If you’ve been following along since last winter, you might remember I raved about this beautiful green swing coat from Hearts & Roses London, while looking like Mrs Claus… That coat was probably the best thing I bought all last year, being the very first swing coat I’d found that wasn’t laughably long on my short self, but still long enough to cover up most of my midi skirts. It seems quite easy to find above-knee length vintage inspired coats, or calf length (ankle length on me) but something that’s closer to just below the knee is a bit trickier.
That was, until Hearts & Roses launched their new design last year that I’m so pleased is back again this one! I was a bit annoyed with myself that I didn’t manage to grab another colour last year, but at the time I was trying to be ‘sensible’ and rewith myself that buying two of the same coat at the same time was mad, even for me. Then as soon as it had gone out of stock in my size I kicked myself… until now, when this gorgeous coat is back for the new autumn/winter season. Hurrah!
This time I’ve opted for the neutral camel colour, because between this and my green one I’ve pretty much got an option for most colours I’m likely to wear. I never like to buy black coats because they feel so severe and, well, boring, but beige is a pretty good option for everyday wear. As is navy, but I already had that box ticked with another coat I’ll show you very soon. There’s something very glamorous and a little dramatic about this coat in this colour… It does look like a dress in itself, I think.
But let’s see what you think!
Beret: John Lewis (old)
Bag: c/o Sourpuss Clothing (last year)
Gloves: Ugg (last year’s)
Boots: Haku, B.A.I.T. Footwear
When I reviewed the green version of this coat, I had a few queries about sizing. First up, I’m 5’1″ and I’m wearing the smallest size available (XS/8). I’m usually a size 8-10 and this size is a close fit on me over the chest – I wouldn’t get chunky layers underneath it. If you want to be able to do that and are blessed in this area you will probably need to size up. The waist I found a touch roomier.