The mercury may still be telling us it’s summertime but any forward thinking fashionista will already be considering her options for her biggest autumn/winter fashion statement– the coat. The Autumn-Winter 2015/16 shows showed us that there is an on-trend option for every shape and style, and we salute the fashion houses for their diversity this coming season.
Here are our best picks.
A seasonal classic. Our favourites this season come from Chloé who brought us double breasted coats with oversized lapels, longline silhouettes and a military must-have gold button. The military coat can be worn by all shapes - if you're slim, choose an above-the-knee cut and wear buttoned up. If you're more shapely, choose a longer, just over-the-knee length to skim hips and thighs and leave the buttons open.
Chloé Classic Military Coat - choose this length for slimmer figures
Chloé longline military coat - choose over-the-knee length for more shapely figures
Introducing the Chloé military cape - a fresh take on the classic military look. Choose military cape for a more relaxed winter look.
Chanel also offered a more modern version of the military coat by switching the classic gold button for broad shoulders and exaggerated epaulettes. This is a great choice for a pear shape figure as the broad shoulders will balance out your silhouette.
RED RIDING HOOD CAPES
Christian Dior put on a rather fairytale-like display of reversible cape coats. Oversized and buttonless with slits for the arms and a very Red Riding Hood feel. These longline, floor sweeping coats are ideal for the taller woman. If you're not tall, a shorter, mid-thigh length cape coat will work wonders.
Be it long cut coats, short jackets, trimming, cuffs or stoles – fur cannot be missed this keep-warm season. From classic shades to pastels and and look-at-me brights, fur is paraded by all our favourite designers. Faux fur coats can be worn by all body shapes but are particularly perfect for those that need a bit of definition, such as a straighter body. Recreate the look from our range of faux furs.
Go fully fur like Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi and Emilio Pucci.
L-R: Emilio Pucci, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana
If head-to-toe fur isn't your thing, why not take your inspiration from the likes of Jason Wu, Céline and Dolce & Gabbana and keep it simple by trimming your black coat with faux fur to create a wonderful winter silhouette.
L-R: Dolce & Gabbana, Jason Wu, Céline
Whichever style and shape you choose, we have it covered with our range of coating fabrics. Take a look at our range of coating fabrics here. For our full coating range, please come and see us in store or kindly contact us with your query.
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