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The air smells like damp leaves, the next season of Grey’s Anatomy coming out in a few short days and my deodorant is magically working again. Do you know what that means?? Autumn is here, honey! As a staunch “summer girl”, I can’t say exactly how excited I am about this development, but I to be suspense about the reason they give to jump down to a new and seasonally appropriate mall.
The perfect warm and sleek ankle-length coat that’s roomy enough for winter layers, Ideally made of a warm material (like wool) and under $200 .
The good news is that I actually found the perfect warm and beautiful ankle-length coat, but the bad news is that it comes from The Row and costs a fantastic $7,590, which isn’t even in my budget. I. This jacket – which I first saw when images of The Row’s fall/winter 2022 collection were posted online – is basically the jacket behind this rabbit hole.
I opened up to the fact that ankle length is the ultimate length for a winter coat – with the power to transform it from a functional outerwear into a distinctive expression of personal style. . Isn’t it crazy that the right ratio can do? I always appreciate that reminder. The right proportions are often the key to what makes an outfit or piece of clothing really popular, so identifying them will help narrow down your shopping search significantly.
- Length from 50′ to 55′
My base of neck to ankle measurement is 52” (for reference, my total height is 64.5”), so I was trying to target a length range of 50” to 55” in my search with the idea that if the coat is too long I can always hem it. I’d recommend taking the same measurement yourself and adjusting that range accordingly.
For any findings I include below, I will record the length in inches whenever that information is available so it can inform your purchasing decisions.
I started my rabbit hole on RealReal, flipping through all 17 pages of “women’s long coats” currently listed on the site while listening to the latest episode of Poog as background entertainment and snacking on the leftover carrot cake my sister made. (I’ve found podcasts and snacks to sustain a long rabbit hole).
I’m obsessed with the silhouette of this Aquascutum jacket, and the price is insane ($61!), but I’m really looking for something with a warmer fabric for late fall and winter. If you’re in the market for a trench coat, buy this one for yourself.
I’m not sure about this collar, but I love its dark brown color and 100% wool fabric. If you love collars, then I love it for you.
The buttons on this 54-inch jacket are a bit too much for me for the sleek and simple design that inspired this find, but I hope someone will love it because I think it’s really unique and Fabric content (part wool, part cashmere) is fab.
I love this 54-inch coat by Cinzia Rocca. The combination of 72 percent alpaca and 28 percent wool sounds perfect, but it’s just not my size (someone’s usually XXL, shovel it up!).
I also took a look at the RealReal “men’s long coat” selection, and this vintage Yves Saint Laurent was the only thing that caught my eye. The website says the length is 28 inches, clearly a typo. My guess is they mean double, so 56 inches? Again, I don’t think the fabric content looks warm enough based on what I’m after, but I hope it’s perfect for others who want a light tunic with a statement color because of the umbrella blue satin. Liu is really interesting.
I did a few Google searches but everything I found was not good or too expensive, so I decided to stay on the second-hand/secondhand route, so I decided to try the keywords “wool jackets”. ankle length”, “floor – long wool coat” and “extra-long wool coat” on Etsy with “classic” attached to all of them.
The silhouette is perfect on this one. The fabric content looks too light for me, but I would absolutely buy this if I was looking for a lighter jacket. I almost think I should take it anyway. Actively fight back.
This 49.5-inch coat reminds me of Nicole Kidman’s amazing outerwear wardrobe in Undoing. Enjoyed me as I was looking for something more textured but still a great classic option for lovers fakelook wool.
The cut of this one is beautiful, and at $134, that’s a great price. I turned it down for myself because I’m not sure about the color of the buttons, but if you don’t mind that and you’re looking for a classic 51 length tailor-made black wool winter coat, 2 inches, this could be the !
Part of the fun of rabbit holes is that sometimes you find things that may not be exactly what you’re looking for but are perfect for someone else. I sent the 58-inch quilted blonde cape to my hairstylist, Mischa, because it matched her hair color, which I knew she would appreciate.
This 46 inch long coat is too short to be one of the for me, but I include it because it’s made from Loro Piana wool, which is said to be incredibly soft and warm, and it has a great double-breasted shape. As long as you don’t mind the length, I like this for you.
This 46-inch jacket (and another 44-inch jacket from Open Market Vintage) is a bit shorter than the range I’m targeting, but I like their silhouettes and I included them here because of the antique store. This dictionary has more offer size covers than most I’ve seen on Etsy during this search. This one is beautiful and is 3 times the size. If you’re thinking of buying it, I’d message the seller to ask if they can provide any additional pictures.
Next stop is Yoox. I have a love-hate relationship with Yoox because the navigation is a bit overwhelming and the discounts aren’t as good as they used to be, but it’s worth browsing when you have a concrete idea as the selection is really vast, and if you Look long enough and hard enough, there are gems to be found. Here’s what caught my attention after going through 29 pages of women’s long coats:
This 50-inch by Weili Zheng startled me, but I wish it was 100% wool. A great option if you’re looking for an affordable wool coat under $400.
I prefer a strapless blazer, but this lovely option is perfect for anyone who likes to accentuate their figure despite all the layers.
Although out of my budget, this 54-inch is really suitable for anyone who can afford to spend on a 70% wool coat.
After reviewing the fruits of my labor, I purchased this navy blue Louis Feraud jacket from the RealReal. It wins out over the others because of the fabric content (a delicious-sounding combination of fleece and wool) and color (navy blue). It’s also reasonably priced compared to everything else I’ve seen and liked ($187). Now I just need to find the perfect giant towel to go with it without spending more than a month’s rent… If you give a rat a cookie, etc.
Since I captured the only one, here are some other used favorites that are still available:
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https://www.thecut.com/2022/10/deep-dive-to-find-ankle-length-coats.html The Lengths I’ll Go to Find a Great Ankle-Length Coat