I’m in the market for a brightly colored coat and I like the shape of the J.Crew Lady Day Coat with the defined waist but no belt or tie. However, when i read the reviews, it sounds like the quality of the coat has taken a nosedive (surprise, surprise). Do you have any recommendations for similar style of coat that will live up to it’s price tag? I’d like to spend $200-$300.
Thanks as always for your help! Anon
I owned one of the Lady Day coats several years ago, and it was wonderful. But with the quality at J.Crew worsening by the season, I have never been able to replace it. I swear, someone could set up a black market selling gently used 2004-2008 J.Crew clothes.
Fitted coats are a great option. They’re figure-flattering, and they’re classic. A color can add some punch to a wardrobe if you’re looking beyond the basic, but a neutral is always nice. Here are a few coats in a fitted shape that are worth a look.