Buh-bye trusty (pandemic) puffer, it’s time to get back into a “real” coat.
Enter: Maxi coats…a one-stop warmth shop that can elevate jeans and sneakers, top a gown in a jiffy or just keep your PJs on the DL (early morning dog walk, anyone?). We’re talking about a true long length, in luxe fabrics, and with classic details.
We’ve got options for you, whether you’re thinking about splurging on a forever coat or whether you’d like a cost-saving option. When you spend more on a maxi coat, you get a lot more than most items you’ll add to your closet—higher quality fabrics that are warmer and wear better, shapes that are more stylish, and details like big buttons and smart tailoring that elevate the piece.
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Amazon (PENER) Double-breasted suit style coat.
Why we love it: The camel color of this coat is classic, but we also love the optionality for neutral and bolder colors alike. Our eye was drawn to the double-breasted detail combined with fit and flare shape. This is a great pick for those not needing warmth but wanting the look of the trench. Because of the tailored midsection, our recommendation would be to wear this open, layered on top of… well, just about anything.
Why we love it: This classic single button styling looks great whether you wear it open or closed (or, for extra chic, draped over the shoulders). This price point starts to shine around the details, and we loved the functional welt pockets with the flap, back belt, and cuff detail. In dark brown, this coat is versatile enough to wear over skinny jeans or a slip-dress.
Why we love it:
The style is classic, and the lines are clean, but it’s the two-tone fabrication that lends a surprise and gives it real style oomph worth the splurge. We love the slightly oversized draped shoulders and roomy sleeves, giving great optionality to many body shapes. With smart pockets and a warm color tone, this basically dreams up how we’d design the perfect overcoat.
Weekend Max Mara
Why we love it: Let’s face it: Max Mara does it right. Always has, and (we hope) always will. This subtle plaid adds interest without overwhelming, and the value is in the details: The double-faced wool is extra warm, the oversized lapel is chic and luxe, ditto for the raglan sleeves. The final welcome addition of this pick is the belt, our favorite for creating shape be it tied in the front or knotted in the back. This is a forever piece.
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