The Different Coat Styles

Coats come in a range of styles and models for the winter and fall seasons. The materials or fabrics used also vary, such as tweed, velvet, and cashmere wool, among others. The materials used in jackets and cardigans can also vary quite a bit. The most popular ones include suede, jersey, alpaca, fleece, jacquard, velvet, and cashmere. It’s always better to choose a heavily textured fabric for the fall and winter.


classic coat

I will always want at least one coat in my closet, which is perfect in every way, like this one in this picture. Coat silhouettes can be categorized into the following – straight, trapeze, and waisted shape.

The classic coat will appear like an hourglass clock. It could be on your waist, with a straight or a little flared silhouette. There is sometimes a belt around the waist that completes the style. Both ladies can men can wear this coat. You can wear it to work and also on casual occasions.

Straight Silhouette

The straight silhouette coat is the most common variety. It looks good and visually lengthens your figure when you wear it. The coat’s length is either slightly above your knee or just below it.

duffle coat

The duffle coat is a good example of a straight cut coat, but more of a sporting nature. This coat will usually come with buttonholes, pockets, and a hood.

Go for the wrap coat if you prefer classic styles. Its waist will be bounded with a strap. It looks very elegant and practical. You can wear it with virtually anything. The coat even looks good on plus size ladies.

crombie coat

This is a classic design too. Though technically a coat, but it looks actually like a jacket, especially when all the buttons are closed. Popular in dark shades, mostly men wear this coat, though, ladies may also look good in them.

Trapezoidal Silhouette

swing coat

Trapeze or trapezoidal is a classic too, but this design looks best on overweight women. The best thing about this design is that, it will enable free movement. Calf lengths will elongate your figure, so it’s probably best avoided. It looks best when the buttons are vertically placed on the coat.

The swing coat is a great example of the trapeze shape. The coat is flared from your shoulder, doesn’t limit movement, and also hides all imperfections.



This is a classic vintage style code that is a bit wider at the hem. The length is short, usually above your knee. So your legs are going to appear longer.

Short Coat Styles

These styles are great for those who are more active. A loose short pea coat can be sports-style double-breasted.

Bell Coat

bell coat

This coat is in trapezoidal shape and has Reglan sleeve type and loose cut.

Hooded Coats

hooded coat

Also called a hoodie, this coat protects your ears as well from the elements. With this, you don’t have to wear a hat. This will give you protection during the fall, but may fall short in the winter when it is colder.


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