If you are to immediately grab attention, wear a coat. It’s the biggest statement-making apparel you can have. Coats are not just necessities, covering and making you warm, they also serve as a reflection of your inner style.
There are 8 tips to help you choose the right coat that flatters your figure, pick your outer layer wisely. Amp up your look with these stylish ways to wear coats. Before you go shop for your most stylish coat, it’s essential that you know all types of coats.
1. Trench Coat
Originally an optional item of dress in the British Army, trench coat has evolved into one of the most fashionable coats, dressing up the most stylish of women. This ten-buttoned, double-breasted raincoat now comes in both dark, sophisticated shades and light, feminine hues, such as red, peach and periwinkle.
2. Parka Coat
Jessie G. Women’s Down Parka Coat
A puffy, often down-filled jacket, Parka can be challenging to style. This casual style ranges from cropped to below midcaff, with or with the absence of fur. When the temperature drops to -40C and the wind makes it feel like -60C, Parka can be your best friend.
3. Pea Coat
Double Breasted Pea Coat
Originally worn by sailors and navies, this outer coat typically hits below the hip and is double-breasted. The female version of this classic style is often referred to as a Jackie O jacket.
4. Wrap Coat
Banana Republic Doublefaced Wool Belted Wrap Coat
This outer layer that’s somehow akin to a robe has an extra material that allows it to overlap in the front. It’s cinched by a belt.
5. Chesterfield Coat
Coat available at Nordstrom
A long, tailored overcoat with very little waist suppression, Chesterfield coat is the equivalent of the ‘sack suit’ for clothes. Chesterfiled is slim, with blazerlike lapels which sometimes comes in velvet. This is a mens-style single or double breasted coat.
6. Military Coat
soft polyester blend coat
A reinterpretation of traditional military coats, it is usually long, from below the knee to the ankle, and double breasted, most often with brass-button details.
7. Cape Coat
Thea Belted Cape Coat
The cape was common in medieval Europe, often worn with a hood. A sleeveless style that can have armholes, it can be belted.
8. Car Coat
Andrew Marc Car Coat
This above-the-knee coat typically features buttons running down the front but can also have a double-breasted closure. Car coat has a classic appeal.
9. Cocoon Coat
Diane von Furstenberg Bernice cocoon wool-blend coat
Often cut above the knee and has sleeves that aren’t full-length, this outercoat is roomy.
10. Toggle Coat
Tommy Hilfiger Women’s Hooded Toggle Coat
This coat has front toggle closure and often a hood. Usually cut from wool.
11. Duffle Coat
Wool-blend duffle coat
A coat made from duffle, a coarse, thick, woolen material. The name derives from Duffel, a town in the province of Antwerp in Belgium where the material originates
The most common style of Duffle coat is British style. Made of genuine Duffel, lined with a woolly tartan pattern, a hood and button able neck strap, four front wooden or horn toggle-fastenings with four rope or leather loops to attach them to, two large outside pockets with covering flaps. It’s with three-quarter length.
Diane von Furstenberg Loretta Three-Quarter-Sleeve Coat
Long or short, this coat has sleeves that end somewhere between elbow and mid-forearm.
13. Top Coat
A lightweight overcoat, this traditional button-front cut hangs from the shoulders and features a fold-over collar and side pockets.
So tell me Creative Fashionistas, which coat defines you the most?