Help - I need a nice smart warm coat for the winter, pref in a bright colour. Am size 14/16 with humongous norks so not double-breasted. I love [http://www.marksandspencer.com/gp/product/B002EYYN1W/sr=1-2/qid=1253006646/ref=sr12/275-9494754-1 239305?ie=UTF8&node=&m=A2BO0OYVBKIQJM&keywords=&mnSBrand=core&size=9&rh=n%3A43109030%2Cp%5F4%3APerfe ct&page=1 this one] but they only have it in black (boring) and red (doesn't suit me). Ideally I would like a blue, green or purple coat to cheer me up on wet grey days. Around the £100 mark if poss. Anyone seen anything likely?
Now there is a question. How many coats does a girl need? I would like One smart coat as below. One warmish, waterproof kneelength with hood (otherwise known as MN holy grail). One warm hoodie or jacket for dry days.
I have got The Boden (not very) showerproof mac from two years ago that all the buttons came off. Also not long enough so your legs get wet.
A green tweed coat that is four years old and worn to shreds.
And about a dozen old coats that I know I will never wear again but are stashed in the back of the understairs cupboard for emergency use only. I will throw them out this year.
I like the last one in blue. But is it a bit short? Monsoon still my fave, but £££. Could have the blue one and a parka for the same price which might be more practical. What do people think? One expensive coat or two cheaper ones?
I think you need differnt coats for different days.
I have a great waterproof jacket (short) but it's no good for colder days, a padded waterproof ski jacket from Lands End but it's only ok with jeans/trainers, a short denim jacket for over pretty flowery summer dresses, and am wanting a smarter wool coat for non jeans and trainers days!
I just showed all the links to DH. He hates the Monsoon one, says it looks like any old lady coat. Doesn't like any of the funnelnecked ones and thinks the blue Debenhams one is too short! So back to the drawing board - thanks DH!