Rated 4 out of 5 by CatalogShopper44 Lovely garment, but some issues
I had long admired this jacket, but thought it was overpriced. I finally found a sale price that seemed reasonable. The jacket is lovely in fabric and color, a very unique piece that could be worn for evenings and professionally. It does have some issues. It really needs shoulder pads because it fits oddly around the shoulders. Others have comment on the long sleeves. They are not terrible and seem to work with the jacket length for me, even as a petite. But the overall hang of the jacket made me consider returning it, and I have some work to do on it before I can wear it. Glad I waited for a price that seemed reasonable.
January 14, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by TWORS0724 Beautiful Product!
This is the second jacket like this I've purchased from Norm Thompson (the first one I bought was red); I found yet another from another source in a different color (emerald green). I love the soutache and lace and the raw silk appearance of the fabric; very elegant and unusual. Recently wore the red and emerald green jackets on a European river cruise and received many compliments.
January 9, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Normalina lovely
This really is a beautiful jacket. I have purchased a lot of things in my life but this is really a treat to look at and wear. The color is outstanding and the lines are perfect for me. Thanks you for having this in your wonderful catalogue.
January 6, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by holleym Beautiful for the holidays
The Women's Contessa jacket is very pretty, with quality stitching/braiding. It seems to avoid wrinkles and is, indeed, light weight. Perfect for those crowded office parties where you never want them to see you sweat. It's a very appropriate jacket for most occasions, but striking enough to set you apart from the maddening crowd.
As for the value. Price is a difficult issue. I'd always love it to be less expensive.
January 6, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pity Exquisite
This jacket is absolutely beautiful! I will be delighted to take it with me on my cruise in the spring.
January 4, 2017
Rated 3 out of 5 by BrandysMom15 Very Preety but too long in the sleeves
The sleeves are much too long..If my Dressmaker casn't fix it I may have to return it..
December 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lula268 Beautiful Jacket
This is a beautifully made jacket. Would be great to wear to any party or function of your choice.
December 13, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by barksdale beautiful but irregular and COSTLY!
I ordered the turquoise color which is truly gorgeous. As with many reviews, the sleeves and shoulders are large, but for my height (5'9") and longer arms, it's wearable. I've looked at this jacket in the catalog for so long. I'm glad I went ahead and purchased, but if I were shorter or had shorter arms, I can imagine it would be a poor fit. As for the price! I do wish I could have bought on sale.
October 14, 2016