The Find: From the minute I spotted this Premise Laarni Funnel Neck Jacket (above left, $765 @ Bloomingdales) with the swingy trapeze cut, classic tweed material and high, wide neck, I knew I was in love. It has an elegant vibe and also touches on the menswear trend for fall.
Why a funnel neck? They give a streamlined effect to an A-line coat and add warmth during winter. On a dress, the funnel neck creates a glamourous and graceful line from neck to knee, one that's tastefully on cue with fall's biggest trends.
Top Picks: Vince leads the pack with a cropped plaid flannel swing coat ($295 @ shopbop.com) featuring a trendy three-button closure and voluminous balloon sleeves. Vince also offers a unique 100% wool Funnel Neck Shift Dress ($235 @ eLUXURY.com) in grey. Dropped shoulder seams, balloon sleeves and a flattering A-line cut through the body are all the convincing a fashionista needs to get into the groove for work or weekend in style.
From Elie Tahari, check out this much-raved-about Funnel Neck Trapeze Coat, also in fall's most popular shade. It's a trifle less expensive than the Premise coat mentioned above, but it's every bit as sleek and sophisticated.
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