The peacoat is an incredibly flattering garment, as well as being the perfect winter time staple when venturing through chilly climates. Although the peacoat can dressed up and down to accommodate an array of different outfits, there are some staples that should be avoided at all costs.
Wearing a peacoat with a formal evening gown is bad. Yes, peacoats can be worn with cocktail dresses and with work attire. But pairing a peacoat with a cascading gown is just bizarre looking. Sporting two multi-length items will result in a fight for attention from both your pieces, which could distract from the beauty of your formal dress. Chilly arms? Consider wearing a quarter length sleeved bolero instead or a cropped faux fur coat.
Showing off your legs is fine, but wearing shorts with a peacoat is just baffling. Switch up this two-toned look by either changing up the top part of your outfit or the bottom. Sport a knee-length skirt with a peacoat, or go for a cropped sweater and leave that peacoat at home.
Wearing pajamas outside of the house is just a fashion disaster in its own right, but to pair them with a peacoat? That’s double the tragedy! This epidemic should be avoided at all costs. Just stop wearing pajamas outside. If you insist on being comfortable while running errands, trade those pajamas in for a pair of chic yoga pants or slim-fitting sweats. This upgrade will look much better with a peacoat.
Wearing something that falls below a peacoat is just sloppy. Always aim to wear things that fall either right at the hem of your peacoat or just above. The last thing you want is to look as if you got dressed in the dark. The best way to wear something with a peacoat is to have an item that hits right at the same length, for a look that is trim and organized. Aim to get a peacoat that hits right at your hips, at your knees, or just a few inches above your knees.