The Curated London Coat Review: Sizing, Quality + Is it Worth it?!

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If your wardrobe is built on a foundation of neutral tones like mine, chances are you’ll have plenty of navy items hanging in there. After all, beyond black, white and camel, navy is one of the most versatile colours you can wear. It goes without saying that navy is one of my favourite colours to style and my navy coat has been a solid staple in my wardrobe. Since the start of winter, my navy coat has been my most relied upon outerwear piece. I’ve dressed it up for the office, thrown it over a dress for date night and schlepped around in it on weekends with the kids.

The Curated coat* (sz XS), Sezane top (sz XS), The Fold trousers* (sz UK 8), Ally Shoes kitten heels* (use ‘VIRGINIA40’ for $40USD off), Tory Burch tote (review here), Arms of Eve earrings*, bangle* and ring*, Ray Ban sunglasses

My navy coat is from The Curated – the London Coat in a size XS. I’ve been wearing coats from the brand for the past 4 years and have been a loyal fan. Out of all the coats I have from The Curated, the London Coat is the newest one to my collection which I added to my wardrobe a couple of years ago. 

collage of woman wearing the curated london coat in blog post sharing comprehensive review carrying tan bag

The Curated coat* (sz XS), Sezane top (sz XS), The Fold trousers* (sz UK 8), Ally Shoes kitten heels* (use ‘VIRGINIA40’ for $40USD off), Tory Burch tote (review here), Arms of Eve earrings*, bangle* and ring*, Ray Ban sunglasses

In today’s post, I wanted to share a review of The Curated London Coat including how I’ve got on with the coat now that it’s been in my wardrobe for a couple of years and my overall thoughts as to quality and price. 

Quality

The coat is made from a double-faced cashmere wool blend (70% merino wool, 30% cashmere) and it retails for $725 AUD ($495 USD). The quality is consistent with other coats from The Curated in my collection. It’s incredibly soft to the touch and the double faced fabric provides a structure to the fabric which drapes beautifully when worn. The style is also available in camel, charcoal, black and chocolate melange

collage of woman wearing the curated london coat in blog post sharing comprehensive review

L: The Curated coat* (sz XS), Everlane knit* (sz S – style linked), Nobody Denim jeans* (sz 26), New Balance sneakers (also here), Patagonia bag (also herehere and here), Ray Ban sunglasses R: The Curated coat* (sz XS), Arket tee (sz XS), Celine belt, Everlane pants* (sz US 2, Short), Everlane sneakers*, Bellroy backpack (as featured here), Ray Ban sunglasses, Arms of Eve earrings*

If you read my review of my camel coat from The Curated, the texture and finish of the wool fabric is most comparable to the coats by S Max Mara (at a fraction of the price of course). Aside from price, the key difference between the brands’ coats is the fabric composition. While both are soft to the touch, one brand is noticeably softer than the other. The S Max Mara coats are made from 100% wool while The Curated coats, as mentioned earlier, are made from a cashmere wool blend (70% merino, 30% cashmere), making the latter option much softer and better bang for buck. 

Style

The London Coat is one of the newer styles to their collection, and when I say new, it’s been around for a few years but as a slow fashion brand, The Curated don’t often add styles to their collection. I remember when the brand was teasing this new style over on their Instagram stories and it was a big deal when it was finally released! Style-wise, the London Coat features a double-breasted silhouette and is cut to an oversized fit. With drop sleeves, two side pockets and the option to wear it with the included belt (with subtle belt loops sewn on if you choose to wear it like that), it strikes the perfect balance between dressy and casual. Personally, there’s only been a handful of times when I’ve worn it belted – the majority of the time I like the looser fit. 

collage of woman wearing navy coat being the curated london coat in blog post sharing comprehensive review

L: The Curated coat* (sz XS), Arket merino top (worn underneath – sz S – current colours linked, similar version here), Celine belt, Nobody Denim jeans* (sz 26), Tory Burch tote (review here), Sarah Flint boots* (use ‘SARAHFLINT-CCVIRGINIA1’ for 15% off) R: The Curated coat* (sz XS), Everlane cashmere crew neck jumper (sz S – new season version linked), Nobody Denim jeans (sz 26, petite), R.M. Williams boots (also here, read my review here) Patagonia bag (also herehere and here), Arms of Eve earrings*

