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How To Style A Teddy Coat 101

Finally! A trend that is both stylish and warm for winter! Ladies and gentlemen, I introduce the teddy bear coat, a trendy piece that has been seen on streetstyle stars and regular people alike. Why? Because it’s cozy and awesome.

This warm, soft and fuzzy coat is so beloved in my opinion, not only because its soft like your fave teddy bear, but because it suits the tastes of both maximalists and lovers of basics alike. On top of that, this style of coat has been my favourite transitional piece over the past year and a half now thanks to its practicality.

How To Style A Teddy Coat 101 | Style Domination by Dominique Baker


Teddy Coat – Sandro Paris c/o Preloved Ottawa | Black Shirt – Aritzia | Yoko Cropped Jeans – Denim Forum Aritzia | Boots – L’Intervalle | Scarf – Burberry | Earrings (similar), Necklace (no longer available) – Mango

How To Style A Teddy Coat 101 | Style Domination by Dominique Baker

Personally, I had to stop myself from buying them. I picked up this cute navy number from Sandro Paris at my favourite consignment shop, Preloved Ottawa. For months, I had been salivating over it and was surprised to visit the boutique and see that it was still there. I took her home immediately. This coat joined my lovely cream-coloured one from Aritzia which is so soft, it’s sinful (check her out here), and a shorter version in caramel that I picked up from Aritzia also last fall (shown below).

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How To Style A Teddy Coat 101 | Style Domination by Dominique Baker
How To Style A Teddy Coat 101 | Style Domination by Dominique Baker

While I feel that there are no hard and fast rules to styling teddy coats, here are a few pointers to keep them looking chic and effortless and less, well, like a bulky teddy bear:

How To Style A Teddy Coat 101 | Style Domination by Dominique Baker

How To Style A Teddy Coat

  1. .Normally, I would opt for teddy coats in lighter colours as they are already on the bulky side. Darker tones can add heaviness, so I would stay away from black. If you like darker tones, grey and navy can work well. My version from Sandro Paris in navy worked for me as the coat falls straight down, and fits a little closer to the body.
  2. Mid-thigh is a great cut-off length for this style, along with single-breasted options. As mentioned before, these coats can be bulky, so single-breasted styles can minimize a large bust, and mid-thigh lengths are flattering as opposed to full-length which can swallow you whole.
  3. Opt for true teddy bear-like fur, not longer faux fur. Heavy faux fur adds bulk and you can go quickly from “cool streetstyle” to literally “big pimpin'”, which I guess…isn’t a bad thing? *pops bottles*
  4. Teddy coats in bright colours are AWESOME! Think mustard or hot pink. These lovely shades are the most flattering in cropped styles. Longer versions tend to be a bit much (that is A LOT of emerald green), but I did see a full-length ruby-toned teddy coat that was completely drool-worthy.

No matter what you choose, have fun with this style! I plan to – we have a long winter ahead!

*Photography by Worn Leather Media

Dominique Baker
Dominique Baker

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  1. January 24, 2019 / 8:50 pm

    Can’t go wrong with this classic coat, so cozy and stylish. Also, the heeled boots really wrapped up the look dear!
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Dominique
      January 25, 2019 / 10:40 am

      Thank you so much, Jessica! Means a lot coming from such a style goddess such as yourself!

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