6 Top Designer Coats for 2014 & their Budget-Pleasing Twins

As the temperatures slowly drop across the country, the Shop Your Shape staff has been cuddling up with this season’s coziest coat trends. This year there is truly something wonderful for every individual’s personal style. Get ready for an astonishing variety of fresh, original styles and interesting twists on the classics. Fashionistas, you’ll find plenty to keep you warm, dry and gorgeous this season!

We chose six different coat style—wraps, capes, trenches, plaids, faux fur and duffels—from leading-edge designers like Delpozo and Gareth Pugh and paired them with similar coats with price tags under $200. Overall, the price tags in our selection range from a high of $3,360 to a low of $142.

As always we encourage you to “shop your shape” from head to toe, knowing you’ll be flattering your female body type.

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Wrap Coat

WRAP COAT   — Designer Style     $628.00

Diane von Furstenberg “Mackenzie” Two-Tone Cozy Coat

In Diane von Furstenberg’s cozy coat    for this season, an oversized shawl collar lends a sumptuous look and extra warmth to this asymmetrical and reversible wrap coat. We love the light grey/dark gray combination and the boldness of the wide trim as it alternates from dark trim on the collar to light trim everywhere else. The asymmetrical style adds even more intrigue and whimsy with its 40” front length and 34” back length (size Medium). The wool/polyester blend is water-resistant with side-seam pockets and a removable belt. Cinch the belt and show off your waistline. Wear it over a chunky sweater and enhance your shoulders and chest. $628.00.

DESIGNER: Diane von Furstenberg “Mackenzie” Two-Tone Cozy Coat

DESIGNER: Diane von Furstenberg “Mackenzie” Two-Tone Cozy Coat

WRAP COAT   — Budget Style     Under $200.00

Religion Victorious Wrap Coat

An on-trend beauty like this Religion Victorious Wrap Coat takes you anywhere you want to go in style. We love the casual elegance and versatility of the robe style interpreted with serious grey hues. Slip it on over a casual Fair Isle sweater dress and over-the-knee boots during the day. Then pair it with a cocktail dress and stilettos for a night out. Cinch the belt to show off your waistline. A great value for $170.55 on sale!

BUDGET: Religion Victorious Wrap Coat

BUDGET: Religion Victorious Wrap Coat

 

Plaid Coats

PLAID COATS   — Designer Style

The iconic pattern is no longer just for kilts, lumberjack shirts and parochial school uniforms. Designers around the world showcased plaid’s amazing versatility for Fall 2014 as shown by this trio of coats: Left—the muted softness of an Isabel Marant cropped jacket. Middle—the dramatic pink and blue plaid of Delpozo’s belted coat. Right—the timeless elegance of Salvatore Ferragamo’s poncho in traditional plaid.

FEATURED DESIGNER: Delpozo Belted Cape-Effect Wool and Mohair-Blend Plaid Coat

We couldn’t take our eyes off this oversized coat! The boldness, the surprising pastel palette, the belted cape-effect style, the surprising cropped hemline in back—all wrapped up in the impossible softness of a richly textured mohair blend. We love everything about it. It’s easy to see why this statement coat was such a hit this season. $3,450.00

Tip: When dressing for your female body type, remember that big, bright plaids will make body areas appear larger while small plaids in darker colors will make your body appear smaller.

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Plaids, Plaids, Everywhere!

 

PLAID COAT   — Budget Style     $149.00

Plaid Peplum Coat by Press

One of the features we like about this coat is that it isn’t a one-style-fits-all kind of coat. In true peplum style, Press has created a vibrant plaid coat that nips in at the waist and opens to a pleat-flared skirt. The playful style enhances two specific body shapes—inverted triangle and the naturally balanced hourglass shape. If you are narrower on the bottom half and have wider shoulders, your female body type is Inverted triangle. The nipped-in waist and flared skirt will add volume to your hip area and create a pleasing hourglass effect. So stylish and well-made, it looks like it costs much more than $149.00.

BUDGET: Plaid Peplum Coat by Press

BUDGET: Plaid Peplum Coat by Press

Duffle Coat

Coach Hooded Textured-felt Duffle Coat

Outerwear was the star of Coach’s first ready-to-wear collection. This hooded duffle coat by Coach is bold, beautiful and detail-rich. First of all, we love the bright, bold red in a blended wool and alpaca fabric. The front features big toggles, pockets with leather trim and a concealed zip fastening. Additional touches are adjustable cuffs, drawstring waist and a cozy lining and hood to protect you from the elements. $1,395.00

DESIGNER: Coach Hooded Textured-felt Duffle Coat

DESIGNER: Coach Hooded Textured-felt Duffle Coat

 

DUFFLE COAT — Budget Style     $142.00

ASOS Faux Fur Hooded Duffle Coat

Inspired by fashion’s hottest trends, London-based design team ASOS creates budget-pleasing fashions like this lovely updated duffle coat. Some of the features we love about this coat are the soft lavender textured wool-blend fabric, traditional toggle fastenings, cozy faux fur hood and big side pockets. When you add its morning-to-night versatility and incredibly low price tag, you have a great value at $142.00.

