Hi everyone, I hope you all survived the frigid cold Valentine’s weekend! I’m so excited to talk about this coat because it’s become a staple for me this winter and I think it has been suiting my petite frame pretty well despite it being a long coat. This coat was featured in my Last Minute Gift Guide and my parents got it for me for Christmas. The Finsbridge (or Diamond Quilted Coat) is my first coat from Burberry but hopefully it’s not going to be my last. It was also featured in the episode of Scandal called “Run” so who am I to resist looking a little like Olivia Pope? Keep reading to see my review of this beautiful Burberry coat!
This coat from Burberry is really gorgeous with its diamond quilting and classic heritage outerwear details. The color I have it in, Dusty Khaki, is sold out on Burberry’s website but Black, Ink, and Mink Grey are still in stock. Dusty Khaki is still available at many other retailers so I would suggest checking high-end department stores if it’s your favorite color in the selection. When you first touch and pick up this coat, it’s very light and you might not think it would withstand even a rain shower let alone the bitter cold that is currently occurring this winter. But it is deceptively warm and showerproof - I have worn it in both rain and snow and it has kept me safe from the elements. I even wore it this past weekend during subzero temperatures and since the XS is roomy enough for me to layer under (two cardigans and a tee!), I was totally fine in the cold.
On a taller individual, this coat hits at around mid thigh but for a very petite girl like me, it hits right around my knee. This means the belt sits a bit lower than my natural waist but not at an odd place like right on my hips, so it still cinches in at a good place. Since I am so tiny, the top of the coat is a little wide around the shoulders and upper back area, but it isn’t so baggy that it’s an unattractive look. It gives me more leeway to layer underneath, since I prefer to layer a lot instead of having bulky outerwear. Even though this coat isn’t tailored to fit a petite body perfectly, I still think it allows me to maintain my shape and figure without looking like a drowning child while wearing it. The fact that it is so long allows me to have a longer coat, which keeps more of me warmer, without sacrificing style. Many coats can be incredibly bulky and do not work for a petite frame, but this one does. I also love details like the Burberry check lining on the inside of the coat, collar, and hood as well as the dark grey hardware.
For all the things I love about the coat, there are a few things that irk me about it. Mainly, the zippers suck. The zipper down the front of the coat is impossible to close and after the few times I’ve tried, it has damaged the part of the cloth affixing the zipper to the coat. It’s a very tricky zipper to get together so I usually just close the coat by buttoning it up and then tying the belt. Then there’s the zipper holding the hood on, which is proving to be slightly annoying since there is no other closure keeping the hood on. This causes issues when I’m carrying a bag, because it can snag on the hood and start unzipping it off the coat. The belt is also way too long on me so when I do use the buckle, I have to wrap it around me twice or else it just dangles at my sides. Stitching on the coat could have been better, especially with its high price point, because after less than two months of careful wear, some of the stitching already looks slightly frayed.
All in all, I love this Burberry coat and feel that when you live somewhere with as aggressive of a climate as Boston, outerwear is definitely something you need to invest in. This coat has kept me both warm and cute this winter since this particular color goes with everything I wear - it’s even neutral enough to wear with my blue Hunter boots! If you want a review of those boots, let me know - kids’ sized Hunter boots are perfect for petite girls so I’m happy to review them for you. Are you going to be purchasing a Burberry coat or something similar to get through the rest of winter and bring into spring? Let me know below in the comments! I think lightweight but durable coats like this can totally be flexible in terms of seasonal wear and I’m always looking for more petite-friendly options. Thank you for reading my Burberry review! Come back soon for more posts ♥