On Monday, I went shopping for a few things. Took the transit. People watched. Maybe I wasn't having a great winter last year, and noticed only black winter coats, or maybe this year more women like myself want to wear more color for the winter season. All I know is I was pleased with the amount of color women in particular were wearing as outer wear.
The older women get first prize for wearing winter coats of color. Quilted and padded nylon coats are still the particular coats of choice, and I saw medium green, blue, red, purple(not a common color ) coats on women over 40 years of age. I have to add that my coat is a purplish-blue for this winter season. For the past how many years I've been wearing a beige winter coat made of a polyester/nylon fabric with padding. An A+ for the mature women! The younger women still tend to stick to blacks and dark browns. Coats with hoods trimmed with fake fur, zippered fronts, and waist or hip lengths are still the favorites.
A color choice that I'm warming up to is the white winter coat or jacket. When I saw women wearing that color as outer wear a few winters ago, I was not a fan. This year, I like the look. It's most attractive when there isn't too much snow on the ground and the outdoors is just colorless. The white coats just give a brightness and a clean touch to the grey scenery.
The future for winter coats? I think future popular coat styles will soon be made of a fake suede-type fabric, padded, with detailed trims and faux fur, and the popular lengths will be mid-thigh, knee length and calf length. We need to cover up more for the cold winters we're experiencing more often.
Check www.zuki.com for some beautifully crafted winter coats. The prices for these coats most likely would take several life times for many of us to purchase just one, but the colors and designs are beautiful.
white hip-length coat with hood - www.himfr.com
white suede-look mid-thigh coat - www.fashion-era.com