This coat is absolutely gorgeous, well-made and warm! With the hood on I feel cocooned and protected from the elements. It is so thick and warm that I've only needed to wear a thin T-shirt underneath at 30F (-1C). I doubt I'll need to add much more than a cashmere sweater when the temperatures drop significantly lower.
Because the material is so thick I went up three sizes, keeping in mind the thickness of the coat (it's made of an outer layer of thick cotton brocade and an inner layer of cotton fleece) and to accommodate a sweater.
One thing to consider is that the buttons are sewn so close to the edge, so gapping could occur and cold air could pass through. I moved them about a 1/2 inch away so there's more overlap. With that said, you may need to go up one more size to accommodate for that.
Another thing is that there are no pockets. Most women's coats on this site don't have any, unless specified. If you're a skilled seamstress you can probably add them yourself.
All in all I love this coat. I don't mind going out in the cold knowing I can handle it with this beautiful coat! (Posted on 12/13/2019)
Absolutely beautiful , such detail , i love the brocade and the fleece goes all the way into the sleeves and down the coat , i bought a m/l and still have room for a sweater if i need it , the coat is heavy and so well made , the price is well worth it and it shipped so fast , it arrived one week after purchasing, i will totally buy from here again and recommend <3 (Posted on 12/10/2018)
I tested it in the really cold weather (around -20C) and it was really warm enough (of course, with warm sweater underneath). I really like how my shoulders are always warm. It looks really beautiful and good quality. And customer service is awesome as well!
The only things I think it would make even better is if it has pockets and one more button at the bottom (it would really help in windy weather). But nonetheless, it's great! And don't forget to measure yourself with sweater, otherwise it will be too tight. (Posted on 3/9/2018)
The material is gorgeous, the coat is very well made, solid quality work. The measurements on the site are correct and relatable. If you're a small and bigger person note that the coat in size 3xl will look longer on you. I especially love the fact that the sleeves are wide enough since this is often a problem.
The fabric is very heavy and warm, especially with the fleece inside. And as we all know: winter is here. (Posted on 8/23/2016)