Different Styles of Coat for Men and Women
Lecturer, Dept. of Fashion Design
KCC Women’s College (Affiliated by Khulna University)
Types of Coat:
- Short coats
- Fitted coats
- Semi-fitted coats
- Loosely fitted coats
1. Short coats:
Thigh length coat in a sporty style. (Also called car, stadium or suburban coat.)
Three quarter length coat usually with attached hood, fastened with wooden or metal toggles. (Also called toggle coat.)
2. Fitted coats:
Fitted to the waist with long seams from the armhole or shoulders, no waistline seam, flared hemline, usually single breasted with low stand collar.
Coat fitted to the waistline with a flared hem line, double-breasted, wide, high stand collar and wide lapels, brass buttons.
3. Semi-fitted coats:
Semi-fitted, single, or double-breasted front, high stand collar and lapels usually in velvet, wide lapels. May have fly front or concealed closing.
Double-breasted with wide collar and lapels, fitted at the waist with long seams from the shoulders or armhole to hem, flared hemline.
A sturdy raincoat of water repellent fabric, which is usually double-breasted, has high stand collar with large lapels, loose shoulder yoke, epaulets, slash pockets, and belt with buckle.
Straight coat without buttons, held with tie belt, usually double-breasted to allow for adequate overlap .
4. Loosely fitted coats:
A boxy, straight coat, single or double breasted, with large buttons, optional sash belt or half belt, high stand collar. Usually camel colored.
Boxy coat made of brightly colored waterproof vinyl, frequently has metal clip fasteners. May have attached or separate hood.
Loose-fitting coat with raglan sleeves and small convertible collar, fly front may conceal buttons.
A shaped coat, narrow at the shoulders and very flared at the hem. (Also called swing, swagger, or pyramid coat.)