FEELING COCOONED IS RATHER A GOOD SENSATION.
This is what Elsa Schiaparelli must have thought of her 1951 cocoon-like dress design.
The cocoon shape is one I really love in a coat. I like the way oftentimes the sleeves are a little shorter and I especially find the ever so slight balloon effect in the back to be most flattering. The cocoon coat is barely different from a straight coat but the small difference makes all the difference.
For those of us with a more pear-shaped anatomy, this coat is particularly flattering. There is an English brand in London who make wonderful coats and in particular their cocoon. I had to travel all the way to the US to find them even though they are happening on my doorstep. These coats are simple, extremely practical and can be worn day or evening, depending on the colourway. You know me; I love the grey.
The bonus of this shape is wearing as little or as much as you like underneath. If you are in a city like me, where heating is always over the top, a fine layer works well. Move out to the country (where I find the central heating to be generally less overwhelming) and the chunky knits can come out of the wardrobe. City life is all about fine layers and heavier coats.
A cocoon shaped coat is one of my very favourites and I don’t quite know what it is about them, but I feel extremely well-dressed when I wear mine. Even if I am having a less than better “dressed” day; the cocoon coat will elevate whatever it is letting me down.
Let’s come out in our cocoons ;) xv
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