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Looking for a warm coat for student DD

(23 Posts)
flipflop67 Sun 17-Sep-17 13:55:22

Hi there. I'm looking for some style advice please! My DD is at university in the Netherlands. She cycles everywhere. So far she has just been wearing layers with a good waterproof jacket and that's been ok but the weather is getting very cold. Particularly late at night when she's coming back from friends houses.

She thinks most of the coats and jackets I suggest are frumpy 🙄I was wondering would anyone have any suggestions for a warm waterproof coat that's good for cycling and slightly fashionable.

Does such a thing even exist?

sockgate Sun 17-Sep-17 14:12:43


GinnyWreckin Sun 17-Sep-17 14:39:58

Why doesn't she buy something designed for the weather there? I presume as she's in university she's over 18and is in fact an adult?

It's usually much better to buy where you need something, as they stock the things that are more suitable.

She's the best person to chose something for herself as she sees what others are wearing and can figure out where they got them.

Seriously, she's a grown up, and has told you she thinks your suggestions are frumpy- cut the strings, stand back and let her sort herself out. She's left home.

gingerbreadmam Sun 17-Sep-17 14:44:28

superdry have some really lovely ski looking ones at the moment.

gingerbreadmam Sun 17-Sep-17 14:46:56

not the one i was thinking of but nice style

gingerbreadmam Sun 17-Sep-17 14:51:21

gingerbreadmam Sun 17-Sep-17 14:53:06

my favourite by far

zara is worth a look too my go to for coats.

PNGirl Sun 17-Sep-17 16:12:28

Well, what does she like? What is her style? Stripy linings and bright colours like Seasalt? Padded or quilted with a furry hood? Warm and waterproof coat internet searches normally throw up sensible Regatta things but there are some perfectly non-offensive things in those brands too:

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 17-Sep-17 17:05:35

What's your budget? Superdry coats are brilliant for both warmth and keeping dry, but very obvious branding, so only buy if you know she wouldn't mind that.

bakewelltarte Sun 17-Sep-17 17:47:53

I think this Joules parka is pretty perfect|HERTGRN

hellsbells99 Sun 17-Sep-17 20:31:44

My DD had this for university last winter

Ttbb Sun 17-Sep-17 20:39:57

A nice outdoor coat from a proper outdoor brand should do. I have a lovely jack wolfskin coat. Nice and warm and very flattering.

flipflop67 Tue 19-Sep-17 08:01:22

Thank you for your replies. I'll get her to have a look. I was just wondering what brands were out there.

GinnyWreckin I was asking as much for her as for myself. She wouldn't have a clue where to look. She'll be grateful to have a few ideas. Believe me the strings are well cut!!

gingerbreadmam Tue 19-Sep-17 10:15:22

i would think it lovely if my dm offered to buy me a nice winter coat or anything else i desperately need (carpet / bed) so i think.your dd is very luck flip and it's great you take an interest.

ilovecherries Tue 19-Sep-17 10:25:37

My mum at 85 will still occasionally buy me nice things she knows I want or need. I think it's nice and thoughtful, not a sign that the strings aren't cut, and now and again I do the same for my adult kids. Although these days it's more often help with car insurance rather than coats they want.

flipflop67 Tue 19-Sep-17 21:57:46

Thank you! She loves the superdry one.

gingerbreadmam Tue 19-Sep-17 22:22:34

the white one? that would be my choice too. lovely.

flipflop67 Wed 20-Sep-17 08:09:15

Yes, that’s the one. I’d like it myself! Thanks for your help. It’s a good price too. A good reduction.

ErrolTheDragon Wed 20-Sep-17 08:48:43

Just a thought, if she cycles everywhere she might want one with a detachable hood?

gingerbreadmam Wed 20-Sep-17 09:08:32

if you havent ordered already and dont have a very account it could be worth ordering off there as they always have new customer deals with 20 or 30% off or i thinj i saw a £30 off code the other day. free delivery to local click and collect shops too.

Crumbs1 Wed 20-Sep-17 09:12:44

We bought the two student children Canada Goose coats last year. Warm, waterproof and quite 'acceptable' brand.

ErrolTheDragon Wed 20-Sep-17 09:32:58

Canada Goose coats last year. Warm, waterproof and quite 'acceptable' brand.

Not according to PETA, because they use coyote fur. I don't doubt the company would claim to be ethical (I wouldn't necessarily believe either side 100%) but it might not be 'acceptable' to some fellow students.

Crumbs1 Wed 20-Sep-17 09:52:59

Don't think,they've experienced any issues but take your point that some might prefer not.

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