Just in case you’ve curious, the difference between an overcoat and a topcoat is that an overcoat extends below the knee, and a topcoat above it, and I didn’t know that myself until I googled it just now. I’ve been seeing quite a few stylish women walking around in them lately, and that has inspired me to dig mine out of the closet, and to compile this post for you. Here’s one from Everlane with a really clean shape and cool slant pockets.
Olive green boucle is an unexpected choice, and this one is pretty well-priced (it also comes in a couple of other colors).
I dig the gold hardware, and the way it contrasts with the grey of the coat, on this little number.
Just a really pared-down style with an ever-so-slightly cocoon-ish cut.
A very menswearish plaid choice.
This one from Anine Bing comes with a detachable faux fur collar, but I like how it looks attached: very lady rock star.
This Rag & Bone coat is reversible, which is a nifty trick, and I like how the white looks against the camel.
I really really really like the barely-there leopard print on this one, which I know is quite predictable of me.
This camel coat is boiled wool, which gives it a cool, nubby texture.
This double-breasted specimen is just a really elegant choice, and I like the ever-so-slightly peaked shoulders.
The slightly swingy shape here makes this otherwise menswearish coat come off nicely feminine.
The oversized patch pockets here are both useful and stylish.
I don’t usually like a shawl collar, but I think it really works here.
Plaid coats can be a whole lot of statement, but this one is nicely subtle.
This is just about as classic as it gets, and reminds me of something Carolyn Bessette might have worn.
I’m a big fan of the leather collar on this one from Allsaints.