Are Coatigans going to become a 'thing'?

(35 Posts)
TheLittlestBear Mon 12-Sep-16 19:20:17

www.boden.co.uk/en-gb/womens-new-in/clothing/wu073/womens-abigail-coatigan

My initial thoughts are it's silly. But I thought skinny jeans were stupid when they first came out however many years ago. And now most of my jeans are skinny. Also, sleeveless coats are silly, but they were/are a thing. and I have one stuffed somewhere grin

It's just a long thick cardigan!!!

BinRaidingRaccoon Mon 12-Sep-16 19:47:00

Absolutely agree. They're very frumpy, and that belt would get right on my tits too.

Ohchristmastreeohchristmastree Mon 12-Sep-16 19:52:37

There was an article in The Times Sytle magazine a couple of weeks back saying they are going to be all over the place this winter but mostly worn by joules and Boden loving types. So not edgy.
I've had a few over the years though, I had an orangy mustard coloured one that made me look like a giant fish finger.

Ohchristmastreeohchristmastree Mon 12-Sep-16 19:57:04

The Times 'Style' magazine fgs!

balkanscot Mon 12-Sep-16 19:59:48

Not a fan. Too thick for a cardigan, too flimsy and insubstantial for a coat.

TheLittlestBear Mon 12-Sep-16 20:01:50

Ha. I love Mrs Mills!!!

Judydreamsofhorses Mon 12-Sep-16 20:07:05

I think they only work on people going house/car/destination - otherwise not warm enough or waterproof for outdoors, but too hot to wear inside. They're not my bag, but I realised this after shelling out for a really expensive Arran cardigan which looks amazing but has barely ever been on.

CalmYaTits Mon 12-Sep-16 20:08:20

they were a thing a few years ago

Umlauf Mon 12-Sep-16 20:10:49

I have a few zara ones... I live on the continent and it's rarely coat hot, and I like them because they cover my arse (pear shaped) so I can get away with skinny jeans (good calves!)

Runningupthathill82 Mon 12-Sep-16 20:11:07

Despite being wearable on only perhaps one day a year - a day when it's cold enough for such a garment but not too cold, and there's no chance of rain - these will be popular.

I'm going to see them over an outfit of White Stuff tunics, leggings and clompy boots very regularly, I'll warrant.

OttoTheOnly Mon 12-Sep-16 20:21:57

I like a nice chunky cardigan in winter, but I live in Sydney and don't often need a big coat.

PNGirl Mon 12-Sep-16 21:17:47

I don't really understand these. I feel like stores are good at selling us things that we picture ourselves out and about in but I spend most of my time going car office car home so they just don't work. You can't wear these inside as in winter the heating is usually on and you'd boil on a train or in a shop. They basically work for the one October week where it's dry and crisp and for those days I'd rather wear a nice leather jacket!

FeliciaJollygoodfellow Mon 12-Sep-16 21:26:35

I have this one. It's more jackety looking but is quite light to wear. It's just right for work - I don't need a heavy coat when I drive there then park and walk to the door! Not keen on the one linked, it just looks like a cardi to me.

Acornantics Mon 12-Sep-16 21:40:04

That gorgeous Felicia! I bought a wool one in light oatmeal colour from TKMaxx recently but it's been too warm to wear it, can't wait for it to get cooler!

FeliciaJollygoodfellow Mon 12-Sep-16 21:43:42

It's so nice on, I can't wait to wear it. It's great for when I want to nip to the corner shop but don't want to put a bra on grin jeans and boots with my pj top and I'm done!

LanaorAna1 Mon 12-Sep-16 22:00:41

Haven't they been and gone?

I love mine - have a superb Joseph red one that I thought would make me look like back and front of no 22 bus but no. The belts are twatty on all of them and must be binned, but the autumn weather suits them well. Useless when Nov and the rain hit.

dyzzidi Mon 12-Sep-16 22:04:04

I love the grey one where is it from?

GeneralBobbit Mon 12-Sep-16 22:06:10

They're fine for the South East. Last year is the first year I didn't wear a coat at all. Not once. Just a slightly thicker cardigan and a scarf. And a brolly.

So weird. No coat in January or February.

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Mon 12-Sep-16 22:06:29

oooh are they back??

i loved coatigans...and then when my coatigan got old and ratty I turned it into a cardigown and would slimp about the house in it with my jammies underneath ...my house is very cold!

NoNoNotAgain Mon 12-Sep-16 22:07:37

I don't think the one in OP is a coatigan! It's a long belted cardi.

I have a Zara one, it's more of a lightweight boiled wool coat. It's amazing for Spring/Autumn, and probably my favourite of all coats I own. Definitely fills a gap in my wardrobe.

NicknameUsed Mon 12-Sep-16 22:07:46

"They're very frumpy"

16 year old DD really liked the look of that coatigan.

WhooooAmI24601 Mon 12-Sep-16 22:11:47

Felicia I went through a phase with the market boutique last year and ended up with 4 of those cardigans, I love them for winter. The cream one is my favourite and best.

I like a coatigan, but am old for my years and don't give a shit about high fashion. If it's warm enough for prancing about outside my classroom in winter that's pretty much all I ask.

TheLittlestBear Mon 12-Sep-16 22:14:24

Cardigown smile I have a habit of collecting coats and dressing gowns. What a riveting life I lead.... what about a Coatigown for nipping to the shops bra-less?

Ew. A man came to the door when I was just in my p-js, braless asking to borrow some car thing and I had to go outside to get something from my car (spark plugs or something - I had them!), It was cold out. I was so overcome by having something useful, off I flounced, in the cold. A Coatigown would have been handy... Or maybe I should have just got dressed. It was late afternoon :D

TheLittlestBear Mon 12-Sep-16 22:15:38

Out in the cold, nips ahoy.

Ohchristmastreeohchristmastree Tue 13-Sep-16 09:36:54

I wear mine as a cardigown too! Or like a house coat. I hate dressing gowns.

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