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Okay, this year I AM having a new coat, so which one do I need?

(18 Posts)
ATruthUniversallyAcknowledged Thu 20-Sep-12 20:01:54

For the last two years I've been too skint or too pregnant to bother buying a new coat. My old one really won't last another year. I'm clueless though. What styles should I be looking for?

I need warm, practical and stylish. My usual winter look is skinny jeans with country boots or tan leather boots, or a tea dress with thick tights and boots.

I'm thinking parka? Or military? Or am I miles out?

LittlePandaBear Thu 20-Sep-12 20:31:30

This would look good with skinnies and boots. Not seen it in real life but looks nice online...

I'm not keen on the parker you linked too, a little dull. I like the military one but it would depend on your figure and I'm not sure it would go with everything.

snowmummy Thu 20-Sep-12 21:52:15

I like the military one

bishboschone Thu 20-Sep-12 21:55:09

I am coveting the military one .smile

Lycra Fri 21-Sep-12 16:21:29

I was loving that military one online but I saw it in real life the other day, it's a bit shorter than it looks and the material was not nice imho, very synthetic feeling and fluff-attracting!
Sorry! It looks lovely online...

beautyfades Fri 21-Sep-12 17:02:47

Sounds like how i dress. love fitted black leather jackets, but not practical realy... i like the sound of a nice parker but not sure with dresses, but what do i know!

Dinosaurhunter Fri 21-Sep-12 17:05:05

Hobbs have got some lovely coats , I'm hoping to buy the aviator leather jacket.

MsKayGee Fri 21-Sep-12 17:15:54

The Military one looks lovely. And parka's with dresses are a definite no imo.

ATruthUniversallyAcknowledged Fri 21-Sep-12 17:54:04

Thank you. I went to look for that Mint Velvet one earlier, but it wasn't in stock. Anyone care to share links to what they're wearing this year?

Sleepwhenidie Fri 21-Sep-12 19:27:39

I am seriously considering this parka from Whistles, it has a cosy lining and big hood, seems stylish and practical.

Sleepwhenidie Fri 21-Sep-12 19:29:49

Oh i like dresses and parkas! Wrong in theory but somehow quite cool... so long as its a casual dress, wouldn't work with a Roland Mouret type number grin!

ATruthUniversallyAcknowledged Fri 21-Sep-12 19:59:34

Me too sleepwhenidie - and fortunately I don't have any Roland Mouret dresses to wear with one so no risk of accidentally wearing them together.

Oh, I forgot a rule for this search. It can't be black. DH is trying to ban me from wearing black.

purplepenguin86 Fri 21-Sep-12 20:14:09

Oooh I like the military one. I need a new coat. Does anyone else find buying coats a nightmare? They either look good, or they are comfy and cosy - never both! Except for one that I have which is amazing, and looks good and is the warmest thing ever. But it is off white/cream and gets dirty as soon as I put it on. But I always get compliments on it. I need something a bit more practical though.

ATruthUniversallyAcknowledged Fri 21-Sep-12 20:15:50

What are people's thoughts about MULTI-14&refpage=coats-jackets/macs-coats duffle coats?

ATruthUniversallyAcknowledged Fri 21-Sep-12 20:19:29

Link fail. The 'weeping willow' on this page

Sleepwhenidie Fri 21-Sep-12 20:19:43

Erm...could you not convince him it is grey...the waxy finish does reduce the blackness of the Whistles one hmm - probably a long shot grin

Link to duffle coat not working, however they can be nice (rather than cool, which imo a parka usually is) but no good in the rain! How important is that?

ATruthUniversallyAcknowledged Fri 21-Sep-12 20:25:13

Ha! I could give it a try. "Black darling? Nooo, it's not black. Do we need to go back to Ultralase for a check up?"

Hm, waterproof would be good. Is there such a thing as a stylish waterproof coat?

wishiwasonholiday Fri 21-Sep-12 20:25:51

I just bought a military one from next it's lovely and thick and everyone whose seen it says it looks nice. Just tried to post a link but the sales started so the site won't load.

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