The sleeveless coat -For or against?

The coat with no sleeves. Crazy or cool? My inner practical Virgo is pleading ‘don’t be ridiculous, you’ll catch your death’. My rebellious side argues, ‘what a brilliant layering idea’…


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22 Responses to The sleeveless coat -For or against?

  1. Make Do Style says:

    For, love a style challenge.

  2. says:

    From one virgo to another, i love it.
    You nailed it – the layering opportunities are endless.



  3. Couture Cookie says:

    Love the look, could never wear it as my arms and legs always get colder than the rest of me. But the idea is brilliant…

  4. Pina Colada Kisses says:

    With the warm sleeves and great neck wrap this works for me

  5. Intrinsically Florrie says:

    ''what a brilliant layering idea'' indeed!
    That one looks fabulous! (just get rid of the fur with it)
    I'd deffinitely wear one with a long sleeved top or blouse, and as it gets to spring time with shorter sleeves or even none.

    Florrie x

  6. Shrinky Inky says:

    it's not my style but it is clever for layering. …love Maegan just did a DYI tutorial on one she made (and also a faux fur roll like the model is wearing in the pic)

  7. Fashionography says:

    I think it is maybe just a clever way to attract attention to something that is fundamentally plain, having been used for so many centuries. By cutting the sleeves off the coat becomes obviously interesting, yet ridiculously cold.
    I say no to the sleeveless coat I'm affriad.

  8. enc says:

    Maybe not the most practical thing, but it sure looks good. I agree it would be a great layering piece. Just think of the textures one could show on one's arms. It would work in mild climates like mine.

  9. WendyB says:

    Why not, as a layering piece? Any layer contributes toward keeping you warm….

  10. Sara says:

    you can't see me but i'm shaking my head "no" really really hard…..i think i may have hurt my neck….

  11. EIGHT LONDON says:

    Ooooh not for me! I'll stick with my beloved sleeved coats… too cold!

  12. Claire says:

    I am for. I have a sleevless number from Mango that i wore this summer but now looks fab with a poloneck under it!

  13. That's Not My Age says:

    I say no to cold armpits

  14. A says:

    Yes, definitely for.

    I recently bought a fantastic sleeveless coat from Cos but when asked whether it was a practical solution to my winter coat issue, I had to confess that it was not practical. But it was excellent. I took it back (because I couldn't justify the price tag) but I'm hoping it'll be reduced in the sale because no-one else could possibly want a sleeveless coat. Right?

  15. Angel says:

    I am definitely for! As you said, PERFECT for layering, will go especially well with the over the top, elbow length gloves I've been hankering after :) xxx

  16. atelier says:

    It may be a brilliant idea if you live in a place like Canary Islands.. were coats are merely decorative… but here in England, it's only October and it's getting quite cold.. Honestly I can't imagine January in a sleeveless coat..

  17. Inside-Out (Topshop) says:

    Love the sleeveless coat. With layers it can be made practical! And sometimes, our favourites aren't practical, just irresistible … like this beauty.

  18. miss cavendish says:

    I saw this styled three ways in Vogue US. And I must say, I loved it!

  19. thevaincollective says:

    so against- layering opps are endless but there are only so many pieces of knitwear you can pile under without creating muscle man arms :)

    Vain D

  20. thedailydoll says:

    Against – I just don't like the way it looks. Maybe a thinner materialed version that almost looks like a dress, but not a true jacket.

  21. laia. says:

    I'm really in love with this one.

  22. Diana @ So Fash'on says:

    as much as i love the runway look, no!

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