Which size Ella Moss moto to keep?

Last one! See, I wasn't kidding that I'm having size issues ;)

The smaller size is fitted on the shoulders and through the arms (not as useful for layering, but the knit makes it possible), and somewhat fitted through the body. The larger size has extra room on the shoulders (the shoulder seam drops past the edge of my arms) as well as through the arms, and is loose through the body. Both sizes can be comfortably zipped up, and both sizes are comfortable since they're a soft knit. I like the pattern placement on the smaller size a LOT better (more white in the front!). Shown here over a fine-gauge turtleneck sweater; since it's not lined I probably would wear more in spring/summer over lighter tops, and this is about as thick as I'd go.

Photos #1, 2: smaller size
Photos #3-5: larger size

Which size looks better to you gals? Thanks in advance for the input!

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43 Comments

  • Sona replied 6 years ago

    I vote smaller.

  • Karie replied 6 years ago

    Smaller. The shoulder fits better and the pattern placement is better.

  • Sarah A replied 6 years ago

    Photos 1-2, smaller size get me vote. Lovely jacket!

  • deb replied 6 years ago

    I vote smaller.

  • Thistle replied 6 years ago

    I vote smaller.

  • Isis replied 6 years ago

    I vote smaller too!

  • Aida replied 6 years ago

    Ahh you gals are making me think I need to reexamine my body image sizing :\ I was leaning towards the larger size (same with the track pants). Guess I am smaller than my brain thinks (losing weight slooooooowly over 3 years will do that, I guess). Would still like more feedback if it's out there!

  • Jonesy replied 6 years ago

    I think I prefer the larger size in terms of fit (I am favoring a looser jacket look right now, I guess), though if you hate the pattern placement that could be a deal breaker.

  • Kalli replied 6 years ago

    I usually say to size up but it's a knit and the small looks right.

  • shevia replied 6 years ago

    I am not going to analyze the fit but rather say I gasped out loud at your gorgeousness in the first picture, so naturally I think that one fits well!

  • rae replied 6 years ago

    Smaller for sure. It looks so awesome with the white!

  • Isabel replied 6 years ago

    I am soooo with Shevia on this ! I don't even notice a size differential because I am stunned by the jacket. Stunned. In a very good way, Aida. : )

  • Diana replied 6 years ago

    Smaller. I like the fit in the shoulders and arms much better. I think it's a combo of size and pattern placement.

  • Joy replied 6 years ago

    I honestly don't see much difference between the two sizes and would go with the one that feels best. This moto looks amazing on you.

  • Ariadne replied 6 years ago

    Smaller.

  • lynne replied 6 years ago

    Smaller

  • Marlene1 replied 6 years ago

    Larger. Looks more modern to my eye.

  • Claudia replied 6 years ago

    Another vote for larger, with the very, very slightly more relaxed fit and extra bit of torso length.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    First of all, the jacket looks stunning on you Aida and I absolutely am swooning over the pairing of it with white. Just gorgeous!

    I have a slight preference for the larger size - I like the way it has a bit of a softer drape to it.

  • Astrid replied 6 years ago

    I love that jacket. You look awesome! I prefer the larger size too.

  • replied 6 years ago

    I like the larger size too - especially if you think it will shrink a bit when you wash it.

  • kellygirl replied 6 years ago

    I like the look of the bigger size from the back. It seems to drape better through the back upper shoulders. I can't really tell much of a difference from the front. It's awesome on you, Aida!

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    I prefer the larger size! By quite a bit. It's more modern - and is the epitome of "casual chic" to my eye. I do prefer looser fits though - as you know.

    KILLER outfit, Aida! So gorgeous with the white :)

  • krishnidoux replied 6 years ago

    I have a hard time telling them apart!

  • texstyle replied 6 years ago

    When in doubt like this I usually opt for the larger - esp. considering even a small amount of shrinkage, you don't want it to feel snug in a way that keeps you from wearing it often because it looks SO GREAT!

