50’s 60’s 70’s
Cold Weather Outerwear for the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s: the belted version
Quote of the day: “When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion.” Abraham Lincoln
For the heavy duty versions of outerwear, I normally think materials like down filled, wool or faux fur. For these overcoats you’re going to be spending more money in order to get an item for proper warmth; however, considering you’ll wear it for many years, the dollar per wear price factor is appropriate. I have to admit…finding interesting coats in this category can be challenging…so a good alternative is to add your own leather belt for a bit of flair! You will need a larger than normal belt to accommodate the extra girth caused by the heavy jacket unless it’s elastic, and the wider belts tend to look better. The only downside to this is where to put the belt when you need to take off the coat…my suggestion: have belt loops added onto the piece!
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50’s Cold Weather Outerwear: This plaid long coat was given to me and is now too large. This is a fabulous reason for wearing a belt on the outside of the coat! I happen to like the white gloves & scarf to lighten up the overall look.
Coat: Pendleton (similar here in red)~~Belt: (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Gloves: (similar here) ~~Jeans: Makers of the True Originals (similar here)~~Boots: American Eagle at Payless (similar here)
60’s Cold Weather Outerwear: This black, long wool jacket was just screaming for some color since the black canvas area is so big. Nancy didn’t get a petite when she bought it making this piece have pockets that are unusually low and hard to reach. By belting the coat, we actually pull up the pockets enough to make them easier to access!
70’s Cold Weather Outerwear: Mom’s camel coat gets brightened up with a blue belt AND a scarf. This is a great way to get use out of your regular silk scarves or you could use a heavier wool scarf!
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I know I didn’t discuss puffer jackets but there are many out there now that can be somewhat flattering. If you are thinking about a puffer coat, I’d look for the smaller pleats and interesting designs of the lines to make it more polished!