your guide to the coolest coat shapes this fall

While we would all love to be able to completely revamp our wardrobes every season, not all of us mere mortals can afford to do so. One easy way to instantly upgrade your look for the new season is to treat yourself to some new outerwear. On-trend coat shapes and jackets for Fall are always high on our list of must embrace trends so here’s our guide to shopping for the coolest coat shapes this season. Take note girls!

Shaggilicious

boohoo shaggy faux fur coat black

Boohoo Shaggy Faux Fur Coat Black, £35.00

karen millen luxury faux fur coat

Karen Millen Luxury Faux Fur Coat, £325.00

dorothy perkins petite cream faux fur coat

Dorothy Perkins Womens Petite Cream Faux Fur Coat, £41.25

Shaggy furs, knobby yarns, and extreme texture is one of the most intense trends this Fall. These coats have a rather relaxed fit by nature, allowing the finish of the fabric to work its magic. Because of their bulky stature, always balance your proportions by pairing with form-fitting garments on your bottom half like skinny jeans or maxi bodycon skirts. This shape is perfect for those with narrow shoulders looking to balance out their hip width and cropped styles are best for those who need to accentuate their waist. Keep it classy by choosing natural colours or go wild with bright colours and dip dyes. Either way, this is a statement piece so be sure to keep the rest of your outfit less attention demanding.

Return Of The Cape

burberry carla wool and cashmere cape

Burberry Carla Wool And Cashmere Cape, £1295.00

mackage helina cape

Mackage Helina Cape, £550.00

boohoo longline embroidered cape - ivory

Boohoo Longline Embroidered Cape, £20.00

Yes, capes are back in all forms possible! From short cropped bolero capes to dramatic floor sweepers and fitted red riding hood styles, capes are a clear staple for this season. While the classic cape shape still reigns, a new updated version is also stealing some of the limelight, with special slits for your arms to show through. More practical than the traditional version, the slit arm versions tend to be more streamlined compared to the original A-line shape. Many capes this season are embroidered with logos and motifs or are pulling in the textured trend at the same time.

Cocoon Cloud Nine

aspesi coats

Aspesi Coats, £440.00

marni coats

Marni Coats, £480.00

marques almeida coats

Marques Almeida Coat, £620.00

This Fall is all about the cocoon coat, named aptly for its cocooning shape which encircles the body. A great cocoon coat should be tailored or oversized at the shoulders, have the main width at the hip line and gradually tailor back in at the knee or below. We particularly love the comfort of cocoon coats, ideal for layering and one with a dropped shoulder seam will provide even more easy to fit. Whether you like a simple round neck, oversized notched lapels or a funnel neck, there’s a cocoon coat for every style desire. One of the greatest things about the cocoon coat is that unless you take it off, you can’t really see what’s going on fashion-wise underneath; ideal for nipping out to the shops or walking the dog when you don’t have time to get dressed up or plan on being back in your pyjamas immediately after!

Lavish Leathers

moschino couture coats

Moschino Couture Coats, £4900.00

pinko coats

Pinko Coats, £309.00

prada leather coat

Prada Leather Coat, £2495.00

A leather moto jacket is one thing, a full-length leather number is quite another! It takes some serious attitude to pull this coat trend off but the rewards are worth it. Muted shades of garnet, oxblood, navy and of course black are the perfect colours for jumping head first into this trend. We’re seeing all kind of shapes in leather including trenches, double-breasted blazers, slim line open fronts and even wraps. The finishes are being kept clean and crisp, you won’t find many distressed or heavily processed pieces this season, instead, the leather is allowed to breathe its natural texture, be it matte or sheen with a few super patent numbers thrown in for good measure! We love the looks that go leather overboard, pairing leather coats with leather pants but they look just as glam when contrasted against a feminine dress or basic tee. Don’t have the budget for leather? Opt for a quality faux instead – you’ll achieve a similar effect for half the price!

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