The Perfect Fur Gilet? Opinions Please

The Perfect Fur Gilet? Opinions Please

I’ve spent so many winters looking for the perfect fur gilet but I’ve never been able to find one that matches the one that I have in my head. I want the fur gilet to be a lightish brown, long enough to cover part of my bum, to have pockets but no other details, fringing, embellishment or a collar and to be reasonable prices. So when I saw this one for only £40 from Zara I did a little celebratory dance and ordered it straight away.

Two days later (I know, I’m impressed!) it arrived beautiful packaged. I think because I’d thought I’d finally found my perfect fur gilet I had very high expectation for how this would look. So when I tried it on I was slightly shocked about the fit. In most clothes I’m a size 8 or a small and normally in jumpers and outwear which I like to be a little bigger so I can layer up I get the size above. However I ordered this in a small thinking this would be the perfect size and to me it comes across as a little too big. I don’t know if this is meant to be the style of the fur gilet or not though.

So I’m asking for all your opinions on whether you think this is the style and I should keep it or if it just looks a bit shapeless and I should send it back. I did check on the website for a size small but sadly this is the smallest size that they do. I’m so torn as part of me thinks in the winter I will want it slightly bigger to wear with jumpers and scarves (note I’m only wearing it with a thin top in the pictures) and another part of me thinks that my body just looks a bit lost under this and it doesn’t flatter my body shape. But then I’ve also spent years looking for a fur gilet and this is by far the closest that I have ever come to finding the perfect one. I don’t know where else to look sticking to my price range with is probably £70 at most. So I’d really appreciate it if you took the time to leave me a quick comment saying whether you think I should keep it or not. Or also if you know where I might be able to find another one like this then that would be amazing too.
Thank you xx



  1. August 16, 2014 / 6:38 pm

    Your fur gilet looks great !

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