Miss Dottie’s Must Have Looks- Winter Coats

Winter has really set in here in Australia and I find myself scrambling to find coats that suit my style and budget.

I have an ever growing collection of cardigans but Melbourne Winters are notoriously unpredictable so carrying a coat pretty much everywhere you go becomes quite common. So if a coat is going to become a regular addition to my outfits I want something that will make a bold statement and totally own Winter 2015.

While floating around online searching for new pinup labels a while ago I found Kitten D’Amour, an Australian owned boutique specializing in vintage reproduction often with an 18th century twist on their designs.
Something else that appealed to me was they offer a really budget friendly method of payment that allows you to buy now and pay later with 3 months interest free credit.

Since it is now Winter they have released a range of limited addition coats that are just way too stunning not to share.

Must have look #1 is the D’Amour Gathered Waist Coat.

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This gorgeous coat comes in red or pink wool blend with a cream faux fur collar.

Mine is on it’a way and of course it’s pink! I can’t wait.
What stood out to me immediately was the gathered waist. There is nothing worse than feeling shapeless in a big Winter coat so this is a very important feature to look for if you want a more fitted look.

These coats are really versatile and can be dressed down for a casual look over a pair of leather look leggings and flats or something a little more dressy like the D’Amour Black Belted Collar Dress with simple black heels or booties.

Must have look #2 is the Coleen Coat by Hell Bunny

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For a more simple toned down look the Coleen coat is perfect.

Available from Miskonduct and comes in Burgundy or Camel.

This simple but gorgeous polyester blend coat features a large open flat collar, princess seams running the length of the bust to accentuate your shape and a very handy thing to have in a coat, pockets!

The length on a shorty like me looks like it would hit mid shin which would be perfect covering most of my dresses. I’m not a big fan of having my dress hanging out underneath coats usually because there may be pattern/colour clashes if the coat is worn fully buttoned up.

 Must have look #3 Leopard Print Fur Collar Coat by Banned apparel

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For times when you want the option of simplicity or va va voom the Leopard Print Fur Collar Coat is exactly what you need and is available from Valencias Closet.
Why is this perfect for simple and glammed up looks? It has a removable faur fur stole which I absolutely love!

While this coat is much shorter than I would prefer it is way to fabulous to not want it.

This heavy wool blend coat features seams that run the length of the bust for added shaping, leopard print lining with matching buttons and again, two outer pockets and even more fabulous one inner pocket.
I can see this paired with the Pinup Girl Clothing Monica dress for extra glamour.
This coat is definitely must have list.

These are my must have Winter coats for the chilly month of June, what are yours?

This month’s features…

D’Amour Gathered Waist Coat- Kitten D’Amour retails for $299 but is currently on sale for $239.20

Coleen Coat- Miskonduct retails for $155

Leopard Print Fur Collar Coat- Valencias Closet retails for $220

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