I have tried SO MANY coats on recently. All of which have been a mega disappointment in terms of how they fit me.... or how they don't fit me to be precise! My arse is too big for the coats that are currently fashionable (the cocoon styles) and I've been struggling to find one that fits both my top and bottom halves properly. It's always one or the other! I got so frustrated that I actually looked at Evans (which I don't normally do if I'm honest!) and lo and behold, they had some coats that I actually liked! Many of them were described as 'swing' coats, which is a dream come true to those of us with big bottoms and hips! I work near the Marble Arch Evans flagship store, so I wandered over after work to try some on.
coat. In size 24. LOOK HOW TIGHT IT IS! This is not in anyway a plus size swing coat. I've had swing coats, I know what the cut is like. This is not a swing coat. I'm sure it's a nice coat when it actually fits properly, but I wouldn't know because they didn't have a size 26 that I could compare it to! Bollocks basically. My hopes for the second coat were not at all high!
This is also described as a swing coat, and again, it's not swing as I know it, but it's a good fit for a big bottom and bust without having massive wide shoulders. I was very impressed with the fit of this.....
You can get this coat in a variety of colours and I really recommend it. It's the perfect thickness for current weather and will take me through until it's cold enough for faux fur / quilted coats!