I’m not someone who regularly follows the royals, but I do really enjoy Meghan and Kate’s style (and Pippa’s, too). I especially love it when they wear more attainable brands. Nothing worse than loving a dress one of them wore, only to discover that it costs $2,000.
When I originally saw the photos of Meghan Markle wearing this J. Crew coat, I went to go buy it and, of course, it was sold out. Apparently, it went back on sale in November and sold out again. I hope J. Crew brings it back and maybe introduces it in other colorways– black would be lovely and classic.
Even though it was sold out, I wasn’t deterred and put an alert on eBay for sizes I think it would work. One popped up and I scooped it right up. I thought they would charge an arm and a leg, but I actually got it for the original listed price. (Of course, J. Crew usually has a sale every day, so I have a feeling this person bought it at a discount and still made a pretty penny on the sale.)
I ended up getting a 0 and while it fits, I think a 00 would fit even better. I have to have a new closure put in so I can make it a little tighter. I’m usually a 0 in J. Crew coats, so if you’re going to hunt for one, consider sizing down so that it fits just right. I definitely don’t recommend sizing up more than your usual size.
What I LOVE about this coat is just how sleek and stylish it is when dressed up. It works really well for a professional look, but that hasn’t stopped me from wearing it dressed down as well. It’s easy to throw on and is made from stadium-cloth wool so it’s extra warm.
Meghan wore the navy coat with black pants and black pumps, but I just can’t bring myself to mix the two. (Thoughts?!?) Instead, I opted for a cream cashmere turtleneck and skinny navy pants (these are a similar option, mine are old).