Reviewed by livegreen from South Florida on Wednesday, August 08, 2012
I got this coat in black for my almost 15-year-old niece. She normally wears a 5/7 and so the M (6-8) would have been the size to get (she's about 5'5"/125 lbs), but after reading about the tight arms/shoulders in some of the reviews, I was worried it might run a little small and didn't want to have to send it back. I decided to get the L (10-12). It was a little big on her (wide across), but not enough to send back and still looks nice on her, and will give her a little room to grow, if she does. Also, it can be machine-washed on delicate cycle and put in the dryer, and since it is almost 2/3 cotton, it should shrink some if she washes it on warm (although cold water was recommended on the tag). The material is really nice. The cut is nice (somewhat tapered above the waste, but definitely not real fitted), and there is a pretty light quilting inside--a perfect coat for cool (not cold) weather. The overall length was perfect and the sleeve length was good/only slightly long. It's possible the 6-8 would have fit her perfectly, but I didn't want to chance it. This is a really pretty, well-made simple/classic coat. I just ordered the pencil color for myself. And the price was incredible/what I can afford.