Subscriber giveaway: Win your favourite piece from the Hobbs winter collection November 13th 2020 — by Alyson Walsh To view this content, you must be a member of Alyson's Patreon at £2.5 or more Unlock with PatreonAlready a qualifying Patreon member? Refresh to access this content. Discussion (39 Comments) Claire says: November 13, 2020 at 11:18 am I’m always searching for the perfect dress and the Miley Animal Midi Dress fits the bill! A dress which can be dressed up when we’re allowed to go to pubs and restaurants, which can be worn with trainers or chunky flat boots and a jumper for supermarket visits and walks, to one which looks good in zoom calls! It’s the ideal dress to lift the spirits in difficult times, whats not to love? Reply Melanie says: November 13, 2020 at 12:51 pm One of my 2020 promises to myself has been to buy only sustainably produced fashion and to buy less of it. These are just two of the reasons I’m all about the Marciella dress in green. Here are some others: The 3/4 sleeve is forgiving for those of us who’ve reached the other side of menopause, the collar is flattering, the tunic shape and viscose fabric ensure that the dress will float over my mid-life lumps and the on the knee length is perfect for my 5ft 4″ frame. I’m no longer buying clothes designed for only one kind of activity and I can see this dress being perfect for day to evening wear for those times to come (and oh aren’t we longing for them) when evenings can finally mean drinks with friends again. Reply Gail says: November 20, 2020 at 5:00 pm I have always wanted a great trench coat and the Sophia trench coat is ideal Reply Gillian says: November 13, 2020 at 2:27 pm It is all about practicality for me this year, so if Hobbs were to gift me one thing from their lovely winter collection, I ask for those Elena Boots. They’d be perfect with the Spry Workwear trousers and Jumpsuit I finally bought myself this autumn (thank you Alyson!).I could stomp about looking productive – even on the days I don’t feel it. Reply Sue says: November 13, 2020 at 2:56 pm Tweed coat is lovely – would smarten up any walk! Reply Bev says: November 13, 2020 at 2:58 pm ……….. my choice would definitely be the Ella mac in gold to brighten and cheer these Lockdown and dark days. Spread a little happy and joy around the high street with a positive and life-affirming colour. Wear it with winter whites, navy’s and bretons, smart black trousers and just about everything else in between. I can even see it being worn to casually dress down a full length skirt (full length navy tulle with gold sparkly bits in it) for a posh evening out – with gold tasselly, dangly earrings. My imagination is in overdrive here! Oooh, I how I would love that mac! Reply Demelza says: November 14, 2020 at 1:16 pm My choice would be the Anoushka blouse. That beautiful pop of colour would certainly brighten any winter’s day. Reply Heather says: November 14, 2020 at 3:22 pm I’m choosing the LORI WOOL CHECK CAPE in navy and ivory, 100% wool so sustainable fabric, can be worn working or lounging from home or over any coat when out for my daily walk! Reply Jo says: November 14, 2020 at 5:39 pm Simple: new boots or new coat I think although I also like that yellow cardigan in photo two Reply Sarah says: November 14, 2020 at 6:37 pm The black velvet Marciella dress gets my vote. Great to see Hobbs are moving to so quickly to model what you have been advocating for a long time now Alyson. It’s a struggle to survive right now, I admire any company who can do that whilst turning their agenda to one that is more environmental. Reply Maureen says: November 15, 2020 at 8:15 am Apologies if I sound like a morning Minnie in the face of a lovely offer but I struggled a bit to find garments that fitted my current lifestyle and sustainability requirements. My lifestyle isn’t Hobbs’s problem but the statement on their sustain range is pretty vague and could be much clearer. The Mandy wool coat in cobalt was my favourite item of what’s on offer this season though I’m unclear about whether the polyester lining is recycled or not. Reply Angela says: November 15, 2020 at 12:37 pm I’ve always gotten on well with Hobbs’s shoes. I have a red strappy heeled style that’s more than 10 years old I still occasionally drag out, and a pair of brogues which lasted three hardwearing years before they fell apart. So I’m thinking of their ankle boots this year. I like the Beatrix suede ankle boots, Chelsea boots are always going to look good with knee-length skirts and opaque tights, and these have a nice chunky aspect. Reply Ursula says: November 15, 2020 at 1:36 pm The Sofia trench coat. In part because I cannot justify the cost of a Burberry trench, though I have been looking at them wistfully for years on their website. Plus I didn’t like it when they burned a tonne of their clothing to preserve the “brand”. Not cool. This is a great classic piece and will fill me with hope that one day I will get on a train again, go into London again, have meetings, and re-find the confidence that has really ebbed away from me, and I am sure many of us, throughout this year. Though I am not going back to heels or underwired bras, so there has been a sartorial silver lining! Reply Bev says: November 16, 2020 at 2:37 pm I agree, Burberry’s behaviour in burning clothing was inexcusable and downright disgusting! (Burbs I hope you read this!). My Burberry trench was from a charity shop – my perfect size (14 long) and a quick trip to the dry cleaners and it looks gorgeous. Total cost £30 plus £10 for the dry cleaners. Reply Nicola says: November 15, 2020 at 2:00 pm I love the black Beatrix boots. The right degree of stompiness with a great rugged sole! Reply Kathryn says: November 15, 2020 at 2:21 pm