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I want to buy a long down coat - will I regret it?

(11 Posts)
TracyK Fri 10-Oct-08 13:37:13

Like the ones they've got in Lands End. I'm 5' 10 size 16-18 - will it make me look huge?? They do have one with the padded bits in a chevron pattern - sposedly to make you look less fat. But it's £149! I will prob use it every day though on the school run - is it worth it? I'm in Scotland - so maybe a cold winter??

Overmydeadbody Fri 10-Oct-08 13:37:44


cupsoftea Fri 10-Oct-08 13:39:29

I have an h&m padded coat & when it's cold I don't care if I look big in it!

TracyK Fri 10-Oct-08 14:03:18

Sidge Fri 10-Oct-08 14:05:15

Hmm. Looks like she's wearing a duvet.

Eniddo Fri 10-Oct-08 14:06:13

can you sit down comfortably in them? A hip/bum lenght one would be more flattering

TracyK Fri 10-Oct-08 14:12:04

It was really to keep my legs dry - I've got a really nice white short one (only a wee bit padding) - but my legs get drenched.

MrsBadger Fri 10-Oct-08 14:12:23

this one?
yes it will make you look huge, and it isn;t really waterproof either

get a stadium squall

Anna8888 Fri 10-Oct-08 14:15:05

They are really difficult to carry off.

I'm not at all sure that the fur-collared style is a good idea - can you not find one that doesn't have the furry collar?

TracyK Fri 10-Oct-08 14:19:49

I'll keep looking. Drat!! Don't really like the squall one - too sporty looking.

percent Fri 10-Oct-08 14:39:07

I have the stadium squall. It's fab for school runs and dog walking. Never had such a good coat for keeping out the elements and keeping me warm.

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