I’m a fashion expert and these winter coat styles make you look tacky – that’s bad news for padded coat lovers
STAYING stylish and warm during the winter is no small feat.
You wear layer after layer of chunky knitwear and thick coats, plus a beanie and scarf, making you feel like the Michelin man.
Thick coats with a belt allow you not to lose your figure and keep you warm, and a down jacket allows you to always show your legs.
But there are certain styles that you should avoid that might make you look dated and a bit cheesy.
Here, Clemmie Fieldsend says these styles of coats should be avoided.
I get it, parkas are practical and a safe bet when it comes to getting out of the house.
Probably showerproof and comfortable, but unfortunately the parka has had its day.
It’s been off trend for a few seasons and we all know what happens to that faux fur lined hood when it rains – yes, the wet dog smell.
Save your style and your senses, and let go of yours now.
Duvet coats are just that, they make you feel like you’re still bundled up in your bed even if you’re waiting for the bus.
Unfortunately, the world and his wife are now wearing a quilt coat, which makes them common and tacky.
And while they’re the most practical of winter warmers, their padded silhouette makes you look like the Michelin man.
Two iconic bartenders come to mind when you think of animal print coats, Bette Lynch and Cat Slater.
But the stars of the fictional soap opera, played by Julie Goodyear and Jessie Wallace, are no match for fashion’s best and who wants to be compared to intentionally corny characters?
Also, a leopard print coat is hard to wear, you can’t pit another print against it, and pops of color against shades of brown and black make you look like you’ve dressed in the dark.
Big, baggy and shaggy were go-to coats in the 2000s. Think about ending a night out while looking like Paris Hilton.
But they were fashionable then, not now.
These are the type of faux fur coats that shed a lot of wicks, you know the ones that get in your eyes and on everything you pass by, including the clothes you wear underneath.
This season, try plain shearling. It’s a huge trend right now and will keep you looking and feeling great.
Get your hands on this shearling-inspired Primark coat that looks like a North Face jacket but £250 cheaper.
And don’t forget about the rest of your look either.
Make sure you have the right underwear, we tested the best shapewear panties that will enhance your figure.
And associate yourself with these seasons must have shoes, Uggs, but pack this bargain pair that will save you £100.