Wednesday, August 31, 2011

OneStopPlus.co.uk Review

Coat - OneStopPlus // Boots - ASOS // Fur Collar & Bow - Handmade // Headbow - New Look // Dress - ASOS // Ring - ASOS

I recently got sent this coat from One Stop Plus to review. I picked it out because of the cute ruffles, reminiscent of a Dorothy Perkins one from a few years ago, which I loved, but unfortunately would never have fitted me! I also loved the red colour, I've wanted a red coat for ages, to live out my desire to look a bit like Little Red Riding Hood, haha! I added the fur collar with the black bow over the top for an even more cutesy look - it's not part of the coat!

OneStopPlus stock lots of different brands, from Carmakoma to Taillissime (the La Redoute brand). They even stock the Big Beauty collection!

This coat is by Taillissime, in a size 26 (which it stops at). I often have problems with coats, they seem to be mainly cut for rectangles, with huge armholes. This one is no exception :( As you can see it is a bit tight around my hip/tummy area, there doesn't seem to be much flare from the bust, which would have eliminated this problem. But them I am a very curvy size 26, with a 14 inch difference between my waist & hips!

The bust, surprisingly has plently of room though, which is good! Then we get to the arms, which are a bit big for my liking. I have this problem with almost every coat though, I always feel like the sleeves swamp me. I am not sure if I just have small arms in proportion to my sizes, or if coat sleeves are just supposed to be really loose? Nevertheless, I do prefer a more fitted arm!
I will continue to wear this coat though, because it is cute, & finding cute coats in plus sizes is pretty hard! The price is also pretty reasonable, it's on sale for £39.60, which even though it isn't 100% wool, is a pretty good price! I normally expect to pay around £50 -£100 for a coat, so this one is definitely underbudget!
Verdict - cute design, best suited for rectangular/topheavy body shapes. Quality - 7/10. Price - 9/10

Edit - One thing I forgot to mention before - this coat doesn't have any pockets! Thought it was worth mentioning as nearly all coats have pockets, & it was a bit of a pain, I kept going to put something in the pocket & then remembering it didn't have any! Although I think it would be hard to find somewhere to put the pockets without spoiling the ruffly design, but just thought I'd let you all know!

27 comments:

  1. The coat is adorable! I love your fashion picks throughout your blog ;)

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  2. Looove the coat, it looks super adorable on you and goes well with your hair imo. As always you have the cutest nails and loove that ring.

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  3. Looks SO CUTE! And I know the bright red isn't your usual palette, but it suits you brilliantly - really emphasizes your creamy skin.

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  4. I'm DYING. This coat is ADORABLE. You look great in red! Aghhh. I want to order this now! But I have enough coats... haha.

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  5. awesome!! I've been looking at this coat for my Europe trip at christmas, is it very warm??



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  6. Thanks everyone!

    Lilli - Thank you<3 I love red, but for some reason hardly own any - just one red bird print dress from new look!

    Gazel - You sound like my Mum, she has about 20 coats! I only have one other wool-type coat, & then 2 macs, so this was a welcome addition to my wardrobe!

    Wait Until The Sunset - It is pretty warm, I sat outside in it for lunch on a chilly day & didn't feel the cold much, if at all.

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  7. Though I think the coat is really adorable, the way you style it makes me squeal in glee! It's SO cute! Then again, I love any kind of black, red, or white combo. But the ruffles are perfectly girly and the black bows and fur collar are great accessories. :) ~I love it!

    (Psst! Your nails drive me crazy! In a good way of course.)

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  8. awesome thanks!! I think I must make it mine!! :)

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  9. The red coat looks lovely!
    I was reading your review thinking we have the same issues- I have a 12 inch difference between my waist and hips, and coat arms are always too long for me too!
    :-)

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  10. T-T; Omiiiigoooosh! That coat is stunning.

    You look so lovely in it! ♥

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  11. I love the coat and the whole outfit :) & the pink hair really suits you!

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  12. Maybe it feels tight, but fortunately it doesn't look like it at all! Maybe the ruffles help with that. You look lovely.

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  13. I love red coats. I got a red hooded one last year but it's stupidly short, so I'll be on the lookout for a longer one soon. Eek! It'll soon be coat weather again *squee!*

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  14. Ouuuhhhh I LOVE your hair colour! It looks really pretty & your outfit too!


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  15. This is gorgeous! I love the red on you, with your pastel and black schemes it'll be fantastic and such a striking pop of color once fall and winter set in. It is rather Red Riding Hood.

    The fur/bow is such a great touch, too. (Hope it's fake fur! *loves bunnies*)

    I actually think the ruffles hide that it's tight - I didn't notice at all, though if it's uncomfortable that's another problem. I wonder if a belt would help this type of coat out?

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  16. You look ADORABLE! Great outfit...it's like a modern day Little Red Riding Hood...very sweet!

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  17. As usual you look super cute!! Red coats are AWESOME!!!! I even have one myself...except I like yours much better. You have inspired me for an upgrade.

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  18. Great nails, lovely coat :)

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  19. Your coat is great!
    Romantic and elegant, I'm dreaming about similar...

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  20. The coat looks so much better with the bow... I want your ring!!

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  21. Gorgeous love the bow it add the extra wow factor to the coat.

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  22. Looks gorgeous! The collar and bow really make it look special :)

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  23. That coat is so cute. I have the same problem with sleeves. Manufacturers cater to the tall girls with the longer arms figuring that shorter girls will simply shorten the sleeves. The lack of pocket would drive me crazy too, but the coat is so cute that that I'd buy iy anyway. You look adorable in it, adding the bow and collar was brilliant.

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  24. omg! your are such a cutie! and such a good inspiration for fuller people.
    I follow you from Belgium x

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  25. Nice review. And the bow really seemed to be part of the coat, awesome idea, the coat looks even more cute.

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  26. Ohh... This dress is so beautiful and the colors are so bright, aah ... kraivye and nails, very original ... You have amazed me.<З

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