After wearing this coat during the winter in New York, I have no idea how I survived without it. It's very warm and attractive, because it has a natural waist. The hood is perfect as well. My only issue was that I couldn't decide on a size because I was between an extra small and small (5 ft 5 in and about 120 lbs). It looks like the other reviewers went for the larger size; in my case I went for the smaller size. Since the coat is so warm I don't layer a ton underneath it so the extra small has worked out very well. I can still fit a heavy sweater underneath when I want. Also I ordered the black because it's actually not black, it's a grayish-blue color that goes with both black and brown. I definitely recommend this coat.