Sunday, 20 November 2016
11 gorgeously warm padded coats–the coat you need right now–Updated
I seem to be writing about coats and winter warmers every week right now. Ok don’t say it… twice this week. But there’s simply never been a better time than now to invest in a padded coat – there are constantly new styles appearing in the stores and many are already being discounted (late delivery? something they know that the forecasters haven’t yet told us about?) either way, if you haven’t updated your warm coat wardrobe so far this winter and you’re in the mood you should take a look at these.
My advice as always is not to buy anything designed for ‘weather’ without a hood. I cannot see the point of a parka or padded coat without one. So even if you find one in the sale I suggest you leave it alone, it will really annoy you when you’re snug and warm and it starts to rain/snow/sleet. And it always does, particularly if you’re hoodless. To my mind there’s nothing more daft than a brolly when the white stuff is coming down.
Most of these coats and jackets won’t be hanging around for long, so if this is something you’ve been considering or looking for, go for it. Right now.
When you’re choosing a down coat I suggest you don’t go for something belted unless you really know that you can wear it, nor a coat that looks like an eiderdown – you can end up looking like the Michelin Man….and I know these things.