It's January, the heart of winter, which can only mean one thing - it's time to think about Spring fashions!
In the Spring '13 shows, many designers had one thing in common — double-breasted tailoring.
For those who are unaware or need a refresher, the term double-breasted
refers to a coat or jacket with wide, overlapping front flaps and two
parallel columns of buttons or snaps; by contrast, a single-breasted
coat has a narrow overlap and only one column of buttons. In most
modern double-breasted coats, one column of buttons is purely
the other is actually functional.
Popular from the mid-1930s until the
late 1950s, and again from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, means that it's come time for this look to have a proper comeback:
|From left: Anthony Vaccarello, Jean Paul Gaultier, Barbara Bui|
While some silhouettes proved '80s-inspired and others focused
on an overt tuxedo reference, we can all likely agree that the double-breasted trend
certainly injects a more formal feel to our dress code.
From left: Rachel Bilson in a print maxidress layered with a double-breasted coat and accessorized with suede platforms; Katie Holmes in a Carven sweater and a gray felt skirt topped with a double-breasted
jacket, velvet oxfords and a bold red bag; Kate Winslet in Kors Michael Kors ankle-strap sandals paired with a House of Lavande bracelet, Helmut Lang LBD and the label's double-breasted blazer.
It's an easy look to pull off in the workplace, though it might seem to some of your (older) co-workers as if you belong in a different decade. Regardless, take a chance.
Here are some similar styles so that you can make this look your own:
From left: ASOS Tailored Blazer With Power Shoulders, was $105.54, now $63.32; GREYLIN Double Breasted Colorblock Blazer in navy/cream, $128.00; Silence & Noise Oversized Double Breasted Blazer, was $89.00, now $49.99.
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