I want a bright red - not a ruby red, not a rasberry - coat. I already have a rasberry-colored down coat that I bought a few years ago from LLB that I LOVE! It keeps me toasty warm during all but the coldest days of our Wisconsin winters where, if needed, I pull out the heavy-duty down coat that's ankle-length! It's not a beautiful mood-lifting rasberry color, though.
Ideally what I'm looking for is a three-season bright red coat with a zip-out lining. But I'd go for a suitably styled wool-blend walker that fits! That's the thing - finding something that fits.
My height is 5' 3-3/4" unless I've shrunk (wouldn't be surprised if that's starting to happen now, post-menopause) but at my current weight, I'm not "petite." Even when I was 106 pounds I wasn't exactly petite, because a lot of sizes called petite are geared for women shorter than me. I'm in that shady borderline area where misses' clothes are usually cut too long and petite sizes are short-waisted, too short and cut too tight across the bust and shoulders. Argggghhhhh!
I love this look, but I don't think it would be flattering on my current figure; the belt is a no-no right now and without the belt the look would be more potato sack blah than anything else. Also, I think the short length would mean freezing my butt off - literally! This is a New York winter type of coat, where it doesn't drop down to 20 or 30 below zero except maybe once a season, and then everyone stays home from work :) The belt looks cheaply made, BTW. I think a matching red belt would be more figure friendly, but if it must be black, make it out of a faux snake-skin look or something else than this tire-retred look!
|Macy's, Steve Madden long sleeve belted cape coat.|
Regularly $179, on sale for $99.
|Tommy Hilfiger, long sleeve A-line wool toggle coat.|
Regularly $198.50, on sale for $149.99.
|London Fog rain coat, $99.98 everyday value at Macy's.|
Ah - here are a couple of looks from Ann Klein, also found at the Macy's website and also on sale:
|Ann Klein, wool blend belted walker.|
Regularly $175, on sale for $169.99 at Macy's.
Everyday value $169.98 at Macy's. Great price!
Here's an absolutely gorgeous coat - and a price I can't touch:
|Cinzia Rocca Long A-Line baby llama/wool blend.|
Niemann Marcus $1,530.00.
I'll keep looking :)