Houndstooth Corset Coat
|Bust (in.)||Center Back Length||Waist (in.)|
Part of our exclusive Hopeless Romantic collection.
- Wool/polyester blend.
- Fully lined. Suede elbow patches. Long bell sleeves. Adjustable corset ties.
- Dry clean.
from Dallas TX
December 10, 2014
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!
December 2, 2014
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.
November 29, 2014
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.
from Seattle WA
November 23, 2014
as the other review states I too am a seamstress there is quality plus in this coat not to mention classic style. What was even more impressive was how it was shipped. The extra details such as the coat bag covering the coat within the packaging....I have paid much more for clothing that came wrapped in plastic and did not fit correctly. Those extra efforts plus the quality...I'm SOLD.
from Oxford Iowa
October 10, 2014
I didn't have much hope when I ordered this. You see I am 6' tall and a body builder and swimmer. I have broad shoulders and long arms think monkey. I don't usually buy tailored articles online because I end up sending them back with sleeves that are too short and shoulders that are too tight. What an absolute delight to get this in the mail and have plenty of shoulder room and sleeves long enough. I ordered an XL knowing I could take the waist up with the corseting. I am a seamstress and it is obvious this coat is well made with beautiful material. Thank you thank you!