12 Camel Coat Styles That Will Never Go Out of Fashion
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When it comes to fashion essentials in your wardrobe, there is nothing more chic, classic, and flattering than a camel coat. This versatile closet staple is super appealing, for the way it can instantly pull together all your outfits, whether you’re dressed for the office, casual weekend jaunts, or going out at night. Invest in quality, and you’ll be all set for every occasion life can throw at you. We’ve chosen our favorite, timeless camel coats that you can buy to look stylish now, and wear for years to come.
Classic Wool Coat
Consider the classic camel wool coat a real life Instagram filter for your outfits. When you want to instantly dress up any outfit, absolutely nothing is better. This coat will pull together all of your outfits for work or weekend, adding sophistication to everything from skirts and sweater dresses, to jeans and track pants. Try wearing one over a white shirt and black trousers, for a minimalist look that can take you basically anywhere.
If you are all about classic American preppy style, you need a camel pea coat in your life. This coat is short, with two or three buttons for fastening, and vertical or slash pockets. Once worn by navy sailors, today it’s considered a classic fashion piece. Its streamlined style will look great over work looks, but it can also dress up your weekend wear, from sweaters to chambray shirts, and even athleisure wear.
You’ll look super for years to come, in a cape style coat that showcases your heroic fashion sense. This pretty coat style never realy goes out of fashion, and looks especially right with dressier outfits. It’s also a great way to get that “coat over the shoulders” look, without the hassle of having to balance your outerwear in precarious fashion. Wear one over a long-sleeved dress to winter wedding receptions, or over a pantsuit to keep warm on your cold weather commute to work.
Moto Style Camel Coat
If the two most popular types of coat for women had a baby, it would be this coat! The moto camel coat combines the classic sophistication of the winter wool coat, with the edgy zippered construction of your favorite leather motorcycle jacket. You can find versions in a shorter length, but for cold climates, we love a longer coat (as pictured), which can be worn over all of your outfits for the office, to keep you warm for cold weather shopping, or going out in the evening.
A wrap coat, or robe coat, offers the easy appeal of a classic bath robe. This stylish type of coat is usually slightly oversized, with slouchy shoulders, and a flattering tie closure that gets you out the door faster than buttons. Wear one to add effortless polish to all your basic outfits, and create shape with your outerwear.
The swing coat, sometimes called a princess coat, is a great option for those with curvy figures. This coat style has a flared silhouette, and was originally invented to cover the full dresses and skirts of the 1950s. Today, with its flattering nipped waist, and pretty flouncy hem, it’s a favorite coat style of women from Michelle Obama to Meghan Markle. Wear one to work, as shown here, to dress up a sweater and trousers outfit.
You’ve heard it before, but we’ll tell you again. If you can only buy one coat in your life, make it a camel trench coat. A fashion must-have on every top ten list of wardrobe essentials, the trench seems destined to be in style, well, forever. In classic camel, you can style this coat with everything from preppy separates, to pantsuits, jeans, dresses, and your fanciest going out outfits, to look chic. Some even come with a gorgeous lining, as pictured here.
Snuggle up to a teddy bear style coat in plush faux fur, and enjoy the softness and warmth of this style. These stylish coats are fuzzy, cute, and in a full-length cut as pictured here, will keep you toasty warm on even the coldest days, without the bulk of a puffy parka. They also have a youthful vibe that’s fun for parties and casual weekend wear.
A waterfall coat in a neutral shade is a stylish addition to any fashionista’s wardrobe. Also called the shawl coat, this outerwear style is typically unlined, and made from soft material, with a soft, rippling collar line, unstructured shoulders, and long length. Wear it instead of a cardigan or bomber jacket on cooler days, to take your casual looks up a notch.
Leather Trench Coat
The leather trench coat is a classic Parisian wardrobe staple that you can buy now to update your wardrobe, and wear for years to come. Buy a quality version in camel beige, and take good care of it, and you’ve got a go-to coat you can wear for plenty of seasons. A leather coat also adds subtle sex appeal to any outfit, making it a great choice for wearing on dates.
The duffle coat, also called a toggle coat for its characteristic fasteners, is one of those casual jackets that looks good on practically everyone. With its thick, protective material, and cozy hood, you can wear this coat everywhere in winter to stay warm and dry, from outdoorsy walks in the woods, to running errands in town.
The plaid coat meets the camel coat, in the windowpane checked camel coat. This is a great option for women who love a printed coat, but who don’t want to commit to buying a new coat every year, as patterns and colors go in and out of fashion. You can count on this classic coat to go the distance for future seasons, and it’s wearable for work and weekend alike.