How to Wear A Coatigan as a Top

Well, despite the intriguing title suggesting some elaborate secret technique, it’s actually so simple I’m almost embarrassed to say….

Just belt it.

I defined what a coatigan is in my previous post, and when I was putting this look together, with the help of plus size blogger and stylist Annika of The Stylish Reid, I didn’t feel like wearing a top. Straight up. So she suggested belting it and it totally works. Sometimes you just don’t feel like coordinating and layering.

You just want to be comfortable, look good and go.

And that’s what this look is all about.


This gorgeous Fall look is by one of my new all-time fav brands, Point Zero Curvy. A well established Canadian brand who recently embraced the plus size market with their Curvy line. And I love it. The pieces are everyday wearable, and they’re anything but basic. Each piece, although casual, has some cool detail that just makes it special.


Annika selected a basic wide black belt and we pulled the coatigan tight to wrap over my bosom. This would have been totally appropriate for a casual office look, but would also work for delightful weekend window shopping, while slowly strolling and sipping hot chocolate.


I’m wearing the Point Zero Curvy super soft faux suede leggings and caramel boots to highlight the browns in the coatigan.



I hope you enjoyed this look and invite you to kick up your Fall style while keeping it comfy and simple.


Special thanks to Annika for styling this look and taking these photos.

Stefanie xox

Point Zero Curvy Collection, also available at SexyPlus Clothing

Point Zero Curvy Coatigan

Point Zero Curvy Faux Suede Leggings

Caramel Wedge Wide Calf Boots – vintage, similar Wide Calf Boots

Wide Elastic Belt – available in store at SexyPlus Clothing

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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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