Back when I worked in an office and was in the habit of wearing dresses every day, I found it maddening that I couldn’t locate more coats with dress-length hems. And just this week, when a reader requested a post on just exactly that, I found myself maddened all over again. Why is something so uniformly necessary so impossible to find? Why doesn’t every designer want to make a coat that’s nicely long and maybe just a little sweeping and dramatic? Why can’t there be more like this gloriously asymmetrical number from 10 Crosby?
This one’s got it right: clean and classic, with a touch of military styling.
The styling here drives me crazy—I know it’s very Fashion to have a skirt hem sticking a few inches out below a coat but my eye will never get used to it. Still the coat itself has got such a nice menswear-ish cut. And the color’s unbeatable.