Faux fur coats – review of the top trends of 2016

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These days we have to double-check weather forecast and our thermometers to make sure they haven’t gone crazy. Let’s admit it, the numbers are going down and it’s not getting any warmer soon! So, what choices can we make to stay warm, yet fashionable, besides the duffle coats and parkas? Turn to one of the biggest and most wanted trends of winter 2016 – faux fur coats!

Modern textile industry in tandem with the incredible creativity of talented designers has done it, they woke up the trend that has been dormant for the past 20 years and quickly took over the top spots of most of all the fashion collections this season. This trend is also popular because it offers a variety of purse-friendly choices along with the expensive high-street pieces. And let’s not forget the touch of luxurious elegance that a fur coat gives to your look!

Let’s dive in and see what are our top picks from this season’s collections, and discuss the most significant differences of this new fashion trend.

First of all, the material of your coat must be a FAUX fur! Luckily, the variety of colors, as well as styles – long shag, short shag, straight or curly, real fur look-alike, or on contrary, expressly fake – is abundant.

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Michael Kors

Secondly, pay attention to the sleeve. The length ¾ to elbow is the trendiest sleeve length. Here our common sense dictates that such coats should be worn with long gloves, however, slender  wrists peeking out of these sleeves, framed with short knitted or leather gloves look very chic and in vogue.

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Elie Saab, Fendi

Thirdly, while colored fur coats is a fashion trend that’s been lingering for quite a while now, this year the variety of nuances is so rich, that you can definitely choose the one to your liking that compliments well your winter outfits. Dominant palette consists of tender and powder pastel colors, brown in all its shades, especially caramel and mocha, burgundy, and shades of blue and green. We don’t insist on any particular color as the spectrum is indeed wide. Judge for yourself.

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Brandon Sun, Philipp Plein, Michael Kors

Finally, the top 3 styles of the faux fur coats of 2016 are short fur coat, fur jacket, and a midi fur coat. We’ll begin with the leaders of the fashion collections: short fur coats that appropriately cover all the important places to keep you warm and cozy.

THP faux fur coat 2016

THP

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THP

Altuzarra faux fur coats 2016 in pale pastels

Altuzarra

Fendi, Cushnie et Ochs faux fur coats 2016 ombre and emerald

Fendi, Cushnie et Ochs

Fendi , Sonia Rykiel faux fur coats 2016

Fendi, Sonia Rykiel

Sonia Rykiel, J. Mendel faux fur coats 2016

Sonia Rykiel, J. Mendel

J. Mendel faux fur coat in blue 2016

J. Mendel

Just Cavalli, Giambattista Valli faux fur coats 2016

Just Cavalli, Giambattista Valli

Katie Ermilio, A.L.C. faux fur coats 2016

Katie Ermilio, A.L.C. (Spring 2016)

Fur jacket is undoubtedly the ultimate cover-up item of the year, however, we don’t recommend wearing it during frosty winter days! FWM is pro “healthy” fashion! Therefore, go for warmer accouterments while it’s snowing and put the fur jackets away until warmer days. Hint, hint, spring is coming soon!

Fendi faux fur jacket 2016

Fendi

Au Jour Le Jour, Giambattista Valli faux fur coats 2016

Au Jour Le Jour, Giambattista Valli

Fendi, Cédric Charlier faux fur coats 2016

Fendi, Cédric Charlier

Versace , Issey Miyake faux fur coats 2016

Versace, Issey Miyake

Givenchy, Rochas faux fur coats 2016

Givenchy, Rochas

Gucci faux fur coat 2016

Gucci

Katie Ermilio faux fur coats 2016

Katie Ermilio

Hermes, Louis Vuitton faux fur coats 2016

Hermes, Louis Vuitton

Ralph Lauren, Moschino faux fur coats 2016

Ralph Lauren, Moschino

Gabriele Colangelo, Toga faux fur coats 2016

Gabriele Colangelo, Toga

Fur coats are also midi length are also in trendy this season. Faux fur a la teddy bear with curly shag looks best in brown and beige hues.

Isa Arfen, Ralph Lauren faux fur coats 2016

Isa Arfen, Ralph Lauren

Vika Gazinskaya, Proenza Schouler faux fur coats 2016

Vika Gazinskaya, Proenza Schouler

Rochas faux fur coat 2016

Rochas

Vika Gazinskaya, Trademark faux fur coats 2016

Vika Gazinskaya, Trademark

Katie Ermilio, Burberry Prorsum faux fur coats 2016

Katie Ermilio, Burberry Prorsum

Tod’s, Sonia by Sonia Rykiel faux fur coats 2016

Tod’s, Sonia by Sonia Rykiel

Cushnie et Ochs, Balenciaga faux fur coats 2016

Cushnie et Ochs, Balenciaga

Valentino, Bottega Veneta faux fur coats

Valentino, Bottega Veneta (Spring 2016)

Dolce & Gabbana faux fur coats 2016

Dolce & Gabbana

Long fur coats will have to wait for other seasons. Yes, we hear all your arguments: “but fur is in fashion now, famous brands, new collections, bum, and legs are covered and warm… However, fashion is ruthless, and in 2016 season maxi coats are not in favor.

Fendi, Max Mara, Giambattista Valli faux fur coats 2016

Fendi, Max Mara, Giambattista Valli

We hope we helped you navigate through a variety of choices and identify the style and color that will help you create your unique fashionable look this winter! If you are not ready yet to purchase a fur coat, you might first consider one of the statement pieces we talked about in the review of fashionable fur accessories.

Dress fashionably, choose wisely and follow us on social media (links at the bottom of the page)!

 

 

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