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Help me find a cocoon coat

(58 Posts)
EldritchCleavage Thu 12-Sep-13 17:37:00

I need a new winter coat, and I have always liked cocoon coats. Any colour, as long as it isn't black. I'd like it to have full-length sleeves, be no shorter than just above the knee and if at all possible, to have a collar. Any ideas, S & B gurus?

EldritchCleavage Thu 12-Sep-13 19:42:30

I forgot to say, budget is up to £300.

SundaySimmons Fri 13-Sep-13 09:25:46,default,pd.html?cm_mmc=Google+Shopping-_-Product+Extensions+And+Listings-_-Helene+Berman-_-_Helene+Berman+Cocoon+cashmere+wool+blend+coat&$$ja=cgid:7042192075%7Ctsid:44970%7Ccid:146504515%7Clid:56008319395%7Cnw:g%7Ccrid:29474166355%7Crnd:747506285623321993%7Cdvc:t%7Cadp:1o2%7Cmt:

SundaySimmons Fri 13-Sep-13 09:26:48

Bit over budget

SundaySimmons Fri 13-Sep-13 09:33:50


EldritchCleavage Fri 13-Sep-13 10:21:06

Ooh, thank you you lovely people.
They are all beautiful, though I fear the first one is probably too short (I will freeze to death in a mid-thigh coat I think). I keep saying I don't want red (never wear it) but that third one is calling to me. Decisions decisions.

I've found this: lovely, but red, and this. I like the teal colour, but does it look at bit 'old biddy' with that prim collar?

SundaySimmons Fri 13-Sep-13 10:38:36

I like both but would avoid a one way zip as they can give/break at the bottom.

Go for buttons or a two way zip that can be undone at the bottom to allow more movement.

snowlie Fri 13-Sep-13 10:55:42

I like the coat from etsy - it's nice and simple which help to highlight the cut of the coat.

EldritchCleavage Fri 13-Sep-13 10:58:54

I think the etsy one is edge-to-edge, ie. no fastenings, which is not v warm, especially on windy days.

sweetmelody Fri 13-Sep-13 12:18:37

Ooh I was going to post a similar thread...

I totally covet that mink-coloured Jaeger one, but it is 'double-faced' or, like Eldritch says, edge-to-edge and so has no fastenings, nor lining for that matter.

Beautiful colour and shape, but just not practical as a main winter coat.

Anyone seen anything similar, particularly that colour which would make a change from my usual camel?

SundaySimmons Fri 13-Sep-13 12:24:26

I had an edge to edge coat years ago and overlapped the edges and sewed on large hook and eyes.

BeattieBow Fri 13-Sep-13 12:37:49

I'm also looking for a cocoon coat - in grey preferably. Haven't seen one though so can't help! There are some nice coats in Cos though, have you looked at those? see here

buttercrumble Fri 13-Sep-13 12:40:55

That Maggio one is beautiful

EldritchCleavage Fri 13-Sep-13 15:40:59

Aha, Sunday, I am pondering that now...

I saw the Cos ones, and there is a cocoon coat but very dark navy. I was hoping for something more jazzy colourwise.

here is a grey cocoon coat, though the sleeves are too short for my liking.

noddyholder Fri 13-Sep-13 15:57:03

this not strictly cocoon but friend has it and its lovely hers was tiny and it still fitted me and I am quite busty It s alovely shape on

SundaySimmons Fri 13-Sep-13 15:57:14

The red one is made to order so why don't you ask her if she can make you one that does up?

I love it!

SundaySimmons Fri 13-Sep-13 16:01:17

Not completely cocoon

SundaySimmons Fri 13-Sep-13 16:02:17

SundaySimmons Fri 13-Sep-13 16:04:08

noddyholder Fri 13-Sep-13 16:06:06


noddyholder Fri 13-Sep-13 16:06:45

love that toast one sunday

EldritchCleavage Sun 15-Sep-13 23:32:40

Tried [ this one]] on over the weekend. I looked rotund. I may have to rethink the whole cocoon coat concept. Bah.

EldritchCleavage Sun 15-Sep-13 23:33:24

Bollocks. link

snowlie Mon 16-Sep-13 06:52:52

I have my eye on the Zara one too Noddy I like this one in grey from French connection - I know not a cocoon coat but maybe worth a nose!

snowlie Mon 16-Sep-13 06:55:09

The Avoca coat makes the model look chunky. What body shape is best suited to this kind of coat?

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