They're a thing.
Why, though, is another story. Or question.
You're right - It's really more of a question.
Because coats are really big right now.
And I mean like,
But why? Why all of a sudden have we given up on tailored figure flattery in favor of something more - dare I say it- frumpy?
Are we once again yearning for that special sense of femininity that comes from wearing a men's silhouette over a female frame? (see: men's dress shirt over underwear, long blazer over skinny jeans, etc)
Are we fighting back against the decades-old notion that the thinness our figures needs to be the focus of fashion?
Are the Olsen twins finally entirely determining our idea of cool?
I, myself, simply feel that a giant coat over a more fitted outfit gives me a special air of effortlessness. There's something intangibly awesome about swathing yourself in this strange hint of homeless person aesthetic.
|coat: thrifted, leggings: Anthro, shoes: Free People, shirt: UO|
It also helps if you don't wash your hair.
So- boxy coats . . . Why?
Photos by Matthew Engelhart