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Help me find a coat please.

(9 Posts)
ChopOrNot Thu 22-Oct-15 22:08:26

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:
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.

Help, please, before I freeze....

tethersend Thu 22-Oct-15 22:29:32

fur collar


ChopOrNot Thu 22-Oct-15 22:37:41

Ooo, like the simple asos one - have ordered in the mid grey.

Fur collar one is probably too "big" on the shoulder for me - I have tried a few and just look all odd and out of proportion. Bit like wrap coats - love both but just cannot wear <wails>

Thank you.

ChopOrNot Tue 27-Oct-15 18:47:31

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?

herecomesthsun Wed 28-Oct-15 08:06:49

Vera Wang fur

red teddy bear coat

Fur might be too bulky though?

What about waiting till midnight for the Carine roitfeld collection for Uniqlo, there should be a light leopardskin coat in that, I think?

herecomesthsun Wed 28-Oct-15 08:08:14

red coat

hugoagogo Wed 28-Oct-15 09:27:57

Oh those furry coats are gorgeous, but I think you might feel a bit silly actually going out in them.

herecomesthsun Wed 28-Oct-15 09:30:52

also Desigual, quirky and colourful, some reductions on their website and possibly on Amazon?

LisaHorthorn Wed 28-Oct-15 12:16:38

How about leather?

Quite trendy at the moment.

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