Friday, November 2, 2007

Fall 2007 Short Coat Trends: Swing Coat, Car Coat, Trapeze Jacket

The 1940s short "walking coats" are one of the in trends this Fall. They are very chic, and a nice alternative to the long trench coats on warmer days. If you're a Handy Glam Girl, a viable option is to make your own — you can save a bundle, and you know you'll get a coat tailor-made for you, from fabrics of your own choosing. Vintage Vogue patterns are the best way to go:






I'm not saying these are easy to make. Outerwear is difficult to get right. Those of us who aren't geniuses with scissors must content ourselves with ready-to-wear:

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Great Plains Swing Coaticon
$168 Nordstrom
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Mackage Houndstooth Capeleticon
$447.90 Nordstrom
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Dorothy Lee Herringbone Jacketicon
$301.90 Nordstrom
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GS Studio Swing Jacketicon
$158 Nordstrom

 

1 comment:

Lady N said...

I love these - I've seen a lot this season. I might have to get one.