Susan Graver Stretch Velvet Ruched 3/4 Sleeve Cardigan & Tank Set
Ultimate Compliment: Mother of the Bride
I wore this stretch velvet jacket for my daughter's wedding in March 2015. Over a close-fitting black tank, the black jacket was perfect. I did slightly alter it by invisibly sewing on hooks and eyes to close it down the front, because that was my own preference. Wore it with black stretch velvet pants. I am disabled and had to be in my wheelchair, and this was a total comfort outfit! The ruched standup collar is so soft and comfortable. On me, the sleeves were long, almost to my wrists, just the right length to feature a bracelet my husband bought me for the occasion. On a lovely, snowy, March day, a beautiful, joyous wedding, I was confident and comfortable. I think this is the ultimate compliment to Susan Graver and to her clothing. Thank you!
Beautiful set and fits perfectly. The velvet is soft and full. There is stretch and does not cling. I am a 1 x and the shoulders fit well and the arms are comfortable. Nice jacket length. The ruching looks good. I had to return one set because it was mismarked as 1x when it actually was xL. The customer assistance was great. The return was free and Quick. I decided to buy the cranberry also. It is also a beautiful color. Deep wine color. These will be great for dressy or work. Also interchangeable and comfy.
Love this outfit!
I got this in a large. I'm 5'4" and about 165 lbs. I usually get Medium in Susan Graver styles. However, in this style, the large is a perfect fit, so I hope it doesn't shrink when it's washed. I got the Black and the tank was a perfect fit - the jacket was larger. I probably could get the XL in it to be sure it will still fit after being washed but then I worry that the jacket #larger# will make me look like a tank. I wanted the blue and teal but they are not available in Large anymore. I might try ordering them in XL and see what the fit is like. The velvet is gorgeous. Some said the top makes them look fat in the front. If you wear it back a little as it's shown on the model, it looks great.
Toooo much fabric
I ordered my regular size, a medium. But the front of the jacket just has too much material, makes your stomach area appear even larger instead of covering it up it adds to it. So back it went. The fabrics is nice, but not the style for me.
Love this set. The quality of the velvet is wonderful, no flaws at all. Got this cardi/tank set to go with SG velvet pants and they look just terrific together. I added SG velvet burned out scarf and that really topped the look off. Great for the Holidays or any Fall/Winter festive event. Also some of Susan's necklaces look fabulous with this top. Colors are rich and vibrant.
Perfect for Holiday parties
I purchased this set to wear on New Year's Eve. I just love it. It's so comfortable and looks great with or without my favorite jewelry. Thank you Susan Graver!
Really like this set..definitely has a dressy look with the soft shiny velvet..fits so true to size and extremely comfortable..could be elegant or casual..glad I ordered this item..
Tank Bust Smaller But Good Stretch Allows Fit
I bought 3 sets of these on clearance (wine, navy, and black) BEFORE I saw them presented on air. I ordered my usual size L, but then saw the presentation where the chest measurement for the tank was 40" (not the usual 44-1/2"). So I thought "oops" and then frantically tried to order the same 3 sets in an XL (only managed to get the navy and black). Got the L today and tried them on. Even though my bust measurement really is 44-1/2", the tanks fit me fine because of the stretch of the fabric. They look fitted but are not smushing anything flat. When the XL versions get here, I will be sending them right back as I am keeping all 3 sets of the L. Great clearance price on these sets ... and if you bought those lovely lace front matching tanks, they are a perfect match!!
Looks Great However!
Beautiful looking but the tank is small for a medium. The jacket is fine. Do not understand why a medium tank is 37 inches not 39 or 40 like usual. Love the jacket which is the right size for a medium.
I have a lot of Susan Graver stretch velvet items (really, about a dozen) and it is one of my favorite fabrics. This is not as soft a hand as the older pieces. It's also oddly sized. The tank fits fine, but the cardigan is so large as to be unwearable, wrapping around far too much. Disappointing, because the style, if it fit, would be lovely.
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!
Read all the reviews and was not sure about tank fit. I wear a size 10 and ordered the Small - PERFECT FIT! Material is scrumptious - tank is long Jacket swings. Thank you Susan! Oh - I ordered the dark teal - beautiful.
Perfect for the Holidays
Once again, the fit was PERFECT! I followed the sizing guidelines and am pleased. I love the way it looks on, especially the tank which fits just right. Not too tight, not too wide. I am going to pair it up with black slacks for a classic look. I bought the black.