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Warm smart winter coat for work commute

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whattheseithakasmean Fri 31-Oct-14 17:34:46

I am starting a new job involving a commute by train. I need a new coat that is both warm & smart & ideally will go over a smart suit jacket.

I am petite - 5'1" & size 8. Any recommendations?

pinkfrocks Fri 31-Oct-14 19:09:11


whattheseithakasmean Fri 31-Oct-14 19:11:22

I would go up to £150 for the right coat.

I saw one I liked in Debenhams, but it had poppers, not buttons, which I thought looked ugly.

pinkfrocks Fri 31-Oct-14 19:17:14

Depends on what you like- Hobbs have £50 off coats at the moment. Have you browsed John Lewis online because they have loads. Or even Boden?

whattheseithakasmean Fri 31-Oct-14 19:19:30

Hobbs was a touch pricey. The coat I liked in Boden (Eliza) had the curse of the poppers.

Off to browse John Lewis..

southeastastra Fri 31-Oct-14 19:22:21

look at zara too if you can, they have lots of really lovely coats in there atm though too many to link

ThisBitchIsResting Fri 31-Oct-14 20:12:17

Cos have beautiful coats.

BelindaAllWorkedOut Fri 31-Oct-14 22:00:30

&Other Stories, too - very thick wool coats. The Uniqlo ones, for eg, are much lighter.

whattheseithakasmean Sat 01-Nov-14 08:07:49

Does anyone know how warm Cos coats are. This is lovely - has anyone seen it in the flesh? Does it look like it would be warm?

Lovely coat

whattheseithakasmean Sat 01-Nov-14 08:14:21

& Other Stories has lovely coats, but the ones I like all seem to be sold out in the smallest size, curses!

chocoshopoholic Sat 01-Nov-14 08:19:13

I bought something similar to this in the sale last Christmas-its really warm

ThisBitchIsResting Sat 01-Nov-14 10:04:10

You can but try it. It says 'warm' in the description, it's wool mix and lined so I would expect so. My Cos coat is wool mix and unlined and not hugely warm but like you I mainly wear it for work over jackets etc and it's fine, I didn't want something bulky and it's just right.

ThisBitchIsResting Sat 01-Nov-14 10:07:27

This is mine - it comes to below my knees though and I'm 5'6" so that model must be very tall. Cos sizing is a bit bonkers too - mine is a 36 and I'm usually a 10, not sure if all their coats are as oversized though.

ThisBitchIsResting Sat 01-Nov-14 10:07:46

Argh sorry I meant a 34. Sorry for multiple posts.

whattheseithakasmean Sat 01-Nov-14 17:31:11

It sounds like Cos might size up big, which is now good for me - I suspect I may need to go to a petite range not to be swamped, but then the choice is so limited.

The precis petite looks nice, but not as stylish. hmmmm.

whattheseithakasmean Sat 01-Nov-14 17:41:50

Sorry, I meant big is not good for me - I am small framed.

MrsCampbellBlack Sat 01-Nov-14 17:59:58

Hi - I bought the Cos coat after seeing EveWornOut in it. I'm 5ft and got the 34 - it fits well on shoulders and arm length for me and sits above my knees.

It is a really lovely coat.

whattheseithakasmean Sat 01-Nov-14 21:05:21

How heavy/warm would you say it is?

And if you don't mind me asking, what clothes size do you take??

Thank you!!

tethersend Sat 01-Nov-14 23:02:41


tethersend Sat 01-Nov-14 23:08:20

grey or camel

whattheseithakasmean Sun 02-Nov-14 06:11:47

Thank you for finding those, good finds but they don't hit the spot (oh dear, I am so fussy)

I don't like the navy one - I think I prefer straighter, cleaner lines. The grey/camel coat is lovely, but it has those wretched poppers, which I really dislike.

Why is it so hard to find a petite wool coat, unfussy straight lines, neutral colour, no poppers?

MrsCampbellBlack Sun 02-Nov-14 06:22:23

Well it hasn't been cold enough to wear it yet. However I would say it is a normal/warm wool coat but when it is really cold I will wear either my down coat or parka thing.

I'm a size 8 generally with fairly narrow shoulders.

ForSaleChesterDraws Sun 02-Nov-14 07:19:59

How warm? J crew do this thinsulate one.

tak1ngchances Sun 02-Nov-14 07:29:23

Thing about coats and commuting is that you get freeeezing on the walk to the station and standing on the platform so need something v warm and not draughty...
But then the train is hot and stuffy and generally gross so you need something lighter.
I tend to go for the warmth and then remove coat on the train

bettykt Sun 02-Nov-14 08:00:55

Have you tried Jaeger Outlet? Bought a black funnel neck coat for £75 last week. Get the XS as they come up really big.

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