Jacket That Runs Small: Banana Republic Velvet Blazer in Petite 00
When I first saw this little velvet blazer on the Banana Republic website, I thought it had the potential to look really cute on a petite woman. The clues that gave it away were the close, cropped fit on the model, which is usually a good indication that it will fit nice on someone my size.
While holiday shopping, I stumbled upon it in my local BR, and even though I was not supposed to be shopping for myself, I felt it was my duty to report on the matter, and just had to try it on.
Ok, that’s not entirely true…I was elated to try it on…man, I love shopping!
I know, I know, the picture is terrible, but bear with me. Why don’t they install photography studio lighting in fitting rooms? They really should don’t you think?
Back to the subject at hand…I thought the jacket could use a little tailoring along the sides, but I could probably get away without it. If you’re even a tiny bit bigger than I am, it should fit you really well. Looking at the picture, the sleeves appear to need to be taken up just a smidge, but then again, it might just be due to the angle I’m standing. The best part is the length. It’s nice and short, which means it stops around the top of my hips…which just so happens to be a very flattering place for jackets to hit.
It’s actually a really cute seasonal jacket that would add a nice, sophisticated polish to an outfit. I considered buying it, but $152 was a bit much for an item I don’t really need. It has since gone on sale, but not quite low enough for me to justify just yet. If I can get a really good deal on it, I might pick it up. But in the meantime, if anyone is in the market for a sophisticated little velvet blazer, you should definitely check it out!