White and off white clothing can be quite intimidating. Firstly, there's the worry I often hear that white can make us look bigger than we actually are. There's also the pressure of maintaining it - we all know how quickly white can get dirty, especially if we travel on public transport.
Having said that, there is something special about an off white coat. Besides its versatility, a white coat adds an unmatched sense of elegance and sophistication to your look and shows style.
If you're looking to step up your wardrobe this winter, a white coat stands out, but in an understated way, and will have you looking glamorous in the cold.
Although it can be worn with pretty much anything since it is a neutral tone, I often suggest that my clients pair it with black to make a statement and to create a monochromatic, timeless classic look.
Here are 3 of the best short white wool coats available in stores this season across a range of price points.
I like this double pure wool coat from Max Mara because of the lapels and kimono sleeves. The slits at the bottom and side pockets make it really sleek. The concealed press stud fastening make this coat look minimalistic and clean.
Wide Lapel Wool Bled Coat - Mango
This option from Mango is more affordable than the previous two coats and is just as sophisticated. The wool mix fabric coat has a removable belt and stylish side pockets. It's a great piece for layering on a cold day.
Winter is always filled with dark colours. Stand out this year in a white wool coat!
Lizzie Edwards is a leading London based Personal Stylist and Image Consultant for women over 35.