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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?

tethersend Thu 19-Sep-13 17:44:41

Oh great, glad you like it smile

EldritchCleavage Thu 19-Sep-13 10:29:39

Well, the ordered coat has arrived. It is the most beautiful quality and has the DH seal of approval to boot. It makes me look like a large jade egg, but I don't care!
Thanks all for the suggestions.

EldritchCleavage Tue 17-Sep-13 19:56:09

Of course, now I've ordered something cocoon coats are popping up all over the place. Oh sod it.

EldritchCleavage Tue 17-Sep-13 16:22:01

snowlie thank you. There is one in Cos I will try if the one I ordered doesn't suit and if I decide the Hobbs one is too egg-yolky.

snowlie Tue 17-Sep-13 16:08:49

Try Cos - most of their coats are cocoon shape.

tethersend Tue 17-Sep-13 15:17:27


not sorry, buy it

EldritchCleavage Tue 17-Sep-13 11:09:03

Oh tethersend! You bastard! I think I like that more than the one I ordered! Oh, hell.

tethersend Mon 16-Sep-13 19:30:58

I'm still going, just in case that one's not right grin


EldritchCleavage Mon 16-Sep-13 18:28:50

Thanks for all your coat search linky efforts, tethers.

EldritchCleavage Mon 16-Sep-13 18:28:21

Stuff it. This is taking up far too much space in my head. I've just bought the teal one I linked to on Friday at 10:21 because (i) there was only one left and it was now or never; and (ii) they reduced it by 20%. If I hate it, I'll just have to send it back.

EldritchCleavage Mon 16-Sep-13 18:20:03

Any colour except:

I'm avoiding black, dark navy and grey because those are the colours I wear to work and having a coat like that as well would just be too dreary. I'm also avoiding purple because the coat I'm replacing is purple and I need a change.

God, I sound so fussy! It's because I buy quality and wear daily, keep for years so I have to like it and it has to last. I have got a beautiful grey-green Cerruti coat that is now about 15 years old and not really smart any more (badly wearing on sleeves and lapels and hem), so no good for work. That pre-dated the purple coat, which is about 9 years old, also wearing and not really warm enough-I really suffered last winter.

The hard thing is before husband and children I could please myself-I would throw a daft amount of money at the problem and end up with a gorgeous coat. Now my money is family money I can't justify that, but equally I haven't really adjusted to having to buy cheaper clothes. And yes, I know that's a 'first world problem' and I sound spoilt. But work clothes are my armour, I neeeeeeeed to feel smart and confident.


tethersend Mon 16-Sep-13 17:39:59

Why are they ALL GREY?!

tethersend Mon 16-Sep-13 17:21:11

too black?

What colour are you after BTW?

Could you put on a couple of stone? grin

tethersend Mon 16-Sep-13 17:11:18

Bollocks, it's out of stock, ignore.

tethersend Mon 16-Sep-13 17:11:00


EldritchCleavage Mon 16-Sep-13 17:05:35

Not enough wool to be warm enough I think tethers.

tethersend Mon 16-Sep-13 17:02:58


EldritchCleavage Mon 16-Sep-13 16:53:35

this one is nice, for anyone who likes pink.

EldritchCleavage Mon 16-Sep-13 15:34:53

I do like the maternity one and even the vintage one a bit. I need knee length and long sleeves to avoid freezing to death though.

tethersend Mon 16-Sep-13 15:34:30

grey again

tethersend Mon 16-Sep-13 15:25:44

lovely vintage coat, nothing like you asked for

tethersend Mon 16-Sep-13 15:21:34

Do that if I find something grin

As an aside, do you like this? it's maternity, but I'm just about to ebay one in a 16.

<sets the bar low>

EldritchCleavage Mon 16-Sep-13 15:19:36


You are very kind. I kiss you all over your face (as I say to my children).

tethersend Mon 16-Sep-13 15:13:02

Ah fuck, that is lovely.

Will try and find similar. What size are you?

tethersend Mon 16-Sep-13 15:10:58


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