After Trinny and Susannah got me to see grey in a new light a few weeks ago, I finally purchased the Pepperberry Full Skirt Coat from the sale. Before this I always needed to buy a size 16RC in their coats despite fitting 14SC in their dresses, but since there was no 16RC left, I took a chance and ordered the 14SC. Thankfully I did as it’s a perfect fit! With my Fustra regime (which I will write about in my final post next week), I’ve managed to tone up enough to fit my shoulders in size 14, which makes me super happy!
The coat is a beautiful pearl grey with a blue-ish tone to it. It’s also well tailored and keeps its shape extremely well. With the full lining, it doesn’t itch even if wearing a short-sleeved dress under it–I’ve had to do that a lot as it’s actually a very warm coat even by my Nordic standards. It’s much warmer than my blue full skirt trench coat from Pepperberry.
I haven’t bought much from Pepperberry in ages as a lot of their patterns are too flowery or ditsy for my personal taste. But one thing I do always buy from them is trench coats! There is just no way I could ever fit a high street one as trenches are so tailored.
This technically isn’t a classic trench as the buttons are hidden under the concealing panel. Also there’s no belt so this coat does kind of need to be a good fit.
All and all I love the coat. I’ve been wearing it almost every day. It makes it easy to look put together when running errands no matter what dress I throw under it, as it’s a beautiful, classic, tailored piece. I would recommend this as value for money! Thumbs up definitely.