At the office, on a special evening out… wearing a coat over your suit will always be stylish, elegant and formal, this look is equally at home in winter or autumn.
Wearing a coat over your suit jacket can also be worn for a less formal occasion. For a dinner out on the town, or an aperitif with colleagues or friends, it’s a casual, semi-classic way to dress.
But this timeless trend can’t be worn just any old way! You need to know how to combine colors, fabrics and, above all, style. To make your look a success, here are a few tips and a practical guide to help you choose your coat and best suit to suit the occasion!
A few tips for choosing the right coat to wear over your suit?
The first rule when wearing a coat with a suit is that the coat must, absolutely and imperatively, be longer than the suit jacket. This protects you from all kinds of weather and provides warmth in winter, but it’s all about style!
It’s also important to choose a coat one size larger than normal. That way, the suit won’t wrinkle and you won’t be compressed. However, don’t choose a coat that’s too wide, as this will distort your silhouette.
Fabric is also an essential criterion when choosing a coat to wear over your made-to-measure suit.
Wool and cashmere are the coat materials par excellence. On the one hand, these two fabrics are more elegant. On the other, they’re hard-wearing and keep you warm. You can also find coats in wool-cashmere blends. A good compromise that goes perfectly with your casual or chic look.
The different types of suit coats
There are many different types and styles of coat. So it’s essential to know which ones to wear over a suit.