44 is the right size. It runs very big. To be honest, I've had it for a year and have only worn it a couple times. I even had it tailored (shortened up the bottom and sleeves a bit), and still the bulbous aspect was too much for me! I think the idea is to be spacious, but I feel like I'm walking around with a giant wool blanket.That said, I'm only 5'6", about 120 lbs, so not quite in model--esque territory.