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Rated 5 out of 5 by Lulusmama2 Love Bob Mackie!
The things I have by him, including this beautiful jacket, are just more professionally done than most other designers on the Q in my opinion. This jacket fits perfect, feels nice, and the sequins are sewn on so well. Love the seaming detail and the inline pockets of course. Plus, Bob Mackie himself is just a classy man and it comes through in the presentations. Keep them coming, please...and thank you!
Rated 5 out of 5 by abcdef321 Casual, simple elegance with paisley pizzazz
It is a pair of better Mexican sterling silver earrings that I bought last December from a trunk show at our city's large art museum that prompted me to purchase this jacket in two colors, the dark turquoise and the gray. The moderately sized earrings have two stacked paisley swirls with dots of granulation and I thought they would go so well with the jackets. They do. Marcasite or black spinel or black European crystal earrings would also be wonderful jewelry pairings
As for the jacket itself: what wonderful additions to my wardrobe! This fabric is the same corded fabric that Bob Mackie has used in at least three earlier jacket designs that I have ordered, but this time this jacket design is quite a bit longer. It seems to me, but I could be wrong, that this particular iteration of fabric is a bit heavier than Bob's previous uses of this type of fabric. However, it may be that the longer length of this jacket accounts for the heavier feel. The fabric this go-around is perfect for winter wear, and, by that, I mean winter wear in a warmer climate such we have here in deep south Texas.
What truly makes this jacket a visual standout are the paisleys filled with sequins, the amount of sequins just right, not overdone. Those sequins sparkle and dazzle just as much under our overhead lights as they do under QVC's bright studio lights, the sparkle so obvious during the on-air presentation and the subsequent online video. I also like the contrasting cuffs and mandarin collar.
The fit in the 1X that I ordered is good. The shoulders and bust fit nicely, sleeve length is spot on. The jackets are big in the hips, but I bear part of the responsibility. I am literally walking my hips off, continuing with my three-mile daily early morning walking regimen. There will be no issues in putting a turtleneck or light sweater underneath when the weather turns much cooler. The jacket will definitely not be tight when I sit down.
One nit-pick is that, on my dark turquoise jacket, there is a difference in the distance, on each side of the zipper, from the beginning of the embroidery to the zipper itself. One side measures 3/8 inch, the other 5/8 inch. I wish the distance from the zipper to the embroidery were equidistant at 1/2 inch on each side. My husband said that no one will notice, but I notice. Not enough of a problem to deduct any stars from this jacket that is so visually attractive.
I have no doubt that I will reach for these jackets again and again and again.
Rated 5 out of 5 by KITSTER Great Jacket
This is one of my better purchases. I'm actually coming back for another color. You can wear this multiple ways. I'm only 5'2" sleeves are perfect length. And in a plus size. Also nice material.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dee2727 LOVELY
ORDERED THE MARINE BLUE IN XL. I ALWAYS HAVE A PROBLEM WITH DECIDING WHICH SIZE--L OR XL- TO ORDER IN ANY TOP. I WILL KEEP THE XL, BUT I PROBABLY COULD HAVE ALSO BEEN HAPPY WITH THE L. IT RUNS LONGER THAN MY OTHER JACKET OF THE SAME MATERIAL ( REMEMBER THE BIRD OF PARADISE?) COME TO THINK OF IT, I SURELY WILL WEAR MY BLACK TURTLENECK SWEATER UNDER IT WHEN THE WEATHER CHANGES AND IT WILL FIT BETTER UNDER THE XL. THE COLOR IS A MEDIUM TO DARK TURQUOISE---VERY PRETTY! BUT IT IS THE BLACK SEQUIN AND EMBROIDERY DECORATIONS THAT REALLY SEALED THE DEAL FOR ME. THEY LOOK BEAUTIFUL IN PERSON. I USUALLY HESITATE TO ORDER SOMETHING THAT IS PRESENTED FOR THE FIRST TIME , WITH NO REVIEWS ON LINE, BUT I COULDN'T RESIST THIS DESIGN.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mskind2others It's Very Beauitful
I just received my jacket Mr. Mackie's and it's very beautiful I just love it
thank you Mr. Mackie for designing this lovely jacket, and thank you QVC for having it. I love the grey, it's very dressy.