Feeling a bit perplexed by the voluminous coats that appeared on the fall/winter 2012 runways? Roomy silhouettes dominated a great majority of the styles that showed during Fashion Week, and no doubt they'll be hitting racks with just as much ferocity come fall. How's a gal supposed to wear such a big coat, though? Consider some of our very wearable picks:
Don't be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of fabric associated with oversized coats. Welcome the chance to cozy up to something as plush as this Just Female Wool Zip Coat ($298.02). In soft grey, this cocoon-style coat is thoughtfully designed with an extra-wide, fold-over collar and lean hip pockets. Balance its size - and any hefty coat - with a pair of slim pants, like leggings or skinny jeans.
Borrowed from his closet but strictly for you, this sexy Victoria's Secret Cocoon Coat ($158) shows that even an oversized silhouette can present itself as a structured, no-fuss addition to your wardrobe. Sharp lapels and a double-breasted design lend it a business-savvy appearance, while the herringbone pattern gives it endless classic appeal.
If the straight-up-and-down shape of most oversized coats doesn't appeal to you, consider the gentle cut of the BB Dakota Take a Breakwater Coat ($119.99) instead. Distinctly suggestive of something you might wear as you stand on a cliff watching energetic waves crash against the rocky shoreline, this coat captures a romantic feel - just an added bonus to its practical construction.
A touch of faux fur makes such a difference, doesn't it? This lovely MICHAEL Michael Kors Long-Sleeve Sweater Coat ($64.99) will keep you just warm enough on those late fall days, when the anticipation of the holiday season starts to feel more real and the promise of longer nights become the norm. The camel color complements the natural fur tone beautifully, too.
Don't miss our Fall Fashion 2012 page to get the rundown on the season's latest styles!