Mary-Kate Olsen Wore the Coat Trend You're About to See at Every Holiday Party

Forever fashion icon Mary-Kate Olsen is known for favoring oversize styles, so we were pleasantly surprised to see The Row designer in a structured velvet overcoat. The rich burgundy is also a departure from the New York resident's typical palette, which typically skews toward black, gray, and neutral hues. 

Of course, when luxurious velvet items appear on shelves, we know the holidays are just around the corner. In fact, Olsen's coat is ideal for bouncing between holiday events while staying warm and festive, and we have a feeling fashionable partygoers will be channeling this look all month long. 

If you're into the idea of being enveloped in velvet for your next night out this season, then you're in luck. We've found some lovely velvet coats and jackets and even a cape that will help take your look to the next level, including a piece that's absolutely MKO approved. 


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Drew Elovitz
Director of Content Strategy

Drew Elovitz is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but has spent the last decade living and working in New York City. She earned a master's degree in media and popular culture from New York University, then began her career on the internet as the Twitter voice of Barbie. She worked previously at Who What Wear as the director of content strategy and also spent several years leading the social media teams at Teen Vogue and Entertainment Weekly. You'll find her byline on the site around topics such as celebrity fashion, must-have basics, beauty favorites (particularly nail polish), and wellness tips and tricks. Her personal style tends to favor the classics: She loves crisp white button-downs, sneakers, and skinny jeans—and no look is complete without a great pair of oversize sunglasses and a trusty leather jacket. After she finishes reading the entire internet every day, she can be found dining out at her favorite restaurants, trying new beauty treatments, or indulging her historical-fiction habit.