If you don’t already have a camel coat in your closet, now is the time to invest in one for Fall 2009. With designers being creatively conscious during these strained economic times, they are going back to basics. But there’s nothing basic about these old standby staples.


The camel coat has gotten a serious makeover with luxurious fabrics, chic draping and stylish cuts that will certainly spice up your fall outerwear collection. Plus, you can justify the designer price tag, as it’s a piece that will last from season to season.

Jason Wu creates a straight cut, wool button down with a lighter lapel for a soft variation.

Dries Van Noten pushes outerwear to the limits with his silky robe, in this neutral color version.

Chloe cuts an oversized, heavy, camel coat with leather piping and edgy detailing for a fabulous twist to a traditional garment.

Oversized peak lapels, fitted waistline and three quarter inch sleeves makes this Derek Lam coat sexy.

Prepared for rain, snow, or shine, Tommy Hillfiger adorns this sporty camel coat with a mini cape.

Depending on your weather needs and with whatever changes global warming will bring our way in 2010, there are both lighter and heavier versions of the camel coat that are sure to protect your pretty little figure while showing off your individual style.

Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.