Rated 5 out of 5 by Emmeli Great for petite women as well
After numerous disappointing outerwear purchases in women's petite and in a desperate need for a new vest, I decided to ventured into the children's section on a whim. I spotted this vest that essentially looks exactly like the women's version but in smaller sizes. I'm 5'1 and roughly between 124-127lbs. I can wear tops in petite 0 and petite xs with a slight bagginess in Land's End sizing. I was a bit skeptical about purchasing in the children's size because I have a defined waist. I wasn't sure if the children's version would be too boxy for me. However, I took the plunge and discovered this is a great alternative to petite women who is sized out of LE's women's petite sizes during to vanity sizing. I initially ordered a L due to being unsure what my size was. When it arrived, I thought the quality was quite impressive. It is a thin construction vest that is lightweight but substantial in terms of warmth. I have used the vest underneath a cotton outer fleece lined jacket on a 30F something degree day and I stayed toasty without layers or anything special. I get cold quite easily. My hands and feet are perpetually cold during the cooler months. I'm nicknamed the icecube during those months. I love the warmth this vest provides me. However, the L was too big for me and I ordered a M which fits me perfectly even if I were to layer underneath. I did have an issue between the navy and the black options. The navy is wonderful but the black sheds the down way too much. I'm not sure if I received a black vest with bad stitching or not. But seeing as the navy does not have this issue, I'll say that it's more of a fluke than an element of this vest and it's construction. The pockets on the vest are great too. I have kept my rather large smartphone in it and it has not fallen out even once. I ordered this vest for my mom too who usually wears a size 8p in LE wool coats, a petite S in LE tops, and a petite M in LE cardigans, she can fit into the XL vest perfectly.
November 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by nsal Cute for petite adults
I'm 5'0 and 93 pounds with a petite build and the medium size fit me like a glove! Definitely listen to the recommended size on the size chart. So great for smaller women since land's end sizes run so large.
July 16, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by starray I Sent it back because it did not fit my daughter propertly. The style was actually very cute.
Too small for my daughter
May 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alphaz3bra The down vest is perfect for winter dashes from house to car or car to karate class.
My granddaughter has a little room to grow in her down vest. She will wear it all winter to different activities. It is an unofficial part of her karate gear.
January 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JPDC Great for adults!
I finally found a vest that is a great fit for me - an adult! I'm so glad I read the reviews of the other adults! I have several LE vests that I purchased a good 5 years ago that I love and wear ALL the time. I was in the market for a navy blue vest and I was so disappointed in the sizing of the new styles. The small was too wide and the x small was too short (to provide reference, I'm 5'4", 118 lbs., and long waisted). On a whim, I decided to look into the girls' sizing. I was on the cusp of the height limitation for the XL (I am long waisted and was worried that it would be too short), but decided to try it out just to see. I LOVE it! I am small through the shoulders and the fit is wonderful! The arm holes are a perfect fit and it fits so nicely through my torso. The only minor differences are the at the pockets are a tad smaller and the collar is slightly smaller. Otherwise its fantastic!
December 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hockeycat Perfect for Teens too!
I bought this vest for my 15-yr old daughter who wanted a fitted look...the size L is perfect. Cute and warm too!
November 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tiny410 GEAT FOR GROWN WOMEN BUT WATCH SIZING!
I bought the red and the navy in this cute vest but I was amazed when I realized that it was recommended that I order a childs small. So I did and it fits like a glove no boxiness or overly long length. For reference I am 4'10" and 91 pounds with a pear shape and tiny torso. These vests are a great buy just believe the fit information and go by it. I sure wish LE would offer a petite XXS because their clothing runs so huge. The petite XS looks like a petite M on me.
October 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Indie14 Good fit good golor match with adult purchased.
Qualtiy was what I expected from a Lands End Product.
October 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KerryAnn Very nice little vest
My 6-year-old granddaughter (or at least her mother) appreciates that the vest has some shaping for a little girl. It doesn't look like a hand-me-down from big brother. And my granddaughter wanted a black vest (not always found in girls' clothing), so she can wear it with her various colours of leggings and shirts.
August 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by sharbott great for women too!
Like the other reviewer, I too have found LE sizing to be huge. This vest wasn't available in an XS women's, so I took a chance and ordered the girls' size L in green. I'm so glad I did! It's lightweight but great quality, and the color in person is identical to the picture on the website and so gorgeous. For reference I am 5'3", 34C, athletic 130 lbs, and normally wear an XS in Lands End women. The girls L is not boxy and fits great with a long sleeve shirt. The arm holes are a bit small to wear with something bulkier like a thick sweater or sweatshirt, but I think that going up to the XL would make it start to look boxy. LOVE this vest!
December 5, 2013