The blanket coat, also known as a capote is one of the most popular autumn and winter wear items in the recent history of fashion. Combining an unequaled elegance as well as amazing comfort and impressive versatility, the blanket coat is truly a legendary fashion item.
It is also one of the most in fashion items for the 2015-2016 autumn and winter collections with huge names from all across the fashion world including it in their stunning collections.
When it comes to the history of this garment, you should know that it started around the time of the discovery of the Americas and the immediate North American fur trade. The French-Canadian traders of the day used to adapt their blankets into capotes to best face the cold weather.
The capote was even incorporated in the French military of the 1600s. It was somewhat modified and came in knee length with no buttons and had a sash included in the overall design.
Present day capotes are a great way to combine an elegant autumn or winter look with something extremely practical and comfortable. The blanket coat of 2015 will be more blanket than capote and will boast never before seen levels of comfort and versatility.
Most blanket coats will come in dark green, brown or other autumn colors, however, some names like Burberry or Zara will also throw a splash of color into their blanket coat collection coming up with dark violet, burgundy or navy blue models.
Most blanket coats will boast an elegant simplicity, doubled by a comfort factor. It will be THE fashion item for the oversized silhouette look this autumn and can even work into winter with some small additions. The fabric is made for comfort and will be as fluffy and soft as possible. This new interpretation of the capote will be kept together by a simple waist tie that can be adjusted to adapt to your overall look. The cascading neckline will give it a chic element as well as some lightness.
While the blanket coat is definitely a long step away from the traditional peacoat, it can be paired to look just as fresh and stylish, only with an added level of coziness. The volume aspect of the blanket coat is definitely a change, one which can easily be transformed into an elegant statement by cleverly combining a large hat, corresponding colors and a simple pair of jeans or a comfortable pair of form fitting pants.
While numerous accessories might throw the balance off a bit, a pair of sunglasses can definitely look great. You can wear blanket coats with just about any hairdo and the wilder the color the more urban chic your outfit will look.