While perusing the sales, I came across some new offerings from Nanette Lepore for Spring 2009. I always gravitate towards coats and jackets, even though I live in sunny Los Angeles and can only wear them for about 2 months out of the year. Despite this fact, I was instantly attracted to this little number:
This coat in size XS gets a big thumbs up! Cut very small in the chest, torso and shoulder, this coat fit fantastically. It hit me a little higher than mid thigh, which is a great length to wear with jeans, or over a cute springtime dress. The only alteration it might need would be to get the sleeves shortened. If not for the fact I already own several red coats, this baby would be hanging in my closet right now. I’m keeping my fingers crossed I’ll come across it in a different color!
Next, I turned my attention to this cutie:
This coat in XS was TOO BIG! The shoulders were too broad, the torso was too big, and the flare at the bottom was too bulky for my small frame. Too bad because it was pretty cute and I’m a sucker for anything belted.
So, the moral of the story is…snatch up the tiny Nanette Lepore “Campfire” jacket to wear with all your stylish spring ensembles…just make sure you leave one for me!
Lucky New York gals can buy tiny Nanette Lepore pieces for sample sale prices until 11/21/08.
Here is the info from NY Magazine:
Frocks are $140 to $150 (from $335 to $595), skirts are $100 (from $195 to $295), and jackets are $190 (from $285 to $495) at Nanette Lepore‘s sample sale. Through 11/21. 225 W. 35th St., nr. Seventh Ave., fourth fl. (212-594-0012); Tues.–Fri. (9–7).
I’m so jealous!
Nanette Lepore Chocolate Stretch “Symphony Stripe” Jacket, bluefly.com
Nanette Lepore designs fun and girly pieces with unique details, and luckily, her jackets are cut small! I picked up this beauty from bluefly.com in a size 0, and am really happy with it. Nanette Lepore jackets are cut slim in the bust and torso, and are often cut in a shrunken length, with a little flair at the bottom that works to accentuate a tiny waist. I’ve also tried on a few other jacket styles in department stores, and have been happy to see most designs are flatteringly tiny. I had to get the sleeves hemmed on this jacket, which is an easy alteration and not costly. Also, some jackets are cut smaller than others, so try them all on!
Nanette Lepore jacket, Paige jeans, Christian Louboutin shoes
Unfortunately, not everything from this designer works. Her bottoms are generally cut pretty large, and I can never find size 0’s in tops or dresses to try on, so I am unsure about the fit of the rest of her line at this time.