How to Wear a Coat the Right Way

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How to Wear a Coat the Right Way Photo by Colin Armstrong

Any article on how you should wear a coat sounds incredibly patronising. However, this is not going to be a piece on how you should wear a jacket. It is an article on the latest fashion trends and the various women's fashion styles you can opt for with this piece of outdoor wear. We are going to take a look at what's popular now and what you should wear some of these essential styles with.

Caped Coat
The cape coat is a voluminous coat designed to cause an imbalance on top, whilst keeping everything thin at the bottom. Women who rock this style prefer to wear tighter cigarette-style trousers. Your arms will be exposed with this coat, but wearing a pair of elbow length gloves can help, especially in cooler weather.

Cropped Coats
Coat lengths must instil some sort of balance. Cropped coats work because they allow women to experiment with different numbers of layers and volume. They are ideal for women that are more petite. They can also be combined with dresses and high-waisted trousers. These coats tend to work best with more solid colours.

Knee-Length Jackets
In the winter, you will see practically everyone with a knee-length jacket of some sort. These are easy to wear because they can go with practically anything, unlike many ladies overcoats that demand a specific style of outfit.

When you do wear knee-length jackets, make sure they cover your outfit completely. You should never have a floor-length skirt poking out from under the coat, for example. By doing this, you create a more streamlined look.

Floor-Length Coats
Floor-length coats are a recent addition to designer collections. It is something that has translated into street fashion. They are designed for more formal events because of how dramatic they can be. If you do choose to wear this type of coat, you should opt for an outfit that is minimalistic, streamlined, and relatively simple. At the moment, neutral colours are recommended for floor-length coats, especially lighter browns.

Trench Coats
Trench coats are a classic look that last year after year after year. If you want a coat that is going to last you for a long time, this is what you want to have in your wardrobe. At the moment, the double-breasted design is the most popular combined with a neutral colour. Most trench coats come with a waist belt, but you do not have to use it.

Many women have decided to do away with the belt and add a contrasting belt they bought separately. There is nothing wrong with this and it can add some extra flair to your outfit.

All the jackets on this list have focused more on neutral colours with a change of style. Duffel coats offer something different. This is where you can really start to experiment with colour during the cold winter months. Opt for something like bright red or bright yellow to bring out an otherwise depressing winter's day.

You can wear them in any style you want. They work just as well buttoned up as they do undone.

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IKrush has a wide range of ladies overcoats in their store. As one of the leading UK fashion retailers, they have only the most in-style ladies overcoats on their shelves.

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