Eclectically feminine style by Mary Gui

8 Cute Coats Under $300 from the Dressing Room


Every year when Fall comes around, I start looking for a new coat to add to my closet. A cute coat is the most important fashion piece in the Fall and Winter seasons, and can make or break your look. It doesn’t matter if you have something cute on underneath if your coat is not on point. One thing I’ve always struggled with when it comes to buying coats online is not knowing how it will fit on my frame. It’s hard to tell how a coat will look on you from photos online, and the photos of the 5’10 model wearing the coat does not help. So in order to bring you the most accurate coat guide, I went and tried on 8 cute coats all under $300 from the dressing room. Unlike other shopping guides, this post will provide you a first-hand review with dressing room photos and notes on each of the coats. Hopefully this takes the guesswork out of buying a coat online! For reference, I’m 5’2 and 118 pounds, and a US size 2/4 or Small depending on the brand.

1. & Other Stories Perfect Pink Coat ($275)
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Some of you might have realized by now that & Other Stories is one of my absolute favorite stores. Owned by the same people as H&M, & Other Stories is a higher-end version of a fast fashion store, with items that are well-made and extremely on trend. Walking into their store is such a treat for me every time, and if I had a choice for a shopping spree at any store, I would choose Other Stories.

Now onto the coat – this Perfect Pink Coat lives up to its name. I love the A-line silhouette and big button, it gives the coat a retro-mod vibe. The material is also very thick with 75% wool, so it’s a warm enough coat for Winter. There’s a zipper in addition to the button, and it’s fully lined and even has an inside breast pocket. It fits true to size – I’m wearing a size 4. The color is more of a bubble gum pink rather than a blush pink, and I think the coat looks better closed than open based on the shape.

2. & Other Stories Wool-Blend Cocoon Coat ($245)cute-coats-under-300-dressing-room-otherstories

What drew my attention to this cocoon coat is the color and texture. I’m not a huge fan of the green, but this forest green shade combined with the fuzzy material makes the coat look sophisticated and chic. Cocoon shapes can be a hit or miss for me as they can overwhelm my petite frame and make me look like I’m wearing a bag. This one fits pretty well and has a zipper and button on the inside. I’m wearing a size 4 but could size up to a 6 as the shoulders are a bit tight, and I’d want to be able wear this comfortably with a chunky sweater. 

3. & Other Stories Short Pea Coat ($245)

cute-coats-under-300-otherstories-cropped-coatThis is one of my favorite coats that I tried on, predictably because it has a bow-like knot on the sleeves! I swear I have an addiction to bows on coats, as evident in this post. The shorter length is also unexpected and cute, but admittedly this coat may not be the most practical for Winter. It is quite thick with 70% wool, but would be harder to pair with different winter outfits as this coat would not work well with longer sweaters. I’m wearing a size 4 which is a snug fit, and could size up to a 6 for a looser fit with a sweater.

4. Topshop Long Plaid Coat ($210)cute-coats-under-300-dressing-room-topshop-plaid

This is a seriously cool coat that will for sure make you stand-out from the crowd. I was apprehensive about the long length given my shorter frame, but structured fit of the coat makes it look not so big on me, and the longer length is actually good for keeping warm. I’m a fan of the oversized fit and slightly masculine vibe – I think it’s a great coat that you can throw on over any outfit and look instantly chic. The coat is also very warm and would work for Winter days. It does run slightly large – the size 2 fits me perfectly, while the size 4 was too big.

5. Forever 21 Faux Fur Coat ($59.50)

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A cute find under $100 that also looks expensive! I’m digging the deep burgundy color and of course the faux fur. It’s surprisingly warm (I actually started sweating while trying this on) and lined on the inside. It has one clasp to close the coat, as well as pockets. For the price and style, if you’re looking for a cute faux fur coat that’s a little more feminine, I definitely recommend this one. It also fits true to size.

6. Topshop Slim Fit Boyfriend Coat ($110) 

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This boyfriend coat is more of a classic style and very structured. Again, I love the burgundy color that’s so on trend this season and is a great alternative to black. The length and fit of this coat make it super versatile and a good every day coat. My only complaint is that there is no zipper, only a button to close the coat. On the plus side it is quite warm and runs true to size.

7. Forever 21 Button-Front Coat ($49.90)

cute-coats-under-300-dressing-room-forever21-pink-coatLove love love the color of this button-up pink coat. The double breasted buttons help give it some edge, and the length and shape make it easy to pair with different outfits. Although it is lined, the coat is on the thinner side and would work best for the Fall and Spring seasons. It also runs large – I’m wearing a size Small and as you can see the sleeves are too long and the shoulders a bit too wide.

8. Topshop Velvet Pocket Duster Coat ($135)
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You didn’t think I would do a coat round-up with any velvet did you?! The thing I love about this duster coat is the subtle touch of velvet at the pockets rather than an all velvet coat. I think this makes the coat unique and is an unexpected detail. The disclaimer with this coat is that it’s not really a coat, it’s more of a kimono type jacket. The material is very light and definitely would not work for Winter. There is also no button or tie to close the coat. I do think it would work well during the Fall over a wool turtleneck dress or sweater dress, smilier to how I styled a kimono over a sweater dress in this post.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this round-up and found it helpful! Which one do you think I should get?! You can shop all the coats below:

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Thanks for reading,
Mary

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19 responses to “8 Cute Coats Under $300 from the Dressing Room”

  1. Leah says:

    Adorable! Love that first light pink one!!

    x – Leah
    http://www.ellemaebloom.com

  2. I love the topshop boyfriend coat!
    That said I think I am definitely going to be purchasing a blush colored coat this season they are so pretty!

  3. Jen says:

    How cute are these winter coats! Loving the pink one 🙂

    Xo
    Jen
    frecklesonfillmore.com

  4. Great coats! The first pink one is my favorite!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  5. Top Shop always has great fashion items! Can’t wait til Florida gets cold so I can wear coats again!

  6. I really love all the coats displayed. I really like the Top Shop velvet duster. It is the epitome of sophisticated yet trendy.

  7. jen says:

    Such great choices! I love the peacoat!!

  8. Kandja Sylla says:

    This post made me want to leave the house and shop for coats! I just love all your selections. From the cocoon coat to faux fur coat–Wow! Thanks for the share Mary. xx

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  9. Loving all of your fun coat picks! What great prices too. I especially like the faux fur from Forever 21 and the Topshop boyfriend coat! Super cute!

  10. I love all the pieces you chose. they are perfect for the cool weather

  11. Crystal Marie says:

    I love love the topshop with velvet pockets, how unique. The other pink coat is a favorite too. Great picks! Thank you!

  12. The light pink one is my favorite!

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  13. Katie Ann says:

    Love these jackets! I need to grab a few of these. Thanks for sharing!

  14. You found some really awesome coats!

  15. Ashley J. says:

    All of these are such great picks! I love the bow detail on the black coat!

    xo-Ashley

    http://lovealwaysashleyj.org/

  16. Liz says:

    I love the first one! I also love the forever 21 coats! So pretty. Happy weekend!

    Liz
    http://Www.lizzieinlace.com

  17. Lovelovelove all of the pink ones! A long blush trench is just gorgeous and so classic.

    Coming Up Roses

  18. dissertation says:

    Selfies are just wanderful and the coats are so nice. I would like to have one of these good coats.

  19. Those outfits are great. I do like them and I hope that I’ll have a chance to get something close to that.

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