Feminine coats and jackets in classic retro and vintage style
A beautiful tailored jacket or coat is a must for your vintage inspired wardrobe. With Mondo Kaos we have a really good selection of outerwear in retro and vintage style, inspired by fashion from the 1940s and 1950s to the early 1960s.
We have many different types of outerwear Mondo Kaos, and common to them all is that they are very feminine in their expression. Our selection ranges from waisted princess coats, classic trench coats, feminine waisted blazers and cool denim jackets. Whatever you are looking for, we will probably find something that fits your particular figure. All our retro jackets are made in very high quality and in fantastic materials, and so we have a good selection of sizes!
In the starting forties, there were restrictions / rationing on fabric, and the coats were therefore typically without too much width and without extra fabric. Ie typically no caps, decorative pockets, preferably single-row buttons, and slim sleeves.
Coats and jackets were generally slimmer on average.
Trench coat: Known from the 40s is the famous Trench Coat. A trench coat is a coat with a lapel, with one or two rows of buttons down the front, and then it marks the waist with a belt.
The military look: Another typical silhouette from the 40s is a coat inspired by the military look. The coat has a more straight cut with length to the knees, single button row and a little shoulder pads for a more stringent shape.
The sports jacket: the waist short jacket was a sporty jacket for women. It was good for great freedom of movement, and was popular i.a. in the first female pilots. Our Americana jacket from the House of Foxy is inspired by these models.
The coats from this time were typically completely without extra embellishments, and preferably in earth or army colors.
Coats and jackets inspired by the style of the 1950s
In the late forties, when the fabric became available again, and one saw a desire to celebrate freedom, jackets and coats began to become more ornate again.
Therefore, in the 1950s, people began to see cuts such as the waisted coat, the semi-waisted or even the swing jacket. Common to all these is the large extra width in the cut from the waist down and with wide sleeves. And then emphasis was placed on details such as large buttons, large lapels, large sewn-on pockets and decorations such as fur, or contrasting lining. One also went back to using stronger colors such as blue and red for the coats.
The New Look inspired coat
New Look is the American name for the style Christian Dior created in the late 40s, where the focus was on the very narrow waist and large width of the skirt. With an extra petticoat under the dress, which belonged in the evening, there also needed to be a particularly feminine coat to wear over the dress or swing skirt. This particularly waisted cut is seen in this coat, which is also seen under the name princess coat.
Additionally, there could be details like slits or even pleats at the back to provide extra space.
The semi-alloy jacket was the mix of the Dior-inspired jacket and the triangular-shaped swing coat. However, this one still had a belt to focus on the waist
Swing coat: The swing coat was in A-shape, with plenty of room for the swing skirt or petticoat.
Blazer: The blazer is one of the most popular jackets. It is used especially for a slightly formal look. But originally the jacket originated from the rowing sport, from the rowers at Oxford and Cambridge universities, where it was a kind of 'hoodie' of the time. From there, it crept into social gatherings. The simple jacket was characterized by its lapel, the hidden pockets and the three buttons on the front. In terms of construction, it was anything but simple, and therefore quickly became a status symbol. It was the name of the color of one of these rowing jackets that gave the blazer its name for blazing red!
With Mondo Kaos we have taken the feminine blazer with us. All our beautiful blazers are made in a waisted cut with a focus on the feminine details.
With Mondo Kaos we carry a range of these different jackets and coats depending on the season.
Styling of your classic outerwear in retro / vintage style
The options are many when it comes to styling your vintage outerwear. The outerwear is the icing on the cake when it comes to your vintage look. You can easily use your feminine vintage jacket for both the more modern wardrobe, as well as a classic retro style. There is no doubt that our jackets are designed to showcase the beautiful female curves and therefore are as created for our selection of vintage style clothing. Wear the high-waisted waistcoats with our swing dresses, or the short jackets and blazers with a pencil skirt or beautiful sailor trousers. An extra beautiful vintage look also includes beautiful shoes or boots such as from Miss L Fire or Charlie Stone.
See all our vintage-inspired jackets and coats in our store in Copenhagen
You can look here on our webshop and see what we offer of feminine jackets, trech coats, blazers and other feminine clothes. But if you have the opportunity to look past our store in Copenhagen, then we would recommend you to do so, so you can see our full range of fantastic vintage outerwear.
In the shop work Stine, Kirstine, Line and Cecilie, who are all passionate retro clothing lovers, and they will do everything they can to help you find the perfect jacket in classic, feminine vintage style.
Do you have any questions regarding our vintage style jackets and coats?
With Mondo Kaos our first priority is always happy customers. If you have any questions, anything, about our range of coats and jackets or other clothing, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can meet us every weekday on 60 95 11 36 in the period 10: 00-18: 00 - however, on busy days it can be difficult for us to answer the phone, as we are usually busy taking care of the customers who visit us in the store.
Therefore, it will be an advantage to write your question to email@example.com where we strive to answer within a weekday.