Theory Lanai - is it my perfect jacket? (Decision at bottom)

If I remember correctly, Angie has commented recently that jackets shaped like the Theory Lanai jacket work well on women with shorter necks, fuller busts and apple shapes. This was discussed a fair bit with respect to the Halogen taupe leather cut-away jacket featured in Angie's NAS picks. It's all related to being able to "fill out the jacket".

Let me see....shorter neck? Check. Fuller bust? Check. Apple shape? Check. 

So does this mean that in theory (pun totally intended) the Lanai jacket is my "perfect shaped" jacket?

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17 Comments

  • jayne replied 5 years ago

    it is gorgeous so I certainly hope so

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    It probably does. 

    Sigh. 

    That was a sigh of jealousy, but it could equally be a sigh of joy at your great fortune. 

  • catgirl replied 5 years ago

    It's my perfect jacket! :). Did you buy one?

  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago

    Jayne - isn't it thought?

    Suz - for once my strange little shape works in my favor - lol!

    Una - not yet but let's just say I am watching that pretty thing in the pic above on eBay. 

    I also understand Theory fits small???

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Fits small compared to US box store sizing. 

  • catgirl replied 5 years ago

    My Lanai is size 8 because of my shoulders. Remember there's no button so if not for the shoulders I could size down. My leather is a 6 for a closer fit.

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    Suz, you HAVE TO try the Lanai. That's a YLF order.

    Check, and double check, Shannon. 

  • Lyn D. replied 5 years ago

    Looks perfect to me!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago

    Well I did it. The last of my consignment items sold so I had some "fun money" and ordered the jacket. The seller provided excellent detailed measurements which I used to measure a couple of my current blazers to determine fit. I think it will be good. I wear a 10 in Gap blazers and a 12 in Club Monaco - the Theory blazer is a 12. It is new with Bloomingdales tags. No returns however but if it doesn't fit I will be able to resell no problem.

    Fingers crossed that this will be my blue blazer :)

  • rae replied 5 years ago

    Ooh good move! I hope it works... There was an H& M version of this I still regret returning.

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Angie -- order accepted! I will try at the sale price and see what I think. I can always return that one for one that works in a suit. (This one won't because the trousers that go with it are a horror!) 

    Shannon, I hope it works for you! Fingers crossed!

  • Caro in Oz replied 5 years ago

    I love that cut on me & I can put a tick next to all yours :)

  • Deborah replied 5 years ago

    Thanks for posting this Shannon. I have a very similar jacket that I am not wearing enough;). I am looking forward to seeing this on you. It is stunning:)

  • shevia replied 5 years ago

    Can't wait to see it!

  • Mia replied 5 years ago

    Nice!  I bought a similar one last year but haven't worn it much yet since the summer was so hot.  Will look forward to seeing how you style yours.

  • Mia replied 5 years ago

    Nice!  I bought a similar one last year but haven't worn it much yet since the summer was so hot.  Will look forward to seeing how you style yours.

  • pil replied 5 years ago

    That is a beautiful jacket, Shannon. I hope it works for you.

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