On Trend: Cocoon Coats

Did you know that the words jacket and a coat are not actually interchangeable? A coat is longer than a jacket, usually hitting mid-thigh while a jacket tends to hit the waist or fall just below it. Ok now that that’s out of the way , let’s move on to the “cocoon” part.

A cocoon coat is immediately recognizable by it’s slightly egg-shaped silhouette and drop shoulders – think 60s mod. Loose fitting around the waist and in the arms, it’s structured yet voluminous, oversized but definitely not sloppy and manly yet extremely feminine. In order for the silhouette to work, cocoon coats generally land somewhere between mid-thigh and just below the knee.

For best results, pair with fitted, minimalist pants (trousers, denim, leggings…). The goal is to contrast it’s oversized, soft silhouette with sleek, structured pieces.

Wilfred Cocoon Coat

This is THE quintessential modern cocoon coat (I mean it's actually called "Cocoon Coat"). For maximum style - pair with tailored white trousers, a white sweater and dove grey booties - so chic!

Available at Aritzia $325*

Wool Blend Coat

For those of your trying to pay homage to the 60s, there's this felted wool number with wide, notched labels - definitely the most 'retro' of the bunch. Pair with a fitted mini skirt (your skirt shouldn't be longer than your coat), a turtleneck and killer heels.

Available at H&M $99*

Wilfred Danii Coat

With it's oversized proportions and more relaxed vibe, this is the cool girl's cocoon coat. Pair with frayed hem denim, white runners and a button up shirt.

Available at Aritzia $298*

Long Cocoon Coat

This oatmeal stunner is slightly longer than your average cocoon coat - perfect for those of you that prefer your coats more full-length in the winter.

Available at RW&CO. $299.90*

Sosken Bonnie Plaid Coat Coat

Ok, I'm slightly obsessed with this vintage-inspired mohair and alpaca-blend plaid coat from Montreal-based designer Marisa Minicucci. It's super chic, super 60s and super out of my price range - but a girl can dream can't she?

Available at Hudson's Bay (online) $795*

Are you a fan of the cocoon coat? Tell us which one you like best!

*Prices quoted are regular prices, before taxes. Price and availability are subject to change. Please see stores for details.