I’ve tried just about every coat offered by J. Crew this winter but the biggest surprise so far has been the Bow Coat. I at first thought it was limited in versatility because of the infantilizing bow but in person the bow adds an element of interest that was unexpected.


I tried on the kids’ version several weeks ago (from this post) but did not love the fit or the placement/size of the bow (though it does look spectacular on Khatu).


Sizing is consistent with other J. Crew outerwear styles but skews small. If you are between sizes I would recommend that you try the larger of two sizes.

J. Crew Bow Coat | Ann Taylor Perfect Shirt (similar) | H&M Leather Skirt (similar) |  Adrienne Vittadini Adam Booties | Chanel Medallion Tote | Zara Diamante Eagle Necklace

This coat was on sale on the J. Crew website for weeks but recently went back to full price online. It is marked down to $170 (before additional discounts; item#18771) in stores.