Monday, 28 April 2014

The chic collarless coat



I've been thinking about collarless coats. And this has nothing to do with the Kate Effect, more the  Grace Effect (Coddington, I mean). From the Golden Age of Couture to Céline, pointy courts to skate shoes, the collarless cover-up looks perenially chic.





LK Bennett Daytona cocoon coat, £345, available HERE.


Elise coat, £269, from Hobbs. Available HERE.


It's best to avoid Collar Chaos by wearing the cocoon coat with a round neck top underneath. The midlife crisis jacket is collarless and looks much neater with a clean neckline and no collar peeking out. Or a scarf tucked in. Even Garance Doré gets it wrong sometimes...




 As this lovely picture from Milan Fashion Week proves, this is a year-round style:



Though I might be tempted to introduce the collarless denim jacket when the weather perks up.



Collarless denim jacket, £85, from Jigsaw. Available HERE.







20 comments:

Patti said...

I really like it - so clean and modern (or vintage?).

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

These are beautiful...usually I prefer a collar...but I would wear any of these...they are so chic and just take anything up a notch!

Tabitha said...

With my hair it has to be collarless, I usually cut collars off.

Style At Every Age said...

My camel coat from Next which I've had years is collarless and I love it, it's a great look x

Vix said...

Love the vintage illustration - that cut's my favourite, too. not keen on collarless jackets on me, though, bit too severe! x

happimess said...

I love the collar less coat. I saw an amazing pink one years ago which I missed out on but this wonter bought a fabulous gray one. Its lovely and very versatile.

Tiffany said...

Those are all lovely - but collarless coats are not at all flattering if you have a short neck ...

fancystuffandprettythings said...

I love this style of coat. They really are classic and stylish.

Jazzy Jack said...

I love all of these especially the winter one, however having a long neck means I would be tucking a scarf into the neckline. The collarless coat is instant chic, but it has to be your thing, I guess!

Lilac In May said...

I'm there! Bought my collarless coat from Cos this winter it's fab -

Josephine Chicatanyage said...

I agree. very chic. I have a lovely navy one actually it has a small stand collar but nearly there.

silkpathdiary said...

For years I was against the collarless coat - it's a coat I want it to warm my neck but have come around to loving the clean cut look as you say. I got one last Winter in grey with a yummy texture and just love it to bits. I think it works with a scarf either a light one or the full double wrap for maximum warmth.

susan burpee said...

I saw that photo of the orange L K Bennett coat in the winter and have been pining for it ever since. But I've looked and looked for something similar to no avail. So I found a great anorak style jacket from Theory...and now I'm all about the jacket! If you can't be with the one you love...love the one you're with. Or something like that.

Catherine Robinson said...

I like it...very stylish and chic...and I do love a coat!!
Have a good week :)

Diana Mieczan said...

They all are beautiful but the one from Hobbs totally stole my heart. Kisses

schoolgatestyle said...

I'm loving the term 'collar chaos' - sums up that awkward bunched up mess perfectly! I just love the clean lines of a collarless coat...so flattering to wear.

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

Love collarless everything!! Not sure why. I cut the collar off every shirt, jacket, etc. that come my way! The last pic looks just like a jacket I recently did surgery on. :-)

Celyn PS said...

They really are so chic!!! love them !

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Young at Heart said...

saw a girl in a very smart matalicy-woven silver-blue one, worn with jeans and converse, the other day and was prompted to stop and compliment her so utterly fabulous did she look!!

Preston Davis said...

The collarless denim jacket is genius.