I had tried on other mid length coats to find that they all fit me quite wrong so I was a bit leery about this one. However, when I got it I was thrilled. The somewhat fitted waist is actually at my waist and not half way up my rib cage. The length is good on me at 5'3" being long enough to keep me warm but not so long as to end up with snow ans slush splatter all over the bottom of it. Unbelievably it has been too warm in upstate NY to wear the coat so I can't speak to its actual use out of doors. As to fit it is just slightly smaller than my Marmot Whitestone jacket but I think that makes for a better fit to keep me warmer in the Chelsea. I am a bigger extra small and smaller small with wide shoulders and no chest. If I went by the measurements I should be a medium-but that would have been too big. I got the Moonstruck and to my eye it is a nice shade of deep off white or perhaps a very, very pale taupe, but not white.