Ahhhhh. Does anything feel better than slipping into a deliciously warm coat on the first frigid, wet, windy day of winter? Outerwear has come so far from when we just wanted an old animal skin to guard against frigid temperatures. It’s no longer simply enough to keep warm; we can now use them to make a statement! Case in point, I am wearing a colorful SHEIN Plus Size Waterfall Collar Belted Faux Leather Quilted Coat. Click HERE to buy.
While coats are certainly the first items that come to mind, “outerwear” can include capes, ponchos, jackets, and more. Read on.
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1. Extended Size “Faux” coats
The word “faux” is French for “artificial” or “fake” and translates into plastic when used in fashion. Faux fur, faux suede, and faux leather are all created from different types of plastic fibers and are meant to mimic the look and feel of the real material without having to kill animals for their furs and skins. They’re usually more durable, significantly less expensive, and much easier to care for than their genuine counterparts.
Great for casual for evening wear, these types of coats are available in an extensive array of colors and patterns. Click HERE for the Donna Salyers Brown & Black Leopard Stroller Faux-Fur Longline Jacket from Zulily
Cultured Curves Style Fave: Donna Salyers Brown & Black Leopard Stroller Faux-Fur Longline Jacket from Zulily
2. Plus Size Ponchos & Capes
Ponchos and capes are often confused with each other but they are in fact very different.
Ponchos are made of one large sheet of fabric with an opening for your head in the center, with an extra piece for a hood. They’re meant to be hung over your body and have openings, rather than sleeves, for your arms. They’re usually made from wool or yarn that can be either knitted or crocheted.
Capes are more comparable to a shawl or large scarf, with no sleeves or holes for arms, and are worn just by draping them over your shoulders.
Cultured Curves Style Fave: Lane Bryant Reversible Fringe Poncho – Stripe (Now 50% off)
3. Curvy Trench coats
Believe it or not, we have World War I to thank for the trench coat. Carrying umbrellas during a battle is not exactly practical and raincoats are usually made of plastics and polymers that often tore and leaked, so soldiers adopted these coats made of a variety of waterproof fabrics, including leather, to protect themselves from the endless rain and mud.
After the war, Hollywood adopted these coats for many of their movie characters, like dapper detectives Sherlock Holmes and Dick Tracy, and designers quickly realized their fashion potential, making them more stylish and available in a multitude of colors and patterns, for both men and women.
NOTE: Unlike original trench coats, most modern ones do not have a hood so you will still need an umbrella on snowy or rainy days unless you choose a hooded version. Click HERE for the ASOS DESIGN Curve crinkle faux leather trench coat in oxblood
Cultured Curves Style Fave: ASOS DESIGN Curve crinkle faux leather trench coat in oxblood Now 40% off.
4. Plus Size Dress Coats
When wanting a sophisticated coat for work, date night, or a special event, a beautiful wool dress coat does the trick. Available in long or 3/4th length (car coats), dress coats are usually lined for shape and come in a multitude of stunning colors. Click HERE for the Macy’s Tahari Leather Trim Plus Size Wool Blend Coat.
Cultured Curves Style Fave: Macy’s Tahari Leather Trim Plus Size Wool Blend Coat Now 60% off
4. Curvy Puffer Coats
Puffer coats have become the rage recently. With slimmer silhouettes, you no longer have to look like the Michelin man when wearing one. Puffer coats usually include insulated fabric in polyester or down to extra warmth. Click HERE for the Lane Bryant Puffer Coat.
Cultured Curves Style Fave: Lane Bryant Heavy Fill Puffer With Removeable Hood Now 50%.
6.Denim jackets, including embellished:
Believe it or not, jean jackets trace all the way back to 1880, when Levi Strauss realized how popular his recently invented jean pants were. Originally worn mainly by cowboys, miners, and railroad workers, jean jackets have become the epitome of American fashion for men and women and are often embellished with such as fringe, sequins, appliques.
Cultured Curves Style Fave: Torrid Studded Moto Stretch Denim Jacket Now 50% off.
7. Curvy Moto jacket
A moto, or motorcycle, jacket is a short, usually leather or faux leather, jacket that fits closely to the body and is usually decorated with zips and studs, often worn by motorcyclists to protect themselves from painful road rash should they fall off their bike.
Play these up with colorful scarves, try them zipped up or worn open, and pair them with bottoms such as jeans, cropped pants, or even a floral skirt for a naughty/nice combo. Click HERE for the Levi’s Classic Leather Moto Jacket from Ashley Stewart.
Cultured Curves Style Fave: Levi’s Classic Leather Moto Jacket from Ashley Stewart Now 30% off.
8. Plus Size Utility jackets
Utility jackets were first made in the early 1900s for farmhands that had to work outside in any weather. As a result, these jackets are usually created with denim or wax canvas to protect the wearer from rain and snow. They’re usually cut in a boxy style to allow the wearing of a sweater or several shirts underneath and they generally have multiple pockets to stash nails, screws, or lipstick. Lol. Click HERE for the Nordstrom Plus Size Utility Shirt Jacket.
What’s your go-to outerwear for fall? Post a pic in the comments section!
Cultured Curves Team
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