When you think of bust-friendly clothing chains, I bet Club Monaco is far from the top of your list. But the Cadin coat is surprisingly accommodating. I first tried it in my usual size large but found it so roomy that I ventured into a size medium. The smaller size was better for me proportionally and had plenty of space for my boobs with room to spare for bulky layers.
It felt very Audrey Hepburn-ish, and it could be dressed up or down. When I saw it last week, it was marked down to $175, so it’s worth checking your local store if you’re in the market for a bust-friendly coat that’s simple, elegant and original. I’m regretting that I didn’t photograph myself in it–and that I didn’t buy it!
Around this time last year, I showed you an Anthropologie coat fail on me. This morning, I found an Anthropologie coat win in their Fiona style. The size 10 actually buttoned completely without any gapping at my bust! Even more amazing, there’s no distortion of the plaid pattern from any pulling across my chest (while standing naturally)!
You can’t see it on their website, and it doesn’t even show up in my pictures, but they combine a princess seam with a bust dart–a winning combination for D cups and up.
Although I prefer the ease of zippers, the buttons on this coat were extremely easy and quick to fasten. This coat is almost too good to be true–a flattering fitted shape in a unique color that fits a 32FF when completely buttoned– so of course there’s a caveat. When I added my cotton knit jacket beneath it, it became tighter at the armholes and pulled slightly at the bust. Because of this, if I were to purchase this coat, I would probably buy it in size 12, which wasn’t on the racks for me to try.
If you’ve found a great full-bust-friendly coat this fall, I’d love to hear about it; and if you’re searching for one, you may one to try the two I’ve written about here.