Melissa L.

Melissa L.

Melissa L.

Melissa L.wrote a review of on December 3, 2015

3 5

Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 145 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

Love the hood/cowl hybrid, love the longer sleeves with thumb holes, and love the pockets plus secret zip pocket but holy mother, why is it so short?

Sure I can wear leggings underneath but I was hoping to use this as a dress than a tunic. Having a bigger butt and longer torso doesn't help with the short length of this dress either. It fits so well on top but I wish it were 2 or 3 inches longer. That way, I can bend and snap without showing off my lady parts as well. The search continues...

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Melissa L.

Melissa L.wrote a review of on December 3, 2015

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I was looking for a quality striped shirt and this almost fits the bill.
It's a boxy cut, which will be great for layering camisoles. I also like the heavier-weight knit, it feels like it will last a while.
The length is also great, which is rare for my long torso.

I am a US 6 in most brands on top, but I bought an US 8. It fits perfectly except in the shoulders. If you have broad shoulders like me, go up two sizes.

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Melissa L.

Melissa L.wrote a review of on November 10, 2009

4 5

I bought this since it occasionally rains in Minneapolis. This jacket does not win style points, but it's a pretty damn good waterproof jacket for a good deal. I like all the pockets too.

Length is average, maybe on the long side. I happen to have a long torso, so if I bike in this, it just covers my back.

Sizing is pretty true. I usually wear a 6-8 on top and the Small fit perfectly. However, I returned it for the Medium so I can wear a sweater underneath.

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Melissa L.

Melissa L.wrote a review of on November 10, 2009

4 5

Heading out to NY and Chicago in a few weeks for weekend trips, so I wanted something that was not sweatpants yet easy to travel with AND stylish. Dresses are always good to travel with; if it's colder throw some tights and a cardigan on, if it's warmer, then you don't need anything else.I was eyeing this dress for a long time and when Backcountry had a fall sale, I snatched it up. First off, I'm a big fan of wool. That means the black won't fade for a long time, and I don't have to worry about traveling for a few days without washing it. I was going to stash it in my tote bag in case my luggage gets lost. That's another thing about wool; it doesn't wrinkle easily.This dress is not silky-soft but very soft for wool. The weight of the fabric is medium, so while not totally see-though, it's not totally opaque in the skirt area either. I'll probably wear a slip under this anyway, since I'm a classy lady.About sizing: I'm a 6-8 on top and an 8-10 on the bottom. Originally I got the Medium, which fit well on top but was too snug in the skirt area. The Large fit a lot better - thanks for the great service, guys! - so buy according to your pant size.

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