There are so many designs for coats out now that you may take a double look on it. Some are just like ordinary coats, some single and some double breasted. Some may find this confusing so here is a quick break down.

What is the difference?

Buttons

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

Single breasted garments have two lapels that slightly overlap each other, just enough to fit one column of buttons.

Double breasted garments have two fronts over lapping each other, this has two columns of buttons.

Lapels

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Lapels on single breasted garments are usually notched.

On the other hand lapels on double breasted garments are peaked which means the top of the lapels are pointing upwards.

Styling

You can almost pair any kind of trousers with single breasted garments as you can easily wear this formally or casual.

On the other hand, double breasted garments requires more formal trousers because it has always been associated with formal events and that hasn’t changed unlike the single breasted garments where you can pair with jeans.

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