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BUDGET: ASOS Faux Fur Hooded Duffle Coat

 

Trench Coat 

 

TRENCH COAT — Designer Style     $1,795.00

Burberry London Trench Coat

Burberry’s signature trench coat comes with a long history. Over the past 150 years, Burberry has evolved from creating practical military coats for soldiers fighting in the WWI trenches to becoming an international designer of classically chic outerwear like this shower-proof Burberry London Trench Coat in camel cotton twill. $1,795.00

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DESIGNER: Burberry London Trench Coat

 

TRENCH COAT — Budget Style     $97.99

DKNY Double Breasted Faux Leather-Trimmed Trench Coat

The timeless style of DKNY’s classic double-breasted trench coat comes with an edgy twist we love. The coat’s soft sand color is playfully accented with black faux-leather trim at the sash belt and under the collar. Nice touch! Plus it has all the accents you expect—double breasted front button closures with black buttons, slit pockets with decorative flap at hips, belted at waist with belt loops, lightweight cotton/polyester, fully lined and hip-length for versatility. Beauty and function for $97.99.

BUDGET: DKNY Double Breasted Faux Leather-Trimmed Trench Coat

BUDGET: DKNY Double Breasted Faux Leather-Trimmed Trench Coat

Cape Coat

CAPE COAT — Designer Style     $3,360

Gareth Pugh Hooded Leather-trimmed Wool Cape

Avant-garde British designer Gareth Pugh has a loyal following among pop celebrities like Beyoncé and Lady Gaga. Although the young designer is known for outrageous evening wear, this elegant, black cape showcases his subtle side. This Italian-made hooded cape flares out from the padded shoulders to create a dramatic silhouette. We love how it looks with skinny pants! A closer look reveals the beauty of superior fabrics—100% virgin wool trimmed with 100% leather (lamb), lined in lustrous cotton and silk-blend. $3,360.00.

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DESIGNER: Gareth Pugh Hooded Leather-trimmed Wool Cape

CAPE COAT — Budget Style     $107.99

Via Spiga Faux Leather-trimmed Cape

Capes grabbed the spotlight on the Fall 2014 runways of many designers this season. On the budget side of the aisle, we discovered this stylish cape from Via Spiga. Glossy faux leather trims the dramatic slash of an asymmetrical zipper. Topped with a buttoned stand-collar, the cape is detailed with slant pockets functional buttons that create the armholes. Fully lined, Via Spiga’s creation can be worn with trousers or a dress on cool days and layered over your coat on days when temperatures plummet. We love this cape for its style, versatility and price tag of $107.99 on sale.

BUDGET: Via Spiga Faux Leather-trimmed Cape

BUDGET: Via Spiga Faux Leather-trimmed Cape

Faux Fur Coat

FAUX FUR COAT — Designer Style     $995.00

Shrimps Striped Faux Fur Coat

London-based Hannah Weiland started Shrimps with the idea of making a Breton-striped faux fur coat. Her idea became a launching pad for high-energy coats like this “Wilma” style. When we first saw it, we wanted to slip it on and live in it for a while. The camel faux fur is accented by three bold turquoise bands, perfectly matched to the silky satin lining. The coat is closed securely with discrete hinged hook fastenings. $995.00.

DESIGNER: Shrimps’ Wilma Striped Faux Fur Coat

DESIGNER: Shrimps’ Wilma Striped Faux Fur Coat

 

FAUX FUR COAT — Budget Style     $149.00

Powder Room Faux Fur Jacket

Australian-based Mink Pink keeps their clothing real and wearable and look to street style, high-end designers, current trends and vintage pieces for influence. Their garments are designed to work with your existing wardrobe, tastefully electrifying your individual style. We felt a bolt of energy when we first saw this fresh coral-pink faux fur jacket. Look how perfectly it wears with jeans and imagine pairing it with a turtleneck, miniskirt and over-the-knee boots! It’s a lot of style and impact for $149.00.

Powder Room Faux Fur Jacket

Powder Room Faux Fur Jacket

 

Which coats will you chose for your personal collection?

This season’s hottest coats will elevate your personal style and female body shape and make your confidence skyrocket. The key is knowing how to “shop your shape” and accentuate the positive and downplay any negative. The results? You’ve never looked better!

  

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