What is a Coatigan?

New terms are being added to our vocabulary all the time, and fashion is no stranger to making up words to suit a trend. I’m not sure when it was born, but “Coatigans” are all over the place, and this year, Addition Elle made a beautiful one.


So what, exactly, is a coatigan? Well, it’s like a cardigan, but less structured and somewhat slouchy, with no closure. Not as in a bad breakup ‘no closure’, but without a zipper or buttons like a coat would have. It’s the perfect item for the transition into Fall, before the weather gets too cold. And if you don’t have one yet, you’re missing out! From office casual to cottage life, it’s haute style meets cozy.


I particularly like the long-line coatigans like this one, which create an ultra chic look.


They’re great for climbing on benches and taking blog photos.


I totally fell in love with the unique pattern on this one, with the dark grey touches on the sleeves and the back.


I had to size down and go for the 0X, and it’s still really generous; so definitely go one or two sizes down if you’re thinking of getting it. I went monochromatic with one bold colour for this look because the print on the coatigan was busy enough.


Styled with a cool faux leather pendant that can be worn on the white or the black side.


Threw on my trusted thigh-high wide calf boots and perfect leggings to complete the look.


Have you gotten into the coatigan trend? Send me pictures – I’d love to see your style!


Here is the coatigan on the catalogue model, and on plus size sensation Tess Holliday. Love how she belted it!

Model Tess

Thanks for reading and for your continued support. And special thanks to Lisa from the blog @mustangsallytwo for taking these awesome pics for me!

Till next time, rock your curves and believe in yourself.

xox Stefanie

Coatigan by Addition Elle $85

Cobalt Cami by SexyPlus Clothing $32

Perfect Leggings by SexyPlus Clothing $32

Venus Wide Calf Boots by SexyPlus Clothing $149

Necklace by Addition Elle – on sale, in store only

Purse by Botkier – vintage

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