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Can you recommend me a good coat?

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Trygg Thu 29-Sep-11 21:16:02

I've been looking about for winter coats and everything's just a bit...meh..

I've tried all the obvious shops and googled it to death but nothing's doing the trick. I'm hoping some of you lovely ladies will have a very clever idea pretty please grin

(Cos it's probably quite relevant.. I'm 21, fairly tall, a size 14-16 and want to spend up to £100 put preferably more like £60 if pos... hmm )

TIA grin

tethersend Thu 29-Sep-11 21:18:07

What are your requirements?

Hood? Collar? Colour? Belt? Length? Puffa? Wool?

Trygg Thu 29-Sep-11 21:20:06

I'm not very good at this am i grin ??

Not fussed about hood...something black/grey/camel/neutral (though deep down i want a bright red duffle coat), warm, not fussed about length

tethersend Thu 29-Sep-11 21:23:06

Ok, let's start by gauging your reaction to this...

Trygg Thu 29-Sep-11 21:26:30

I really like the material and style (and the reddish one grin ), but would worry id look a bit of a chub in it.. (i seem to think a coat will work wonders, no it will make me look like me haha)

tethersend Thu 29-Sep-11 21:27:17

Right. will be back shortly with some ideas.

Trygg Thu 29-Sep-11 21:29:11

iv just found this one..but cant imagine it not on a skinny waif coat

Trygg Thu 29-Sep-11 21:37:35

also my friend sent me a link (oh this coat hunt has become ridiculous!) to this but i cant decide if its beautiful or hideous confused

celticlassie Thu 29-Sep-11 21:37:38

I love this.

Trygg Thu 29-Sep-11 21:52:25

OOh thats pretty...similar to a verrry shoddy one i had from primark last year, ive decided now im a grown up (pah) i should start 'investing' in things and not spend £18 on a coat...

celticlassie Thu 29-Sep-11 22:05:41

I'm the same. I always think I should go for 'investment purchases' and instead I buy twelve £8 tops. hmm

swallowedAfly Thu 29-Sep-11 22:22:47

watching with curiosity. ordered a grown up coat from north face but in red to not be too serious but it's come and it just isn't me. i spend every winter impractically coated or in a variety of hooded coatlike cardigans. want to go a bit more grown up but can't do the mumsy northface weather proof look it turns out.

i'll be returning it so that's a budget of £85 straight off (will keep the lush boots i got from there though - it may have been loving them so much that made me realise how little i loved the coat).

trying to think what i've been looking at that might work for you trygg

swallowedAfly Thu 29-Sep-11 22:24:56

this is nice, on sale and doesn't require waiflike-ness i don't think.

loved the one tethersend linked to first but not sure i could pull off those sleeves - always make me feel too broad.

tethersend Thu 29-Sep-11 22:41:58

I think Tesco have some lovely stuff at the mo:

brown coat

military coat

belted coat

blanket coat

swing coat

swallowedAfly Thu 29-Sep-11 22:48:18

those links aren't working tethers

swallowedAfly Thu 29-Sep-11 22:58:36

i really like this but i may be being massively swayed by the fact i like thumb holes.

tethersend Thu 29-Sep-11 23:05:56

Bloody Tesco. I'm giving them free advertising and they can't even make the links work.

Bah. Have a look at coats on the Tesco website.

swallowedAfly Thu 29-Sep-11 23:09:22

what do you think of the bench one? too young (i'm 35 and was attempting to be a bit more grown up)

Trygg Thu 29-Sep-11 23:10:26

im liking tesco at the mo and dorothy perkins.. its hard isnt it! i think cos i added the dreaded investment word-i cant go aaah bugger it and grab something black and warm or il regret it.. i think. confused

Trygg Thu 29-Sep-11 23:14:34

i like the bench one but i think its in my red duffel coat pile-id like it but im having to be a grown up-iv got graduate scheme job applications coming up so i want to look smart-because clearly the coat that you leave/in the car/hang on a hook makes all the theyr going to say oh trygg you were ideal for the job but the duffel coat? you can piss off... hmm

so new criteria-needs to make me look thin, bag me a dazzling graduate career and be under a hundred quid grin k?

in all seriousness i do love the asos one from tethersend, but cant decide whether its not good for sturdy curvy women?

swallowedAfly Thu 29-Sep-11 23:24:32

nice bit of detail but smart

red but smart

colour but subtle and flattering diagonal lines at waist

swallowedAfly Thu 29-Sep-11 23:30:30

this is pretty stylish and the low waist with the aline under it would be flattering i think

Trygg Thu 29-Sep-11 23:31:24

ooh i like the purple one smile

swallowedAfly Thu 29-Sep-11 23:31:45

what on earth am i doing here? i never come in style and beauty and now i find myself talking about flattering diagonal lines and low waists blush

<scurries back to feminism grin >

swallowedAfly Thu 29-Sep-11 23:32:22

which one - the tommy hilfiger low waist one? or the other one?

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