The Iceni Coat from Bombshell Vintage was a purchase of pure lust. I saw it on the runway at the Curvy Couture Roadshow and wanted it in my wardrobe ASAP! I've always wanted a houndstooth coat, and this one ticked all the boxes.
I was a bit devastated back in June when designer, Kate, told me that they were sold out. She had the sample in her studio, but alas, it was too small. I had to accept that it wasn't meant to be. Until a message popped up on Facebook saying that she'd found enough houndstooth fabric to make one last Iceni Coat... of course I fell all over myself to get that coat!
I have styled the coat in a slightly different way than it was intended, and turned it into a wrap dress (sorry Kate!) I found this styling to really draw in my waist an lengthen my torso, while wearing it as a coat over-emphasised my hips. But it is absolute dynamite as a dress!!! It also has a great 1960's vibe that I'm going to utilise for an editorial photo shoot I have coming up.
Bombshell Vintage had this piece made for me in a size 20 to allow extra room to move (it is a coat after all!) I found the fit across the back and bust to be a little smaller than I'd like from a coat, but there is heaps of room in the waist and hips. It's perfectly comfortable.
My Measurements: Hip - 129cm/51", Waist - 98cm/38", Bust - 119cm/47", Height - 167cm/5'4"
Corresponding size on Bombshell Vintage's size chart: 18-20
Actual size in the Iceni Coat: 20