Find Your Ideal Coat: A Style for Every Occasion

It may not be here in full force just yet, but the cold weather is imminent (sigh). So now comes the tough question – what kind of coat will you get this year? Well, here are three. Whether you’re a night owl or need a toasty topper for everyday use, these numbers are here to answer your winter prayers.

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September 15, 2013

The Winter Coat Guide: Find Your Perfect Length

 

Sooner or later, sweater weather will turn into coat season. Although I would gladly skip over winter all together (just ask the Snuggie®, scarf, and cable knit ever-present at my desk), there’s no denying the polishing effects of a sleek winter jacket. But, how do you know which style to choose? The answer is in the length.

Below the Thigh – If a pencil skirt is your go-to workwear, invest in a coat that hits just below the thigh so your skirt peeks out (just a bit) from underneath.

Mid-Thigh – The most versatile style yet, this mid-thigh number works best with almost anything. For the most flattering effect, wear this style with pants.

Waist – Feeling fancy? Jackets that hit at the waist (be it a cape, leather jacket, or cropped bolero) work best with long dresses and skirts – great news for us maxi-loving girls.

Find the right jacket for you during our Color-Coated: Wool Coats, Down Jackets, & More Boutique, opening Sunday, October 21, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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October 21, 2012

ELLE Editor’s Picks: Trench Dressing for the New Season

ELLE Editor's Picks

A Stylish Necessity
For those of us not fortunate enough to live in a climate that’s 75 degrees year-round, versatile outerwear is more than necessary – it’s a means of survival. Even in the dead of summer, one can be caught in a flash downpour at any time of day, and as a conscious dresser, I could never bring myself to rock a plastic poncho from the nearest Duane Reade. What other choice do I have but to indulge in a variety of lightweight trench coats in shades from stone to camel to midnight navy? I actually don’t even look at it as an indulgence since the trench coat is truly seasonless and has proven to be one of the most timeless options for outerwear.
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August 23, 2011