5 Horrible Plastic Coats That Everyone In Fashion Loves Right Now

Plastic outerwear is officially a trend for spring 2014 and I, for one, am appalled. And I’m not just talking about raincoats. Raincoats are supposed to be plastic. No, I’m talking about regular looking, should-never-be-plastic coats and jackets. *Shudder* The best part about the non-summer seasons, for me, is that I get to hide underneath warm, comfy sweaters coats and jackets for at least 6 months. You simply cannot do that in plastic.

I think plastic outerwear is one of those things that you either love or hate (and I think it’s obvious which side I am on). But I think we can all agree that the following examples are just wrong. Just so wrong.

Plastic Cardigan

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At first glance this doesn’t seem so bad, but what you are looking at here is a plastic cardigan. Now, a cardigan isn’t technically outerwear I suppose, but I think that fact makes this worse, not better. Cardigans are supposed to be cozy. Why on Earth would you want a plastic one? A SEE-THROUGH plastic one.

Epaulettes From Hell

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I know this is supposed to be “jewel-encrusted” but to me it just looks like a couple of epaulettes started mating and reproducing on the model’s shoulder. I could make one of these in five minutes with a 99 cent plastic poncho and a bedazzler.

Clear Plastic Motorcycle Jacket


Maybe I’m a purist, but there is a reason that motorcycle jackets are made from leather. I don’t think a thin piece of plastic is going to stand between you and a bloody, gravely death if you fall off your motorcycle.

Sleeveless Pink Nightmare 

I don’t know what I hate more about this. The bubblegum color, the fact that it’s sleeveless, or the plastic. Also, if the “jacket” makes the gorgeous non-pregnant model look 6 months preggo, how am I going to look in it? NOPE.

Bubble Coat

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The perfect jacket for women who want to look like Bubble Buddy from Spongebob. Who needs to use their arms, anyway? #Overrated

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    • Julia Sonenshein

      The motorcycle jacket looks like plastic wrap!

    • Min

      so into the first one, but then again I thought it was mesh, not plastic.