High Fashion to High Street: Oversized Coats.

Big, oversized cocoon coats were everywhere on the catwalk, and now that trend’s been transferred nicely into the high street just in time for this ARCTIC weather we’ve got (seriously, my entire legs went numb with cold earlier – Topshop Leighs are not good in freezing cold firework displays). They’re perfect for layering up and getting nice and cosy, and are a really modern silhouette – something a bit different to what’s been in in the past few seasons. Changin’ it up, innit. A few examples of the catwalk versions:

As you can see, they’re big, exaggerated, long, and that bottom one looks like the sort of thing you’d wear when you reeeeally just want to wear your duvet out and about. The high street versions are altogether more wearable and (more importantly) affordable, so then you have no excuse not to treat yourself to one of Starbucks/Costa’s new Christmas specials. And a cake.

The key to styling these coats is the same as with any other item of clothing with masses of volume: you need to keep the rest simple. Slimline trousers, close fitting skirts and no massive chunky boots (sorry Uggs). They’re a real statement piece, so let your coat do the talking!

Here are some high street examples of gorgeous oversized coats, so get yourself down to the shops.

Warehouse, £120. For a ladylike nod to the trend, try this neutral coat with a faux (duh) fur collar.


River Island, £100. This ticks all the boxes: heritage, oversized and a gorgeous cosy collar.


River Island, £70. The leopard print makes this one a little bit edgier and lets face it, leopard print is NEVER going out.


New Look, £49.99. If you’re a little bit more wary of out-there styles try this classic take on the trend in simple black.


Topshop, £98. Another classic colour – navy – but updated with subtle metallic panels.


Topshop, £110. Finally, trust Topshop to come up with the most dramatic version. If you’re brave, this wool blend coat is a serious investment!



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