Be stylish and mysterious with women’s long coats
American musician Beck Hanson – primarily known as just Beck – said it best in his 2001 hit single Short Skirt/Long Jacket: “I want a girl with a short skirt and a long… long jacket!” There’s a certain appeal and mystery that comes with a long jacket. While Beck might know that this girl is wearing said short skirt, it is hidden by the long jacket. It is the mystery of what is beneath that is so alluring. They say sex sells, but it is important to note that leaving something for the imagination sells just as well, if not better.
Long coats for women are rather popular as well. With fashion hubs like San Francisco and New York in the United States, women in fashion often find themselves in chilly conditions. In order to combat these frigid conditions, there are a number of different styles of long women’s coats.
- Fur coat – although fur is murder, it’s marvelously warm and luxurious. If you haven’t the heart to sport the real thing, faux fur offers just as much comfort, style, and warmth – all this and a much lighter conscience. Furs are great for a big night out, and they’re the ultimate defense from the cold.
- Peacoat – simple, effective, and trendy. Peacoats typically come in black, but you can find them in blue, gray, brown, or any other variation really. These are sturdy coats fashioned after sailor’s coats, so you can rely on them keep you warm in a bit of a drizzle. They can also be worn very casually, so you’ll likely grow to rather love your peacoats.
- Trench coat – the longer and more waterproof cousin of the trench coat. Often made with a canvas material, trench coats are usually black or khaki colored. When it’s raining sheets, you’re better off opting for a trench coat to preserve your outfit.
Written by Asher Briggs