All of these items can be see in the Nov 2008 catalog —
The flannel Kate dress (99245), $198, p.78. Yeeesssss, the gathered area definitely accentuated my stomach. Not cool. I didn’t even want to bother with a belt to see if it would make a difference. The camel is very beautiful in person, though.
The Vita cami (10181), $98, p. 3 & p. 72. The size 2 sort of fit and I am usually a 4 or 6P. There wasn’t a size 4 to try on for comparison. The size 2 definitely fit across the 34Cbust, but sat in a funny way across the collarbone and upper chest. Very Gladiatorish. Um, no.
They definitely styled it well for the catalog & online. The neck tie makes it secretary-ish on the body and I wasn’t excited in the least. The collar doesn’t stand up and it doesn’t lay flat either. Also, the sleeves were odd. They hit right on my elbow. So they didn’t come above my elbow, but didn’t cover it either. I imagine the sleeves will hit people in different places. A pass for me on this one. Even on sale. IRL:
I think this is a pass for me. Not quite my style.
I am not sold on the berry color, but it is definitely a mood lifter. I saw the dark poppy and it’s definitely a red and not orange or pink. I would say it skews more on the warm side of red than cool blue red. I felt that it was TTS and may get a 4 if I order one. I would usually get 6P for the sleeves and overall length, but I think I was ok with this in a 4. It’s too bad they don’t have a petite run of sizes to try on in the store.
Was this coat available last year? Do you own it or have you tried it on?