My Autumn/Winter Essentials – A Three Quarter Length Coat

My Autumn/Winter Essentials - A Three Quarter Length Coat

Beside a camel three quarter length coat my beloved grandmother bought me when I was a child, which I wore a lot back then as a little girl, I didn’t quite develop the love for this style of coat until much later on in my life.

In 2002, I decided to get myself a black three quarter length coat before heading to Paris for a several months’ language learning holiday.
It turned out that my black coat was warm enough for European Autumn, about which I was very pleased.
Months after I returned Sydney, one day I caught up with my female friends over a cozy tea party. I had prepared a little album of my European photos which I had brought with me to show around. ( YES! This was how we shared pictures before Facebook time! )

I remembered there was one photo, for which I received the most compliments… It was me standing infront of one of the fountains at Place de la Concorde in Paris, and my purple and yellow floral skirt was about 4 to 5 inches longer than my black coat. Well, the compliments from my friends were mostly about the contrast between my black coat and the striking colourful skirt; my knee-high boots also received lots of attention! I knew there and then, if I had worn an ankle length coat, it couldn’t have had the same impact!

And that’s exactly what I like about a three quarter length coat – it leaves enough room for us to play with the look; such as : adding a pair of patterned pantyhose; wearing a pair of in-trend boots; or we can do a ‘Carrie Bradshaw’ – fresh up the whole look with a large, quirky and unexpected brooch!

Photography by : Road Wang


  1. I heard the Sydney is having a hot Autumn. That is really strange we have just started with the continuing warm weather here, which is nice. I agree a nice black classic cut quarter length coat or longer in colder climate is a must have. You can dress them up with wonderful scarfs and match with cute beret or beanie. Either or it is a winner. Stay warm my friend. xoxoox

    • Thank you for your comment Ann-maree.
      Yes, beside one week we had mid-winter kind of chills in May, the rest of May was pretty warm! It did feel funny when I was blogging the winter wear in 25C warmth Sydney yesterday!
      I guess the winter fashion will have to wait a bit as I see people wearing singlets and shorts. (It’s 26C today!) 🙂

  2. I like what you guys are usually up to. Keep up the amazing works vivalaviv! I’ve added you to one of my favourite blogs.

  3. 妳穿起這件外套好看又合身!!

    • 謝謝你的誇獎 Lingy
      是阿! 七分身外套並不容易詮釋..,我個人覺得需搭配有跟的皮鞋或皮靴
      若要看來修長些,可不必將扣子扣上, 試試看吧!

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