Is It A Coat Or Dress? 8 Stylish Looks That Prove It Can Be Both

A coat is a coat and a dress is a dress, right? Not exactly. Thanks to ladies like Jennifer Lawrence and Leelee Sobieksi, the lines have been blurred, and the result is a versatile look you can wear well through winter. 

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    If you want to get more mileage out of your favorite outerwear, the solution is easy: button it up and wear as a dress. From oversized blazers to polished double-breasted coats, here are eight ways to wear the look now. 

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    PHOTO: Franziska Krug/Getty Images

    Jennifer Lawrence

    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire actress made sure her Christian Dior embroidered coat from the Resort 14 collection didn’t play second fiddle to a dress—because it was the dress! 

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    PHOTO: Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images

    Leigh Lezark

    Minus a shirt and pants, the model/DJ’s Chanel jacket exudes sex appeal in spades. 

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    PHOTO: Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for Dior

    Leelee Sobieski

    At the Guggenheim International Gala earlier this month, Sobieski created a figure-flattering silhouette by belting her Dior coat. 

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    PHOTO: http://www.songofstyle.com

    Aimee Song of Song of Style

    Haute Hippie’s Oversize One-Button Asymmetric Blazer ($595) is ready for after-hours fun when paired with Balmain’s leather peep-toe boots, as Song demonstrates.

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    Miroslava Duma

    We can’t say for sure whether Duma’s collarless red number is actually a coat or dress, but we love the way she wore it as the latter with a matching clutch and nude pumps. 

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    PHOTO: Stockholm Street Style

    Elena Perminova

    The Russian beauty stopped traffic in a blue metallic Burberry Prorsum trench coat paired with Louis Vuitton heels. 

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    Blair Eadie of Atlantic-Pacific

    Thanks to a fit-and-flare silhouette, Eadie’s RED Valentino Taffeta Puffer Coat ($895) easily doubles as a ladylike frock. 

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    Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad

    Ferragni’s cotton candy pink Sonia Rykiel jacket is just long enough to function as a mini dress. 

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    Topshop

    Daisy Lurex Swing Coat ($178)

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    Smythe

    Tapestry Coat ($695)

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    Reiss

    Virginia Fit and Flare Coat ($615) in White

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    Mango

    Belted Feather Down Long Coat ($190) in Mystery

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    Banana Republic

    Fit-and-Flare Bow Coat ($250)

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    French Connection

    Belle Boucle Coat ($356) in Orange

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    H&M

    Coat ($80)

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    RED Valentino

    Belted Lace Print Coat ($1375)

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Topshop Daisy Lurex Swing Coat

Topshop Daisy Lurex Swing Coat

Topshop, $178
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Kenzo Long Eye-Embroidered Wrap Coat

Kenzo Long Eye-Embroidered Wrap Coat

Kenzo, $2320
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Smythe Tapestry Coat

Smythe Tapestry Coat

Smythe, $695
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Reiss Virginia Fit and Flare Coat

Reiss Virginia Fit and Flare Coat

Reiss, $615
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Mango Belted Feather Down Long Coat

Mango Belted Feather Down Long Coat

Mango, $190
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Banana Republic Fit-and-Flare Bow Coat

Banana Republic Fit-and-Flare Bow Coat

Banana Republic, $250
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French Connection Belle Boucle Coat

French Connection Belle Boucle Coat

French Connection, $356
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H&M Coat

H&M Coat

H&M, $80
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RED Valentino Belted Lace Print Coat

RED Valentino Belted Lace Print Coat

RED Valentino, $1375
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DKNY Double Breasted Trench Coat

DKNY Double Breasted Trench Coat

DKNY, $379
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