In the cold And windy time of the year, the need for coats gets on fashion top lists. Getting the right coats to compliment your outfits might seem difficult. Women from Old Hollywood were queens of outerwear and pulled off a lot of looks, women such as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hephurn, Grace Kelly, and Elizabeth Taylor to mention few.

Their coats then came in different types and shapes: with fur (symbolizing wealth and class), plaid, check or wool which is totally similar to that of today except the fur isn’t from animals these days. The right coats give one the polish needed for sophistication and class, these coats could either come belted or slouchy to hug your frame.

These famous women are seen wearing different forms of winter coat while looking glamorous and classy in them. Vintage looks should be your go-to this winter times.

To get inspiration from Marilyn Monroe, wearing a collared trench coat with a visible belt to accentuate the waist while every other part looks slouchy is a way to go while incorporating flats and a well-coiffed hair. You could also try wearing prints in animal prints, going bold and cold in a buttoned-down animal print coat makes you a similar image to Elizabeth Taylor in a bold and classy winter look.

An over-sized plaid coat does the trick while you are trying to play preppy with this look from Ingrid Bateman at Circa 1948. In getting classy and warm, a look by Gene Tierney in a dark blue exaggerated boat collar coat makes her look fierce and sophisticated.

Grace Kelly in a mother of wool jacket-like coat or you try a coat lined with collars and front layered with faux fur like Irene Dunee.