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I feel v tempted to buy another velvet Boden coat

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Swedes Mon 10-Aug-09 11:55:03

I already have a black one and a moss green one (bought a couple of years ago). I love them and wear them to death.

I fancy this season's model in the rhubarb colour.

Does anyone want to slap me?

CybilLiberty Mon 10-Aug-09 11:55:51


<ohh that was satisfying!>

Carrotfly Mon 10-Aug-09 12:00:59


Can you wear them in the rain ? Light rain obviously ... not some kind of thunderstorm.

I too am tempted this year....

maybe I need a slap as well ...

Swedes Mon 10-Aug-09 12:03:49

Carrotfly - yes, you can wear them in the rain. They are really nice to wear, and feel understatedly smart.

I think I'm going to go for it.

<goes off to find credit card>

LaurieFairyCake Mon 10-Aug-09 12:04:45

How do they fit? I am an extremely norky (36J) size 18 with narrow-ish shoulders and nearly all coats I ever try are too wide in the shoulder when I try and get a big enough size for norks.

So I end up in jackets or coats that don't come together in front (not such a problem as it's never really cold enough to have to do up a coat).

Swedes Mon 10-Aug-09 12:16:56

Laurie - I'm not sure about the fit for this season's coat as the cut looks much more fitted.

ANyone got one and care to tell us what the fit is like?

Swedes Mon 10-Aug-09 12:39:33

I've ordered it. I also ordered a spot velvet skirt in slate and black. I ordered the long even though I'm average 5' 6" height as I don't want it to be above the knee.

I also ordered a big button dress for DD and also a pink shirt for DS3. They don't have anything for my teen sons which is just as well as they would rather die than wear something that looks like it came from Boden. It's v uncool. I agree with them really but I do have a weakness for velvet.

tiredoftherain Mon 10-Aug-09 13:17:11

It's lovely but possibly just a bit too Boden for me I think. Please report back though, as the colour is gorgeous.

Doyouthinktheysaurus Mon 10-Aug-09 13:30:06

I ordered it in Rhubarb and sent it back. It is very fitted. I'm a 12-14 but found the 12 too small, even at the top which is my smallest bit.

I found the material a bit thin for the money and just couldn't see me getting enough wear out of it to justify the price.

Lovely colour though.

Swedes Mon 10-Aug-09 14:18:45

DOyouthinktheyS Ah interesting. I'll report back, together with a quality and cut comparison with the velvet coat from 2007

GrapefruitMoon Mon 10-Aug-09 16:37:09

I have one from 2007 too and although I really like it I'd prefer if it was a bit more fitted - so I'll await your verdict!

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