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What coat to wear with a long dress?

September 10, 2020 3 min read

What coat to wear with a long dress?

Wearing a long dress in winter is possible. In wool, sweatshirt, patterned or fancy, the long dress is very trendy. To wear it well in all circumstances without exposing yourself to the cold, you must choose the right coat for it. Here are a few tips.

The ground rules

Harmonizing volumes

The golden rule if you want to wear a coat with your long dress is to pay particular attention to volume. Oversize jackets or oversized jackets can compress your silhouette and are therefore to be avoided.

Your coat should be close to the body and fitted.

At the collar, the shape can be shirt, V-neck with fur, or round. You can dress it with a scarf or a headscarf. The hooded coat is also practical and trendy. If it's removable, make sure there's a lapel to hide the zipper when you take it off.

Choosing the right accessories

In winter, some accessories are a must with a long dress. Against the cold, tights are of course indispensable. As a complement to your coat, a scarf can warm up your look. Oversize, classic or plaid, use it to add colour to your outfit. Also think about the bohemian hat. It's a trendy accessory that has the double advantage of keeping you warm and lengthening your silhouette.

For shoes, high-heeled boots are a sure value. You can also opt for boots with square heels.

The right length

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With a long dress, you can't wear a coat that falls halfway up your thigh or at the knees. The volumes of your silhouette would no longer be harmonious.
Choose short, just below the hips, or long depending on your morphology and the look you want to adopt.

The short coat

Falling at the waist, it is particularly suitable for thin and small silhouettes. You can wear it every day in a casual style.

The mid-length coat

The only mid-length that fits your long dress is the one that falls just below the hips. Three-quarter length coats are to be banned.

You can use it in everyday or professional situations in a casual spirit.

It can be worn belted or straight, depending on your figure. For an H-shaped morphology, the straight cut is very appropriate and brings a less formal touch. On the other hand, the belted cut will highlight the curves of the other morphologies.

The long coat

It is more suitable for larger sizes. It goes down to your lower calves or ankles, and can even graze your heels.
The long coat is worn close to the body and belted. It shapes your waist and hips for a very chic look.
It is the coat you will have to wear for special occasions such as weddings, dinners, receptions...

Materials and colours

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Heat above all

The fabrics that make up your coat should be warm and durable, but also retain enough flexibility to keep the garment comfortable.

Even if it is not the most common material, you can afford fur on a long dress. As long as the cut of your coat is short and the volume is not too great.

The wool coat

It's a must-have piece for your winter outfits! Its classic style is compatible with all the pieces of your dressing room. It is a warm, comfortable and easy to wear coat, ideal for all occasions.

It can be made of wool or cashmere combined with other synthetic materials.

The coarse knit coat

It can also be called a large mesh vest. As the name suggests, it should be a thick mesh vest. It is worn long and has pockets. You can use it to complete a casual bohemian look. Be careful, however, that the mesh is not too loose, so as not to let the cold pass through.

The coat in woolly skin

It is a coat in turned over skin, with the leather part on the outside and the wool part on the inside. It is a warm, soft and comfortable material that gives a relaxed and timeless style.

Bohemian dresses

Colours and patterns

If you opt for patterns, several looks are possible: adopt ethnic designs for a bohemian style, or checks for a Scottish style.

If you prefer to wear a plain coat, neutral tones remain a sure thing, whatever you wear. However, make sure you choose your plain colour according to your hair colour to avoid tone on tone.

In neutral colours, black, grey, navy, beige, ecru, taupe... are the most common. But you can also opt for powder shades, or denim, emerald and burgundy, which also remain classic.

If you are looking for a coat to wear occasionally you can afford brighter shades such as carmine red, fuchsia, mustard yellow or even purple.

For an ultra-chic style, go for the white coat. Although difficult to care for, it's a trendy colour that brightens the face and lights up the outfit.

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