It’s THE Coat and I Don’t Get It.

It’s THE Coat and I Don’t Get It.

I’ve never been a fan of fads, but that doesn’t mean I don’t follow along. I understood why sales of the weather girl dress went nuts a couple years ago. The shadowed edges offered a visual distraction that was incredibly flattering to many body shapes and perfect for on-screen work. The dress rang up at under $30 and as cheap as $19 PLUS there were multiple colors to choose from. It made complete sense! But for the past week I have been hearing about “THE” coat. The Orolay coat to be exact. It’s all the rage and I simply don’t get why.

The Orolay coat is the fashion rage this year, especially on the east coast. We just don't get it. Is this something you think is flattering? -

Apparently nobody has bothered to look in the mirror while wearing the Orolay coat. Or perhaps they’re blinded by the fact that it has multiple pockets that are large enough to fit all kinds of stuff. The news report I saw showed someone emptying the pockets to reveal enough food for a 4 person picnic. It’s like the clown car of jackets. Okay, that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but they did say the massive amounts of storage space were part of the allure.

The Orolay coat is the fashion rage this year, especially on the east coast. We just don't get it. Is this something you think is flattering? -

I could be completely on the wrong track and it could be super comfy and warm. Considering how awful this winter has been already, that would totally be a selling point. Or perhaps people are planning to travel this holiday season and want to avoid baggage fees by wearing a coat that replaces the need for a carry-on. However you look at it, I don’t think it’s a flattering piece of fashion.

The Orolay coat is the fashion rage this year, especially on the east coast. We just don't get it. Is this something you think is flattering? -

But who am I to judge? I’m not a fan of leggings as pants, jeans with clear patches and the whole white Crocs fad. Now, if the news went crazy about some vintage swing dress or June Cleaver dress, then I’ll totally understand because those are adorable.

The Orolay coat may be the latest fad, but you won’t see me wearing it.

What do you think of the Orolay coat craze?


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Founder and owner of, Nicole has been involved in social media marketing since 2007. She has partnered with a number of major corporations who utilized her skills to improve their social media outreach and online presence. Nicole has worked closely with brands such as Netflix, Nintendo, Domino's and Disney, has been featured in McDonald's videos as well as Maria Bailey's book "Power Moms". Always a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) and mother of two amazing daughters, if you can't find Nicole, she is probably somewhere being an advocate for playing board games.

19 comments on «It’s THE Coat and I Don’t Get It.»

  1. Krysten says:

    I’m more of a peacoat kinda gal – this one looks like it would make me feel like an oompa loompa!

    1. Nicole says:

      OMG, yes! Oompa Loompa! I love baggy coats to help hide the winter (or all year) weight gains, but this would make me feel even puffier.

  2. Kristin Troska says:

    Survival coat for the Zombie Apocalypse? Fill up those pockets with supplies, hang it by the back door, and grab it when you RUN!

    1. Scott says:

      Ok, you got us. That is the perfect use for this coat! No one cares about fashion when you’re running for your life!

  3. Stacie says:

    I mean, I kind of get it. I’ve always loved puffy coats, but this one seems to be leaning HEAVILY on the puff side. I also don’t need THAT many pockets.

    1. Nicole says:

      It’s even puffier when there is a bunch of stuff in the pockets, Stacie. Puuuuffffiiiieeee!

  4. Liz Mays says:

    I wasn’t aware of this trend! I guess you don’t need a purse when you’re wearing one though!

    1. Nicole says:

      So true, Liz. A friend of mine of Facebook asked if it’s a shoplifter’s coat!

  5. Amy says:

    I am not a fan of this style! To be honest, I don’t even own a winter coat and we do get snow! I am more of a sweater and hoodie girl.

  6. Connie says:

    I don’t even know what to say about this coat. I also feel that way about a lot of fashions I see on the runways. Why?

  7. Sherry says:

    I don’t get it either. It’s not flattering at all. I get the appeal of pockets but this coat just hangs there.

  8. Catalina says:

    I wasn’t aware of this trend too! But who knows, maybe sometime it can be really useful… when you need to empty something (car, your bag etc.) and you don’t have a bag … lol

  9. Jennifer says:

    Puffer jackets always make me look puffier so this would be a big NO from me.

  10. Rachel says:

    This coat looks really nice. It is hard to find a good blend of warmth and fashion.

  11. David Waldorf says:

    It does look a bit wierd. It also looks like it could be warm. But I’m a guy with little fashion sense.

  12. William Kwok says:

    Tagline: The Orolay coat – for packrats on the go. Haha. Well, at least the Asian chick looks cute wearing it.

  13. Sandy Klocinski says:

    I’m partial to shorter coats and jackets…maybe because I am short. Lots of pockets in this one though…for carrying things like dog treats and poop bags for the fur baby. But, then again, how many pockets can one fill with treats and poop bags

  14. John Smith says:

    With all of the pockets, you can both feed an army and further insulate the coat!

  15. James says:

    Tim the toolman would like the utility of this coat lol

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