The Frances 40s Riding Coat is a classic vintage inspired coat style. She is double breasted, with long sleeves, a rounded collar, and pleated back detail. Why not wear with a fabulous brooch and a Lucy Hat for effortless 40s daytime glamour.
Fit is true to size. If you are between sizes, or wish to wear cosy layers underneath, we would advise taking the size up.
Approximate Total Length: 43 inches.
Fabric: 80% Polyester 20% Wool. Lining: 97% Polyester 3% Spandex.
Washing Advice: Dry Clean Only. Do Not Iron.
The coat has a beautiful color and the length is perfect for me. The material is also very beautiful. Unfortunately size 10 from Collectif, which usually fits perfect, this time is not suitable everywhere. Waist fits perfect, but the buttons on chest I must sew farther more "outside" because now over the chest all is much too tight. Then, concurring with a other girl told here in the reviews: The upperarms are sewed veeeery narrow! But, because the coat (in my opinion) is not suitable for the very big cold (since rather thinner), I could wear it with a light shirt underneath anyway (but a sweater under the coat has no chance). I think about to send back this size 10 and to order size 12. But since I live outside the UK I'm not sure, due of expensive shipping cost, and also I don't know if the 12 then maybe is too big (loose) at waist (there now it fit perfect). If then the 12 is too loose I would have to send it back as well and I would stay without this coat. Maybe this helps someone, here my measures: chest: 37.8, waist: 26.7, upperarms: 11.42
I love this coat, and have bought other Collectif coats in the same size (18) before with no issue, but the upper arms of the sleeves are so narrow I can't get my arms into it even with nothing on underneath. This is such a common problem sizing designs up to larger sizes - please, designers, please please give us a little more arm room in your beautiful clothes! The buttons at the waist and bust are otherwise sized fine as far as I can tell, but unfortunately I will have to send this back.
I love the square shoulders. I love to swing in it in public places; it goes wide like a skirt. It is heavy, but not too warm though. It's ok, I am a car person :) The colors in the textile make my face look nice.
This coat is a perfect fit, I am on the busty side but it makes me look petite. It is a true throwback to the 40's era, I can't wait to start wearing it!