As long-time readers will know, I love a vintage style coat. I reviewed the Collectif Pearl coat here and you can see how I style my Trashy Diva coat dress here (a spectacularly big hat is involved).
A vintage style coat should be considered an investment, as they can be pretty pricey. But they are built to last; my Pearl coat is three years old and has plenty of life left in it, as does the rest of my collection. As a result, I really don’t need another, but some of the styles at the moment are sorely testing my resolve!
This beautiful coat is called Rosemary, from Dolly and Dotty. It’s available in four different colours and has detachable faux fur. Currently in the pre-Christmas sale for £90, I have my eye on the green.
Hell Bunny always has gorgeous coats for this time of year; the Olivia is a beautiful red coat that looks an awful lot like one I had when I was five (me and my sister had matching ones, obviously). It costs £113.99.
While we’re talking red coats, the Wonderland coat from British Retro is absolutely gorgeous, and perfect for the festive season (it also comes in grey for a less Christmassy look). At £175, it is expensive, but British Retro clothes are known for being good quality (and if the faux fur is anything like the stuff on my Mrs Claus dress – also from British Retro – it’s going to be soft and just delightful).
I’ve only recently come across the Hearts and Roses Lauren coat (Hearts and Roses is a wholesale brand, meaning you have to buy from certain stockists. Starlet Vintage always has a great collection – the coat is reduced to £84.99). I love the soft grey colour, and could see wearing this somewhere sophisticated. Now I just need to find somewhere sophisticated to go…
Now, a vintage style coat wishlist wouldn’t be complete without Collectif. The pearl coat in tan is back at £216.50 (I sold mine a while ago, and it’s been a constant source of regret ever since) and is also available in black velvet, priced at £192. I imagine it would be like wearing a cloud. A warm one.
The other Collectif coat I’ve had my eye on for a while (since I saw it at London Edge) is the Claudia, priced at £182. A navy coat with a matching detachable cape, it’s decorated with beautifully embroidered stars. It would be perfect for Mary Poppins cosplay, or a wintery adventure.