  • Aida replied 6 years ago

    Thanks for the excellent feedback, ladies! I'm surprised to see significantly more votes for the smaller size (about 2/3) than the larger size (about 1/3). I actually prefer the larger size myself (the looser fit feels more modern), but the pattern placement does bug me a little especially since the smaller size's placement is so fantastic. Still, I think I'll be keeping the larger size on this, even with the pattern placement being a little less white-up-front than I'd prefer (something to be said for going to the store and rifling through the items to find just the right one!). I don't suppose anyone has an extra one of these with lots of white in front in a size small? ;)

  • Raisin replied 6 years ago

    I like the larger size. The smaller looks like it pulls across e shoulders to me, and I like the overall fit of the larger better. It's a gorgeous jacket on you!

  • bj1111 replied 6 years ago

    larger.

  • cciele replied 6 years ago

    I also vote larger! I like the relaxed, comfy vibe of the larger jacket.

  • catgirl replied 6 years ago

    I'm kind of torn. I am wondering if I should have gotten the XS also, but I think you and I *do* have similar shoulders, although you are slimmer through the bust than me. So I'm going to go with the S, considering you will probably layer another sleeve underneath in your climate, and that they are so close fitwise. It looks smashing on you in either size!

  • Aida replied 6 years ago
    Right Una? Could go either way, the shoulders fit in both sizes (so they'd fit you too) but the extra arm room in the S would definitely allow me easier layering capabilities. I think you'd be happier with the S, the XS is the more standard snug moto fit :)
  • Echo replied 6 years ago
    Honestly, I see no difference between the pattern placement on the larger or smaller size. Much of that must be in the eye of the beholder, but don't think that anyone except you will see the difference. So choose whatever feels more comfortable for you. I typically go slightly larger in jackets, just because that is how jackets are supposed to fit in my mind. LOVE the jacket, though!
  • Lyn D. replied 6 years ago
    I think I would chose the larger, since it certainly doesn't look too big in any way.
    The difference in the pattern placement will be a distant memory when you only have the one left.
  • Deborah replied 6 years ago
    Aida, I would take the bigger one.  I see almost no difference between the two.  
  • Mona replied 6 years ago
    you probably have made a decision on this by now but I just wanted to say that you look equally fab in both sizes with slightly better in large.
  • replied 6 years ago
    I can't wait for mine to arrive -- you all look so amazing in yours.
  • Aida replied 6 years ago
    Just realized there were a bunch more replies to this! Looks like the vote ended up fairly even in the end. I think I've decided to keep the larger size, slightly maddening pattern placement and all :)
  • CocoLion replied 6 years ago
    Aida, I too see very little difference between the two sizes.  However, the sleeve length is better on the smaller size so I vote for that one.  If the bigger size were truly bigger, like intentionally bigger, I would like that too but they both look like a fitted style to me and to my eye the smaller size fits better in the sleeves.  If you go for a "fitted" or "tailored" style of clothing, I vote for the garment that fits better.

    But I know there are a bunch of different opinions so, take with a grain of salt.
  • Day Vies replied 6 years ago
    I like the look of the smaller size better. I think it's because you pointed out more white shows. I also think it's the kind of jacket that should be fitted at the shoulders. I think something gets lost with the larger fit that makes the jacket simply riveting on you in the smaller size.
  • Aida replied 6 years ago
    Denise and DV, I think one thing that gets a little lost in the photos is that the material is almost like a sweatshirt material. I guess am having trouble wrapping my brain around having a fitted or tight sweatshirt! I may have to resort to giving my husband and sister final sizing say, they are almost always spot on regarding fit even for items they don't like.
  • pil replied 6 years ago
    Another vote for the larger size : ) Can you order another one hoping for better pattern placement?
  • Aida replied 6 years ago
    Unfortunately it is sold out now Pil, but I have made peace with both pattern placements :)
  • catgirl replied 6 years ago
    Aida, after wearing mine today, I'm glad I kept the larger size and I think you will be too. :)

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