Posts tagged warm coat
THE MUM COAT

Every year at around this time a whole load of women (many of whom are mums on maternity leave) start searching for their 'Mum Coat'.

The Mum Coat you think might be easy to find but there is certain criteria that it needs to fulfil to qualify as an option:

  • It must be waterproof - if you are pushing a pram it is not an option to hold an umbrella

  • It needs to have a cosy hood

  • Ideally it will cover the tops of your legs and bum, so these areas don't get wet in the rain or cold in the snow

  • It has to be practical - good pockets, wipeable/washable

  • You have to love it (because you will spend a lot of time wearing it)

If you are pregnant this winter another option could be to look for a cape or go for your usual sized mum coat and invest in a big cosy scarf to keep the bump warm.

Asos £40 / The Tartan Blanket Co. £35

My chosen Mum Coat 2016 is this one from Burton Snowboards, it ticks all the above boxes, its cool and I love it.

Burton Snowboards £220

Here are a few other options that i've spotted:

Hush £170 / TOPSHOP £95 / Jigsaw £198 / Jaeger £200

DOWN JACKETS

I don't enjoy being cold - especially due to not wearing the right clothes. I used to live in the mountains so i can appreciate the benefits of investing in clothes and brands that are experts at keeping out the cold.

One of the warmest jackets you can buy is a down jacket: A down jacket is a warm jacket that is filled with the soft feathers of a duck or goose, and the outer layer is usually made of materials like nylon or polyester. Down, the soft feathers mentioned, are usually taken from the breasts and wings of the duck or goose.

This is my amazing super warm down jacket from Burton Snowboards - it's designed to be worn in the snow so if you are looking for a cosy coat to withstand the cold then this one will defiantly do that. Plus it's reversible so its kind of like having 2 coats in one!  (comes in 3 colours and fits big).

Down jackets can be expensive and they vary massively in quality, generally speaking the more you spend the better quality of down you get and the warmer the coat. However they are an investment that you'll use every year. Here are a few more down jackets that look cool but are warm!

eBay have got some tips on buying a down jacket here.