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I am broad of shoulder, big of nork and shortish - about 5'3 - so anything big collared/shouldered or oversized makes me look like a large box. Similarly double breasted makes me look like I have a couple of pillows down my front. Don't want camel, black or blue. Too much of flared skirt is all wrong - just too much going in and out iyswim. Already have the unattractive-puffy-rugby-watching thing for the really cold, so full thermal properties not required.
So probably: Fitted. V neck is cool (have lots of scarves). Warmish - don't mind having to layer underneath.
Attractive, feminine, a bit quirky all considered. Will go up to £150 (not much I know). Just save me from ending up with a parka or wax jacket. These would work for me practically but just want to liven up my jeans and jumper day-to-day wear a bit.
I have trawled the 'net and got lost and overwhelmed. I think I quite like the thought of Joe Brown stuff but none are quite right - wrong colour/too high of neck etc.
Bah. Received the ASOS one and it comes up ginagarous. The shape was good on me - but it was just enormous. I know the currend trend is for slightly over-large boyfriend coats - but for someone wide of shoulder it does not work. I look like a bus. Or a slightly fuzzy multi-storey carpark. Did think about ordering smaller but it is also a bit prickly <childish emoticon> and I kept having to scratch my neck.
And it was a bit...dull? I think this is why I am having problems. I think I want a bit madder. Colour/fabric wise rather than cut wise. I live in jeans/v-necks and t-shirts - but I like to quirk my dullness up with the odd less conservative bit - leopard print or snake-skin vans/trainers. A dull coat takes me to middle aged frumpsville. But wary of being mutton dressed as lamb.
Anyone spotted anything interesting out there that is not NCP proportions?