Inside and Out
Inside and Out
When the weather outside is frightful, stars cover up their couture in equally spectacular coats. Check out what they've got underneath-and find out their secrets to cold-weather style.
THE COAT: Ever-stylish Katie Holmes showed some leg in a mini-coat from Fay.
THE OUTFIT: Holmes walked on to the set of Late Show with David Letterman in a mod minidress from Balenciaga.
STYLE LESSON: Match the length of your coat to your dress for a perfectly coordinated look.
THE COAT: Alba donned her favorite military-style Couture Couture coat for a premiere of The Eye.
THE OUTFIT: The expectant star wore a little lace dress from Marchesa along with bejeweled Louboutins.
STYLE LESSON: Match opaque tights to your topper for a long lean look.
THE COAT: Hudson braved wintry Manhattan in a cozy fur from Dolce & Gabbana.
THE OUTFIT: The Fool's Gold star wore head-to-toe silver Dolce & Gabbana to a party for the designers.
STYLE LESSON: Add texture to your wardrobe with a real or fake fur.
THE COAT: Even Oscar winners can be thrifty-Witherspoon showed off her budget-conscious style with a Simply Vera by Vera Wang short-sleeved coat from Kohl's.
THE OUTFIT: Witherspoon wore a raspberry satin dress from Versace for her appearance at the BAFTA/L.A. Cunard awards.
STYLE LESSON: Expand your coat wardrobe with thrifty picks from discount designer lines.
THE COAT: At the premiere of 27 Dresses, Menounos showed off her slim waist in a belted tweed overcoat.
THE OUTFIT: Beneath her staid tweed was a red-hot dress from Pamella Roland.
STYLE LESSON: Match the cut of your coat to the cut of your dress: Menounos's trench revealed a sliver of red dress.
THE COAT: Dawson hit an after-party for CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute in a military-style gray cape with a double row of buttons.
THE OUTFIT: Dawson donned a slinky floral dress from Dolce & Gabbana.
STYLE LESSON: Add drama to a formfitting number with a voluminous coat or cape.
THE COAT: Cashmere Mafia star Lucy Liu chose a high-drama white cape from Escada for her visit to Late Night.
THE OUTFIT: Liu played up the patent belt of her fuschia Alexander McQueen dress with long leather gloves.
STYLE LESSON: When wearing a cape or a coat with three-quarter-length sleeves, stay warm-and chic!-in long gloves.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
THE COAT: Gellar chose a classic tweed coat with a modern cut for her visit to Late Night; the nubby topper had trendy short sleeves.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
THE OUTFIT: A sexy Herve Leger bandage dress was anything but buttoned up.
STYLE LESSON: A two-toned dress worn with a two-toned patterned coat makes a sophisticated style statement.
THE COAT: The Gossip Girl looked fresh as a daisy in a yellow swing coat outside the Valentino Haute Couture show in Paris.
THE OUTFIT: Beneath her 60's-inspired coat was an off-the-shoulder white dress from Valentino.
STYLE LESSON: No need to stay buttoned up after dark-a swing coat or fastener-free wrap is perfectly elegant for a quick jaunt from the car to the party.
THE COAT: Swank wrapped up in a winter-white coat for the Irish premiere of P.S. I Love You.
THE OUTFIT: Swank sizzled on the white carpet in a draped dress from YSL.
STYLE LESSON: Try out winter white in a matching dress and coat-just watch out for dirty slush.
THE COAT: In N.Y.C., Simpson got in touch with her wild side in a leopard-print coat from Beth Bowley.
THE OUTFIT: Simpson debuted her latest line of accessories in a silky teal dress.
STYLE LESSON: A wild pattern in neutral shades will go with nearly any outfit-and add spice to your commute.
THE COAT: Following a visit to Late Night, Romijn returned to her Manhattan hotel in a baby-blue trench spiced up with red lipstick and shoes.
THE OUTFIT: Romijn showed off her model figure in a little black dress with a full skirt.
STYLE LESSON: Choose your accessories to coordinate with both your outfit and your coat.
THE COAT: Adams hit the MTV studios in a bright purple peacoat.
THE OUTFIT: Wide-leg trousers and a tank from Peter Som perfectly complemented the star's Veronica Lake waves.
STYLE LESSON: Your winter coat doesn't have to be basic black-stand out in a crowd (and in the snow!) in a bright jacket.