What Is The Difference Between A Coat and An Overcoat?

Here at The Overcoat Importer, we can confirm that the overcoat is this season’s essential item!

Whether you want to wear your overcoat with your favourite skinny jeans, formal trousers for work or with a pair of casual slacks, you are sure to have a trending outfit during the colder months.

One of the most common questions we receive here at The Overcoat Importer is the difference between an overcoat and a coat. Let’s take a look at the differences between the two!

What Is A Coat?

A regular coat is normally a lined jacket that provides plenty of warmth in the winter, even in sub-zero temperatures.

It is usually zipped up to trap in your body heat and can be either short, medium length or full body length. Coats can come in a wide range of colours, including bright and neon hues.

What Is An Overcoat?

When we talk of an overcoat, we refer to a long, flowing jacket that is not as heavy as a regular, winter coat. Although an overcoat does provide a lot of warmth, it is often unlined and lightweight, making it perfect to simply throw over your outfit on a cold winter’s morning or evening.

An overcoat is often collared, without a pattern and only one, uniform neutral colour. This makes it the perfect accessory for winter as you can wear it with practically anything.

When paired with other matching accessories, such as a knitted beanie, scarf and gloves, your outfit looks very well put together and stylish.

Since they can either dress up or tone down your outfit, an overcoat is great to wear to the office in winter, casually over the weekend or when going out for dinner.

Interested in a good quality overcoat this winter? Come visit one of our retail shops.