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Ooopsadaisy Tue 06-Sep-11 09:35:12

So I've found my dream winter coat.

It's online and heavily discounted. I would never be able to afford it at its usual price. I usually wear a heavy-duty walking waterproof all winter, but really want to be smart this year.

It is available in a size 10 and then larger sizes.

I would always be a size 10 in tops, t-shirts, casual shirts etc, but would normally find myself needing a 12 for anything that is tailored across the boob area.

My bra size is 28ff or 30f, so my ribcage is small but I am full-busted (but not busty in appearance). I measure 36 and a half across the fullest part of my bust.

My lower half is a size 8.

Whenever I try on coats I end up buying a 12 to allow space for an extra layer on top (as my mother would say) but am always swamped around my waist, hips and thighs.

Will I get away with a size 10 or am I wasting my life dreaming?

Sizing advice says size 10 - 35 inch chest, size 12 - 37 inch chest. So according to that, I'm a 12 but it will be huge around the rest of me.

Should I just move on and stop thinking about it and get myself a life?


gapants Tue 06-Sep-11 09:37:12

Link please!!

Buy it, try it and if it is no good send it back?

thisisyesterday Tue 06-Sep-11 09:39:26

why not buy it and see what it's like on?

GloriaVanderbilt Tue 06-Sep-11 09:40:29

I think if it was feasible to return it if it didn't fit, then I'd buy it and try it on.

Don't suppose there is a stockist near you where you could try it on?

Ooopsadaisy Tue 06-Sep-11 09:40:42

gapants - I don't want the disappointment!

I don't want to send a link as it's the only size 10 left and I don't want any slim busted cccccaaaaaaaawwww to buy it from under my nose! grin

dottyaboutstripes Tue 06-Sep-11 09:41:00

I would get it. I found my dream winter coat last year and it's a size 8 but I also usually need a 12 in tailored clothes with my similar chest measurement. Worth a try.

gapants Tue 06-Sep-11 09:45:42

Better to try it on then to never know!

Get the 10, and 12. Is it belted? Maybe a 12 would look cinched in at the waist? I do not have your figure, but putting on me Gok hat for a minute, I think belted would work for you, show your figure?

Ooopsadaisy Tue 06-Sep-11 09:49:06

No 12 available. Just 10 and then 18 and 20.

Not belted. I'm no good at anything that requires fuss and for me a belt is a fuss!

(Sounding a bit deranged there, sorry!)

I realise that in the big scheme of things this is soooooo not important but I just wanted other opinions.

gapants Tue 06-Sep-11 10:00:20

Belt=faff, bonkers! No but I know what you mean, my trench has abelt and ai keep closing it in the car door!

Order it, then link for us please. I think you will always wonder...what if otherwise.

talkingnonsense Tue 06-Sep-11 10:03:35

Get it. Most people dont do up their winter coats half the time anyway!

GloriaVanderbilt Tue 06-Sep-11 11:05:49

Can you return it? I mean if it's no good?

TheProvincialLady Tue 06-Sep-11 11:09:59

I am also 28F and would be astonished if a 10 didn't fit me, tailored or no. Order it now, you can aways send it back if it doesn't fit.

Nefret Tue 06-Sep-11 11:12:32

Get it quick! - before someone else does wink

TapselteerieO Tue 06-Sep-11 11:19:17

I agree with everyone saying get it, can you tell us the brand, some size tens are bigger than others, I have heard Kew and M&S are really generously sized, but other places might be more suited to pear shape (I always think Great plains is for small busted women).

As for having room for layers it might be worth investing in finer knits/good quality thermals for a warm base layer - chunky knits don't suit my 30G norks.

wellwisher Tue 06-Sep-11 11:19:27

Isn't it returnable? Get it. You don't need a big jumper under a winter coat - I swear by Uniqlo's Heat Tech thermal underwear for winter, it is super-thin, comes in loads of nice colours and keeps you toasty!

also, can you PLEASE post the link? if we all promise not to order it? grin

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