There are some items of clothing that you simply cannot do without.
Women's winter coats certainly fall into that category. Even in places where the climate is relatively mild it usually gets quite cold during those winter evenings.
Coats are relatively expensive items of clothing, so it is very important to take your time and think before you buy. The last thing you need is to spend a lot of money on a coat only to realise it is not really suitable once you start to wear it.
This year, there are some really great coats available. So, it should not be hard for you to pick out one that you like.
The Classics Are Back
It is really nice to see some of the classic cuts coming back into vogue. You can’t fail to look good in a trench coat or a Crombie. They are smart, but can still be worn with jeans or casual trousers. However, you do need to get the fit right, so take the time to try it on and look at yourself from all angles in the mirror.
Interesting Textures and Prints
Another strong trend is the use of heavy prints and fabrics. These bright coats are a great way to individualise your look and turn heads.
This year, a lot of coat manufacturers have opted to use faux fur. In a cold climate, this type of coat will not only look good the fact it traps air will help to keep you warmer too.
It is really nice to see more natural wool being used. There are some very attractive looking wool mix coats in the shops.
The Military Look
Most military style coats are double breasted, which is one reason they are so good at keeping your warm and comfortable. They are especially good for wearing on a wet windy day when you have to walk into driving rain. This style of coat is super smart, which makes them ideal for office workers who face a long commute to work.
If you are not a fan of long coats, there are some very nice waist length or mid-thigh versions available. Shorter flare coats are ideal for when you want to dress casually, in jeans or leggings.
It is good to see designers experimenting, particularly when they take a design classic and revamp it. A great example of this is the Pac-A-Parka. As the name indicates it is a basically a classically cut parka that is made from lightweight waterproof fabric. When you need to you can fold it up and stow it away in a small bag. It is the ideal option for those of you who prefer to wear a short coat, but want the security of having a smart coat you can don when it rains.
There are not as many padded coats in the shops, this year. However, you can still pick these very warm items of clothing up in some retailers. If you fancy buying this type of coat you can find out how to choose the right cut for your body type by clicking here.