Toggle coats, also sometimes called duffel coats, feature closings reminiscent of those found on children’s coats. This year, designers have come up with a number of adult versions of the toggle coat, taking classics like the pea coat and giving them a simple update as well as touches of luxury like leather. They’ve been photographed on Taylor Swift, Rihanna, and Kate Bosworth.
While toggle coats with wooden toggles are the most casual styles, dressy black toggles are available too, making the look a bit dressier. Most of these coats are hip length, with some styles hitting at the top of the hips and others reaching just below the hips. The dressiest styles have a bit of an empire waist, with the toggles all at waist level or above, to allow the hem to flare outward.
What should you wear with toggle coats? Mini skirts with black tights and heels are good, as are slim black slacks. Jeans are great too, as are sweater dresses. And you have your choice of footwear, from flats to heels to boots. All in all, this is a fun new trend that can have a place in any wardrobe.
Do you plan to wear a toggle coat this winter?