2014 coat 1940s coat
I have a few vintage coats I've collected over the years, I actually started wearing vintage coats before I started wearing vintage clothes every day. Most of my coats are from the 1950s and 60s, and while pretty, are not very warm:
What I really wanted was a Princess coat. These amazing coats made in 1940s and 50s featured nipped waists, full skirts, and dramatic trims and collars, plus they were made of thick wool and warm trims and would have kept the wearer toasty in even the coldest climes.
I could write more about princess coats, but it would be quite silly too, because one of my favorite vintage bloggers: Dividing Vintage Moments is a princess coat expert and has wonderful posts on the subject here and here.
Suffice it to say that princess coats are a classic and coveted vintage clothing item and as such difficult to come by. Imagine my surprise when I found my dream coat, and for a very reasonable price, at the Jersey City All About Downtown Street Fair. It was really a case of a vintage find that was meant to be.
I normally wear my vintage every where and am not too fussy about saving it for the best occasions, but with this coat I am very, very careful. I've worn it only a few times and it stays wrapped in plastic to help protect it from the constant deluge of dog hair. This is one coat I want to have for years and years to come.
My princess coat isn't the only festive coat around here this holiday season, Debra of Pug Possessed made Weasley an amazing and adorable Victorian style coat and top hat. I have to say I think our coats look pretty good together
and we are staying warm!