Forever coats

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Cold-weather months call for warm, soft, enveloping coat. Coats are a must-have for this winter season and the designers have indulged to create them: from pea coats (like the sailors) to capes to maxi coats. A coat for every taste and every occasion.

Recently I have bought a blue wool and cashmere coat for myself: knee length, bottoms closure, balloon shape. I have opted for this kind of coat because it is a classic and I can wear for a long time.

This time I have looked for new coat shapes and styles to better give you an idea of what coats to wear and to buy.

Acne: this coat is a shaped jacket with a modified peter pan collar and partially exposed corset, closes at centre front with snaps. Virgin wool, nylon and alpaca.


Burberry: Warm blanket quilt trench coat in traditional showerproof waxed cotton, tweed collar and warm British herringbone wool contrast panels. Heritage features include epaulettes, gun flaps, rain shield. Belt featured is available separately.


Celine: dull camel wool and shiny techno panama coat.


Chloe: Prettily embroidered lace creates a romantic effect on this wool coat.


Cinzia Rocca: Wool, babyllama and mohair walking for this A-line silhouette.


Erdem: Cobalt, bright-pink and yellow mid-weight wool-blend, three-quarter length sleeves, pintucks at cuffs, oversized front patch pockets, back pleat, Button fastenings along double-breasted front.


Kate Spade: huge polka dot wool coat, short collar, 3 buttons closure.


Missoni: Knitted in soft dark green bouclé-wool, black and pale-gray striped trims, front patch pockets.

Sonia Rykiel:  brown wool-blend coat, finished with knitted cuffs and a smart double-breasted front, coverup belt.


Stella McCartney: asymmetric-zip coat in an electric blue wool twill. Round, collarless neckline, asymmetric zip front. Oversized, structured silhouette tapers to hem, tweed lining.

Tory Burch: sparkle fringe tweed, collarless, hook and eye front closure, silk twill banding trim, enamel buttons at cuffs, back waist tab and pockets, wool braid detail at center front, hem and cuffs.


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