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Camel coats

(19 Posts)
fredabear Thu 12-Nov-15 20:37:25

Yay or nay? Frumpy or classic?
I'm 45 if that helps...

Fozzleyplum Thu 12-Nov-15 20:52:45

I'm 47 and bought a lovely one from the Jaeger sale last Winter. I think it looks great. This one:,en_GB,pd.html?dwvar_590111J_color=25800&dwvar_590111J_size=14&start=1&cgid=women-coats-outlet&prefn1=refinementColor&prefv1=Brown

Or they have these:,en_GB,sc.html#,en_GB,sc.html?prefn1=refinementColor&prefv1=Brown%7cCamel&start=0

mowglik Thu 12-Nov-15 21:03:43

I just bought one from jaegar as well and I love it. Wear it with jeans and casual clothing too - it won't look frumpy. Just avoid getting one too long if you are a shortarse otherwise you can look a bit swamped imo

Oly5 Thu 12-Nov-15 21:08:36

I have a black jaeger coat and I adore it. I highly recommend their winter coats

amazonianwoman Thu 12-Nov-15 21:14:37

Which one mowglik?

I can't decide between these - which is the most stylish, won't date, will also look good with casual clothes?

Funnel neck

three button coat

City coat

I'm 5ft 9 so can carry off the length, just a bit porky, but am working on that...

fredabear Thu 12-Nov-15 21:32:03

Thanks so much for your help, I have just bought this from Jaeger with £60 off, so fab price and lovely coat, but family reaction was underwhelming... I'm 5'7 so length not a problem. I have a red one from Jigsaw the same style/length and wear it loads

fredabear Thu 12-Nov-15 21:33:05

Just realised the one I have is the bottom on in your list amazonian grin

amazonianwoman Thu 12-Nov-15 21:36:08

It's lovely, that's the only one I've seen in the flesh, in John Lewis. So soft!

SirRaymondClench Thu 12-Nov-15 22:19:44

The answer to the original question was yay! Always a classic. Wear it with dark jeans and a white shirt.

TheCraicDealer Fri 13-Nov-15 11:42:52

Always a classic, love them. I had a great one from Next's petite range a few years ago but it's gone bobbly AF. Can't find anything like it (simple, single button) so am seriously considering paying like £200 to have a £60 coat copied by a tailor.

SheGotAllDaMoves Fri 13-Nov-15 14:57:06

I found the Jaegar wrap coat a little bulky and long.

This is a better fit for me

BeaBoo Fri 13-Nov-15 15:07:39

Definitely classic. I've got one this year. Managed to find a cashmere one in a vintage shop for £15 which fits me like a dream! I feel dead grown up in it grin

Fozzleyplum Fri 13-Nov-15 16:57:40

I'd agree SheGot. I have the Jaeger wrap coat and it's very long - I reckon you probably need to be at least 5'8" to carry it off. You also need to be on the thin side for it not to look bulky when fastened, but it's a great coat for lanky folk.

BeaBoo I have a mid length vintage Harrods camel coat I paid £20 for in a charity shop in N Yorks. It's lovely and could have been made to measure. DH reckons someone probably died in it, but I couldn't care less - I love a good chazzer find.

mowglik Fri 13-Nov-15 18:10:29

Amazonian mine is this one which might be the same as the last link

I like the funnel neck one as well I had similar years ago without the button from Zara and loved that one

MitzyLeFrouf Fri 13-Nov-15 19:56:31

Definitely not frumpy. They've very trendy at the mo.

fiorentina Fri 13-Nov-15 20:21:25

Jumping on this thread but is Jaeger Outlet the same quality as the main retailer or is it 'outlet/seconds'? Some of the coats look great value and I'm presuming they are still good quality?

HardleyWorthit Fri 13-Nov-15 20:27:43

I love them on other people but always feel like I'm channeling Ronnie Barker in Open All Hours when I try them on.

Oly5 Fri 13-Nov-15 20:40:09

Same quality, just previous seasons

amazonianwoman Fri 13-Nov-15 22:02:14

Thanks mowglik I've ordered one from tk maxx, a bargain at £119 grin

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