Mid-Century Monday: Women's Coats

Did you watch the season finale of "Mad Men" last night? All I can say what...what is going on?? For a while I thought we were wrapped up in some crazy dream going on in Don's head, but oh no. It's all happening — at least for now. And so many important exchanges in conversation happened so quickly that my head was spinning, so I'll have to watch it again. Do you think everything is going to happen, or will some things fall through? We have to wait another 9 months to see! This is going to be unbearable.

I guess I should get on with what we're all here for. :) In last night's episode, absolutely loved Megan's coat that she was wearing when she got back from hanging out with her friend. I've been keeping an eye out during my thrifting for a fall/winter coat in a herringbone pattern similar to Megan's, and this has sent me on an image search for more fabulous outerwear from the 1960s. Here's what I found!

First we have these adorably chic ladies with their coats from 1967, via a BBC radio website in Ambridge. Really loving the mustard one.

Then I came across these amazing black-and-white coats from 1965 by Originala, and a beautiful Zelinka-Matlick coat from 1961 featuring a deep underarm. Both were posted on the Couture Allure Vintage Fashion Blog. She's done a great little series on coats from the 1930s to the 1970s that are a good read. So check them out if you have a chance.

Love this 1960s coat pattern by Elle magazine...

And yet another beautiful mustard coat via a 1960s Sew-Easy pattern...

This Pierre Cardin pattern via 1960s Vogue in that bright white is absolutely stunning...

And here are some more that I loved for the pattern and/or color, just for good measure. :)

via LIFE Magazine

via affairedamourvintage.com
via thatindielook.com
via marcjoseph.com
via Style Hive
via LuLu's Vintage Blog

Those sewing patterns really make me want to hone my sewing skills. For those of you already gifted in that arena, try finding a vintage pattern online and make your own! For the rest of us, keep thrifting and carry on. :)


  1. All those cute vintage coats are as wearable today as they were in the 1960s. And a fun coat is so important. For a good part of the winter, it is the only part of your outfit most people will see. I love it when I see someone wearing a funky vintage coat. It raises their style to a whole new level.

  2. I just love vintage coats...thanks for sharing the great images. I am seriously considering finding a vintage pattern and sewing one up for myself!



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