With the winter drawing closer and the drop in temperature that we have seen recently, you may be thinking about buying yourself a new winter coat. The must-have coat for this season is the shearling jacket which was seen everywhere on the AW catwalks from Burberry to Etro. Check out the pick of the crop below for different body shapes and budgets.
A shearling jacket should be made from the sheepskin of a sheep that has been shawn once, then allowed to have a re-growth of wool. This means that the fur on a shearling jacket is very short and soft, so perfect for making winter jackets. However, this season, the term shearling jacket has been used to cover a wide range of sheepskin trimmed jackets with only the higher-end price points being made from real shearling.
Splash the Cash
This draped shearling jacket is by Vince and is available at netaporter.com for £1,110. It is a soft grey colour that would look great on a summer. The draped detail at the front would be good for most body shapes, although be careful if you have a large chest, or are top-heavy with slimmer legs, as this detail adds bulk to the top-half of your body.
Vince Shearling Jacket, £1, 110.
This is the shearling jacket pictured above on the Burberry runway. It is £1,895 and is available from netaporter.com.It is a great style for a body shape that is bottom heavy as the large collar adds bulk to the shoulders, helping to balance out larger hips, bottom and thighs.
Burberry Shearling Jacket, £1,895
This waterfall drape coat from Oasis at £80 is great for larger frames that may not be able to get away with the cropped aviator styles. The solid dark colour will minimise your upper body and the draping will hide your tummy. Add a belt for added waist definition.
Oasis Drape Coat, £80
This Next sheepskin aviator jacket is a bargain at £75. The nipped-in waist will help to add feminine curves to athletic figures and will give additional definition to an hourglass shape. The deep V neckline is great for larger busts and the oversized collar gives it an on-trend twist.
Next Sheepskin Aviator Jacket, £75
Another jacket great for a pear shape is this Ami aviator jacket from Boohoo at £45. The lack of detail at the bottom of the jacket, and buckle and strap details at the top, will draw the eye up away from your lower half. The oversized collar also balances out your bottom heavy frame.
Ami Aviator Jacket, £45
This classic and easy to wear shearling aviator is from Be Beau at Matalan for £35. It's slightly defined waist will create curves for those that don't have any.
Be Beau at Matalan Shearling Aviator, £35
This belted aviator jacket for £25 from Primark looks far more expensive than it is. Apple shapes beware as the detail around the middle will draw attention to your tummy. If you have a larger bust, wear it more unzipped than in the picture to create a V to break up you chest area.
Primark Belted Aviator, £25
Another bargain from Primark at £23. This faux leather version is great for those that want to work the trend but don't want to invest a huge amount of money.
Primark Faux Leather Aviator, £23