Romantique and Rebel are back together again for another weekend in Berlin. This time, we replicated what we always did when we were kids: Raiding our mum’s wardrobe! Oh the perks of having a stylish mother.
We chose a chic herringbone egg-shaped coat by Max and Co and decided we would both wear it, showcasing how one piece of clothing can look different depending on how you style and pair it, all based on our different personalities.
To ensure a curving coat looks chic, think about what you wear underneath. It is a silhouette that works particularly well if your general way of dressing is skinny-legged, i.e. slim trousers or short skirts. I paired mine with skinny jeans and pointy boots. Pointy shoes, whether they are flats, heels or boots, always elongate the leg.
Avoid wearing knee-length skirts or wide legged trousers or you will look like a marshmallow!
Egg-shaped coats are cleverly romantic and feminine without alluding to the traditional hourglass silhouette.
The voluminous shape of the cocoon coat lends itself to pairing it with a shorter skirt and ballet pumps.
The leopard-print pointy ballet pumps serve as an eye-catcher against the grey colour and a mini pattern clash with the herringbone coat.
Sometimes, grey can drain the complexion so I perked up my make-up with a matte, pigmented red lipstick (blue based) to pop against the coat.
I’m wearing: Coat by Max & Co. Black turtle neck jumper by Max & Co. Grey knitted pleat skirt by Stefanel. Leopard printed flats with leather bow by Kurt Geiger & navy beret by House of Fraser.
How would you style the egg-shaped coat? A la Romantique, with skirt and ballet pumps, or like Rebel with skinny jeans?
Navy voluminous spring coat by Max & Co
“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.” – Coco Chanel. When I’m shopping and I see myself reaching for all those florals, ruffles and puffs, I remind myself of the 50/50 rule by Parisian style icon Ines de la Fressange: Buy 50 % basics and 50 % trendy or unique pieces.
My navy, faberge figured, egg shaped spring coat is one of those work horses and basic go-to-pieces I find myself coming back to when I need something uncomplicated to throw on over jeans or dresses. The three quarter length sleeves and stand up collar are feminine, timeless and desirable features in any spring / summer coat.
Egg-shaped, voluminous coats have been all over the catwalks FW2013 of Celina and Giambista Valli to name just a few. And this shape is not just a fleeting trend but a timeless and playful coat shape.
Voluminous coats are easy to wear, just remember to pair them with something skinny underneath. Fitted jeans, pencil skirts or mini skirts all work well.
Miranda Kerr is wearing a cute egg-shaped coat by Isbabel Marant 2012. Can this woman ever go wrong?
Max & Co, Max Mara’s little sister, is a great place for buying Italian timeless style minus the price tag of Max Mara
I’m wearing a navy and pink striped satin skirt by Max & co, boots “sprinkle” by Kurt Geiger, shades by Chloe and purple woven handbag by Patrick Cox.
The coat, the basic of any wardrobe, is the perfect mirror of the wearer’s taste and personality. Now that it’s getting chillier it’s time to check out the style of coats for this season.
This egg shaped 40s style coat from Max & Co AW 2012/2013 (MaxMara’s little cousin) ticks all the boxes for me: It has a bow (aren’t we all a sucker for bows?) and a sophisticated simplistic egg shape. It’s an unusal but cute shape that will look great with anything skinny fitted underneath. Try skinny jeans, shorter skirts with tights, cropped tight trousers and a moccasin heel or a pencil skirt.
We’d love to hear how you would rock an egg shaped coat!
Here I’m trying on the coat with a winter floral pencilskirt. The coat is lined with white dots on navy background – super cute!