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These Effortless Overcoats Have No Buttons Or Zippers But Lots Of Style

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The retro influenced, swing coats at Jil Sander and Balenciaga seemed to float along the runway with movement and glamour. Best of all, the peekaboo coats are made to be worn open, and showed the beautiful dressed underneath in a subtle way we absolutely loved. Recently Katy Perry stepped out in the style for a bite to eat with new love interest and well-known Hollywood serial dater John Mayer.

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Open Wide

Nope, no such thing as zippers, buckles, belts or buttons on these effortless overcoats. We love the way the open-front coats give a glimpse of what’s beneath, making these toppers more an essential part of your outfit than merely a functional weather-beater. We can just imagine a fifties starlet throwing one of these over a body-hugging dress on a chilly Paris evening.

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Copy Katy

Want to emulate this effortless, glam winter look? You can imitate the look seen here with your own oversized pea coats by leaving them unbuttoned. If you feel like indulging, though, opt for one of these pretty coats in a soft dove grey like Katy’s and wear it over your ultra-feminine dresses. Better yet, stay on budget and on trend by shopping at a thrift or vintage store. They often have these oversized, peekaboo coats and the experience of a treasure hunt is always worth the price tag and then some.

[Photos via and Startraks]

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