I'm predicting that over the next few weeks there will be quite a few coats appearing under my 'Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's...' heading.
Statement coats and jackets are making a big impact going into autumn and winter this year, in designer collections and on the high street.
By 'statement', I take the description to mean something that you don't just throw on top of a fabulous outfit to shield you and your clothes from the elements. It's an item of outerwear that is striking by its own merits. Statement coats use intense colours, eye-catching patterns, contrasting fabrics, unusual shapes, and big bold detailing like buckles, zips, buttons, collars, sleeves, pockets and lapels.
A statement coat does exactly what it says on the tin.