Four overcoats to fit autumn’s biggest trend

Oversized coats with bold checks and fashionable dogtooths are the way forward this autumn...

While it might appear that the overcoat hasn’t changed drastically since its origins in 17th century militaries, one of this year’s biggest trends – the oversized coat – has fashion houses overhauling the look of the classic overcoat.

Read oversized, not big. If you shop well and style it right, you’ll still be able to look tailored, especially with brands like London-based JOSEPH tapping into the statement look. The contemporary design house have garnered a reputation for giving classic looks a fresh coat, if you’ll pardon the pun. With bold patterns and relaxed fits, they’re adding some creativity to the last thing you put on before leaving the house.

Take a look through our favourites from their current collection.

Albert Smartie Dogtooth Coat

Four overcoats to fit autumn’s biggest trend

Putting modern twists on classic looks is exactly what JOSEPH is all about, which is why a traditional pattern like dogstooth is perfect for the oversized trend. What’s more, the pattern has multi-coloured dots in the fabric – hence the Smartie name. Avoid looking overwhelmed by ensuring it fits well on the shoulders, and wear with some lightweight knitwear and thick winter trousers.

Four overcoats to fit autumn’s biggest trend

Albert Smartie Dogtooth Coat

£845

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Albert Blown Blanket Check Coat

Four overcoats to fit autumn’s biggest trend

Crafted with a blend of Alpaca fur, this distinctive overcoat is as easy to wear as it is warm. With its big, bold check this is something to reach for when looking and feeling comfortable is more important than anything else. Keep everything else simple.

Four overcoats to fit autumn’s biggest trend

Albert Blown Blanket Check Coat

£705

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Alexandre Trench Coat

Four overcoats to fit autumn’s biggest trend

If you’re still too conscious of looking like a schoolboy on his first day, you can play it safe with this relaxed yet structured trench coat – a true classic with a myriad of styling options. This effortless model creates an incredibly smart silhouette that is sure to impress at any time of year.

Four overcoats to fit autumn’s biggest trend

Alexandre Trench Coat

£745

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Albert Mini Dogtooth Coat

Four overcoats to fit autumn’s biggest trend

A small pattern with a big impact, miniature dogtooth gives a texture that brings a cut as simple as this to life. Perfect for elevating any outfit, wear this oversized coat with anything from your favourite suit to your favourite jean and trainer combo.

Four overcoats to fit autumn’s biggest trend

Albert Mini Dogtooth Coat

£695

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