The coat dress: yea or nay, ladies? I got a few questions about this when it first came into popularity a year or so ago — I believe Kate Middleton wore something similar — and am intrigued. I’m not a huge fan of the double-breasted look for most things, personally, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a professional or work-appropriate look — and as I’ve mentioned before, I am seeing more and more double-breasted looks this season in suits (and the boxy-vest-as-blazer trend, which I am also not a fan of), so it’s certainly trendy. This wool dress from Black Fleece / Brooks Brothers is one of the best I’ve seen if you’re on the hunt for a double-breasted dress: I love the flattering seams (check out the back of the dress), the work-appropriate length, and the ethereal, pretty gray. It’s $650 (available in sizes BB0-BB5.) Brooks Brothers Black Fleece Wool Double-Breasted Dress
Here’s a lower-priced alternative in regular and petite sizes up to 18.
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