A Very Quick Lesson on Wearing Coats with Semi-Formal Dresses

Super quick lesson on wearing coats with semi-formal dresses. First, it’s all about scale and balance.

If you’re wearing a mini skirt or dress, you either want your coat to be longer than the skirt (either a midi or maxi length) the same length as the skirt, or you can do something cropped.

For maxi skirts or dresses, you either want your coat to be the same length as the hemline or you can wear something cropped (above waist). You can also get away with something hip length.

For midi skirts or dresses, I say your best bet is something longer than the skirt, but sometimes you can get away with something cropped. I do find that a waist or hip-length coat can be a bit harder to pull off with a midi length skirt or dress.

Second, it’s all about the style of the coat. (Faux) fur is always a great option as is wool. Leather can work in some situations, but puffer coats are pretty hard to pull off because many of them read so casual. So skip the bubble coat, boo.

Now let’s get into some more pics of my outfit! Keep scrolling for details :)

Photos: Dadouchic

Outfit Details:

Coat: Lost Ink at ASOS (currently sold out)
Dress: Zara
Boots: Mango
Bag: Zara
Bracelets: JCPenney (they’re separate bracelets—got these at the holiday shoot I did with JCP so not sure which one is which, but they have tons of really cool and pocket-friendly bracelets)

Beauty Details:

Foundation: Juvia’s Place I Am Magic Foundation in Tanzania (I was wearing Kenya before, but my tan wore off—I rarely tan though but hey)

Eyes: Pat McGrath Mothership V palette

Lips: MAC Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour in Pink Trip

Concealer/Highlight/Contour: NARS Soft Matte Concealer, Chanel Ultrawear Flawless Compact Foundation in 152 Chocolat, Cover FX Total Cover Cream, Cover FX Pressed Mineral Powder (find out which shades I wear in each here)

Blush: Natasha Denona Bloom Palette

Brows: L’Oreal Brow Stylist Definer in Brunette

Hair: Big Chop Hair Blown Straight u-part wig 24″ styled by Gabrielle Corney

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