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On the hunt for a parka... help please!

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mumtosp Mon 03-Feb-14 21:37:39

Hi all,

I'm after a bum covering waterproof parka with a hood. After work when I pick up my son from the nursery I have a 15 minute walk back home and in the current weather I need something that will keep me dry and warm...
Also, I'll need to wear it to work so it needs to be something that will look good on trousers, skirts and dresses...

I would highly appreciate your recommendations...

TIA smile

MrsLettuce Mon 03-Feb-14 21:40:26

What sort of price range? Colour preferences?

frankietwospots Mon 03-Feb-14 21:41:59

What size are you? I have this Vero Moda parka in navy and love it. ASOS only have the khaki left (which I'm v tempted by too...):

www.asos.com/Vero-Moda/Vero-Moda-Parka-With-Detachable-Fur/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=3286022&SearchQuery=vero%20moda%20parka&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Peat

I found it via this blog post: www.schoolgatestyle.com/2014/01/the-january-style-challenge-1-perfect.html

mumtosp Mon 03-Feb-14 21:48:26

MrsLettuce Frankly I haven't given much thought to price range. I don't mind spending a bit since I consider jackets and parkas to last long ... but having said that, I'm currently trying to shed my post pregnancy weight so don't want to spend a lot in case I'm successful smile

Colour preferences: Would like a bright colour, but as I said I want to wear it to work... so nothing over the top smile

frankietwospots Size: 14... I do like the look of that asos parka. How is the fit? And thanks for the blog link smile

whereisshe Mon 03-Feb-14 21:49:12

I have this and I love it. Might be too long for dresses though.

Or this?

MrsBazinga Mon 03-Feb-14 21:50:19

http://www.seasaltcornwall.co.uk/m/waterproof-outdoor-technical-jackets/rain_coats/waterproof-windproof-parka-style-jacket-with-fleece-lining-and-hood_cormorant.htm
Not sure if the link will work but I have this coat and I LOVE it. Don't know your price range and this is certainly expensive, but it seems to me to be the holy grail of coats - light, comfortable, very snug, not too mumsy and completely properly waterproof.

frankietwospots Mon 03-Feb-14 21:53:15

Here's the link for MrsB:

www.seasaltcornwall.co.uk/m/waterproof-outdoor-technical-jackets/rain_coats/waterproof-windproof-parka-style-jacket-with-fleece-lining-and-hood_cormorant.htm

frankietwospots Mon 03-Feb-14 21:55:49

Only XS left in the Vero Moda parka I'm afraid and I'm a size 8 so it fits true to size.

Jack Wills parka? www.jackwills.com/en-gb/product/alderley-mac-10000376502

MrsLettuce Mon 03-Feb-14 22:00:07

maybe? Probably not parka-ish enough, love the colour though
too studenty?

MissScatterbrain Tue 04-Feb-14 08:59:32

Boden still have some of their waxed cosy parkas in their sale.

mumtosp Fri 07-Feb-14 21:50:29

Thanks all for your responses so far smile

What do you think about these...
target

fatface

or...

asos

frankietwospots Fri 07-Feb-14 22:05:36

I like the look of the Target Dry one - see this blog post and you also get 15% off with code SCHOOLGATE15 www.schoolgatestyle.com/2013/09/back-to-school-style-perfect-waterproof.html

I really like the look of the ASOS one too.

tillyann2013 Fri 07-Feb-14 22:11:42

I've just bought the target dry one and I love it! Would def recommend. Warm as toast and dry as a bone. If only I could say the same for my feet!

mumtosp Fri 07-Feb-14 22:14:58

Thanks frankie and tilly ... do you think I could carry off the target dry one at work ??

tilly once this is sorted I'll be on a mission to get something warm for my feet ! smile

tillyann2013 Fri 07-Feb-14 22:30:37

Yes indeed, my arrived on Saturday and I've worn it everyday since! With a dress for work as well and it looks fine. Keep me posted re boots, fed up with soggy toes!

spookyskeleton Fri 07-Feb-14 22:35:56

I have the Target Dry one and it is fab smile warm, the hood is plenty big enough (I find a lot of hoods aren't big enough), and it is long (I am quite tall) and you get a bag of haribos with your order wink

I love it that much I have recently bought a summer mac from there.

spookyskeleton Fri 07-Feb-14 22:36:24

Oh and I wear it for work every day smile

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