Thursday, 19 June 2014

Size it up

The bigger, the better.

It’s all about comfort and size. As the past Fall/Winter FW suggested, oversized coats made its come back this year. Ask the experts – Max Mara, Céline, Chanel and Stella McCartney would all agree on this trendy phenomenon. It’s all about a baggy, oversized appearance in coats these days. I couldn’t agree more.

The jacket fits like a piece of a puzzle to the genre of androgyny. Androgyny is a combination of masculine and feminine qualities. This seemingly shapeless ensemble of material adds a dash of masculinity due to its size and form. This characteristic is what makes it so shockingly attractive. It’s different than the usual - the main aspect that keeps all fashion cycles alive and running.  

A recent trip to Cape Town proves to strengthen this statement. Topshop, Zara, Forever New and Cotton On stock this same, simple trend, keeping its shiny racks company, ready to be bought by the adoring public. It’s one of those items that one may own only a pair of. A coat is a definite necessity during the the cruel weather that is among us. Coats lend heat and protection against winter’s natural elements. So the addition of such a coat would not be a waste; on the contrary, it would be an asset!

It’s quite obvious to spot – look for the big shape overshadowing the rest of the store. The typical oversized coat reaches under the knee or lower. It’s big and baggy on the exterior. This continues throughout to the sleeves that come across as three times the size than a person’s actual arm. Pair it with a turtleneck sweater, fedoras, chunky scarves, or basically, any winter-wondrous outfit. 

Wear it as a usual coat or - as an alternative - wear it by draping it over the shoulders. To be honest, it adds a mysterious and simple vibe to an outfit. One can argue that it continues to add a feeling of elegance created by its overall simplicity and unique shape.


Newlyweds Kimye have even been seen rocking this sophisticated trend. Need we say more? It’s a trend to worthy of trying. So, why not? 



Stelle McCartney // Fall/Winter FW '14-'15
Céline // Fall/Winter '14-'15
Chanel // Fall/Winter '14-'15



Sportmax // Women's Resort 2015


Stella McCarntey // Fall/Winter '14-'15
Imagery source: lookbook.nu

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