I think it depends on the brand and the coat. I’ve heard of some that are very warm and some that are not so warm. I would say that when you have the money you need saved up I would look to see if you can find reviews for the coat you’re looking for, or other coats from the same brand that use the same materials to give you an idea of how it will be.
i recently got this coat for the holidays and i really love it, but i was wondering if it would be appropriate to pair with lolita. i would love your advice on it! http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/michael-michael-kors-coat-military-belted-faux-leather-trim?ID=686725&PseudoCat=se-xx-xx-xx.esn_results this is the coat. thank you so much!
Response from Lolita Tips:
It’s a very nice coat but it wouldn’t work properly with Lolita because of it’s length and shape which wouldn’t fit over a petticoat. It may work if you leave it unbuttoned from the belt to the bottom but that might just look a bit odd.