For the second half of my collaboration with Burberry at Nordstorm, I tried on a few more petite-friendly styles that have been brought back for multiple seasons. As mentioned in my first post, I already own & love several Burberry coats collected over the years so am not shopping for another, but wanted to share options for anyone on the hunt. I first discovered the Daylesmoore style in 2013 and loved the classic double-breasted design and large collar for extra neck warmth. I tried size US 2 last year and thought it ran slim compared to most American brands, even though the websites say true to size. When I spotted a sz US 0 in-store this year, I had to try it on to compare:
As with all Burberry coats, shorter ladies may need to shorten the sleeves and raise the belt loops – you can see below that my natural waist was about an inch higher than where the loops are. The overall length of this coat though was perfect for me as longer outerwear. Fit without the belt, and button and buckle details:
Below is the Daylesmoore from 2013, in one size up (US 2). It’s a medium weight wool blend that would probably be good for 30-50 degree weather depending on how you layer, but I wouldn’t recommended for more brutal winter days. Material content stayed the same this year at 70% wool, 25% poly, and 5% cashmere. This is another photo from my archives of the Billington jersey trench, a lightweight coat that they brought back again this year. The fit runs smaller than all other Burberry Brit coats I tried. I could barely button-up a size 2, but the silhouette was very flattering especially from the side and pleated back. This one is a thinner fabric as indicated by the “jersey” title – good for fall / spring or very mild winters. And here is a third style snapped years ago of the Rushworth wool-blend coat. The Rushworth has been brought back for at least 3 years, so I think it’s safe to say it’s a Burberry classic at this point. I helped a petite friend coat shop and this was the winner for its sleek silhouette and funnel collar, with edgier buckle on the underside. I’m trying on a size 2 below – like with all the styles shown in this post, someone my height will probably need sleeve shortening and belt loop raising.
The “trench” or soft dove grey here is my favorite of the three colors, but if you wear foundation or lipcolor, then consider going darker for less dry cleaning costs and heartache. Against my better judgement, I’m drawn to lighter hues despite being pretty klutzy and stain-prone. One tip though is to always wear a scarf and use it as a guard between your face/neck and the jacket, to mitigate makeup or sweat transfer between cleanings. If any of you own either the Daylesmoore or Rushworth winter coats, I’d love to hear about how they’ve held up and any other styles you considered!
This post was sponsored by Nordstrom to share Burberry fall apparel. Outerwear pictured here were on loan for try-on purposes. As always, opinions are my own.