Like the ubiquitous LBD, everyone should have a great evening coat in their wardrobe. Go for pretty detailing like beading or embroidery and make sure it’s in a tactile fabric such as brocade, velvet or cashmere for a luxurious feel.
This belted cashmere coat will look great at winter weddings – the 3/4 sleeves mean it isn’t worklike, the belt will give you definition and the rich burgandy ‘oxblood’ (shudder) shade is warming. Underneath, pair it with this strapless red dress that with a hem that’ll just peek under the coat and is ready to be shown off at the reception. Product info after the cut.
Belted Cashmere funnel neck coat, £115 from Topshop.
Red dress, £69 by Trinny & Susannah at Littlewoods.