J Crew’s fanfare jacket (64544, $168) runs 00-14. It’s now on sale for $99.99 in-store and online. The color pattern is called classic navy.
Size 6 – chest = 36.5″, waist = 34.75″
Size 8 – chest = 37.5, waist = 35.75″
Size 6 – I take 4, 6 or 6P in jackets like these from J Crew. When I looked at it I figured I should start by trying a size 6. I love the print. Some fanfare print items from this release are lighter in shade (I.e. pencil skirt) and some are darker (I.e. Jules dress). This one is dark, but lighter than the Jules.
The shoulders poked up funny in the size 6. They looked very, very 80s. The photos aren’t showing how much they poked up, but trust me, they did. There are two seams in the shoulder that create puffs, so I know it’s not my imagination. My ps liked the print on me, but not the 80s fit. Another deterrent was that I couldn’t get it to close. I tried the size 6 on at least 2 occasion and got that bad shoulder vibe both times. If I hadn’t, I would’ve considered paying $168 for it. I thought it was going to sell out fast.
Size 8 – When it went on sale today, I decided to try the size 8. I thought that might make a better fit.
It felt comfortable slipping into it. The 6 was a little tricky getting into, but I thought that was because it was a short boxy jacket. In the 8 I can comfortably close it.
Diahann Caroll circa Dynasty…you cannot have my jacket because…
…the shoulders are much better on the size 8 for me. I think I needed that extra space in the upper shoulder and top of the chest. It’s looking very loose in the photo, under the arm right where I put the watermark. But… I’m feeling like this is the right size. I definitely got the feeling when I put on the 8. I like the fabric. Sturdy cotton. Doesn’t make any odd noises.
As I scroll back thru I realize photos of both sizes look quite similar. It helped me to post them, though, to talk out my thoughts on the fit.
Are you a fan of the fanfare print? If so, which are your favorite pieces?