I have a bit of an obsession for vintage overcoats…….but at least I can admit it, right! I think they are snuggly, stylish and so warm. The quality in their make and design is undeniable. The fact that they have lasted over so many decades is testament to this and many still look like new.
You can pick one up at vintage stores, charity stores, markets, garage sales or online. But do be careful as the vintage sizing is smaller than today’s sizing, so do check the measurements.
To get a stylish late 50’s early 60’s look you can wear a matching dress underneath.
Very stylish formal overcoat and matching dress. This is a very stylish look and suits a professional image. Image: Pinterest: AMP
Here is a few photos of my vintage overcoats.
Top left: Zebra Print Coat, Bottom Left: Red Coat, Right: Houndstooth Coat with matching houndstooth skirt
My Black Velvet Coat is really warm and goes with most outfits
My Blue and White Crimplene Coat goes well with my blue Crimplene dress. They look great together and gives a stylish vintage look
This White Faux Fur Coat is wool and features a Peter Pan collar. It is a gorgeous piece and the light colour makes it easy to match any outfit
Blue and white polka dot full coat matched with a blue and white polka dress. I am at a rockabilly festival at Picton
This Black Wool Coat can be matched with any outfit. I wear this one a lot as it has become my go to coat
A stunning gold & silver coat that glistens in the sunlight. The photo does not do the coat justice. I team it with a vintage silver Crimplene dress for dressy occasions
This recent purchase is Hell Bunny Sarah Jane coat in red, with black fur trim, a hood and lace up back. It is really warm and is stylish design. I love it!
This item was given to me by a friend. It used to be her mothers. It is a long grey wool coat with fur trim. It is really warm and has been well looked after with no signs of wear and tear
I made this purchase some years back at the vintage fair. It was quite expensive but it was well worth it. This long cape is really thick and heavy. It has a hood and leather details around the shoulders. It is so warm and can be worn over any outfit.
This Crimplene jacket is warm and versatile. I am trying to find a brown or orange Crimplene dress to match this coat. I love the look of Crimplene!
This is what is known as a vintage nurses cape. It is warm and comfortable and fir the extra cold days can easily be worn with a jumper underneath. It was a great find.
This is a Leona Edmiston Retro Style Coat. It has a Peter Pan Collar. I purchased it from Myer a few years ago. It is a modern coat in a retro style. Leona Edmiston fashion items are all designed in a retro style!
Have fun shopping for your vintage coat. Send me a photo of your favourite vintage coat. I would love to see it!
Ridiculously Retro Xx
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