• Thu, Nov 4 2010

Lust Object: Rick Owens Wool-flannel Coat

First of all, yes, I am aware that every Lust Object shouldn’t be Alexander Wang/McQueen or Rick Owens. I’ve come to terms with that, I promise, and will try to branch out in the future. But yesterday, I highlighted an austere Owens coat and one commenter responded that the flat asymmetric front would make her (and “her boobies”) look bulky.

This comes right on the heels of a male friend of mine asking for some fashion advice, with respect to his girlfriend, who was on the search for a winter coat but unsure how to accommodate her large breasts without looking like a tent.

We’re a pretty flat-chested bunch here at The Gloss, but every girl has her wardrobe woes: I have really wide shoulders, for one, and can’t do any embellishing in the area without looking like a fairy linebacker. So while I don’t have the boob problem, I do sympathize.

My advice to my male friend was that his girlfriend needed to avoid anything double-breasted (a bit of a challenge with wool coats these days). That she should find a coat showcasing her slender midsection, whether by tailoring or a good belt that sat at her natural waist.

This Rick Owens coat would be great on a figure that’s fuller-up-top: it’s clean and minimal, sweeps out in the bottom to visually balance a larger chest, will make your arms look long and lean, and emphasizes the waist without adding any bulk with the expert use of a single button. The plunging neckline will also lengthen. Perfect for the lady with larger breasts and deeper pockets.

Rick Owens Wool-flannel Coat, $1,935, Net-a-Porter

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  • nolalola27

    Very nice. Though I don’t have 2k to spend on a coat, I see where you’re going with this and I’m sure I can find a version that fits into my budget a little better.