Teddy bear coats are cozy, warm, snuggly and, above all, pretty trending right now, meaning that finding the perfect one for you is easier than ever before. Since teddy coats are quite unique in their style, and we know many won’t dare to wear them because they fear teddy coats might make them look clumsy, we decided to discuss how to wear teddy coats fearlessly all winter long, looking chic and jet-setting every time you walk out the door.
Teddy Bear Coats: The Most Coveted Styles
Worn by almost any rock star during the Sixties and Seventies (they were one of Mick Jagger’s favorites), teddy bear coats can be quite versatile. The classic teddy coat style features a dark-brown color (like a bear’s fur), and a cocoon-like fit, which makes any coat look utterly cozy and warm, indeed.
This style was surely one of the most coveted during the Mod culture era of the Sixties, but got slowly revamped through more modern lenses during the Eighties, the early Nineties and, ultimately, the 2010s.
While during the Eighties and the Nineties the most acclaimed teddy bear coats involved neon hues and even more oversized structures (just think about any winter-approved Samantha Jones outfit in Sex and the City), our beloved modern teddy bear coat is classier in its colors and slightly less structured, as it favors softer lines over rigorous ones.
It is, however, equally eclectic, as the most coveted teddy bear coats quite often feature color-block motifs, mustard yellow and fire red finishes, and, of course, both mini and midi lengths, which really help enhance any silhouette while, at the same time, allowing a plethora of outfit combinations.
How to Wear a Teddy Bear Coat: Teddy Coats Style Inspiration
The main fashion rule for wearing teddy coats right is to keep your look as understated and minimalist as possible, especially if you have picked a bold, oversized teddy bear coat. Other than that, you can always dare to create more statement-making looks, embracing your bright personality and throwing on a teddy coat over any outfit, from the hip casual ones to the most elegant cocktail looks – you’ll never fail!
Three are the main outfit options when it comes to styling teddy bear coats, and they all celebrate any woman’s unique personality, for sure.
The first style option is the best one for anyone who’s always on the go and needs something to channel all day long, from the office to the restaurant, as it includes a (preferably light/ dark brown or black) teddy bear coat layered with simple separates, such as a knit sweater, a pair of skinny jeans, and cute ankle boots (which you can change with a pair of pumps if the restaurant is particularly fancy).
The second style option could be described as a revisited Samantha Jones 3.0, and features a colored teddy coat (whether it is red, yellow, green or purple it doesn’t matter, you do you), combined with a black, high-waisted miniskirt, a slip top and an oversized cardigan, to throw away as soon as you get into the club. For an extra dose of edginess, you can pair your teddy bear coat with a statement sequined dress or miniskirt – we bet Samantha Jones would approve!
The third iconic outfit inspiration involving teddy coats comes directly from the Seventies, and suggests pairing a camel-beige sweater (better if turtleneck) with a pair of bell-bottom trousers or jeans, and a pair of brown Oxford shoes or boots, depending on the weather.
If you are still unsure about getting yourself a teddy bear coat or not, just remember that it received Mick Jagger’s seal of approval!
Best Teddy Bear Coats for Winter 2017-2018
Already in love with teddy coats and can’t wait to get your hands on the perfect one for you? Here are our favorite teddy bear coats to get for winter 2018!
1. Ivory Teddy Coat
Is there anything more iconic than an ivory teddy bear coat combined with a pair of shredded jeans? Probably not! Since we guess you probably already own a pair of ultra-cool mum jeans, we decided to treat you to the coolest teddy coat of the moment, which is also easily available at Revolve.
2. Classic Camel Teddy Bear Coat
If you are trying to find the best coat for the season but can’t decide upon a teddy or a camel coat, it is time to opt for a cozy hybrid of the two! Kensie has the perfect faux fur teddy coat in the cutest butterscotch coloring, and anyone can get a hint of its warmness at Nordstrom!
3. Color-Block Teddy Coat
Teddy coats can be hipster-approved, too, as proven by this extra-edgy color-block teddy bear coat available at Topshop. It is the right fancy item to pamper yourself with just in time for the festive season.
4. A Real Teddy Bear (Coat)
On the other hand, if you are looking for a standard, statement teddy bear coat to channel all winter long, we suggest heading over to JCrew.com to get this soft and textured coat that, needless to say, will make you look like a real-life (yet sophisticated) teddy bear!
5. All Black Everything – Teddy Bear Coats Included
Since we know many of you like the idea of donning a teddy bear coat but don’t feel comfortable in something big and light-colored, we decided to offer the most elegant, dark-toned teddy coat around, which is available for purchase at Nordstrom. Your wintery total-black outfits are safe!
6. The Warmest Teddy Coat
Danish label Saks Potts knows how to keep us warm and cozy, and is therefore a guarantee when it comes to wintertime attire. Its teddy bear coat combines modern finishes with a warm shearling padding, ultimately proving avant-garde fashion can be practical indeed, too. Get yours at MatchesFashion.com!
7. Waterfall Teddy Bear Coat
For an even stronger avant-garde touch, we recommend getting a look at Missguided’s brand new teddy bear coat, the waterfall style and longline cut of which are meant to turn heads, for sure. You can find it at Missguidedus.com!
8. Oversized Teddy Coats
Swedish giant H&M knows how to keep us warm, too (well, let’s say Scandinavians in general will never disappoint us when it comes to wintertime fashions), and is doing it with one of the cutest oversized teddy bear coats ever. You can find it both online at HM.com and at the brick-and-mortar H&M stores. We suggest trying it on first, before buying it, if you are not used to oversized coats.
9. Whistle’s Bear Whistle
Last but not least, ASOS treats us to this classic teddy bear coat that is just meant to be with all of your vinyl skirts, not to mention that one sequinned dress that you bought but are currently not wearing because you feel you don’t have anything to pair it with.
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