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Stylish coats with faux fur collars

Updated on May 4, 2015

Faux fur - a huge fashion trend

I'm lucky in that my friend Caroline who is a fashion editor in London often tips me off about the latest and upcoming trends.

In an email today, she was raving about faux fur especially on coats and jackets. We were at college together, studying art and design, and we've remained in touch. It's great to hear from her - especially about the latest trends.

She is currently working on a magazine layout exclusively about coats and jackets with faux fur collars so I thought I'd share the information with you.

We all know that an elegant look is currently being seen on the catwalks in London, Paris and Milan. It's reminiscent of the 1950s and early 1960s when women truly knew how to dress elegantly with sophisticated clothing and superb style.

Fashion journalists are welcoming this return to elegance.Today there's no need to endanger animals to get the same look. The fake versions are fun, stylish and sophisticated. What's more, today's fakes are remarkably affordable and achieve a designer look at value for money prices.

Setting the scene - Style icons

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A modern classic


Caroline and I both went crazy over this one because of the tailored look. The colours will match anything in your wardrobe and this is an adaptable style that is so useful for just about any occasion.

It is stylish and smart enough to be worn for work but is perfect for casual wear too.

Ellen Tracy Outerwear Women's Novelty Wool Coat with Faux Fur Hood
Ellen Tracy Outerwear Women's Novelty Wool Coat with Faux Fur Hood

We decided to show the back view in the large photograph above because of that lovely - and so useful - hood.But as you can see this is incredibly smart and stylish when seen from the front too. Love it.


Collar scarf


You should have heard Caroline raving about this - I wish I'd made a recording! As you can see, this adaptable collar that can be worn with any garment.

This can add drama - and a hint of luxury - to even the plainest outfit.

Grey Faux Fur Collar With Satin Bow Collar Scarf - Grey Embellished Designer Collar
Grey Faux Fur Collar With Satin Bow Collar Scarf - Grey Embellished Designer Collar

Caroline loves clothes that are flexible which was why she was so delighted to find this. It's incredibly inexpensive and can transform ordinary outfits into something really special and very stylish indeed.


For business or pleasure


This is just gorgeous. It looks fabulous in this photograph with tight, cropped jeans, the lovely hat and those beautiful boots. But it looks wonderful when worn with a tailored skirt too. Very adaptable and stylish.

This too can easily look smart enough to wear on formal occasions but is great for every day too.

BB Dakota Women's Gillian Faux Fur & Suede Jacket
BB Dakota Women's Gillian Faux Fur & Suede Jacket

The fabric used in this fabulous jacket looks very similar to suede and that, combined with the fur, looks stunning.Both Caroline and I particularly like the 'v' line of the front of this useful and stylish garment.


Warm parka-style


Definitely casual in style and look at that luxurious collar. This is a great garment for town or country. It looks super-chic in the photograph, worn with skinny jeans, a gorgeous black bag and those cute round sunglasses. It the nineteen sixties brought up to date.

Why wear faux fur?

The stars of yesteryear - as seen in the black and white images above - would invariably wear real fur. Fur was a luxury,it was a sign of success. In those days, a woman knew that she had arrived when she had a fur coat -or even better, a selection.

But over the years society and its values changed. We became more conscious of the environment and more concerned about the animals - sometimes endangered species - that were being slaughtered to provide clothing.

After all, this was fine back in the days when we all lived in caves,there was no alternative, but for a civilised society? The wave of public opinion changed.

Photography credits

All product photographs from Amazon. Black & white photographs from Wikipedia Commons.

© 2013 Jackie Jackson

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @shellys-space: So hard to choose, isn't it? Thanks so much for dropping by!

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      Shelly Sellers 4 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      I love trench coats and the gray coat with faux fur is my style!