( my coat from poshmark. pic from last yr)
It is hard to believe Thanksgiving is almost here. I remember sitting around the table, and getting exciting when I could actually sit at the “adult table’, as the square fold up table in which the kid’s sat, would be kind of crowded;-) I thought I would do a post today on a ‘trending’ fashion, faux fur.
What attracts me to faux fur? I think it is the Glam Effect. Wrap yourself in a faux fur stole, a leopard print coat, perhaps some faux fur accented leather gloves,it just adds that extra special something. I often like to wear my stoles with my vintage pins adorning the style
When did this originate? According to, the Vintage Fashion Guild, “Fur-like fabric is of relatively recent origin—in 1929 using alpaca hair—but fake fur as we know it developed even more recently, in the mid 1950s. It is made in a range of styles to imitate various genuine furs. The pile, or “fur” is usually an acrylic blend, sometimes with genuine fur’s characteristic guardhairs and underhairs achieved by using coarser and finer fibers, the finer of which are shrunk in the finishing process. The backing is often cotton.”
You know the old saying, “Learn something new every day.” that is not a bad practice! Years ago, fur was considered more of a status symbol, a way of showing others that a woman was in a certain financial bracket. later in the 70’s things changed, and a new movement against using real fur from animals was developed. I was not looking to go into the ethics of wearing fur, as I am sure you are familiar with both sides. I am giving just a bit of background to how the faux fur industry began.
What i love about wearing faux fur, is the texture. One of the many things I enjoy about Fall dressing, is the ability to layer, thus creating outfits with pattern, texture, color and more creative interest. Mix your faux fur with a lace skirt. Wear it with a longer tunic and faux leather pants or leggings. At the moment, faux fur is big. Not only shown in animal print, ( although leopard faux fur is a favorite of mine!) there are brighter colored coats, soft fall hued jackets and coats, along with fun additions of snoods and stoles too amplify your fall outfit.
This is one of my favorite jackets I bought on Poshmark last year. You will see me wearing this more on the blog!
If you are looking for some ideas for the Holidays, here are some faux fur coats, gloves and more that I put together for you. Looking for a fun, furry faux fur gift?
Fun Fashion with Fashion Should Be Fun
#passion4fashion with Rachel the Hat
Fancy Friday with Nancys Fashion Style
Fabulous Friday with A Pocketful of Polka Dots
Are you one to enjoy wearing faux fur? How do you like to wear it? Let me know in the comments and thank you for the lovely comments as well.
Have a great weekend!