Dennis Basso Striped Tipped Faux Fur Vest with Knit Side Panels
Not figure flattering at all
I was so excited to receive this. But when I open it. It looked like a shag rug!!! Looked so cheap. The fit wasn't flattering at all!!!!! And i think Dennis could of design this a lot better. So disappointed.
Just an odd fit . . . not flattering at all.
I wanted to love this one. I have a lot of Basso scarfs and love them all. I loved the colors in this vest so I gave it a try. Let me just say that I am size XL and have curves. Unfortunately, this looked just horrible on me - like a huge bear (couldn't get it off quick enough). Maybe if you are a size 4 and under you could pull this off . . . but not for us curvy gals. Not really understanding the side "knit" panels - just makes it look a bit odd to me. I am sending this one back.
Wanted to Love this
When I saw this I loved the way it looked. I read the other reviews and usually "listen" to them but I wanted it so much I thought I would ignore. The vest is very pretty, even in person and it runs bigger but not extremely bigger. BUT, they were right when they said that the side panels were not so good. I am full figured and shapely, a 1X, and I think the panels added 20 pounds, and, really accentuated anything that you didn't want accentuated! If it weren't for the panels I would have loved it and kept it!
This vest is so easy to wear, I see myself wearing it a lot this winter.
True to size side panels very slimming, looks like a million bucks.
Normally I just get too hot when I wear a fur vest but this one is lightweight and breaths because of the side panels.
THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL VEST AND I WANTED TO LOVE IT. THE KNIT PANEL IS JUST NOT RIGHT FOR MY ROUND FIGURE. THE FUR COLORING IS VERY NICE. LINING IS VERY NICE. I DID ORDER DOWN A SIZE AFTER READING REVIEWS AND THE VEST FIT VERY WELL. MY ONLY COMPLAINT IS THE KNIT, IT IS JUST NOT FLATTERING. I FOUND THE KNIT WAS BULKY AND BECAUSE OF THE STRETCH IT WRINKLED WHEN I PUT IT ONE. NOT WRINKLE, BUT WRINKLED, MADE ME LOOK FAT. AND LADIES WE DO NOT WANT TO LOOK FAT. SO I AM SADLY RETURNING IT. TEXAS WEATHER IS REALLY NOT COLD ENOUGH AND I FELT THIS WOULD BE ON THE WARMER SIDE.
Great, expensive looking vest. Good quality faux fur, not ratty looking like cheap ones. I did size down, as some reviewers recommended. The reason, I believe, is due to the stretchy side panels. These side panels also keep the bulk down. I love the colors of the fur and the way they blend and mute into one another, making it a soft stripe and not bold. Basso coats have never let me down, I have several.
Um.... Not for me
Look, this is a very pretty vest. The color combo is so pretty and the fur is very nice. However, I felt that from a side view of myself in this vest I looked bigger than what I am! That is a deal breaker for me. I didn't think the side panels were flattering for the figure. It's just my opinion, but it might look better if you are a taller person. I'm only 5.4.
I love this vest.. the lining is very nice inside and the vest is so cuddly, I think the fur looks great. The only thing I would change is the bottom of the side knit slits would be a little more tailored but I must say the fit is great and I really like the vest.
Love! Love! Love!
This vest is perfect! Received it as a birthday gift! I wear it Spring, Winter and Fall. You couldn't ask for more. I have seven Basso coats. Love everyone! His jackets are such a perfect length and so is this! I have been to his Salon on Madison Avenue. Believe me QVC gives us the best for Less! I enjoy Dennis so much and always watch, listen when he is on. I agree with another reviewer, he was so sharp with the lovely young host! Was it his shorts! You looked great in them, Dennis!
Awesome vest ~ size down!
I know Dennis Basso makes quality items and this vest is beautiful. The fur is super soft and the vest does not add bulk. I hope to get a lot of wear out of this one.
I know from prior experience that Basso outerwear runs big. I am the one who asked the question about sizing here on dotcom....and based on the two answers I received and the garment size chart, I ordered an XL vest. I am normally a 1X in most tops due to bust size and broad shoulders but have recently lost a little weight.
The XL was huge on me! I was swimming in it. I returned for a medium.... yes TWO sizes down, and it fits just fine. I am not a medium in anything! Please be aware that the flattering knit side panels are very forgiving with lots of stretch.
This vest makes a statement and will look amazing with jeans and boots.
This vest looks soooo much better in person than on the website! Hunted for a fur vest that didn't add bulk and this is it. It's extremely comfortable because of the knit side panels. The faux fur is luxurious and at the clearance price, it's a steal! Will check out other Dennis Basso items as a result of this purchase.
Got this for a gift from my husband. LOVE it!! Can wear it every day with a pair of jeans or dress slacks. My husband made a right choice with this