I live in Southern California so obviously I’m not dealing with super cold weather very often, but I still think every woman needs one dress coat in their closet.
- If you get a classic cut, it will never go out of style. If you invest in a good quality one, and get one that you know you can wear forever, you can literally have it forever. A mid calf or knee length coat single or double breasted coat will honestly never go out of style.
- They’re easy to dress up or down, whereas casual coats are hard to dress up. Here I’ve dressed this blue one down with light wash denim and a chunky sweater. But you could easily wear this coat over a little black dress with stilettos!
- They’re the most flattering cut of coat. If you’re going to buy any coat, get a pea coat. Find one that tapers in at the waist, has a tie or belt, or has some other kind of slimming factor. Also, mid-thigh to knee length is the most flattering length — avoid pea coats that hit you directly at the hip, or anywhere below your knee.
I’ve rounded up a few favorite pea coats (both colorful and non!) in the widget below!