If in doubt, please order a size down. This coat tends to run a little roomy, but remember to use the corset back to achieve the best fit. VTC Exclusive!
I saw this coat in the catalog. What sold me was the beautiful corset on the back. I was not sure about the sizing so ordered both small and medium. The box arrived and I noted how carefully it was packaged. I tried on the small and it was just perfect. The sleeves were long enough and it buttoned leaving a little room to cinch in the lacing on the back. It is really beautiful and so unique. Hurry up Fall....I want to wear this!!
from Chase, MI
I fell in love with this coat the moment I saw it. I did have high hopes for this coat and it didn't fail. I get compliments on it every time I wear it. I was a little worried when I ordered it that it wouldn't be warm enough for the winters in Michigan, but that's not an issue and roomy enough to be able to comfortably wear a sweater under it. Just love this coat!!!
from Dallas TX
Wow! I took a bit of a chance on this... and I am so glad I did! Coat is absolutely beautiful with touchable quality fabric nicely finished seams cozy and super stylish. I ordered a medium normal size for me in just about everything and it fits perfectly across the chest. It's a bit big across the hips but I was able to adjust the back to make it a little more form fitting. The only difference from the photo above is that my elbow patches are a faux suede fabric as opposed to a soft smooth leather - but I probably wouldn't have even noticed that if I wasn't a horseback rider and very familiar with leather quality and feel. The front of the coat is lovely but the back is what has made everybody sit up and pay attention. Lovely lovely purchase - and I'm also impressed by the included coat bag. So nice to see things made beautiful for beauty's sake. This was my first purchase with this company but it will certainly not be my last. Thank you Victorian Trading Co!
It's a beautiful coat but I disagree that you should size down if in doubt. I ordered the small 6-8 and generally wear a size 6. It was too snug in the shoulders and barely buttoned over the ladies. The corset back can cinch the waist a bit if you size up but there's nothing to be done but return the coat if you size down.
from barrie ont.
The coat I received is not the same as the one I ordered although some parts of it are much the same. The one in the catalogue image has a curved seam going from the side hip just below the pocket and moves towards the middle and meets the seam in the center where it is double breasted. The piece of fabric sewn in gives fullness to the front and creates the flounce we see in the image. The coat I received does not have this important seam. On the coat I received the seams run from the shoulder down to the lower edge. This is very common seamwork and it does not compare to the interesting style created by the flounce in the image shown. Customer service tells me there is only one houndstooth coat. If that is the case the one that they list should match the one they send out. Buyer be ware. Only buy this coat if you do not mind that the superb and distinctive seamwork along the bottom will be missing. Lovely coat otherwise.