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Boxy thigh length lightweight smart jacket

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JennyHolzersGhost Sat 08-Apr-17 17:55:00

Hi all. I know I'm describing this really badly but I'm looking for a lightweight boxy jacket to pair with smart black trousers for work. Thigh length type of thing. Needs to be summer ish so ideally cropped sleeves and a lightweight fabric.
I've seen a few for £££ but can't seem to find many in other shops.
I'm sorry I'm not being more descriptive but does anyone know what I mean ?!
Also, should I steer clear? Are they frumpsville if you're short and curvy?

ceeveebee Sat 08-Apr-17 17:57:21

Hmm I can't really picture this - usually boxy jackets with cropped sleeves hit at the hip, blazers tend to be thigh length. I think if short and curvy (as I am too!) you'd be better with either a blazer/jacket with a waist or a cropped jacket?

Ollivander84 Sat 08-Apr-17 18:29:11

I don't know what size you are but I have a few of these Evans jackets that start at size 14 and wear them constantly!
https://m.evans.co.uk/en/evuk/product/clothing-250468/coats-jackets-6144118/black-soft-jacket-6096876

JennyHolzersGhost Sat 08-Apr-17 18:29:47

This kind of thing - but cheaper ! -

m.johnlewis.com/jaeger-graphic-jacquard-coat-midnight/p/3194314

JennyHolzersGhost Sat 08-Apr-17 18:32:39

Ceeveebee - I'm trying to cover up my stomach. I have boobs and a belly and I hate my upper half, frankly ! Cropped jackets and blazers expose exactly the wrong parts of me.

Ollivander - thanks for the suggestion! I have a very similar black suit jacket to that one already. Looking for something longer.

Lunaballoon Sat 08-Apr-17 18:32:54

Do you mean this kind of shape?

JennyHolzersGhost Sat 08-Apr-17 18:33:56

Luna - ooh thanks ! That's the kind of thing !

Ollivander84 Sat 08-Apr-17 18:35:35

Just seen the thigh length bit! That h&m one is lovely
Dorothy Perkins and asos are usually worth a look and new look too

JennyHolzersGhost Sat 08-Apr-17 18:40:22

I'd love to know what to search for though. Do these coats have a special name ? I remember when car coats came in and it was so hard to find them online until I'd figured out that they were called car coats, for example blush

Ollivander84 Sat 08-Apr-17 18:50:38

Maybe just filter by jackets and length
Also OP you're a bad bad person. On my visit to Dorothy Perkins I spotted a kimono jacket similar to one I have and wear a lot but in a different colour and print
I was FORCED easily persuaded to buy it

JennyHolzersGhost Sat 08-Apr-17 18:52:16

Ooh that sounds nice. Post a pic ?

Ollivander84 Sat 08-Apr-17 18:54:11

Just nice for this time of year with jeans and a vest

Lunaballoon Sat 08-Apr-17 18:55:33

This one too came up on another thread about the TV show The Replacement.

JennyHolzersGhost Sat 08-Apr-17 19:02:12

Ollivander - that's really nice ! Good for spring/summer.

Luna - ooh that one is perfect thanks !

ceeveebee Sat 08-Apr-17 19:04:08

Ah I see what you mean now, I thougt you meant like a suit jacket type to wear indoors, not an outdoor coat
Are they called dress coats? Or just longline jackets?
This one is a bargain
www.jacques-vert.co.uk/jacques-vert/spot-jacquard-long-jacket/010044780.html?cgid=jv_clothing_accessories_jackets&dwvar_010044780_color=0362

JennyHolzersGhost Sat 08-Apr-17 19:13:58

Well I want one which one can wear in and out in warmer weather, ie. instead of a suit jacket. Thanks for that suggestion btw!

JennyHolzersGhost Sat 08-Apr-17 19:14:19

*Which I can wear. I'm not the queen.

MinisWin Sat 08-Apr-17 19:26:24

Zara often have coats in this shape.

ceeveebee Sat 08-Apr-17 19:26:43

Although the queen is partial to a long line jacket too grin

JennyHolzersGhost Sat 08-Apr-17 20:26:51

I'm not quite as good at colour blocking as the queen is grin

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