Everything You Need To Know About The Different Types Of Overcoats

Everything You Need To Know About The Different Types Of Overcoats

Uniforms come in different designs and options. Every company has different requirements. The designs and the colour code of a uniform depends on the brand and is such that it appeals to their customer crowd. Uniforms are a major part of many professional institutions and other types of organizations as they feel that their staff or students are the direct interface between the institution and the outsiders and believe that they should represent themselves at the best.


Some of the majorly seen types of uniform outfits come as shirts, skirts, parallel pants, sarees, salwars, overcoats.

Today in this blog we will see types of overcoats.

There are different varieties. Overcoats for men and women are available in a wide range. Gone are the days when overcoats are worn only on formals. The trend is matching anything with everything to create a fusion. Such is an overcoat too. These days women can be seen wearing overcoats matching it with saree uniforms and also on skirts.

Overcoats are not just a designed piece of garment but are also helpful for the working class in areas that are prone to more cold weathers. Here’s a quick guide as to how to choose overcoats for men from the various types of overcoats for men.

Some of the major fashion overcoat types for men are as follows:


It is a single breasted coat that is long and comes with long sleeves. It was a trend way back in the nineteenth century but is again finding its way into the fashion world. It can be styled on an evening suit or even professional clothing. 


Trench Coat

A trench coat is not frequently seen in countries like India where the climate is mostly humid. In other countries the light weight of the coat is taken as an advantage to be worn in autumn. It resembles that of a military coat. It is double breasted and the design has evolved over a time.

When it comes to uniforms, overcoats are worn by both men and women to compliment their overall look. For example, a chef wears a coat that resembles that of a double breasted short coat.

Did you know that there are close to thirty different types of coats as uniforms for men? Here are a few to be named:

  • Coat
  • Blazer
  • Tuxedo
  • Single-breasted overcoat
  • Double-breasted overcoat
  • Puffer coat
  • Parka Coat
  • Long Coat
  • Peacoat
  • Duffle coat
  • Duster Coat
  • Overcoat

The list goes on. Just like men, women too incorporate overcoats in their uniforms these days. Some women in uniform consider wearing a coat like men gives them equal stature and on the other hand it is also a very comfortable piece of garment to help women in colder regions stay cozy.

Also, we find fashion influencers these days curate creative ways to style overcoats for women. Modern Indian women find it charming to wear a blazer or a coat over their saree to give a bold and chic look to the entire outfit.

So to understand the types of overcoats for women, here are few examples:

  • Trench Coat – Like men, women also style trench coats with their outfits. It can be long and comes in different colours. 
  • Denim Jacket – Another frequently preferred overcoat style for women is denim jackets. The monotone shade literally makes it go well with any outfit.
  • Bomber Jacket – Bomber or biker jacket is considered chic especially in youngsters. They look smart on denim, maxi skirts and also shorts.
  • Overcoat – The typical name as it suggests, it is a coat worn over a casual outfit. It can also be styled on a formal outfit.
  • Evening coat – It is more of a single layer that just hangs loosely on the outfit. It is wont to give a better look to the entire outfit. It is more of an accessory type than serving the purpose of an actual coat.


Keeping aside the fashion part of the overcoats, as mentioned above, an overcoat gives an overall perfect look for an outfit. It brings out the best in you in terms of a professional look. Professionals wearing coats seem to look more poised and composed as the look projects so.