A white winter coat has been on my wish list for a while now. I came across this coat on the Zara website as I was browsing their post-holiday sales, and my eyes nearly popped out of my head. A bit fitted to the body, but still had a bit of a masculine feel. It was only last week that I was thinking that I was pretty proud of myself that I hadn’t purchased a coat in over a year, and then suddenly came to an abrupt end.
Zara Buttoned Menswear Coat (Bone) / Babaton Murphy Longsleeve Blouse (Black) / Theory Ibbey Admiral Crepe Straight Leg Pants (Black) / Ann Taylor Azra Suede Pumps (Black) / 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Bag (Black)
Though I’m a bit apprehensive about wearing this coat in slushy winter weather, I love how it can just freshen and brighten up an outfit–particularly for someone like myself who has a tendency to reach for dark colors 80% of the time.
I generally prefer a straighter cut coat, not only because I prefer the “menswear”-style, but it’s also more forgiving when it comes to fit. As long as it’s not too oversized, if you happen to be petite, you don’t really have to worry about where the seams fall and the overall proportions. The more fitted the coat or jacket, the more aware you have to be aware of how the coat fits at the waist and flares out. Because I’m short-waisted, I often find that when coats are more fitted to the body, it is far below where my natural waistline is, which results in a disproportioned look.
If you are wondering, the coat is not a stark white. It is more of a “winter white”. Under certain lighting, it might show somewhat of a very pale pinkish undertone, but not enough to bother even someone who is adverse to pink as I am. It is definitely worth a look if you’ve been on the market for a minimalist white wool coat and you aren’t generally drawn to feminine details.
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