AKA: wraparound coat
How to say it: as it looks
- no buttons or fasteners on the front
- held closed with a sash or belt
…of the style: People have been wearing wrap coats in one form another for centuries. When or who first put the wrap coat on the runway, I couldn’t find out, but they have been there for decades and no doubt will be for decades more.
…of the name: The coat wraps around the body rather than fastening, so it is a wrap coat.
21st Century Wrap Coats
Wrap coats are classic and will always be a staple in the modern woman’s wardrobe. Short, long, casual or formal, they come in all shapes, sizes and colours.
Top Row – DSquared, Elie Tahari
Bottom Row – Matthew Williamson, Ralph Lauren