All outerwear is 50% off at Old Navy, in-store & online. I went in to see what was available for Mini G. I found a cute option for her. After finding her coat, I’ve looked around at a couple stores online to see if anything was cuter, but nothing was cute enough to beat what I got, esp for the price. Keep in mind we’re in a mild climate, so layering is usually enough. While I was there, I tried on some coats to share irl pics and was surprised at what I found. Original prices, not sale prices, are listed:
Men’s plaid wool-blend barn coat – The first one is from the men’s department. I love this plaid and that’s what attracted me to it. I don’t think my husband would wear it, so I didn’t shop it for him. I was curious what the fit would be like on a woman and if we could get away with it if we like.
Size S – So I tried it on. It didn’t fit and looked like I was wearing a man’s jacket, or at least definitely the wrong size. The shoulders were too wide and I’m not sure a XS would’ve made enough difference. It runs from S on up. When I try on coats, I forget to notice how warm they are. I can’t say if I’d be a good communicator of the information anyway because our climate is mild. We layer year round, so that’s always in the back of my head and I don’t put a lot of reliance solely on the coat because I don’t have to.
Ruffled wool-blend coat – Size S – I pulled all Size S to try and quickly discovered that I needed a M in almost all of them. I try to buy PM online in Old Navy coats if they’re available. That size generally fits me very well and that’s most noticeable in the sleeves.
I couldn’t get it buttoned…lol…if you have a narrower waist, this jacket is for you. The rest of us will have to size up one.
…the buttons are hidden behind the ruffle, which make it a little hard to button but not impossible. I’m just slower at those things.
Mockneck wool coat – Size S – A made up name. I don’t see it online. I can’t recall the other colors it came in, but I want to say black. Again, not sure. I figured I would see it online to remark on the colors. Oh well. As you can see it kind of flares out, so I’d say it’s an A-line or slight A-line.
Yeah, A-line from the waist on down. The mockneck portion worked well. There is a seam about 4″ from the cuff and I liked that touch, plus the seams at the shoulder. I don’t like epaulets, but I can do those seams. This one is a bit longer than the one above, which becomes important if you’re taller. I’m 5’2″.
Wool-blend faux-fur collar coat – size S – The ivory was gone except for 2 size XL, so I guess that’s the more popular color of the two available. I liked this stone color, but of course it will not work for all. The faux fur collar is removable. This one felt warm, but I’m sure there’s some fur factor.
Peter-Pan collar wool-blend coat – This also comes in solid colors, but I tried on the animal print to see what I think of it. It’s a bit too mottled and dark for my taste. Others will like the subtlety. Another ON coat w/an A-line. I’ve seen A-lines look good on ladies in dresses & coats. I guess it’s a consideration if you have hips. I’m pretty straight on the sides & this is the flare that happens, so…
I don’t think I could get this one closed, either. Again, another coat that’s good if you have a smaller waist.
Another 5 coats coming up later today…
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