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JaceLancs Sat 20-Dec-14 23:36:55

www.marksandspencer.com/front-zip-herringbone-jacket-with-wool/p/p22319142#bvHeader

I know it says it's out of stock but my local store are holding it till tomorrow for me - currently 30% off

I'm 50 and a size 14/16 5'4"

Looking for something that could work as smart or casual, mainly to wear with trousers, jeans or leggings

If you all hate it - any alternatives for under £60?

Thanks

Gabriola Sat 20-Dec-14 23:39:52

I'm sorry, I don't like that.

Tesco have some surprisingly lovely coats in at the moment.

EustaciaBenson Sun 21-Dec-14 11:29:31

I was going to say I didnt like it but then I looked at the other m and s coats online and loads of them look bad so I think they photograph them badly so it might be worth trying it on. Otherwise I was going to second the tesco suggestion, but they are advertising a borg lined jacket so i woukd worry about being assimilated if I tried it on!

BlueberryWafer Sun 21-Dec-14 11:56:33

My mum is 51, a size 14 and about 5 ft 2 and she recently bought this and it looks great on! Matalan have loads of nice coats smile

Mrsgrumble Sun 21-Dec-14 11:57:49

I would add bulk so I think you could get something nice.. Also nicer print

1981 Sun 21-Dec-14 15:41:32

it's hideous and will make you look older/frumpy, i suspect

this is nice and classy (and is a bit less £s)

this and this has a nice cut to it IMHO, I have a similar one and always get compliments

classy and understated

i've noticed that a lot of the ones on the M&S site are okay but not "quite" right IRL.. examples: this is a lovely colour but just looks dated if you're over 20! or this is lovely, a gorgeous colour, but cut too long, esp. for someone your height.

of all the M&S ones, www.marksandspencer.com/buttonsafe-cross-collar-textured-coat-with-wool/p/p22322075 might be the most flattering I've spotted, and again, it's within your budget.

1981 Sun 21-Dec-14 15:44:36

Oooh Gabriola's right, lookie: www.clothingattesco.com/coats+jackets/f+f-wool-blend-swing-coat/invt/bt423332 and www.clothingattesco.com/coats+jackets/f+f-wool-blend-swing-coat/invt/bt423332 - lovely cuts and colours for most skin tones.

www.clothingattesco.com/coats+jackets/f+f-collarless-crepe-coat/invt/bt422185 for a bolder statement.

Greengardenpixie Sun 21-Dec-14 16:47:22

I dont like it..even on the model. It looks really bulky and i dislike the fur collar and tweed together. I think you could do bette tbh...but if you like it, then buy it. I know i have a lovely pair of boots that noone likes on here..but i love them so to hell!!!

JaceLancs Sun 21-Dec-14 17:51:15

1981 some lovely ideas - I think I like the navy jasper Conran one best so far - I have a similar one in black bought from warehouse a few years back and now looking rather worn - hence my search for a replacement

The beige M n S one would be great but I need something darker

I popped down to Tesco this afternoon and some nice stuff but only in v small or v large sizes and lots are out of stock on their website too sadly

The main reason I was trying to find something in M n S is I have a £35 credit voucher to spend - but am sure can use it up on something else if needed (wine even!!)

Thanks for all your helpful suggestions - I definitely don't want to look frumpy - lost a bit of weight recently though still a way to go, and am told I look much younger than I am

1981 Sun 21-Dec-14 21:35:38

lost a bit of weight recently though still a way to go, and am told I look much younger than I am

In that case congrats! There's bound to be something in M&S which suits (just not the original one, please grin you're better than that!)

TheReluctantCountess Sun 21-Dec-14 21:39:54

It looks like it's been borrowed from your grandad.

RoganJosh Sun 21-Dec-14 21:40:10

I like it, but I think it's very casual, rather than an all occasions one.

JaceLancs Mon 22-Dec-14 15:53:29

Found another possibility
m.marksandspencer.com/mt/www.marksandspencer.com/herringbone-biker-coat-with-wool/p/p22328805

Definitely along the right lines......

JaceLancs Mon 22-Dec-14 15:57:19

Thanks for congrats on weight loss too

I started out at 18 stone - not saying what I am at the moment - but as am aiming to be a size 10 - I will be dieting for a while!

Greengardenpixie Tue 23-Dec-14 20:24:34

I really like the herringbone one. Thumbs up from me smile

coalscuttle Tue 23-Dec-14 20:30:41

I think it would make anyone look short and dumpy

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