Anya Ziourova in Chloe pre-fall 2014

Style Bite // Get your coat: Blanket dressing makes everything better

Atrocious weather fashion newsflash: The pre-fall collections have spoken and wearing a blanket as a look is now OFFICIALLY allowed.

Of course, behind closed doors this winter it’s been my default uniform anyway. But now I have sartorial permission to leave the house, and go beyond Londis.

What’s that you say? Can it be a slanket? I’m afraid that a Chanel, Chloe or Stella McCartney label would fair better on the slumming barometer so don’t get too cosy just yet.

On the plus side though, blanket dressing (of the high-end variety) is really the closest you can get to the sofa and still look relatively chic. I mean, Canada Goose has its place on location but can feel a bit too utilitarian when you touch down for that all-important meeting in zone one.

Russian Tatler Ed and stylist, Anya Ziourova (below, right) shows us how it’s done in the real world by adopting Chloe’s blanket coat for a dramatic sweep of ingénue brightness.

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Not in the mood to make a statement? Blanket dressing is versatile. Stella McCartney showed an easy girl-about-town (below, left) and Chanel harnessed the trend  (below, right) to counter eveningwear with slouchy nonchalance.

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Blanket dressing is the outerwear antithesis of the tailored dress coat. Warm, practical and infinitely modern. Just wrap and go.

 

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