What is the word on coat lengths this season?

What is the word on length of coats this season?The good news is that the right coat length any season is the length that flatters you.  Things to consider when choosing a coat length is your height and what you plan to wear under it. In general tall women can wear longer length coats and short women look better with coats around knee-length. Short coats look good with skinny pants or leggings if you are short.

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Shopping for a Winter Coat
Fall is a good time to look for a winter coat. There are more styles available and a greater selection of sizes to be had before the selections are picked over. A winter coat is an investment piece and should keep you warm. Quality is important so don’t be afraid of allocating more of your wardrobe dollars for this purchase.

The Cape Trend
The cape trend is modern, chic and stylish. By definition a cape is a sleeveless outer garment that fastens at the neck and may have a hood. Capes are festive, and magical. They come in a variety of lengths and fabrics. Capes are more versatile than coats and are perfect transitional pieces going into new seasons. They work well when worn over a jacket or layers. They look stylish with slim silhouettes that offset the cape’s volume. Slim pants or jeans with tights and boots look very stylish with capes.

What are “cocoon” coats?
Cocoon coats are roomy style coats with rounded, sloped shoulders, voluminous arcing sleeves (not full length) and a structured body. Cocoon coats are chic with heels and gloves. Shorter lengths are difficult for petite females, while tall women can wear longer versions. For an up-to date look pair with slim-fit tailored trousers or a pencil skirt.

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  1. Joan on November 8, 2013 at 6:33 am

    Thanks Cathie for your good advice re coats. Your site and monthly emails always give me a lift. I love reading about the latest fashions, style and trends.
    Don’t you love all the red shoes this year? Can’t help cheer you on dull grey days. Best wishes to you and yours for a happy holiday season.

    • cathie on November 8, 2013 at 7:48 am

      Colored clothing and accessories convey enthusiasm and energy!

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