Monday, October 17, 2011

A Good Coat - The Cornerstone of Confidence

Think gift wrap. Have you ever received a gift impeccably wrapped and couldn't believe your good fortune? The anticipation of the treasure inside compelled you to treat the package gently and with great appreciation. The presentation of the outer wrapping called you to make a judgment: something really fabulous was inside and must be treated accordingly.

Think of the coats in your wardrobe in this way. People will judge you in a nanosecond; your coat is your wrapping that creates the first impression others will have and will likely keep of you. Perhaps more importantly, it engenders the feeling you get about yourself as you move around through your day.

Outerwear is important and usually expensive; however it presents one-stop shopping for "fade and focus." The cut or shape of the coat will provide much of the "fade." The style details will provide the "focus."

Two Ulla coats are masterful renditions of "fade and focus" ---

The Funnel Neck Coat, #15112
Front and back yokes, vertical seams, on-seam pockets, 36" length and A-line fit provide great "fade." The strong single line of rich tonal buttons leading to the funnel neck creates "focus" right up the middle, framing the face.

The Ultimate Dress Coat, #15115
Roll-back raglan sleeves, on-seam pockets, 48" length and A Line fit provide the "fade." The "focus" is provided by the mandarin collar and four significant tonal buttons which create a vertical line pointing to the face.

Please share styles of outerwear that give you confidence.


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Dianna said...

WOW! Babe modeling Babe's Winter Picks, FABULOUS! Now I can really "see" how I will look in these clothes instead of trying to "imagine" how I will look in the Ulla clothes. Thank You so much!

Anonymous said...

Hi Dianna,
I'm so glad you like Babe's Picks; as you can probably imagine, it's a thrill for me!
Thanks for the comment!

Moe said...

Love the funnel coat -- great color and length.