and the 0 in this jacket fits nicely. Still have room for a light sweater underneath but fitted enough to look flattering. The fleece lining is comfortable and soft. I ordered the chocolate and it's a dark brown (looks almost black on its own but looks brown against other true black items). The sleeves and body are not too long even though it is a regular size and I usually wear petite size.
Great Casual Jacket
I bought this jacket because I wanted something that I could just pick up and put on when I was picking up my mail or running around town. I am 5'5" and weigh 125 with a rather curvy frame. It fits me well. However, I do agree with one of the reviewers who said that the waist is high. I keep pulling the garment down in order to readjust the waist. The jacket is warm enough for interim 50s temperature we have in the spring and the fall in the northeast. I love the fact that it has a hood in case of inclement weather, although I do wish the hood was removable (always look for this feature). This jacket reminded me of a jacket I bought many years ago that I still wear in the house but is very worn out. Very comfy. The details on the jacket...pockets, etc. look great. I did not like the pull-string in the lower back side of the jacket. Seriously, why would ANYONE design a jacket with a pull-string near your backside? Don't most women want to de-emphasize this area? So....since I wanted to keep the jacket....I cut off the pull-string. Then I sent the jacket to a tailor to close up the bottom of the jacket. I will say that she did a great job. But...the jacket cost me $54.97, plus another $21 for alterations. Even though it's a casual jacket for me, after wearing it a couple of times, I knew that if I kept it, I would have to alter it. So overall...cute styling but some details such as the pull-string, the waist rolling up and the hood not being removable is why I gave this jacket a 4 instead of a 5.
Cute But Elastic Waist Was High
I like the style of this coat except for the wide, elastic waist. Also, the waist is too high on me. The material is soft, though I imagine it would pick up lint and hair easily. I'm 5'3 and 102 lbs. The length is more like a 3/4 length coat on me. It's lightweight and OK for cool days but not exceptionally warm without extra layering. The hood is a nice feature. I returned it because of the high, wide elastic waist and lint issues.
After reading the prior reviews about readers having good luck with this jacket while traveling, I bought mine on sale & I agree with their reviews. This jacket is light weight & surprisingly warm & wind resistant. I am always looking for a good jacket for cold beach walks or cool climate summer trips & this one seems pretty perfect! It is casual but can be worn in an urban setting. I tried it out today after a storm at the beach & found it cozy. I wish it had a two way zip & inner cuffs. Otherwise, great jacket, fits me mid thigh, zips smoothly. The black is not an intense jet black, more a softer black - which works well on my fair complexion.