The weather may be iffy, but here's a sure thing—a spring coat that offers coverage with a touch of class. Here are three things to keep in mind when you're finding the perfect one.
1. THE IMPACT
These sophisticated toppers with their dressmaker details (think fly fronts, princess seams, Peter Pan collars, ornamental pockets) instantly say polished and pulled together.
2. THE FIT
The body-skimming, knee-length silhouette flatters most figures. Choose an A-line or a swing shape for more ease.
3. THE OPTIONS
Go dressy? Yes. But you can also try a casual version in an unembellished fabric over slim pants. Pair with ballet flats for a '60s gamine vibe.
Some of our favorite toppers of the season are pictured above: from left, Ann Taylor ($198 at anntaylor.com), Marc by Marc Jacobs ($698 at Marc by Marc Jacobs), and ICB ($695 at icbnyc.com). See more by flipping to page 285 of InStyle's March issue, now on newsstands. And a special treat for New York readers—check out editor Dana Avidan Cohn talking about her favorite spring coats on The Better Show on CBS Wednesday, March 6 at 6 a.m.
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