Fall Fashion Trends: Women’s Coats and Jackets

With the season’s turn toward retro 40s looks and masculine-inspired outfits, picking out the perfect jacket or coat makes it easy to finish off your signature look. Fall and Winter offer plenty of options for staying warm and stylish, with top leading trends in military coats, fur-collared bomber jackets, classic trenches, and simple leather dress coats.

No matter what your tastes and personality, Fall is an ideal time to create a unique look that will stick with you throughout the year.

Here are the top Fall fashion trends for coats and jackets:

Military Coats

These are beginning to lead the way as an alternative to wool coats and trenches, offering a more masculine style with a feminine twist. Double-breasted button fronts and even epaulets add a unique seasonal piece to your wardrobe. Look for extra-large buttons on cuffs as well as extended tab pockets. The 3.1 Philip Lim Military Coat is just one of the season’s top choices, available in a dark grey color that fits right in with Fall trends.

Bold and dressy wool coats

Turn to classic wool for a cozy and elegant look, but with special details such as banded collars, asymmetric cuts, and even a gathered waist. The Armani Wool Coat is a great example of one of the season’s trends; a dress-like silhouette with buttons running down the side make it an unconventional look that’s still stylish and flattering for most body types. Also look for alternative styles such as the D G; Tie-Neck Coat. With puffed sleeves, a funnel neckline, and banded waist this is a comfortable and fresh look for Fall.

Suede peacoats

Simple wool and linen blends in peacoats are no longer a top pick when temperatures start to drop; double breasted peacoats in rich suede and leather offer a decorative touch to the traditionally casual look, and can be found in both double and triple-button closure styles. Take a look at the June Double Breasted Suede Peacoat for example, a great choice in cardinal. Another option is the Scooter Brown Babydoll Jacket the simple babydoll cut with sleek metal buttons is a unique take on the traditional peacoat.

Belted dress coats

The wide belt trends this year are moving ahead into the coat department with thick patnet leather belts and oversized buckles to pull together a simple dress coat. Wool-blend dress coats are the season’s alterntive to the average trench; look for darker colors in brown, burgundy, navy, and black for piece that will take you through the year in style. The Via Spiga Belted Three Quarter Length Coat is an ideal match for something classic, simple, and elegant.

Fur-trimmed collars

Fur collars and embellishments are a noteworthy Fall trend this year, and can be found in French-inspired dress coats, bomber jackets, and even trimming up leather vests. The Free People Seamed French Terry Duster Jacket offers a faux-fur collar on a unique dress cut. For a quilted leather jacket with plenty of shine and contrast, the Guess? Quilted Chintz Anorak features just enough plush faux-fur at the collar.

From suede peacoats to longer military styles, this season offers plenty of options for almost all tastes. You’ll find bold colors in wool and leather in almost all styles, with the season’s top color picks including navy, charcoal, black, and bold red. Paired with cashmere or leather gloves and a soft scarf, you’ll be ready to embrace the colder months ahead with any of these looks in high style!