Seeing as the weather has turned cooler and rainy (at long last!) here in Queensland, this Pretty Things List focuses on coats and jackets.
Starting with Australian retailers, you can pick up this gorgeous Hell Bunny “Elvira” coat from Aussie seller Wild Kitty Clothing (on sale) for AU$225 – down from $245. I have this exact one, and love the luxurious feel of it. I would caution that if you’re broad in the shoulders, you should go up a size, as it’s a tight fit across the upper back on me despite fitting perfectly in the bust and waist. This coat is currently available in sizes M, L, 2X and 3X. As an Australian size 16, I wear a 2X in this coat. It features self-covered buttons at the front, a faux fur trimmed hood, cuffs and hem, and a full lining.
|X-Small||34 inches||28 inches|
|Small||36 inches||30 inches|
|Medium||38 inches||32 inches|
|Large||40 inches||34 inches|
|X-Large||42 inches||36 inches|
|2XL||44 inches||38 inches|
|3XL||46 inches||40 inches|
|4XL||48 inches||42 inches|
If you’re one of the sizes that has sold out (the coat is usually available in sizes XS to 4X), let Wild Kitty know and they should be able to tell you when they’re likely to get another order in stock.
If you’re after a shorter, less voluminous coat, Aussie retailer Your One Stop Pinup Shop has this mid-thigh-length coat available in green, eggplant or black in sizes AU8-18. Usually AU$75, it’s currently on sale for $60.
Generously sized, made from a warm and hardy poly-wool blend, and with a detachable faux fur collar, these coats suit busts from 38 to 50 inches, and waists from “up to” 38 to “up to” 48 inches.
For those who like a really vintage look over an evening dress, you can’t go past this faux fur capelet by Hell Bunny.
The “Aria” is available in brown or cream from Aussie retailer Gwynnies, in sizes XS-2XL for AU$66. Fully lined and made from polyester, this is a great way to get that vintage look.
The final Aussie seller we’re looking at today is Atomic Cherry, who have a huge range of Hell Bunny coats available by special order. Many of the coats are also available in plus sizes, which is great for girls who find it hard to get a stylish coat in a big enough size. Two of my favourites from Atomic Cherry are the Rock Noir coat and the Mille Coat.
The Rock Noir, in black with either a green or red faux fur collar, reminds me of my Soviet East German trench coat that I bought at a military surplus store a few years ago. The Rock Noir featues the same double breasted buttons, flare from the waist and functional side flap pockets. It’s a great way to get that classic military style, in sizes XS to 4XL for AU$199.
Or you could get the Millie coat in teal, with a sailor-inspired look, double breasted contrast buttons, contrast ribbon detail, and large buckle belt. The Millie comes in sizes XS-4XL for AU$165.
If you’re willing to wait for delivery from overseas, UK company Lindy Bop has a heap of great, affordable Macintosh coats available in both plain and print colours. This heart-print one is really eye catching and retails for 36 GBPounds (or around AU$72 at current rates).
Made from hard-wearing polyester and with hidden pockets, a lining, and detachable matching belt, this is a great coat for blustery days. It comes in sizes UK 6-24, or about AU4-22.
If you’re willing to spend a bit more on a classic, never-out-of-style trench coat, Collectif (also from the UK) have the Dietrich coat available this season.
Featuring traditional styling, such as a gun flap, button down back, double breasted front and tie belt, this is a coat you can wear year after year. It’s currently available in sizes UK8-14, or about AU6-12, and retails for 95 GBPounds (or around AU$190 at current rates).
Do you prefer to wear the same coat year after year, or have a selection of styles to choose from? o you prefer classic colours and styles or bright pops of colour?