Rebecca writes: "Good morning, Outblush ladies! I need help again. It is almost winter time and I am on the hunt, but I seem to be having trouble this year. I would like an ivory (winter white, whatever you want to call it) wool coat. This I can find: The thing is, none of the coats have much personality. I like ruffles, lace, flounces - you know, girly things! And I want a coat that is more than just a coat. It should show that I am not plain and boring. I wear between a size L and XL, depending on the cut of the coat. I have a skirted peacoat right now that I am loving, but it is black, which just won't work if I am wearing brown boots, and the coat I have is not available in ivory. Can you help me find something? My budget is preferably $200, but I would be willing to go up to $300 if I must."
Being based in a cold corner of the world, I know all about the importance of finding the perfect winter coat. I've tracked down a few white or ivory options for you that have something beyond-the-norm, whether feminine pleats or striking, asymmetric details. Hope one of them fits your bill!
1. GUESS Belted Asymmetrical Coat ($198)
2. O.SA Layered Collar Button-Front Coat ($118)
3. Rib Trimmed Wool Blend Coat ($198)
4. Fantasy Wool Jacquard Coat ($129)
5. Larry Levine Portrait Collar Trapeze Coat ($170)
6. Ted Baker Cream ¾ Sleeve Tie Neck Coat ($145)
7. Slim Double Breasted Dress Parka ($77)
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Crazy Jane here: I'm a New England girl with couture tastes and a Salvation Army budget who usually ends up wearing flannel. My shopping forte: finding the impossible dream. Throw your tough stuff at me and let me go bloodhound on it. When not playing on Outblush, I'm probably yelling at my cats, getting a backrub from my hot teacher husband, or trying to turn anything animal, vegetable, or mineral I can get my hands on into booze.
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