A fashion woman, who is always searching for her best look, is able to identify coats as a vital piece of garment during the winter time. This clothing which has now left behind the stage of style complement, has now become the star of her outfit and one of her season’s favorite attire.
Before acquiring your next coat, keep in mind that if you choose an ultra modern and exotic design, then its fashion life span will probably be no more than one year, as it will be out of trend by the next season. If you are looking for to invest in a one piece that you can wear for several years, then we suggest you opt for classic style coats; now all you need to do to renew your look will be adding modern style accessories to adapt it for the new season.
On regards to the designers’ proposals, they presented a large quantity of concepts on the runway, as well as colors, materials, prints, fabric combinations and different lengths. We will explore below a bit of each one of these fashion trends.
Let’s start with the design concepts. Many fashion houses offered coats with military style square cuts, double breasted, and belted coats with noticeable details like epaulets on the shoulders and prominent buttons. Other less traditional designs were also seen, like capes and ponchos, coats with length up to mid thigh, and others so long that they look like dresses.
Talking about length, the options are many and we can list at least six that you should consider at the time of choosing. They are:
EMILIO PUCCI - ALEXANDER WANG
EMPORIO ARMANI - LAURA BIAGIOTTI
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BADGLEY MISCHKA - BALMAIN
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BURBERRY PRORSUM - CHRISTIAN DIOR
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CHRISTIAN DIOR - BURBERRY PRORSUM
ALBERTA FERRETTI - BYBLOS
DIANE VAN FURSTENBERG
BADGLEY MISCHKA - BURBERRY PRORSUM
CAROLINA HERRERA - CARLOS MIELE
CHANEL - DOO.RI
CHRISTIAN DIOR - ALBERTA FERRETTI
In regards to fitting, most of these coats are loose and very comfortable to wear. Tight fitted designs were also displayed in the fashion shows and they will not be disregarded by curvy women, as they highlight the silhouette despite the heavy clothing.
The color palette for the 2011-2012 winter trends includes dark tones like black, brown, grey and navy; these ones will be easily adopted for classic and formal style women. On the other hand, designers also considered options for exotic, modern and sporty style fashionistas, providing for them the aggressive colors they always look for, like orange, turquoise and yellow to name a few.
About the materials. A traditional coat construction will usually be seen in either in fur, leather or wool; but thanks to the fashion houses, we can now explore amazing combinations between leather and wool, leather and fur, and even fur or silk. Creativity will not stop there though, as we count to see more choices soon.
- If you are short, avoid long coats as they will make you look shorter; rather, fitted and hip high coats will be convenient for you.
- If you are a plus size woman, then discard thick and short coats as these will widen your image. To create a balance silhouette, wear straight design coats without details like large centered buttons.
- If you have a prominent belly, pick a trench coat with A line cut. This design will definitely favor you as oppose to double breasted coats that tend to bring everybody’s attention to your mid section.
- If you are tall and skinny, then enjoy wearing fitted and long maxi coats.
Coats were used to be regarded only as garments to keep the body dry and warm during winter, but nowadays this piece has long exceeded its original purpose. They must now necessarily coordinate well with your outfit in the same way that you would with your dress, blouse, skirt, pant, boots, shoes, and even make-up and hair style.
Coats are not only a matter of need, but a matter of fashion too.