Review Bonmarche spotted belted mac
I just love spring when – eventually – the air (or at least the rain) gets a bit warmer, the days lengthen and things start to grow.
The season also signals a move out of dark woollen clothes and big boots into the Clothes of Summer. For me it’s about belief and possibility.
Only a month ago it was impossible to even imagine peeling off layers and facing the world with any more than face and hands exposed. It was – in spite of 46 years of experience – inconceivable that the frost and grey would be replace by bright and warm.
But once again it has come to pass and, in the space of a week, my thick layers of down are extreme and sweaty.
This year I was sent my solution to the ‘what to wear when it’s not quite summer yet, or even in summer when it’s quite likely to pour down’ question in the form of a navy spotted mac from Bonmarche.
What’s good about it?
The mac is light and easy to wear. I often find myself feeling constricted and uncomfortable in coats. This also feels smart and dressy enough. The fabric isn’t rustly or shiny (a good thing).
It’s sizing seems pretty accurate with the coat ending mid-thigh. For £40 it’s perfect of getting from winter to the (cough) long, hot, dry and jacketless days we’re bound to have.
What’s less good?
The waist of the coat is higher than the waist of me. I solved this by wearing it without the belt.
Uncertain how good it’ll be in actual rain as, oddly, there hasn’t been any when I’ve worn it.
It’s from a selection of coats and jackets at Bonmarche.