Show coats for "full figures"????? - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 07-17-2009, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Central Pa
Posts: 639
• Horses: 2
Unhappy Show coats for "full figures"?????

I am in desperate need of a show coat. The problem I am having is my chest.....while I can walk into Gap or Old Navy and buy a pair of size 8-10 jeans off the rack, I have to go to Lane Bryant or somewhere to get a size 16/18 shirt, because my chest is too big. For those that aren't offended, I am currently a size 42DD, and I'm only 5'1 1/2". I need a show coat in a size 16-18 to fit my chest, but because I'm so stinkin short, it comes almost to my knees. Does anyone know of any tack stores online that either cater to the larger rider, or offer show coats in a "short" size? My other option would be to buy the coat I want, and then have it shortened. I'm just concerned that will make it look kinda funny. Any suggestions would be appreciated at this point!!
centrestableswendy is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 8 Old 07-17-2009, 10:45 AM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 594
• Horses: 0
I read on another forum that there is a new brand out there for full figured women called Fuller Fillies or something like that. I googled it and found this site: Fuller Fillies - Home It looks like they have show clothes as well as every day riding clothes.
IrishRider is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 07-17-2009, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Central Pa
Posts: 639
• Horses: 2
I checked it out. They have some nice stuff! My only concern is I would swim in those coats, lol. They seem to be fuller figured all the way around, not just in the chest. I will have to do some closer looking for their size charts! Thanks!!
centrestableswendy is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 07-17-2009, 11:22 AM
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Jacksonville, NC
Posts: 321
• Horses: 3
I would buy a coat in your chest size, then take it to a tailor and get it altered. OR you can have a coat made in your size.
rosie9r is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 07-17-2009, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Central Pa
Posts: 639
• Horses: 2
I'm thinking the most economical way will be to buy the coat that fits the chest and then pay someone to shorten it. Blah. Why can't I have a "normal" upper body, lol?
centrestableswendy is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 07-17-2009, 12:20 PM
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 344
• Horses: 2
I'm also busty, although not that large. What I would suggest (and what I ended up doing) is buying a larger coat that can close over your chest (even if its a size 18 or 20 or whatever) and then go to a good tailer and tailer it down around the waist. You'll be surprised how good it looks, because it should fit you beautifully then
Skyhuntress is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 07-17-2009, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Central Pa
Posts: 639
• Horses: 2
Thanks a bunch! I'm just worried that I will have to have the bottom hemmed as well, and that could look royally ******ed if the vents are short, lol.
centrestableswendy is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 07-17-2009, 12:43 PM
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: SE Kansas
Posts: 10,620
• Horses: 5
Not sure how much you want to spend but National Bridle carries some.
Ladies' Horse Riding Apparel

"Until one has loved an animal, part of one's soul remains unawakened..."
- Anatole France
Vidaloco is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The "I'm way too prepared" Show List - Add to it! Equina Horse Shows 16 12-12-2008 11:57 PM
Western Saddle - 16" Full QH Bars RosieRox Tack and Equipment Classifieds 0 11-19-2008 08:48 AM
Show me your "Diamonds in the Rough"! JustDressageIt Horse Pictures 28 08-11-2008 01:51 AM
Rick "No Show" Dutrow FriesianSH Horse Talk 5 06-28-2008 02:27 PM
Proper "Attire" for an upcoming show, need help DressageOrBust Horse Shows 4 04-16-2007 04:05 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome