snugly gilet - I took the advice of the reviews and sized up (twice!) the 12 is snug fitting and curves with my curves whereas the 14 isn;t as snug and is straight up and down the sides.
I cant decide which one to keep as I'm not exactly sure of the fit.
with the rainy day mac i bought a 10 as thats my normal size. Tried it on with a big thick jumper underneath and my mum says it looks a bit tight - without the jumper it looks grand ( then she tried it on and thought it was lovely! - think she wants it!) - So I dont know what to do - thin layers I suppose?
There is another thread Chablis about Boden sales items including the mac which most people seem pleased with for the price. Sorry can't help myself - I only got a dress but as it is perhaps a little long Boden are sending a shorter one post free. I was wondering about the gilet though as it looks warm.
I'm a 10/12 and sized down to the 10 in the rainy day mac, and thought it was still quite roomy. If I'd liked the colour more (olive) then I'd have considered going down to an 8. I'd say light layers are the answer as it is well lined so unless you are a 'feel the cold' person you wouldn't need thick jumpers underneath.