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The Lust List: Swing Coats

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It’s about to get really cold and dreary, ladies. Scratch that, it’s already cold and dreary.

Why not add some color and class to your outerwear? There’s nothing that brightens up a cold winter’s day like a pop of color—and that color’s even better when it’s on your coat.

Swing coats are my new lust; they add a ladylike, but playful feel. Cut in an A-line shape, swing coats came into vogue in the 1940s to enable women to put their coats over their full-skirted dresses (which were over petticoats, I’m sure).

A swing coat compliments all figures, and the volume can minimize your upper body if you’re top heavy. Pair the coat with a streamlined bottom half—say black tights or black leggings with black shoes—and you’ll elongate your figure.

I love a swing coat with tights and ballet flats, perhaps even a beret, for a Parisian chic look, a la Audrey Hepburn. Here are my top picks for this winter …

Cherie Coat, $695, Kate Spade.

Photo credit: Kate Spade

London Coat, $368, Emerson Made.

Photo credit: Emerson Made

Academy Coat, $325, J.Crew. (Comes in 4 colors)

Photo credit: J.Crew

Swing Coat, $248, Boden. (Comes in 3 colors)

Photo credit: Boden

Ascot Swing Coat, $168, Anthropologie.

Photo credit: Anthropologie

Eastward Dress Coat, $79.95, Anthropologie. (Steeply discounted on sale).

Photo credit: Cori Sue Morris

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