Joan Rivers Metallic Belted Trench Coat
I thought this coat was striking when I opened the package but once I tried it on I found the material to be stiff and not very moldable. I sent back because I do not have the time or patience to mess with trying to get the coat to lay right. With that said, the coat is well made (stitching is tight and tailored) and the fit was perfect.
I'm confused by all the reviews that say to size up. I found it to be loo large, even with the belt. I'm usually a size 4 or S and I felt like I was swimming in the S. I would exchange it but there are no more XS. Very nice coat though. Made well, and the gunmetal color is a great alternative to black. Really wanted it to work, but I can't keep it. RIP Joan =(
Fit Well but.....
My first Joan Rivers trench coat and although it did fit nicely, I did not care for the material. For me too shiny and stiff
A very nice "riff" on a classic and looks like the metallic English designer version (that starts with a B and featured in this spring's collection). The gunmetal/metallic shade is interesting and new for someone who generally wears the "classics". I would pair it with mushroom/taupe items, which are easy to assemble. I ordered the medium and it fits nicely with room for a light sweater underneath. I am a size 10 in tops and outwear. A good value, too.
I love the style, the fit, and the gunmetal color of this coat. What I don't really love is the fabric. It feels too thin and stiff. I typically wear a size 8 in coats and the medium fit perfect. I usually have trouble with the sleeves being too long, but that was not an issue with this coat. I also didn't find the sleeves to be too tight.
Great Metallic Trench!
I am 5'5" and weigh 110 pounds and am small framed. I ordered the Gunmetal in small. I took the advice of the other reviewers and I sized up. I usually take an XS in most brands. The small fit perfectly in the shoulders but was a little wider in the waist. But that was not an issue since the trench can be belted around my waist for a fitted look or belted back (to keep the excess material at bay, so as to lessen the bulkiness of it around my waist) for an open, more casual look. The gunmetal color is a darker shade of grey with a sheen to it that almost makes it look as if it has a touch of green in it when worn in outdoor lighting. The trench I ordered did have some wrinkles located on the lower backside of the trench. I however, left it hanging on a coat hanger for about a week and found the wrinkle issue to be resolved. This is a great trench because the material is quite different than anything I've ever seen in a trench. Instead of a flat or matte color, this metallic trench has a sheen that gives the material dimension, bringing the coat to life. If you're on the fence about getting this coat, don't be...you will not be disappointed. Just remember to size up.
Beautifully constructed; sized small. I'm on a loosing streak (:) so will work for me. Beautiful in the gunmetal color; love it!
Love Love Love
I will not buy any other trench coats! Joan makes the best !!!! Yes size up.
Pretty but where's your original classic?
Joan's trench coats are very figure flattering with a style and design thats classic thru and thru. I enjoy this new addition of metallic and shimmer fabrics but miss my classic cotton stone colored trench she used to make. All the new coats have shiny materials. Please get a message to Joan that we need her classic trench in its classic fabrics. My original trench by Joan reminded me of a Burberry the new "classic" is fine as an extra raincoat and this metallic is also pretty for a change or pop of color. Please bring back your cotton blend no sheen classic with tortoise buttons. Love love love that coat. Thanks Joan !
I Am Soooo Done With Stores
I love this coat...I will never shop at a store again...Every great quality. .well made..tired of buying clothes at the store not fitting..I love this
Beautiful but made small
This is a beautiful raincoat, nice sheen to the NAVY one. I'm sending for an exchange, as it it sewn smaller; cannot fit even a sweater or lite blazer under it. It was tite just with a blouse on. It is NOT true to size, so if you buy it, you need to go up one sz. I usually wear all JR fashions in a small, but this one's going back for an exchange. Beautiful lining in it too.
I bought this coat last year but had not had occasion to wear it.
Thie year I went to wear it and discovered it was a wee bit tight. (I had put on a few pounds).
I immediately came back to Q to see if med was available and voila, it was thank goodness! I ordered this in a med and can't wait for UPS. Love the coat.