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Is a peacoat always double breasted?

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CambridgeBlue Thu 08-Nov-12 11:40:30

I quite fancy one but am not good with double breasted due to generous frontage. And any suggestions for where does nice ones that are not too £££?

Thank you smile

DonaAna Thu 08-Nov-12 17:22:25

Yes I think peacoats are generally double breasted. They are originally menswear, worn by sailors etc, hence uniform-like and designed to accentuate shoulders.

The best budget source for peacoats is Army & Navy stores.

But if I were you I'd try to find some other coat shape that is more flattering. Would an A-line work?

CambridgeBlue Thu 08-Nov-12 17:48:42

I think I'd prefer something more fitted as I'm very hourglass so prefer to show my waist or I can look a bit pregnant! I didn't realise they were originally a men's coat, no wonder so many men's ones come up when I Google!

DonaAna Thu 08-Nov-12 19:18:33

Try to find a princess coat - that cut would be very flattering on an hourglass.

CambridgeBlue Thu 08-Nov-12 21:17:04

That's a good idea, I will see what I can find - I remember a lovely Great Plains coat being raved about on here last year and I'm sure that was a princess style.

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