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Which hideous colour for this quite hideous but warm-looking coat thing?

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Sazisi Mon 02-Nov-09 22:53:05

This has neither style nor beauty but I think I want need one anywayhmm

Justifications:
It's fecking cold where I live (Dublin) and winter lasts at least 6 months.
I have a dog that needs to be walked every day. By me. In the freezing cold.
I also have to walk DD3 to/from playschool 30 minutes round trip, in the freezing cold .

My 2 rather elegant wool coats aren't cutting the mustard; I need something duvet-esque. I promise not to wear it 'out' out wink

None of the colours appeal much..
I usually love navy, but this one has lurid pink trim/lining?
The red's a bit bright, no?
Brown might make me look like a giant poo?
Think I'm leaning toward Teal..
Need help, please

For Ronaldhinio: I'm 5'7, size 12, paleish with highlights

HuwEdwards Mon 02-Nov-09 22:54:14

but with no sleeves, HOW is that warm?

henryhuggins Mon 02-Nov-09 22:54:50

i'd get one that covers your bum, that one wont.

cornsilkwearscorsets Mon 02-Nov-09 22:56:13

That's a body warmer. You'll freeze.

Sazisi Mon 02-Nov-09 22:58:11

It has sleeves! They can zip off..

According to reviews (are they made up?) it does keep your bum warm..

cornsilkwearscorsets Mon 02-Nov-09 23:00:40

Oh yes so it does! I like the brown.

alarkaspree Mon 02-Nov-09 23:03:52

95 quid for something you hate?

Get one of these from Uniqlo instead for less than half the price. And while you're at it get some of their lovely heat tech thermal things.

Sazisi Mon 02-Nov-09 23:07:42

The brown might actually suit me best (could complement said highlights) thanks , Cornsilk
I think it's certainly the least garish..

I am also open to suggestions for something similarly warm but nicer or cheaper.

I have 20% off code (PR1V) which brings it down to £76

Sazisi Mon 02-Nov-09 23:11:43

Thanks alarkaspree, that's the spirit
every second toddler is wearing something very similar in purple but I like the olive...

Sazisi Mon 02-Nov-09 23:15:55

They don't deliver to Ireland <sob!>

RollCorpseIntoHedge Mon 02-Nov-09 23:26:26

I have seen these in one of the Boden shops. I think the turquoise is a lovely colour. It is bright but nice with it!

The brown and navy are nice too. The red is too red in my opinion.

katiek123 Tue 03-Nov-09 17:44:20

i am SO with you on the need for inelegant but cosy duvet-warmth in the harsh winter months...i live in my north face one (chocolate brown), i think if you are willing to spend that sort of money, might as well upgrade to something that equips you for proper alaskan winters and suchlike!

cornsilkwearscorsets Tue 03-Nov-09 19:49:49

Thanks Sazisi just used your code grin

ADifferentMe Tue 03-Nov-09 19:54:31

They've got a similar one in Joules - the green is lovely.

www.joulesclothing.com/pages/product/uk/H_SOLSTICE_womens_jackets.html

momijigari Tue 03-Nov-09 19:56:30

I bought this because I needed something to survive the bitterly cold winter, in the far NE of Scotland, stylish & beautiful it aint, but warm, waterproof and arse covering it is.

naomi83 Tue 03-Nov-09 19:57:35

i'd spend a bit more and get this it'll live up to the dublin weather, unlike the boden one IMO, and is prettier, but plainer, so more likely to last years

momijigari Tue 03-Nov-09 20:00:27

bugger meant to check that link this in boring brown.

ADifferentMe Tue 03-Nov-09 20:04:04

If you want something more elegant looking, Zara had some beautiful duvet-ish ones last week.

I have a bit of an obsession with coats!

Sazisi Wed 04-Nov-09 21:46:43

Thanks for the suggestions, lots to go on here
I'll get in to town and check out Zara this weekend..

Coornsilk it's now run out before I got to use it, so I'm glad you did at least; what'd you buuuuuy?

8oreighty Thu 05-Nov-09 12:51:33

I nearly got this...have you had your colours done? I just did...what is your colouring like? I think it could look nice if you get the right colour...

8oreighty Thu 05-Nov-09 12:52:08

do you have reddish hair? Freckles?

Sazisi Sun 08-Nov-09 00:55:39

8oreighty, no I haven't had colours done, I do wash out quite easily, but orange and red seem to flatter me, surprisingly!

My hair is naturally dark brown, but I have subtlish highlights of gold and lighter brown. No freckles in the winter, ie now, but freckle-up as soon as I see sunshine

I bought a more stylish padded jacket in Zara today, it's black and surprisingly flattering (ie, does not make me look fat). Down filled, but not overly padded so possibly not very very warm...It was also a bit cheaper, at 70 Euros.
I haven't taken tags off yet, not totally sure..will check with my fashion-savvy mate tomorrow.

I had great difficulty finding this thread today, and started thinking Boden hq must have asked it to be pulled down for describing their stock as hideous <suspicious conspiracy-theorist emoticon>

gorgeousgirl Sun 08-Nov-09 13:37:35

Have you tried the Gap 'warmest' coats? They are not too ptetty, but are down-filled and supposed to be very warm!?

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