Winter 2013 Coats – Trends to Follow

Brave the Cold Season in Style!

If there is one thing that promises to brighten up the dreaded cold winter season ahead, it is the trendiest coats and jackets of the season that we get to show off while staying warm! Parkas, Down-vests, classic and modern Coats, Fur, Trench – take your pick!

Winter 2013 Coats Trends
Trends for 2013 Coats. Featured above: Animal Jacquard Coat by Ann Taylor – $278. Shop at AnnTaylor.com

Here’s a look at some of the must-have trends of the season:

Oversize Collars

Coats and Jackets in 2013 are seeing a lot of interest at the collars. Going further ahead from the menswear style square shoulders, draped and asymmetrical collars make women’s coats dramatic. Oversize collars were a favorite with coat designers this year.

Scuba Shearling Jacket with Oversize Collar and Zip Front. Shop at Bloomingdales.com for $1,850.00
Rebecca Minkoff Coat 2013
Rebecca Minkoff Runway Look – Oversize Collars look luxurious

Faux Fur

2013 coats and jackets have a lot of fur features. Some jackets and coats are made completely using faux fur, whereas some others have used fur trim to create a beautiful ‘mixed media’ look.

Ellen Tracy Belted Wool Maxi Coat with Fur Trim
Ellen Tracy Belted Wool Maxi Coat with Fur Trim in Hazelnut – $745.00. Shop at Bloomingdales.com
Ella Moss Deville Jacket 2013
Ella Moss Deville Jacket – $328. Shop at Amazon.com

Color Blocking

Winterwear was not left untouched by this hot trend for 2013. Long girly coats in color-block are a great way to look winter-ready in minutes. If you would rather invest in more versatile pieces, go for the ‘mixed media’ color block created usually by incorporating leather details on to wool and other fabric.

Plenty by Tracy Reese Women's Funnel Neck Coat
Plenty by Tracy Reese Women’s Funnel Neck Coat – $298. Shop at Amazon.com
Cynthia Steffe Trench Coat - 2013 Trends
Cynthia Steffe Trench Coat – London Color Block – $416. Shop at bloomingdales.com

Drape Front

Just like accentuated collars, completely draped fronts are also a big hit this season. Large collars seamlessly blend with the drapes of the coat front creating a chic and trendy look for winter 2013.

DKNY Drape Front Coat
DKNY Drape Front Coat – $595. Shop at www.dkny.com
Mackage Boa Drape Front Coat 2013 Trends
Mackage Boa Drape Front Coat with Leather sleeves – $680.00. Shop at Bloomingdales.com

Long Downs

Downs and Puffers have gone long. Stay warm and cozy in your puffed jackets that cover your knees too.

Victoria's Secret Long Puffer Coat - 2013 Trends
Victoria’s Secret Long Puffer Coat – $158. Shop at victoriassecret.com

Military

Military coats continue to remain favorites with creative twists to them. Stand collars, dual-colors, metallic buttons etc. add interest to classic military jackets.

DKNY Double Breasted Coat with Two Tone Belt
DKNY Double Breasted Coat with Two Tone Belt – $399. Shop at bloomingdales.com
Victoria's Secret military coat 2013 Trends
Victoria’s Secret Military Coat with high collar and gold buttons – $126. Shop at victoriassecret.com

Bright Colors

The hottest colors of the season continue their supremacy in winter. Trends in winter coats for 2013 show a partiality for bright colors like teal, fuchsia, blue and the classic Red.

Ann Taylor Pea Coat in Verdigris Teal
The ‘It’ color! Ann Taylor Pea Coat in Verdigris – $228. Shop at anntaylor.com
Calvin Klein Lady Coat in Shocking Pink
Calvin Klein Lady Coat in Shocking Pink – $274
Victoria's Secret Puffer Jack in Bright Citrine
Victoria’s Secret Puffer Jack in Bright Citrine – $118
Marc New York Double Breasted Jacket in Cobalt Blue
Marc New York Double Breasted Jacket in Cobalt Blue – $415.00. Shop at bloomingdales.com

 

Burberry Brit Copford Quilted Jacket in Military Red
Burberry Brit Copford Quilted Jacket in Military Red – $495.00

 

Lata Tokhi

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