This Season’s Coolest Military Coats & How To Style Them


Stand to attention with this season’s coolest and most versatile coat trend

Words Joy Montgomery

Shine your shoes and polish your brass buttons because the military trend is set to storm the fashion world this season. With roots in traditional naval and army garb, military coats have slowly evolved over time, leaving regimental roots and securing their place in the fashion camp. Claimed by musical legends such as The Beatles and The Libertines, the military coat made its roots in rock n’ roll glamour, yet found itself catapulted into mass fashion stardom when worn by taste-maker Kate Moss in the mid noughties.

After making an appearance on the Burberry SS17 catwalk, you can guarantee that military coats will offer serious mileage in the wardrobe stakes, and with countless styles to choose from you’ll be spoilt for choice. For weekend casual opt for camouflage khaki paired with straight leg jeans and colour pop cashmere. Or for a unique night out ensemble throw on an epaulet-adorned officers jacket, perfect with metallics and black tulle.

Scroll down to discover your favourite look…


From left to right: Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini Paneled floral-print silk-chiffon dress, £720, net-a-porter.com, Gucci Double-breasted appliquéd wool coat, £2,440, net-a-porter.com, Daniel Wellington Classic Sheffield ladies watch, £139, selfridges.com, So noir biker boot, £880, harrods.com, Charlotte Simone Popsicle striped fur scarf, £300, harveynichols.com


From left to right: Valentino Rockstud Leather Kitten-Heel Pumps,
£601, mytheresa.com, Isabel Marant Étoile Madlen pleated lamé skirt,
£245, harveynichols.com, Gucci Wool Military Jacket, £4,070, shop.harpersbazaar.com, GUCCI Sylvie Mini Leather Chain Bag, £1,180, gucci.com, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Elvina ruffled tulle blouse,
£555, net-a-porter.com, Coco De Mer Seraphine traingle-cup lace bra,
£85, matchesfashion.com


From left to right: Burberry Runway Ruffled High Neck Shirt, £450, harrods.com, Melissa Odabash Large Hoop Earrings, £40, johnlewis.com, Gucci Leather Mid-Heel Loafer, £585, gucci.com, Tomas Maier Double-breasted wool-blend pea coat, £645, matchesfashion.com, Givenchy mini ‘Antigona’ tote, £1,490, farfetch.com, L.K. Bennett Pri Trousers, £75 (was £185), houseoffraser.co.uk


From left to right: Adidas X Raf Simons Stan Smith trainers, £235, harveynichols.com, Citizens of Humanity Cora High-Rise Relaxed Jeans, £335, harrods.com, TopShop Authentic Camo Shacket, £45, topshop.com, Bella Freud Pale Pink Cashmere 1970 Jumper, £390, avenue32.com, Alinka ‘Stasia’ diamond triple star ear cuff, £2,286 farfetch.comImages courtesy of collagevintage.com

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