Love the ELENA ANKLE BOOT but sold out in a 42 already Next up would be the SKYLA SUEDE BLOCK HEEL ANKLE BOOTS in size 42 Always looking for footwear that fits my big feet! Reply Elizabeth says: November 15, 2020 at 2:27 pm Wow, I’m spoilt for choice. However, the Mara trainer is the winner for me. Crisp styling, roomy toe box, and the all-important flashes of bling. Perfect! Reply Sarah says: November 15, 2020 at 2:36 pm What a lovely competition. My choice would be the Elena Ankle boot – I love the rounded toe which suits the shape of my feet as I often have trouble with sizes being a 4.5. I’ve always found Hobbs shoes/boots a really good fit for me. I am still wearing a pair of Hobbs black suede ankle boots that I must have had for nearly 20 years. Quality lasts. Thank you ❤️ Reply Elizabeth says: November 15, 2020 at 3:17 pm Having watched the terrible impact of lockdown on children’s education, I’ve just returned to teaching after a 16-year break. It gets a bit draughty with all the windows open in the classroom, so I’m looking for cheery extra layers and the Chloe cardigan looks like it fits the bill! Reply Cathy says: November 15, 2020 at 3:31 pm With the festive season coming up and wanting every reason to dress up and look sparkly and blingy, without a doubt the Claudette sequined skirt and Louise jumper. Fabulously chic together and separately, so very versatile. Reply Katie says: November 15, 2020 at 4:05 pm My pick would be the Milly Wool Blend Coat – I am lucky enough to have found a new job in Covid & do far my commute is from bedroom to my dining room table & back (no coat required) – once we can start to emerge into the outside world I would love to cut a swagger in this coat (and maybe hide my nerves under its stylish exterior) Reply Elaine says: November 15, 2020 at 4:40 pm Thank you Alyson. My choice is the lovely cozy Lettie Puffer Jacket in Green. Just what’s needed for the winter ahead. Reply Jane says: November 15, 2020 at 4:44 pm It has to be the Eliana midi dress! At last, a grown-up midi – no flounces or tiers but a fab design (love the red flash of colour) which lifts it from the ordinary, long sleeves and figure skimming cut. A real seasonal all-rounder which I can wear with trainers, boots, my black leather jacket or boxy sweater. Hobbs know what women want! Reply Jane says: November 15, 2020 at 4:50 pm The Chloe denim shirt is the piece that would help upgrade my casual wardrobe from scruffy to casually chic. It would just provide that air of easy throw on style. It’s not something I can justify at the moment but it would be an elegant addition that would provide years of style. Reply Jane says: November 15, 2020 at 5:29 pm The Amy Cashmere Rollneck Sweater in pale grey – classic colour and shape and soooo cosy Reply Agnieszka says: November 15, 2020 at 6:09 pm Dear Alyson,thank you…Hobbs has beautiful clothes. I dream about warm coat,the Maisie Blend coat in raspberry is perfect. The colour would brighten the winter days… Good luck to everyone … Reply Mhairi says: November 15, 2020 at 6:36 pm Hi Alyson, Such a generous gesture from you and Hobbs. I love Hobbs and have bought a few items over the years since they specialise in that “classic with a twist“ style. I would love the Stella animal hair ankle boots. They would be a special treat and a more glamorous shoe choice for me than my usual more practical styles, which I couldn’t normally justify. Animal print also goes with everything! They could jazz up loads of outfits, especially over the coming festive season. I am a size 37. Reply Melanie says: November 15, 2020 at 9:26 pm FREDA FAUX FUR COLLAR COAT!! Freda…..How lovely you are…. You would fit very well into my life Oh lustrous one, Be mine Reply Miki says: November 16, 2020 at 11:08 am Eliana print midi dress catches my eye. The print reminds me of the artist Escher’s work and the tiny pop of red would go with my winter boots. Click, click! Reply Jennifer says: November 16, 2020 at 3:50 pm I love the mina trainer in leopard. I have to say I changed my choices as I read down everybody elses! Reply Valerie says: November 16, 2020 at 6:35 pm That denim shirt would jazz my life up no end. Gorgeous. Reply Alysen says: November 18, 2020 at 12:53 pm What a kind gesture! I have been looking for olive green boots… and behold! Imogen Suede Block heel knee boot! Reply Angela says: November 20, 2020 at 4:08 pm I love the pink Joanna cashmere batwing sweater. The perfect shade. Reply Wynne says: November 20, 2020 at 4:56 pm The Elena boots for me, please. They are stompy but in such a ladylike way. I remember years ago commenting that I didn’t have a “style” and a friend telling me I was very ‘Guardian lady.’ I didn’t get it at all at the time, but now I appreciate it -and these boots are it. Love them Reply Carol says: November 20, 2020 at 5:19 pm I ‘m 77 and 5’3”. My favourite Hobbs piece is the Angelica Military Jacket. It has a joie de vivre that lifts it out of the Granny league and can be worn with both jeans and more formal trousers making it a most useful addition to my wardrobe. Reply Janet says: November 20, 2020 at 5:21 pm The Marina jersey dress would fit into my wardrobe. I don’t have many winter dresses, so it would a bit of brightness. Reply Julia says: November 20, 2020 at 5:40 pm My favourite piece? No hesitation it’s the fabulous coat! Reply Jo says: November 20, 2020 at 7:18 pm The GEORGIA FAUX FUR COLLAR COAT in Charcoal – will keep me snuggly and smart and I could share it with my 17.5 year old daughter! Reply Jane says: November 20, 2020 at 8:12 pm Elena Ankle Boots look lovely and would be my choice Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyPlease be respectful and kind. Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.