The Different Styles of Women’s Coats and Jackets
- Anorak: A casual waterproof jacket, usually with a hood.
- Camel coat: A mid-length, streamlined coat made with the hair from the Bactrian camel.
- Car Coat: Designed to be worn while driving a car, this coat is short with a square shape.
- Cocoon Coat: A relaxed-fit coat that sits just above the knee. Does not have a defined waist or shoulders.
- Duffel coat: The duffel coats gets its name from the material it is made form. Duffel is a coarse, woolen material. They fasten with ‘toggles’ and rope loops and usually come with a hood.
- Duster Coat: Inspire by the coats worn by horsemen that was meant to protect their clothes from trail dust, the Duster coat is light and loose-fitting.
- Chesterfield: This coat is long and tailored. It is traditionally tailored and heavy weight.
- Parka: A casually, relaxed coat perfect for the weekend. Parkas sit mid-thigh and generally have a hood.
- Peacoat: A lightweight, short, double-breasted overcoat that is suitable for fall. This design was originally worn by sailors.
- Raincoat: The raincoat is long and water resistant. It can come with or without a hood.
- Trench Coat: Originally designed for soldiers, this coat is lightweight and waterproof. It is traditionally designed to be shin-length, though modern styles have shorter lengths also.
- Blazer: While it looks like a suit jacket, this tailored piece is not worn as part of a suit.
- Bolero: Inspired by those worn by matadors, this jacket is tailored, has a short waist, and no buttons.
- Bomber: This short jacket ends at the waist, normally with an elasticated waistband.
- Down jacket: A quilted, slightly puffy jacket designed for cold weather.
- Biker jacket: These jackets are warm, and add an edgy look to the outfit. Made from either leather of pleather, it ends at the waist and has zips and studs.