frock up in a warm coat this winter

A big, loose-fitting coat is an essential addition to winter wardrobes this year. Oversized coats with generous room in the shoulder areas may not appeal to everyone, and so those looking for a new coat could try a traditional long-line style such as a trench or military coat instead.

Long-line coats tend to be closely fitted and offer a classic, old-fashioned look, particularly when accessorised with high boots and a thick scarf. The trench coat is a popular classic that is suitable for warmer climates where rain protection is desirable.


Trench coats typically come in camel or beige and can be inexpensive, with some retailing for less than $100. Adding a belt builds definition in the silhouette and creates an elegant look.

Other styles include military-style coats and jackets, which complement fitted jeans and boots. The season’s coats come in a wide range of bright colours, including pink, blue, and orange.