This cozy unisex coat inspired by a banyan garment is oversized in shape and comes in one size. The banyan garment or dressing gown is a coat like garment that men wore at home over their clothes to keep warm and have an informal look. However, a banyan is made of a rich extravagant fabric, we chose a more cozy fabric. The soft rib velvet exterior gives this coat a cozy look with a retro touch. The bouclé inside adds to the coziness.
The collar of this unisex garment has a nice detailed finishing. The variety of blacks give this coat a chic appearance. The uniqueness of this double layered fabric complements the oversized shape and design of this coat. This garment does not have a button closure but a belt closure instead. The buckle and black satin attached belt gives it a chic yet contemporary look. And fits in with the variety of blacks used in this design.
How to style this black cozy unisex coat
This handmade coat in double layered fabric is an eccentric looking coat! It turns your plain outfit into a funky look and feel in an instant. It is easy to wear over almost anything.
Wear this cozy unisex coat over any outfit and you will have a chic yet comfortable look. Wear it over trousers and sneakers to create a quirky look. Here we styled it over a chic black trouser with our grey quartz necklace. The different shades of black will add to the classiness of your look. Or go for our black faux leather pants for a tough look.
Wear it closed for the colder days and wear it open on the bit warmer spring days. This timeless coat is certainly an addition to your sustainable wardrobe. And will complete your dark fashion look or go for a fun colorful look underneath. Or simply wear it as a dressing gown indoors over your outfit to create that informal chic look that keeps you warm on the colder days.
If you are more petite roll up the sleeves and show some more coziness of the inside. This coat would also be perfect to function as a large vest. Therefore it also makes a great option to wear inside over your outfit to create some extra warmth in the colder days or when it cools off at night. Wear this cozy unisex coat over your shoulder and it is also be a nice match for any chic gala attire with a pair of heels and a pearl necklace!
History of the banyan
A banyan is a garment that European men and women wore in the late 17th and 18th century, influenced by the Japanese kimono brought to Europe by the Dutch East India Company in the mid-17th century. Also called a morning gown, robe de chambre or nightgown, the banyan was a loose, T-shaped gown or kimono-like garment, made of cotton, linen, or silk and worn at home as a sort of dressing gown or informal coat over the shirt and breeches. The typical banyan is cut en chemise, with the sleeves and body cut as one piece. An alternative style of banyan used to be cut like a coat, fitted, with set-in sleeves, and was closed with buttons.