When the weather outside is frightful, it’s time to pull out that winter coat and show off some of the season’s latest styles. The winter 2009 designer fashion collections of coats offer something for all body shapes and sizes this season, and top trends include luxurious satin and fur trim, electrifying colors and the return of military-inspired designs. Whether you’re heading out on a winter vacation or a business luncheon, here are some of the top trends in winter coats for women this year:
Snow White Peacoats
Bright white coats are a top trend for the Winter 2009 season and can complement any chic and stylish outfit for day or night. Pick up your version in a peacoat or button-down military jacket for a sophisticated and elegant look; avoid the cropped variety this year and pick a coat that grazes the knee or mid-thigh for a fresh, eye-catching finish for your winter ensemble.
Colorful Dress Coats
It’s time to put away the black, brown and burgundy from Fall 2008 and trade them for some bold and bright hues as you count down to Spring. You can take a walk on the brighter side with coats and jackets in aqua blue, moss green, ruby red or orange to cheer up on those gloomy winter days and freshen up your outerwear wardrobe.
Patent Leather Coats
If winter season in your town or city doesn’t involve much snow, you can get away with a lightweight patent leather coat to brighten up those dull and rainy days ahead. Glossy patent leather raincoats and belted knee-length jackets are a stylish, figure-flattering addition to your winter wardrobe, and can even make an appearance for the Fall 2009 season ahead.
Super-Luxe Dress Coats
If you prefer to live the luxurious life in spite of the tumultuous economy, don’t be afraid to put on a shearling or fur trim coat this season. Full-length coats made with thick suede and leather that are finished with soft fur lining and trim are here to stay for another year; top color choices for Winter 2009 include steely grey, classic black, cocoa brown and light beige.
If you’re looking for a silhouette-shaping coat, pick up on the military trend for a classic and stylish look for the season. These coats are designed with shiny oversized buttons and large pockets; a simple flap collar and high necklines finish up these uniform-inspired designs that can balance out your otherwise very-feminine ensemble.