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What type of coat can take me from day to night?

If you want a coat that looks just as great over a cocktail dress as it does jeans, look for a mid-calf length, belted style in a timeless shade like black or chocolate brown. This classic coat suits all figure types—as long as the hem is proportionate to a taller or petite frame. If you’re tired of basic black wool, a fancier beaded or jacquard fabric coat can be just as versatile. The key is to find a style in a basic shape—anything too fussy will limit where you can wear it.

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