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Coat Wars 2008 [Apr. 1st, 2008|07:00 pm]
Lanette
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Coat A
Pros: Lining feels nice and is satiny. Coat feels like it is better quality. Longer and will cut the wind better for spring. Purple color is fun and says "spring".
Cons: Tight in the chest. I don't like the neck as well. Matches fewer items. The tie is crazy short.

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Coat B
Pros: Longer tie is more sensible. I love the ruffled butt and pockets. I like the buttons better. Matches more items.
Cons: Black is boring. The liner feels more like plastic than satiny like the other one.

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As far as why I look pale and unhappy? Blame the Migraine return :( Do not let my expression sway your vote towards no coat because I do like the coats. Both cost the same and are size L. Size XL is WAY too big, and by Size L I mean Size L in China. My size 8 jeans are too big in some cases, so this is a Jrs brand.
Poll #1164430 Coat Wars 2008

After considering all factors, I vote you keep

Coat A
5(11.1%)
Coat B
26(57.8%)
Neither Coat
14(31.1%)
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[User Picture]From: ironman1231
2008-04-02 02:07 am (UTC)
So funny that as I write this reply, an ad for Lyrica comes on the TV.

But I don't think either coat really does anything for you. There are better ones out there for you.

I'd prefer to see something more fitted in the hips, anyway.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-04-02 02:10 am (UTC)
I'm specifically looking for something that isn't fitted in the hips because I wear many skirts that go out at the hips in the springtime. I do need something that has princess seams though because I have a huge difference between my waist and hips, so I look much bigger than I am if it doesn't have a waist.
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[User Picture]From: ironman1231
2008-04-02 02:17 am (UTC)
Well that makes sense.

If I had to pick one of those two, I would pick the second.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-04-02 02:17 am (UTC)
To compare against, this is my winter coat which I LOVE! I wish I could get this in a lighter material for spring in one size smaller. That would be my ideal thing. To find it in aqua.


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Edited at 2008-04-02 02:18 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-04-02 02:42 am (UTC)
I've already tried it in person. Too big, shapeless, and not cut right.
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[User Picture]From: the_tatyana
2008-04-02 02:28 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-04-02 02:43 am (UTC)
3/4 sleeve on something that goes over other items just doesn't sit right with me. I'm so picky!
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[User Picture]From: the_tatyana
2008-04-02 02:46 am (UTC)
np
this is fun!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-04-02 02:44 am (UTC)
Must cover marsupial pouch. 28" is a no. See why it takes me forever?
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[User Picture]From: the_tatyana
2008-04-02 02:46 am (UTC)
how long is your winter coat?
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-04-02 02:48 am (UTC)
This is my exact coat and it is perfect (except a bit too big. I need size M now)

http://www.overstock.com/Clothing/AK-by-Anne-Klein-Womens-Peacoat-with-Curved-Seams/2573974/product.html
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[User Picture]From: the_tatyana
2008-04-03 02:54 am (UTC)
heh
the other extreme... opposite of Nordstroms ;>)
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5702036
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[User Picture]From: the_tatyana
2008-04-02 02:23 am (UTC)
Actually, I think you should exchange the black coat for the RED one!!!!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-04-02 04:28 pm (UTC)
The red one has too orangy a tone on me. I tried their red (it was too small) and it didn't look good on. The White looked HUGE.
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[User Picture]From: the_tatyana
2008-04-03 02:30 am (UTC)
You're making me want a new spring coat!!! I just have a cream/khaki trench I bought at Kohls last summer on clearance of course! - maybe I need to try it on to see if it fits!
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[User Picture]From: gfrancie
2008-04-02 02:40 am (UTC)
I like the black coat but the back of the coat is a little bustly in the back in a way that doesn't look good.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-04-02 04:28 pm (UTC)
I like the back ruffle. My main hesitation is that the fabric is not as I'd hoped/expected.
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[User Picture]From: gfrancie
2008-04-02 09:47 pm (UTC)
I suppose that is where my concern lay -the fabric didn't do the ruffle proper justice. When it doesn't lay right it can look a bit funny.
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[User Picture]From: christabel
2008-04-02 02:45 am (UTC)
In my opinion the purple is more flattering overall. Personally it's 20 times more stylish in my opinion with the neckline and looks more quality. Note that across the shoulders it fits and makes for a nice long, lean silhouette. The black however bunches up at each shoulder and the way the ruffling hits under the belt makes you look boxy and disproportionate from the back. The front is nice but the shoulders are really bugging me on it. The purple also is not at all a classic color or fabric choice and will look dated probably after a season or two. Granted by that point you'll have a larger bust anyway and it wouldn't fit regardless. Doesn't leave much room for your future bosoms does it? I think the only conclusion I can come to is this... I just say no. Yep. Neither. That's my two cents.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-04-02 04:29 pm (UTC)
I'm disappointed with the quality of the fabric on both. I think they all need to go back.
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[User Picture]From: krysteena
2008-04-02 02:59 am (UTC)
Lanette.. to be honest, that purple jacket is absolutely hideous. It is not flatering to you whatsoever.. The fabric on both jackets bunches up too much and makes you look bulkier then you are.

