Winter is stacking up to be an exciting time for winter coats. There are many styles that are standards that remain constant for years on end. There are also some trends that define the season and the year. Here are some coat styles that are a trend for winter.
Fur has never been hotter than it is for winter. It is showing up everywhere, on sweaters, boots and vests but also on coats. If you have always dreamed of a fur jacket or coat, this is the year to follow the trend and go for it.
Fur coats are available in real and faux. You can have the real mink, chinchilla or fox or you can be more politically correct and go with faux fur. Many of the faux fur pieces try very hard to look real; this is not the way to go. Fake fur looks like fake fur and it is very untrendy to try to look as if you are wearing real fur if you aren’t. If you want to follow the trend but are opposed to real fur, you can find faux fur that looks like exactly what it is. You can choose a fun color or a gorgeous animal print. You can follow the trend but your conscience will rest easy.
Jackets are short and some are worn open. There are also very classic styles. You can combine the fur style with the tailored wool coat that is a winter classic. With the updated colors for winter 2011 you will be very much in with the latest trends.
Quilted puffy coats are very trendy for winter. Does that mean that you are going to be looking like the Michelin Man? Not at all, there is puffy and then there is attractive puffy. One thing you want to be sure of when you look for your puffy quilted coat is that the seaming is not horizontal. Horizontal lines make you look bigger which is never a good look. Look for angled seaming, think chevron. These are very flattering and draw the eye to the point.
Military has been a hot trend for a couple of seasons and it is again for outerwear in winter. Look for simple lines with epaulettes on the shoulder and the stand up military collar. You may also choose a coat or jacket with braided frogging on the front which give a coat the Hussar look. These are very traditionally military styles along with cording. This is equally attractive in a long coat and a short jacket. The colors of the year are gray, olive, black and camel.
It is possible to combine the military and the cashmere and have a wonderfully soft and stylish coat. You may also prefer a more traditional pea coat style cashmere coat. Camel is the hottest color of the season but you can never miss with a great black or red cashmere coat. This is a coat that will keep you warm and in style for many years to come.
When the weather gets colder, everyone wants to have a stylish and warm winter coat. Winter is no exception. There are many great new coats out there. Choosing one of these four trends will guarantee that you will be warm and in style this winter.