During the cold winter days we all need a comfortable and cozy overcoat to keep us warm and protect us against the wind outside. Whether is a cape, a military or aviator jacket, a parka, or a simple winter jacket, you should pay a lot of attention not only to the fabric or color, but also to the way it flatters your silhouette. Well, from this point of view you shouldn’t worry as the 2011 winter coat trends come with a myriad of different styles and shapes where you can choose from. Take a look and draw your inspiration!
Now it’s the perfect time for you to invest in the ideal coat and face winter in the sweetest and warmest way ever. Shearling or faux fur are some of this season’s hottest fabrics, therefore it shouldn’t be too hard finding the most suitable outerwear item for your taste, lifestyle, and body shape. Yes, it is important to take into consideration various aspects when choosing your coat as you might wear it a few months or even seasons. What are your favorites? Here’s a list of the 2011 winter hottest overcoats for you to consider.
This winter, if you want to be trendy, you can play a bit and choose a cape. When it comes to outerwear, the cape is this season’s hottest item. It is so versatile and practical allowing you to match and mix different styles and shapes. Even though it might look rather difficult to wear it, in reality it is easier than one might think, especially if you follow a few basic rules. First of all, you should know that the longer version of the cape (knee length) can be worn only with high heels in order to flatter your silhouette and enhance your qualities. As for the shorter version, this one can be teamed with flat shoes, such as a pair of loafers. If you go for the second variant, don’t forget the ankle socks, which are so ” in” this season.
Yves Saint Laurent
It is already known the fact that camel is the hottest color of the season. Used for different clothing items, camel works great for coats too. In fact, what can look more sophisticated and elegant than a camel overcoat? Seen on many fashion shows as the maximum choice for femininity and refinement, the camel coat can be best completed by accessories that come in contrast with it, such as brown tones. Therefore, don’t be afraid to invest in one, especially if you are tall and thin as you can wear it with flats and add a belt in order to create a more structured allure.
The famous parka tends to become a classic as it seems to come back season after season without being considered the hottest trend. Besides the fact that it is among the most important coat trends, the parka is so flattering for petite figures, especially if it is worn with a pair of high-heeled shoes or boots. However, pay a lot of attention if you are wearing dresses or skirts underneath as they shouldn’t be too visible. The number one parka for 2011 winter is the one having a furry collar.
Marc by Marc Jacobs
Military and aviator jackets
This season you can be both sexy and tough due to one stylish trend that became extremely popular: military-chic. Therefore, if you want to keep up with the trends, you must invest in a military jacket. This doesn’t have to be khaki or green, but since red came back among the fall/winter 2010-2011 hottest color trends, you can choose a red coat with a military touch. Moreover, we shouldn’t forget the aviator jacket that could be seen on numerous runway shows. You can choose the shearling version for a maximum trendy effect. The best thing about this jacket is that you can pair it with fine, diaphanous fabrics like chiffon, lace or silk.
With fur remaining one of designers’ most loved fabric, it is impossible not to have one furry coat into your wardrobe. Fur is not only cozy, keeping you warm against the cold outside, but also stylish and chic. Moreover, if properly matched, you can obtain a daring rock outfit. As for the all animal lovers, they shouldn’t worry as designers seem to love faux fur as most of them have used it for their collections.
Dries Van Noten