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Cheap Black Pea Coats for Women

Updated on November 11, 2013

If you want to look classy this winter, try wearing a pea coat. These are versatile coats which come in various sizes and colors and look simply fabulous on women.

It is almost true to say that these coats never go out of fashion. They are a must have for both men and women.

While a woman’s pea coat is designed in a way to fit at the hips on the other hand a man’s pea coat is a little longer than the hip length.

A classic pea coat is made of wool but nowadays you can find these coats in various other fibers too like leather, cotton, tweed or cashmere. If you are preparing to buy a pea coat for yourself this winter then, hopefully this post will be useful to you.

Choosing the Right Black Pea Coat for Women
Choosing the Right Black Pea Coat for Women

A Bit of History About Pea Coats

The history of Pea Coats goes way back to 1700s. the word “pea coat” is said to have originated from the Dutch Word “Pij” which means coarse wool.

The other view is that the word ‘pea coat’ stemmed from the word pilot cloth which was a thick coarse cloth used in traditional navy. The name pilot cloth over a period of time was then replaced by the word “P Cloth”.

The cloth then came to be known as “P- Jacket” and over the years as Pea Coat. However it was only in 1900s that pea coats started to become an essential part of a woman’s winter wardrobe collection.

Types of Pea coats for Women

You will be surprised to find that there are different types of pea coats which ranges from the standard coats issued by the United States Navy to those which have been modified by the fashion industry.

Tailored Pea coat: These are designed in a way to provide a perfect fit to the body and thus contain vertical seam work.

Swing Pea Coat: These are more specifically geared up towards women and move outwards from the waist and thus create a tent like shape. It is almost the size of the hip length.

Authentic Pea Coat: These are made for the US Navy and thus have to me made keeping in view their specifications and requirements. It is short in size in order to allow free movement of the body.

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GUESS Women's Peacoat with Faux-Fur Collar
GUESS Women's Peacoat with Faux-Fur Collar | Source

Tips for Choosing the Right Size of Pea Coat for Women

When it comes to picking up the prefect kind of pea coat you need to take in to account various factors like the length of the pea coat, the fabric and of course how it will look on you.

The fit of the coat: Most of the pea coats are of the hip length but some coats fall to the waistline or even extend to the mid thigh.

The style matters: Though the classic single breasted pea coat has always been in fashion but now a lot more fashionable coats can be chosen like the hooded pea coat, winter coat with the funnel neck or the belted pea coat.

The color is important: You may love to try something bold like cherry red, royal blue or you can go with the classic colors like grey, white or black.

Royal Robbins Women's Urban Pea Coat

If you want to stay away from the league and make your own style statement , then Royal Robbins Women’s Urban Pea coat is the one for you.

It is breathable and waterproof and intends to keep you warm all day long. The surprise of this coat is the inside pocket where you can keep your essentials like mobile or keys.

Dollhouse Women's Classic Wool Blend Double Breasted Pea Coat

If you wish to go for the classic look then this double breasted pea coat would be the one for you. However what adds to its beauty is the dollhouse twist to it.

The fit of this coat is tailored for a more feminine silhouette. The pockets of this coat have heavy duty zippers, while the sleeves and shoulders of this pea coat are provided with eppolettes for that perfect maritime look.

New Fashion Women's Pea Coat Wool Coat Cashmere Overcoat Double Breasted Black by serviceUNO

If you love cashmere, then this woolen pea coat would be appreciated by you for its look and elegance. It is double breasted and contains two slant pockets to the front.

The good thing is that you can wear it in the autumn, spring and winters. It also has pleated design to the reverse. If you wish to wear a pea coat in different seasons then you may opt for this one.

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      Shadaan Alam 4 years ago from India

      So Lovely, Rushi, glad that you enjoyed reading it, i always love these coats, they look really smart on women

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      passionate77 4 years ago

      very interesting information shadan, really i enjoyed reading all through, thanks a lot for sharing such interesting information dear, stay always blessed, i loved the post soo much and just bookmarked it as well. regards!

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      I have had one payment issue so far. If they won't pay me once again I will also quit the site.

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      Shadaan Alam 4 years ago from India

      Are you also having payment issues there? It is really bad to know, lots of people are leaving that site just because of this reason because sometimes they pay you and at other times they don't. So you are always in a puzzle whether to continue their or not, i stopped writing after they held back one of my payments and the other three payments kept on just accumulating their until i redeemed.

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      That's really bad. I think I would also leave the site if I wasn't paid anymore. I hope I will get my next redemption. Some have no payment issues while others do have. I don't understand it.

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      Shadaan Alam 4 years ago from India

      Yeah, the payment issues arose, they didn't paid me four of my redemptions and i mailed them again and again but in vain, then i just left the site, there was no point in continuing with the site, i hope you are doing well there.

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      It's also nice to hear from you again. I'm so said to hear you are no longer writing for Bubblews. Did you have payment issues?

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      CraftytotheCore 4 years ago

      I would definitely wear the Royal Robbins coat. That is a cute coat! I used to have a similar one. But now I have a red wool coat. It's very bulky. A pea coat would be great for milder winter days here.

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      Shadaan Alam 4 years ago from India

      Thanks Janet, actually before writing this post even i wasn't aware of the 'actual term'. i always called them 'coats' ...never knew the difference. It is so nice to hear from you after a long time, since i no longer write at bubblews.

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      Thank you for sharing this useful and interesting hub about pea coats. I haven't heard this expression before but I have already worn them. They look absolutely great.

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      Shadaan Alam 4 years ago from India

      Thanks Victoria, for stopping by and having a look at my hub. I always admire the way these pea coats look, i think they make a woman get more grace when they are worn. It would be lovely to have one in the wardrobe.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I don't have a pea coat, and didn't even know that's what they're called, but I love the look! I don't spend much on clothes. Maybe I can find one at a thrift store! Neat hub!