Yes, these are still wool coats, but lightened up in color and style. They definitely have a Spring-like feel, though still substantial enough to ward off the frigid temps that are hovering in many places. No matter Global Warming, etc.; some years are still pretty cold and some places continue to freeze while others turn balmy. I’ve heard it was recently -30 degrees in southern Ontario, Canada! That means, also, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York . . . . . . . . . and cold nights in many other places
In other words, don’t write off the importance of having a fabulous true vintage wool coat or two (or 3, or 4 . .. . . . . . .). I love heavier ones for deep winter, but these are such cute, girlish/ladylike designs – they put a spring in my step (no pun intended, but why not!). Very neutral, so they can complement the pastels that we want to start wearing now.
I just love the design details of these mid-century, wartime and post-war outerwear garments with big collars and buttons, smart trimmings, fun pockets and beautiful fabrics. From preppy to I Love Lucy – It’s fun to have all three and to pick the one that’s just right . . . . . . . . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY
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