2012 Winter Coat Styles & Trends

Once the leaves start falling and the cold nights draw in we all know that winter isn’t too far away. Many people don’t like winter due to the dark nights and colder weather, but at this time of year it`s a great reason to invest in a new gorgeous winter coat. Winter coats can look fantastic if styled correctly, and with so much choice online and on the high street, you won’t need to pay a fortune for your biggest staple fashion purchase.

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ELLOS Coat with Tailored Collar, La Redoute £99

A good quality winter coat has always been a prerequisite for any woman’s wardrobe and this year is no different. There are various styles to choose from, including military-inspired wool coats – sharp and masculine, which are perfect if you want to sport yours over your work or weekend attire. Softer, dressing-gown cuts are also popular for a more informal yet chic approach – a little like the cardigan coat. And coats that feature a faux fur trim on the collar and sleeves are at the forefront of winter fashion, mainly because this style can cater for any occasion. Or, whether you want a shorter, mid or floor length style, chances are there`s always a trench coat that will suit your shape.

You will also find that wool and nautical themes have met in a big way this year, with wool coats with nautical themes making their way onto the wish lists on fashion aficionados the world over. These coats are so popular in winter, not only because they look great, but because wool provides the wearer with much needed warmth and cosiness.

Invest in a fabulous winter coat that can dress your outfit up or down, whatever the occasion. Wear them with jeans or formal pants for a relaxed daytime look. 2012 brings a huge selection of winter coats so whatever your preference, you’re sure to find one that suits you perfectly. A winter coat is a necessity for the colder weather, but there’s no reason why yours can’t make you look utterly sensational and reflect your personality – they are no longer worn to simply keep the cold out – with so many great styles, they can ooze femininity and elegance quite easily.

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