Joan Rivers Floral Bouquet 3/4 Sleeve Jacket
I read some of the reviews before ordering two of Joan's jackets because several reviewers mentioned the jackets tend to run a bit small. If not for that fact, the size 4 or the size 6 would have worked for me. I ordered the orange/pink floral and the red/gray/black floral. I ordered the size 8 and with my 36" bust, they fit perfectly. The jackets do need ironing after washing & drying since they're made of a good portion of cotton. They have a satiny finish. I didn't like how the flaps on the pockets stick up, but found a solution to keep them down - use Hollywood Tape (somewhat like 2-sided tape) under each pocket flap and they lay flat without flipping up. - yeah! These floral jackets seem to be a bit longer in length than Joan's Signature jackets, and they still give you a flattering waistline; a good thing!
What's not to love!
I got this in the pink/orange - just love the colors and the flowers! Also love the polka dots. Am wearing it with my Ralph Lauren black pants with white dots in the same scale - darling! The tailoring is wonderful (finished seams) and the fit - perfect! Get at least one. I'm a sm/med in QVC fashions, and sometimes the med is too large. In this jacket, the med is just right.
I got this jacket in the red/black and the green/ navy, What can I say this jacket is so nice and the polka cuffs add such a chic look. If you have problems arms, I would size up as I did after reading some of the other reviews about the arms being too snug!
If I would not have done so; I would have had to return these jackets. Love the way the waist cinches in - Beautiful!!
This is my first and not my last piece by Joan Rivers. This jacket is so cute and fashionable. I can't wait to wear it. The polka dot on the inside of the sleeve adds a sassy edge to a beautiful jacket. The sizing is spot on. I am a fan of this clothing line. Thanks Joan
Beautiful fabric and construction but runs small
I bought the neutral (more useable with my wardrobe) and was delighted with the jackets construction and the feel of the fabric. Very good quality. It does run small (about a half size I estimate). I am also not fond of the gathering in the back, but haven't yet decided whether or not to remove it (concern the stitching holes would show in the fabric). The gathered back (for us sizeable women) makes the back slightly shorter than the front. NOT GOOD.
Overall, however, it is a great jacket. Now...just start sizing consistently and we'll be buying more.
Back for another one
I now have 3. I really like this jacket for the warm weather. They run a little big so I had to return for a smaller size. So many colors to pick up on in each one to match. I like that they all go back to black as a fall back. A complement grabber. Soft and comfortable. Rich colors.
I wanted to love it, but...
I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the jacket and the fabric. It was well made and the fit was perfect! Unfortunately the large flowers just didn't suit me personally. It looked adorable on TV, but on me, not so much. I ordered the blue/purple combination and the colors were gorgeous, but I was afraid that I would wear it one time and then it would end up in the back of my closet. I would have "exchanged" it for the neutral one, but unfortunately it was sold out.
I purchased the red and black. It is a slimming jacket and very nicely made. I ordered my true size (14) and this fits perfectly, not snug anywhere. Perfect weight of material so that it hold its shape. The buttons have gold trim, wish they didn't. I have ordered several things from Joan Rivers and I am quickly becoming a fan.
Not Your Grandma's Print!
I purchased the neutral jacket, and love the fabric, design, and fit. This jacket works with slacks, skirts or over a black dress. This is not your grandma's print, I adore the roll sleeve with polka dot facing. You can't get better then that for versatility at a great price and easy pay to boot! Love you Joan!
Keeping it PETITES !
Finally something from the Q that I can keep. This jacket fits in size 8. I sized down and got lucky. So you can figure from me: I am 5' tall, weigh ~130lbs, 36-30-40. I wish they would give better information. Sorry if this is TMi but it's what I look for in a review so I don't have to order 2 different sizes and return one. I wanted and got the khaki combo. Nice.
This jacket is O.K.
I was disappointed. It has a nice style, and pretty colors, but the material was awful, and it runs small. Even the running small I could deal with, I could just order, up, but the material wasn't to my liking. Plus it was a tad warm for a jacket I can only wear during one season....well maybe two...spring and summer.
Overall this jacket was disappointing. I bought two, but I sent one back.
It just gets and O.K. from me. This material is O.k. in a sheath dress, but not for a jacket. Just my opinion.
:(.....it could be worse though.
I purchased this jacket in the neutral colors. It is beautiful. Fabric and workmanship are very nice. Fit is perfect. This is the first jacket that have purchased from Joan's collection. I will be back for more :)