Plus-size fashion can be difficult for curvy ladies, but the military styles and cuts inspiring trench coats and jackets for fall 2010 are flirty, fun and festive! Neutral colors, darker hues, pleating and wide collars are interesting and flattering, and the warm fabrics and longer lengths make these garments even more versatile in your wardrobe! Here are my top 5 recommendations for plus size trench coats and jackets, each of them available online for under $100!
Tweed Swing Jacket by Avenue – The classic tweed jacket reinvented, this woven jacket features black and white checkering and 3/4 sleeves. Pair it with black slacks for a polished look, or wear with jeans for a casual evening out! Button-down with a Peter Pan collar, it is approximately 25″ long and available for $49.90 in sizes 14/16-30/32 on the website.
Wool Blend Plaid Pea Coat from Fashion Bug – Nothing says fall quicker than plaid jackets! This pea coat is a wool blend in black or purple plaid, is approximately 30″ long, and has double breasted front closure. The gathered back is slenderizing, and the bold vertical plaid lines elongate the figure. Pair it with a solid scarf and a pair of jeans for a casual, warm look at football games! It is available online for $59.99 (sale), and comes in sizes S-2X.
Green Twill Military Jacket by Torrid – Another hot trend for fall 2010 is the military style designs taking over jackets, jeans, shirts and shoes. This twill jacket features an Army olive hue, shoulder straps and mandarin collar. Intricate stitching, front pockets and sharp lines give this jacket an edgy look. It is around 27″ long, buttons down the front, and is 98% cotton. Purchase it online for $54 in Torrid plus sizes 1-5.
Double Breasted Trench Coat by Lane Bryant – Featuring both the military lines and the charm of the traditional trench coat, this contemporary piece from Lane Bryant is both stylish and practical for plus size ladies. The extra long belt adds more flexibility and contrast, and contour seaming is slenderizing. Light-weight and versatile, this trench is perfect for warmer fall evenings. Listed as Grape Leaf in color, the jacket is 36″ long and dry clean only. Purchase online for $89.50 in sizes 14/16-26/28.
Long Sleeve Camouflage Sequined Trench by INC International Concepts at Macys -A Macys exclusive, this trench features a military-inspired camouflage print highlighted with sequins and double breasted button closures. Lined in cotton, this jacket is dry clean only and features flap pockets with stud accents. Pleated in the back with a notched collar and knee-length hem, this trench is slenderizing and fashionable for plus size ladies. Purchase it only for $88.61 (sale) in sizes 0X-3X.