As I said, regardless of your feelings on fur, the trend right now is hot. I've found some really fabulous fur and faux-fur pieces for your shopping and viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
Jaclyn Smith Faux Fur Vest, KMart, $29.99
Kennedy Faux Fur Vest, Ella Moss, $258
Kristen Blake Faux Fur Vest, Nordstrom, $108 (Plus size only)
Kristen Blake Cropped Faux Fur Coat, Nordstrom, $138 (Plus size only)
Vintage Fox Fur Collar, Etsy, $59
Vintage Mink Wrap, Etsy, $150
(WHAT is with this girl's outfit? Seriously? Nude fishnets with a cami and ruffled high waist hot pants? I'm afraid I can't support this decision.The mink, however, is gorgeous. Too bad the photo is ruined by every other garment in it. Tragic.)
Vintage Fox Fur Fitted Jacket, Etsy, $235
Antarctic Rabbit Fur Cape, LA Vintage, $216
Fur Capelet, XOXO, $49
Copper Tiered Swing Coat, Fabulous Furs, $199
As I mentioned above, I'm not interested in getting into the highly controversial subject of wearing real fur. Instead, I want to offer some guidelines for looking your best in a fur or faux fur piece of clothing. The thing about fur is that it can be rather bulky and heavy-looking. Although the current trend includes boxy vests and coats, I would caution you against them, especially depending on your body type. Since there are so many synthetic options, look for ones with tailoring, like the first and third vests pictured. The fact that they are cinched at the waist helps keep them from looking too boxy and shapeless. If you fall in love with a boxy vest for its soft texture, or its coloring, don't despair- you could always add a belt at the waist to cinch it in.
When selecting a fur/faux fur piece of clothing for yourself, be honest about how well it flatters your body. Look for pieces that are in proportion with your body. Unless you are very tall and slender, a full capelet (like the white one pictured above) is not going to work. Also, consider how thick the fur itself is and how flattering that is on your body. There are many different types of furs and faux furs and some are actually very sleek and short, so don't feel as though you have to choose a piece that is as fluffy as a Fraggle Rock Muppet. Follow the same rules you would for any other outerwear garment, but err on the side of being even more fitted and sleek because even the shortest fur will be more bulky and thick than your average wool outerwear.
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