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Jan 23, 2017
Incredibly Beautiful But....
" Oh, this lovely tunic! I've been eyeing it for several years. It looked fairly thick and heavy in the photos, but it turned out to be soft, supple and quite lovely. It is a beautifully knit sweater and a lovely color of brown, but the fit for me just wasn't good enough to justify the price. Reading all the reviews convinced me to upsize to a Large. I suspect a medium probably would not have fit right either, and it probably would have been tighter than I'd like. The large was mostly just too long more than anything, although I actually would have liked it to be ever so slightly smaller in the upper part. The sleeve length was good. The best look was as a dress, with dark tights and short boots. However, I didn't like how it looked with with leggings, mainly due to the looseness and excessive length with a bit of a flare at the bottom. It looked just a bit too long for leggings (perhaps 6-8" too long). I tried a thin belt with it and pulled up the length to blouse it over (which it did nicely due to the suppleness of the knit) and it did look better like that (shorter) with leggings, but still, I just wasn't overly happy with the look and I'd rather not have to wear a belt to make it the right length. Another small problem was the side pockets, which didn't stick out too badly yet just enough to prevent a smooth line down the sides. It was with great regret that I sent this tunic back because it is so gorgeous. Size reference: 5'7", 145#, 32DD on top, just a bit too large overall and much too long in the Large size. Possibly the Medium would have fit better (not available to try at this point), but I think my best fit would be between the medium and large (with a shorter length). Too bad the model wasn't photographed standing up! "
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