While the silhouette is relaxed overall, the sleeves aren’t oversized, which is something I always look out for with relaxed coats. I find wider sleeves have a tendency to overwhelm my petite frame. If you’re after a proper oversized style coat, the Boyfriend Coat from the brand might be your best bet. Similarly, the Classic Coat from the brand has looser sleeves than the London Coat

Sizing

I opted for a size XS which is also the size I have in all of my other coats from The Curated. I’m 5’2 (or 158cm tall) and the size XS is my ideal relaxed fit. I typically wear a size AU/UK 8 so I could have also taken a size XXS, which is what was originally recommended to me by the team. Despite their advice, I chose to go with the size XS so that I could have more of a play with proportions, and I’m glad I did. The arms are a tad long, they hit me just before my knuckles. I can always get these shortened but to be honest it hasn’t bothered me to the point where I’m motivated to take it to the tailor. 

I really love how the XS drapes on my body, it hits me above my ankles, making it a solid outerwear piece for a Sydney winter, as there’s more than enough room to layer a chunky knit and a merino base layer underneath. 

Final thoughts

I’ve been wearing coats from The Curated for almost 5 years and with this being my 4th coat from the brand, I can confidently say The Curated is my favourite label for coats. In all the years I’ve featured coats from the brand, I’ve never created sponsored content for nor been under any obligation by the brand to share my thoughts in blog posts like these or over on my YouTube channel, but I have received 3 out of 4 of the coats from the brand as PR product for review purposes. 

collage of woman wearing the curated london coat in blog post sharing comprehensive review

L: The Curated coat* (sz XS), Everlane cashmere crew neck jumper (sz S – new season version linked), Nobody Denim jeans (sz 26, petite), Nike sneakers (new season version linked), Patagonia cap (also here and here), Patagonia bag (also herehere and here), Arms of Eve earrings*, Arms of Eve necklace*, Pared sunglasses* R: The Curated coat* (sz XS), Everlane cashmere jumper (sz S – new season version linked), Everlane pants* (sz US 2, Short), R.M. Williams boots (also here, read my review here), Patagonia bag (also herehere and here), Arms of Eve earrings*, Pared sunglasses*

Outerwear can be an investment, but I do think the price tag of The Curated coats is reasonable given the fabric and quality used. You’d be hard pressed to find other cashmere blend coats at the same price point. In reality, coats from The Curated are similarly priced to contemporary labels like Reiss or Ted Baker and you’ll find a lot of those coats are made from a wool blend fabric. Amongst my friends and family, I’ve encouraged a few to invest in a coat from The Curated and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive!

I often get asked which style from the brand I would pick over others and if I had to make the choice, it would be the London Coat. It really encapsulates my style which has become more relaxed post-pandemic but it can easily be dressed up for the office or for a dressy occasion if needed. 

I think it goes without saying that I’d highly recommend this coat! 

As always, thanks for stopping by. I hope you found my review of The Curated London Coat to be helpful. 

P.S. Check out my other reviews here and my daily looks can be found here.

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6 Comments

  1. Jen
    November 11, 2023 / 9:06 am

    Nice review! Thanks. Do u know the sleeve circumference? I have slightly bigger arms. I am just worried that it might get fitted when i wore thicker jumper.

    • November 15, 2023 / 1:22 pm

      ooo I don’t have that information to hand but you should check with their customer service team – they’re pretty good!

  2. J
    December 27, 2023 / 3:28 pm

    Thank you for the review! Do you think this coat would layer well over blazers?

  3. Alexandra
    February 7, 2024 / 6:12 am

    Hello! I am torn between the tailored and the London coat, I see you have both, what are the main differences ?

    • February 20, 2024 / 9:39 am

      The London coat is more relaxed whereas the Tailored has a slimmer fit. Personally, I prefer the London Coat as it comes with a belt so while it’s quite a relaxed cut on its own, you can make it look ‘tailored’ by using the belt that comes with it! Hope that helps!

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