Regarded as some of the chicest women in the world, the Olsen twins are hardly a pair who follow the crowd. Over their years in the spotlight, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have developed their own unique aesthetic, rarely straying from a pared-back capsule wardrobe filled with perfectly tailored trousers, button-down shirts, lengthy gowns, and floor-skimming maxi coats.
As a fellow petite woman, I have, for years, analysed and admired the way the twins dress, managing to balance proportions and throw the traditional "petite-girl rule book" completely out the window. And this autumn in particular, I am feeling very inclined to draw from the Olsens' guide to style by trying a maxi coat of my very own.
While a legitimately floor-skimming coat is not the most practical purchase—particularly during the wet winter months—a coat that hits your lower calf can become a wardrobe hero throughout autumn and winter. Luckily this season, there seems to be plenty of options around if you are looking to add a maxi coat to your current rotation.
With an array of hues and shapes, investing in an Olsen-esque coat is all about tailoring and finding a look that won't entirely overwhelm your frame. From double-breasted iterations to coats that feature waist-cinching belts, opting for a tailored element will help create structure. Keep scrolling to see how the Olsen twins style maxi coats and then shop a few options below.
How Mary-Kate and Ashley style maxi coats:
Style Notes: Seen in their coat style of choice, Ashley chooses to don a cream coat with a waist belt detail here, while Mary-Kate opts for an oversize iteration.
Style Notes: At another event, Ashley wears a double-breasted coat over a long black dress and stilettos.
Style Notes: Here, Mary-Kate adds structure to her maxi coat by pairing it with a statement, waist-cinching belt.
Shop maxi coats:
The Row Mintra Woven Coat (£2080)
The Row Eliona Belted Hooded Merino Wool-Blend Coat (£3360)
Envelope1976 Gala Double-Breasted Wool-Gabardine Coat (£640)
ASOS Design Strong Shoulder Maxi Coat in Sage (£65)
COS Wool Mix Relaxed Belted Coat (£190)
& Other Stories Oversized Alpaca Blend Coat (£175)
Totême Annecy Camel Wool and Cashmere-Blend Coat (£800)
Arket Belted Leather Coat (£490)
Nanushka Lana Navy Double-Breasted Wool-Blend Coat (£740)
ASOS Design Belted Luxe Maxi Coat in Camel (£75)
Harris Wharf London Tie-Belt Single-Breasted Wool Coat (£565)
Saks Potts Charlot Coat (£1359)
Topshop Boutique Camel Coat (£225)
H&M Calf-Length Coat (£60)
Ganni Double-Breasted Wool-Blend Coat (£425)
Michelle Waugh The Chloe Shawl-Lapel Cashmere Coat (£1860)
Nasty Gal Back to Mac Oversized Trench Coat (£51)
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