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What do you think of this coat?

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TinyPawz Sun 18-Sep-11 12:31:41

here

I'm need a new winter coat (relocating) and need something practical and warm. I'm a good 20-22, would I look like a turd balloon in it?

Earlybird Sun 18-Sep-11 13:25:05

I think it is nice. Good colour, long in body (warm and good), hood (good). Quilting can make people look bigger than they are, but the quilting doesn't look 'puffy'.

I give it a 'thumbs up'.

Bangtastic Sun 18-Sep-11 13:53:09

I personally would go for something with slightly thinner quilting and/or something to draw you in at the waist.. something like

This

Or this

Or this

No matter what my size that is the style I'd go for if I wanted a quilted one, otherwise I think you run the risk of looking like you're wearing a sleeping bag!

AlpinePony Sun 18-Sep-11 13:58:15

Definitely not a balloon, more like a well-packed haggis, in a mumsy way of course. sad

Alternative?

TinyPawz Sun 18-Sep-11 16:38:41

Thanks...hopefully it will be better on than in the picture (I suspect not though)

bang I didn't really like any of those - not entirely sure why

pony A trench cut is not going to cut it with the weather, I think trench coats are more of a Autumn coat

Gillybobs Sun 18-Sep-11 16:48:00

I have last years version of it in cream. I tis lovely and warm but def makes me look bigger. Im a tall size 16 and its not terribly flattering on me.

Catslikehats Sun 18-Sep-11 17:17:47

Honestly it is horrible.

Is there a particular reason why you want quilted?

WhoseGotMyEyebrows Sun 18-Sep-11 17:35:13

I think it is fine. Will the colour suit you?

What about a wool belted one as an option?

miche8 Sun 18-Sep-11 17:42:00

I kept seeing similar on mums at the park it looked warm but they were very slim, i'm a size 16 and tried last years on, felt it made me look bigger, was certainly cosy, too be honest i always feel bigger in winter coats especially longer ones, if you love it then go for it.

WhoseGotMyEyebrows Sun 18-Sep-11 17:44:32

It would make me feel big too miche and I am a 10. Although very short with big boobs!

Tortington Sun 18-Sep-11 17:46:37

tiny that coat in the op is fugly

AlpinePony Sun 18-Sep-11 17:52:58

tiny where are you going to be? I've done Alberta in January at minus 50 yet never worn Fugly! ;)

nancythursday Sun 18-Sep-11 17:53:04

I like it.

TinyPawz Sun 18-Sep-11 20:49:52

I'll be in Kabul, folks are warning me that the weather is very very cold in winter.

I'm slightly panicking now, Only 5'5, size 20-22 and huge norkage. (I'll be very turd like).

HotBurrito1 Sun 18-Sep-11 23:02:54

Duffel coat
hooded jacket
Any good?

AlpinePony Mon 19-Sep-11 07:26:14

Yes, it's cold, but not that cold - at the same time it's a very stylish city - and your shopping options once there will be shite.

gettingolderbytheday Mon 19-Sep-11 09:05:35

I think the duffel coat (in a good fabric) option would be warm and more flattering than a puffa jacket which only looks good on skinny people.

TinyPawz Mon 19-Sep-11 09:41:04

That duffel coat is lovely. Maybe in a darker colour <wander aimlessly into the www looking for dark duffel coat>

WhoseGotMyEyebrows Mon 19-Sep-11 10:10:26

Fab duffel coat!

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