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At £1,160 this gorgeous Rochas coat from Net a Porter might be out of reach of most people's budgets but it can teach us some important coat shopping lessons.

It might look a little simple, even boring perhaps, but a closer look reveals it to be one of those pieces you didn't even realise you could never live without. The cut is very plain, but the sleeves are flatteringly slim and the lapels are proportioned to elongate the figure. The plain grey colour has a slight pearly sheen to it and is versatile enough to bring the best out of any colour in your outfit.

In short, something which looks really plain could actually make the best of your features, so give it a try!