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Fab Tip: Faux Fur, Snip Snip

Sienna Miller's Topshop faux fur coat looked amazing on her (as does Anja Rubik's, left), but it reminded me that faux fur coats often overpower. A while back I bought one, a faux rabbit, and now I know why I haven't given it much wear — it makes me feel gaudy. Thanks to the cold weather recently, it hit me: I couldn't just let that gorgeous brown faux fur sit there, alone. I took matters into my own hands — or rather, gave the matter to my tailor and let her work her magic.

To hear my solution to an overpowering fur,


Because fur makes such a statement, it can be overwhelming if it covers your entire upper body. At first I thought, I'll chop off the sleeves and make it a vest. Though that would look cool, it wouldn't keep me as warm. A friend suggested trimming the sleeves down to three-quarter length, just like Dree Hemingway's Adam Lippes For Mango Chubby ($129). It wasn't a huge alteration, and that's the beauty — just a small tweak like taking the sleeves up a few inches totally transformed the look from madness to modern.

What's more, I didn't have to pay a ludicrous dollar amount for it. The lesson is, when a coat, faux fur or not, feels outdated, think fast — chop the sleeves. It'll make a world of difference without costing the world.

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lizlee89 lizlee89 6 years
I think this is such as good idea; I do this kind of thing all the time; I just find it wierd that one would be inspired by that image of Dree - her styling is terrible! I would wear that coat, but not the way she did...
starladarla starladarla 6 years
I often trim up clothes I don't wear. Jeans, shirts, skirts... get rid of a ruffle, a little length, sleeves, etc. Great suggestion!!!!
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