Crushed Velvet Blazer
Soft and Shapeless
This is a nice looking garment, I got a compliment on it when I wore it, but it is really not structured enough to be called a jacket and is nowhere near as tailored as the picture makes it look. It lacks all structure and form, the fabric it is as loose and floppy as a chenille robe or sweater. Consequently the lapels do not stay down and the it lacks the shaping and fit of a true blazer. Frankly I was shocked when I saw it in person, particularly considering the price point. It is also very short, much shorter than it appears on the model.
Having said that, I do enjoy wearing it, it is actually pretty warm over a black turtleneck sweater with a pencil skirt and tights, and I got in on sale so I'm reasonably happy with the purchase.
March 8, 2014
Soft and Light
If your looking for a really really light weight cover up this is it. I was disappointed. I was hoping this would be more like a nice warm light coat. It is no more than a really light sweater. Even "sweaters" are heavier. I also ordered too big. Again I didn't think this would be more like a sweater that gives in all directions. This is not a firm "blazer".
I'm sending it back. This item is way over priced! I only shop at Catherines. I love the quality. However this year things have gotten too expensive and materials have changed. The economy is bad...but that doesn't mean we have to look bad too. I checked I would recommend because it still is a nice "light"cover up.
December 10, 2013