The most popular women's coat styles for early fall 2011 are sleek, fitted and stylish. Whether you're looking for a long slicker or something that provides a little more warmth, there are plenty of coats that will have you stepping out in style this autumn. Read on to learn about the best fall coats of early 2011 and where to find them.
If you're looking for a fall coat that hits below the knees, try out the Soia and Kyo Autumn Belted Coat this fall 2011. Available online at Revolve Clothing, this luxurious coat is made of a black wool and polyester blend. It buttons down the front with oversized buttons, and cinches at the waist with a wide matching belt. The lapels are dramatic and exaggerated, adding a fierce look to the style. The back features gentle pleats for a more contoured fit. If you button the neck and wear it up, it dips down into a slouchy, cowl-like silhouette. Wear this look with slim fit jeans or tights, or slip it over your work uniform for a quick style update.
The best short, light trench coat for fall 2011 has to be the Merona Petites Water Repellent Short Black Trench Coat. Available at Target, this gorgeous coat has double breasted tortoiseshell buttons down the front, making it look almost like a pea coat. The hem falls just at the hips, making this a perfect casual coat to pair with jeans and skirts. Slanted side pockets at the front have cute envelope flaps, and a wide, matching belt comes with the coat so you can cinch up the waist. At just under $50, this beautiful coat is the steal of the season!
One of the hottest trends of fall 2011 is flattering fur and faux fur coats. The St. John Mohair Coat, available at Neiman Marcus, is the perfect choice. Warm without being overly heavy, this vintage-inspired coat features a straight silhouette that falls just above the knee. The long sleeves feature fold over cuffs at the wrist, and the exaggerated lapel at the collar adds a bit of drama to the look. It features a single button at the front, but it's best worn open. Large patch pockets at the front provide a great place for small essentials. Wear this coat with evening looks and dark cocktail dresses.
For a comfy coat that will make you look as fabulous as Audrey Hepburn, check out the Dolce Vita Fur Coat from Urban Outfitters. This short, hip-length coat features an oversized silhouette for a classy fit. The leopard print is stunning, and the collar is wide, which means it will pair wonderfully with chunky scarves, or let you show off your favorite necklaces. The long sleeves hit just above the wrists, and the coat fastens with two hidden snaps at the front. Simple side pockets at the front add functionality without being distracting.