Searching for outerwear with timeless appeal? Women’s peacoats are the answer. But before you shop Macy’s selection of peacoats for women, check out these interesting facts and fresh styling ideas we’ve compiled below. They’ll help you make the most out of this iconic topper.
Members of the U.S. Navy wear peacoats, but you don’t need to be in the navy to wear one. It works just as well with sweaters and jeans as it does with a sailor’s uniform.
A Menswear Staple Beloved By Women
While they’ve been sported on the silver screen by men for over a century, peacoats for women rose to sartorial prominence in the ’70s.
Hallmarks Of The Peacoat
A single-breasted peacoat? Never. One of the things that distinguishes a peacoat from other outerwear is its double-breasted closure, which blocks wind and keeps your core warm. The silhouette usually hits low on the hip or high on the thigh. If it reaches your knees, it’s not a peacoat. Also, peacoats nearly always have side-entry pockets and oversized buttons.
Wear It Your Way
In the past, peacoats were always made of wool. Today, they’re available in a variety of fabrics from cotton to leather. Peacoats for women also come in a range of colors beyond the traditional navy and even a few prints, like tartan plaid or buffalo check.
While most women’s peacoats are somewhat fitted, they can still accommodate a chunky sweater worn underneath. For a newer interpretation of this classic look, choose a peacoat with a cropped hem and a boxy fit. This relaxed shape contrasts nicely with curve-hugging clothes.
When it comes to styling your peacoat, wear it with a pleated skirt for a polished look or with a sweater, jeans and your favorite sneakers for a more casual ensemble.
Wondering how to style it with women’s boots? We’d recommend ankle-length pants and a pair of Chelsea boots for a Mod-inspired outfit. If the weather’s very cold, you can always wear your peacoat with knee-high or over-the-knee boots for more warmth.
Find perfect peacoats for women, along with plenty of clothes, shoes and accessories to go with them, all right here at Macy’s.