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Oversized and manly cut coats and jackets are a fashion statement this autumn, but if you are not shaped like a stick, and still in full time education, can you get away with them?

I’m afraid that unless you are relatively slim, the answer is no.

But fear not as there are loads of lovely alternatives out there, embracing the current colour trend for “pinks”. Watch out for the cheaper shaggy versions, which I think will pill, and make you look like you are wearing the dogs rug. Here are some I think will be good investments:

coast pink coat Jaegar boutique coat boden pink coat zara coat

From left to right, and top to bottom:

Coast £250 – this coat feels very Audrey Hepbourne

Jaegar Boutique £195 – this coat is beautiful, but quite sharp in colour

Boden £143 – a great classic, and already reduced to this affordable price

Zara £179 – maybe not great if you are standing round football pitches or being daubed with jammy fingers, but a subtle pale pink colour, which embraces the autumn winter pastel colour trend