Womens Pea-Coats - Where Utilitarian Style Meets Classic Femininity.
Go Ahead Ladies, Treat Yourself To A Classic Pea-Coat - You Know Want One.
I'm what you would call an oxymoron - I love fashion but I'm not very fashionable.
Great at dressing everyone else in my small circle; I fail miserably when it comes time to dress myself.
No matter what I do, I never seem to get it right.
* A Small Glimmer Of Hope.
While sitting at my doctor's office today; leafing through the December 21st 2009 issue of People magazine, how thrilled was I to find that women's pea-coats were considered the hot fashion trend of this winter.
At last! - I had finally gotten something right. Being the owner of several pea-coats myself, I've always considered this jacket/coat to be the most classic piece of outerwear any woman should have in her closet.
* The History Of The Pea-Coat..
Surprisingly enough, the pea-coat has a very interesting history.
According to the Webster's Encyclopedia Unabridged Dictionary, the pea-coat (the term originating in America around 1715-25) "is a short coat of thick wool, usually double-breasted and navy in color," posessing at least six to eight shiny brass buttons, and has been around for over 300 years!
"Originally worn by European navies as a cold weather uniform; most notably the Dutch and the British during the 18th century, the term 'pea-coat' comes from the Dutch word pij- which is the type of cloth commonly used in the production of the coat." - TheSoko.com - The Perfection Of The Pea-Coat.
Though the coat originated in Europe, it became part of the United States navy's official dress as well by the early 20th century. In addition, it's usefulness was widely appreciated by fishermen and other seamen as well.
Who knew that a jacket of this caliber would make it's way into the fashion world of today.
* Where Utilitarian Style Meets Classic Femininity.
What is so great about the women's pea-coat, is it's unique style combinations.
In addition to being utilitarian in nature (in other words it's simple yet practical), at the same token, the women's pea-coat is very classic and feminine.
Designed much like the original, the women's pea-coat a.) complements just about any shape, b.) is extremely versatile, and c.) depending on the jacket's material; with layers of clothing (or sans layers) can be worn anytime, anywhere, any season.
* Women's Pea-Coat, Great For The Fashionably Challenged.
Whether you dress it up or dress it down, it's impossible to go wrong with a pea-coat.
Layer it with a cute blouse, tank-top or sweater and pair it with your favorite jeans, a pair of dress causal slacks, or a skirt - be it pencil, flare, or a line-skirt - add the appropriate footwear, and Viola! You've got a perfectly stylish outfit that will make you feel and look like a fashion genius....even it you aren't one.
It's definitely a coat for the fashionably challenged.
Tip: (To take the look to another level, add a bright swanky scarf, some cute accessories, and your ready to go).
So if it's a simple, classic, practical style your looking to achieve, a pea-coat is a must have.
Easy to style; easy to wear; it's the one classic piece of that should be added to every woman's wardrobe.
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