When I want to get glammed up for a night out, my go-to inspiration is Old Hollywood. From the lush fabrics, the classic accessories, to the sleek hair and of course the signature red lip—Old Hollywood is the epitome of glamour.
Old Hollywood is also notorious for fur outerwear. You could hardly see Marilyn Munroe in one of her classic body-hugging gowns without a fur stole. There's just something really glamorous and expensive-looking about fur.
It used to be really hard to find a good faux fur coat coz they were cheap-looking and I can't stand it when something just looks obnoxiously fake. Well, manufacturing has finally caught up with the times coz faux fur be looking snazzy these days.
It still can be tricky finding the right faux fur coat, especially shopping online. Two things I look out for are...
Because of how bulky faux fur coats tend to be, it is important to me to get the right length for my height and body type. The bulkier the item, the longer I want it to be. A good length is right above my hip area, so that it kind of lines up with the wider part of my body, instead of sitting way above it and making me look top-heavy.
Tip: I love it when stores have videos of items coz you can see the true fit of an item in motion as opposed to in a high-fashion/top model pose.
One of the rules of thumb for telling faux fur from the real deal is texture--faux fur tends to feel coarser than real fur, even though these days that is not always the case.
You can't feel the texture of an item online, but you tell by the way the hairs sit. If they are all perfectly in place, you can guess that the hairs are probably a little stiff but if there's some movement, they are likely on the softer side.
For this look, I went with a lace bodysuit and threw on a metallic pleated skirt to balance out the peek-a-boo top coz there's a thin line between sultry and sl***y. To keep it a little minimal, I finished off the look with some silver accessories to complement the undertones in my grey faux fur coat. See similar options below...