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what style coats will be 'in' this winter?

(29 Posts)
misdee Wed 17-Aug-05 12:53:14

something for my soon to be slimmer figure.

oliveoil Wed 17-Aug-05 12:53:59

Military or russian influenced with lots of embroidery/applique (sp) type stuff.

misdee Wed 17-Aug-05 12:59:01


merrygoround Wed 17-Aug-05 13:01:20

Look in any of the fashion mags out this month - they are in full winter fashion mode. There are some seriously scary "folksy" things out there, so prepare for a Ukrainian peasant type look.

misdee Wed 17-Aug-05 13:01:57

hmmm. so any safe options? lol

snafu Wed 17-Aug-05 13:02:14

Yes, either Anna Karenina stylee or the Marc Jacobs military rip-offs (which are nice but everyone will be wearing them)

purpleturtle Wed 17-Aug-05 13:05:24

The girl I gave my long black coat to last night will be looking v fashionable then.

katierocket Wed 17-Aug-05 13:10:12

link to the 'Ukrainian peasant type look' coat please.

merrygoround Wed 17-Aug-05 13:39:32

I suppose a true Ukranian peasant would be lucky to have a blanket to wrap around them. I have seen some black coats with rather bright flowery embroidery in magazines. I usually react by saying no way would I be seen dead in that, and by the time winter is almost over I suddenly feel all left out and have to have one.

babyonboard Thu 18-Aug-05 11:36:08

i have a couple of trusty single breasted pea coats- one in subtle grey tweed and one deep red.
I bought them three years ago and they seem to look good every winter
I reckon an expensive, well fitting classic style is best- rather than buying into the latest fashion which will look dated mid winter when every other person is wearing one.

MaloryTowers Thu 18-Aug-05 12:04:07

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babyonboard Thu 18-Aug-05 13:33:46

he he..rub a bit of mud onto it and add some black lace or crochet..will be just lovely1

MaloryTowers Thu 18-Aug-05 13:36:53

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EnidfromtheVILLAGE Thu 18-Aug-05 13:49:44

I have a vintage Burberry navy peacoat with gold buttons that I thought was too German U boat captain but now think it might be dug out of the cupboard

babyonboard Thu 18-Aug-05 13:52:46

definitly!and shred the bottom a little too for that 'worn look'
as for the vintage burberry- so jealous!

EnidfromtheVILLAGE Thu 18-Aug-05 13:53:30

i know!

i found it in a charity shop

it has the lovely old fashioned burberry label inside and everything

babyonboard Thu 18-Aug-05 13:54:15

Argh...when will I come across such a great charity shop find..

EnidfromtheVILLAGE Thu 18-Aug-05 13:55:20

it cost £10

also bought dh a 100% cashmere Simpsons of piccadilly black long coat for £40

babyonboard Thu 18-Aug-05 14:04:09

Aww...stoppit..where do you shop?
I know a few charity shops are more savvy these days and employ people who know and then ebay off more valuable items..good for them , but not so much for bargain hunters!
same with vintage shops, these days they are very overpriced..i remeber getting some unworn 70's shelleys shoes about 7 years ago that are just fab for £ chance of that again!

EnidfromtheVILLAGE Thu 18-Aug-05 14:04:57

live in tiny dorset town with old and dying population and not many savvy young people

MaloryTowers Thu 18-Aug-05 14:05:46

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EnidfromtheVILLAGE Thu 18-Aug-05 14:06:06

ha ha!

no but quite close

MaloryTowers Thu 18-Aug-05 14:07:43

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EnidfromtheVILLAGE Thu 18-Aug-05 14:08:10

North Dorset obv

MaloryTowers Thu 18-Aug-05 14:09:32

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