2kiki
Michigan
Reviews: 5
Average Rating: 3.5
REVIEWS & RATINGS
5 reviews
Posted July 22, 2014
Flattering to hourglass shape
I found this jumpsuit works well with my curves. I'm a 0-2/25 jean with a slim, very hourglass figure and was having a difficult time finding a flattering jumpsuit. So many have voluminous gathers or pleats in the pants, starting at the waistline. Just exaggerated my hips and made everything look thick. Thought this jumpsuit, with it's fitted elastic bands, might solve the problem and it does. I agree with others that it runs small. I bought the size 1 and if it were any smaller it wouldn't fit. The primary limitation is the rise. If I had any tummy at all there is no way the top of the pants would have landed in a wearable location. Likely those with straighter figures can wear the bands lower, but for my curvy frame, I need them to come up higher to highlight my narrower area. (And the bands would want to ride up to narrower parts if they sat lower on me.) In any case, the rise is shorter than most. There isn't really extra room width-wise, either.
Sizing: Smaller than Expected
 
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Posted July 31, 2014
Simple yet Interesting
This sweater didn't work for me but I'm giving it 4 stars because it will be great for others. The openings on the sides provide interest and the sweater knit keeps it from looking like the a workout top. I love pieces with clean lines and key interesting details. Unfortunately, the cut of the top layer over the bust didn't hit me right, causing the edges to stick out. I'm slim with curves. I'm sure it would have been perfect if I were a little less busty or if I were a bit larger overall so that the edges would have landed in a different spot. This sweater has a more modest cut than many similar open-sided tops I've tried (including another from A.L.C.) and would probably be fine for work environments that aren't conservative. Under a jacket it would be appropriate most anywhere since the cutouts are relatively narrow and limited to the sides. The under layer is wide enough to cover any bra so there's no challenge finding the right undergarment for it.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Great color
Love the flame (orange/red) color of this sweater. Looks great with all kinds of neutral colors. Been wearing it mostly with my dark green and olive green cargo pants. There are a couple things I wish Theory had done differently though. The sweater is basically a straight sweater with a chunk out of one side. But for some reason they cut the sweater to pooch out a little bit above the bottom band on the full length side. Why? (I had mine blocked to minimize that.) And the cut away side would be more flattering and interesting if they'd opened it up a little higher on the side. It doesn't extend up enough to give the optimal shape to the sweater, especially on an hour-glass frame like mine. Lastly, I like the textured knit, but not the slubbed aspect. I don't mind slubbs in general but on this sweater lit looks more like snags.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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Ditto
Ditto what the other reviewer said about the fit and riding-up of the skirt. I'm about the same height and weight of the other reviewer with a slim hour-glass figure. This did nothing for me, especially when I walked, as it rode up. Looking at the close-up photo, I got the false impression that the texture might give the fabric a little body. Instead, it's just as drapey as a typical super soft jersey. The cut flatters the backside of the hip-less model, but was unflattering to my curvier derriere.
Sizing: Smaller than Expected
 
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Great Style, Poor Fit
Love the style of this jacket but it was tight in the bust and then too roomy everywhere else. Not proportioned for those of us who are thin with curves. I'm not huge busted and can usually wear a slim cut XS's without issue. In the reviews for the other color, someone mentioned that the cut of this jacket isn't consistent from garment to garment, so maybe others will have better luck with different ones.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected
 
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