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Just to add, my mum (tall, slim, blonde, lives near the Arctic) wore hers for a year or two when it was the height of fashion, then abandoned it. By the time it was fashionable again and she offered it to me, it had stiffened and become almost unwearable. Also check how heavy it is - and see whether it flaps open in the wind.