There’s no doubt that the world of fashion is prone to more than just a bit of hyperbole. You’re “obsessed” or “in love” with a particular item. Everything is “fabulous,” “chic” or “iconic.” In truth, while you probably do love that fuchsia bejewelled headband right then and there, its lasting wardrobe potential is quite minimal (sorry, Blair Waldorf). But there are a few pieces that make the cut and deserve all the above over-the-top descriptions lobbied at them. One such item (or rather items) are the coats Max Mara designs for women.
The Italian fashion house has created a long list of coats that really can only be described as iconic. Not only is the classic camel colour flattering for all skin tones, but the shapes are also designed to flatter women’s bodies. There are three, in particular, that are repeated every season by the brand, and it’s easy to see why. First up, there’s the 101801 Icon coat. Double-breasted and calf-length with wide lapels, it’s the sort of coat that you would wear to work and nights out. (But you can still manage to look put together even if you threw it over your pyjamas as you dash out to the corner shop to grab a pint of milk.)