12 Types of coats – Which style you like most?
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 many types that flatters your figure, pick your outer layer wisely. Fashion up your look with these stylish way 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. You can wear it more in Fall or Spring.
2. 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 beacuse its long.
3. 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
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
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
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
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
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
Often cut above the knee and has sleeves that aren’t full-length, this outercoat is roomy.
10. Toggle Coat
This coat has front toggle closure and often a hood. Usually cut from wool.
11. 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.
12. Top Coat
Tweight 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?