Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Military Style Coats

military style coat temperley london Temperely London - AW 08

military style coat moschino Mocshino - Autumn Winter 08

military style coat alexander mcqueen Alexander McQueen - AW08

This winter military style coats are going to be a big trend. They were all over the catwalk and I have already spotted many high street options. I love this style of coat as it is so smart. The fitted shape is usually really flattering and the gold or red trim adds interest. Many of the military style coats also have epaulettes and are double breasted. The double breasted look is not great for petites so I will be looking for a single breasted variety.
Another trend I noticed at both Alexander McQueen and Temperly was the wearing of sparkling leggings with the military coats. This stopped them looking too serious and added a bit of fun. It also matched the metallic trim of the coats really well. I also loved the way at Alexander McQueen the structure and strong colours of the top contrasted with the softer draped skirt. I think this idea would translate well for a party with a short military style jacket worn with a chiffon dress. Here are some of my favourites so far.

Blue Limited Collection Military Coat Blue Limited Collection Military Coat

Pamela Mann Lurex Highball Tights

1 comment:

manda said...

i love military trends. i think some version of them are always "in". i recently bought a military jacket with a twist by cino from a site called artful wears -- it has a python print! couldn't be happier, and i think it's not only pretty rock 'n roll, but i also think it's the perfect weight for early spring. :)