I think, imo, you need something with fabric that hangs more easily.. doesn't have ruffles, however is fitted giving you atleast the impression of having princess seams when the belt is cinched.. i dunno, this is just my opinion.

I'd stay away from Black too.. you have too much personality for black

I think something like this would be really cute on you:

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2964554/0~2376776~2374327~2374337~6004084?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6004084&P=3

i know this one is black, but the cut is cute imo http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2962165/0~2376776~2374327~2374337~6004084?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6004084&P=5

it more fits the style of the other two but has a fabric that will hang better on you, imo of course :)



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[User Picture]From: ebullientjenn
2008-04-02 03:11 am (UTC)
I actually like both of those that are mentioned above by krysteena. I don't really think either coat does you justice. Maybe something with a bit more drape to it? They both look kind of stiff?
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-04-02 04:14 am (UTC)
Maybe someone else wants to pay the other 2/3rds it costs to upgrade to one of these coats? ;)
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[User Picture]From: ebullientjenn
2008-04-02 04:29 am (UTC)
Well there is that. But if you're going to stay roughly the size you are now, would it be worth investing in a decent spring jacket?

I'm still haunting the thrift store, but I feel like I may be kind of settled in the size I am now. So maybe it's time to start investing and building my wardrobe?
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-04-02 02:46 pm (UTC)
I hope I am not roughly this size for long. I plan to have plastics.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-04-02 04:12 am (UTC)
Umm. I like the 2nd one, but did you notice it's like $200?
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-04-02 04:25 am (UTC)
If budget is not an issue at all, I like this coat
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[User Picture]From: the_tatyana
2008-04-03 02:34 am (UTC)
Maybe it's cheaper somewhere other than Nordstroms? I really like this one too :)
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[User Picture]From: theda
2008-04-02 05:12 am (UTC)
When I think of you, I think of a coat like this
http://www.vintageous.com/vintagecoats.htm
second row
1950's Cream Silk Princess Coat
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-04-02 04:29 pm (UTC)
I love that, but I believe tafetta can't get wet and won't the velvet collar be too warm for spring? I think that's more of a costume coat, although a great one!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-04-02 02:36 pm (UTC)
I adore that coat!!! Sadly, it is about 1" too small.
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[User Picture]From: christabel
2008-04-02 06:32 am (UTC)
How about this one- cute and cheap! Hell buy the red and black ones and still only be out a little over a hundred bucks!

http://store.delias.com/item.do?categoryID=851&itemID=47996&sizeFilter=&colorFilter=&brandFilter=
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[User Picture]From: pollyhyper
2008-04-02 02:27 pm (UTC)
I REALLY like that one!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-04-02 04:31 pm (UTC)
That one is too straight with insufficient lower fabric for my body, although stylish and in the budget range. The coat hunt continues.
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[User Picture]From: nadalia
2008-04-02 02:05 pm (UTC)
I think coat B is professional, cute, flattering and will look good with so many things.
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[User Picture]From: pollyhyper
2008-04-02 02:28 pm (UTC)
Honestly, neither of those coats really does it for me.
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[User Picture]From: pollyhyper
2008-04-02 02:30 pm (UTC)
It's pricey and pink,but I thought I'd throw it out into the ring:



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[User Picture]From: teddyeddy
2008-04-02 04:18 pm (UTC)
love this one!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-04-02 04:24 pm (UTC)
I love that one. It would work really well with my skin tone too.

However, I can't spend $200 + tax and shipping when I'm getting my extra skin fixed before long, so this coat would last just one season.
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[User Picture]From: pollyhyper
2008-04-02 04:30 pm (UTC)
Have you looked at TJ Maxx/Marshall's?
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-04-02 04:31 pm (UTC)
I need to! I've been out of town + with migraine for weeks. :( I need a shopping buddy to appear.
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[User Picture]From: yruugrrl
2008-04-02 05:25 pm (UTC)
I like the shape of A better -- the "skirt" part seems to flare out more smoothly.

If you can wear juniors sizes easily (it seems you can), have you looked at forever21.com? I saw this one and liked it.



I really don't know where to shop for coats. I also liked but it looks heavier -- VERY nice shape, though, and crazy discount.
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