When multiple designers (namely Tory Burch, Dolce & Gabbana, Alexander Wang & Roberto Cavalli), paired tailored jackets and coats with furry arms in their F/W 11 collections, the pieces were received with raised eyebrows. One can’t be expected to immediately fall in love with the trend dubbed “Gorilla Arms,” but might it be an acquired taste?
After all, many of us wear coats with (fake) fur accents all the time. Faux fur trim around the hood or lining of a coat is popular for winter wear, so why not wear coats with furry arms? For those reasons, I can see this trend potentially gaining popularity, at least for a season.
Then again, this look also seems like a quick fad that will most likely be reserved for luxury retailers – making it a bit impractical for the average college girl. Personally, I don’t forsee Forever 21 carrying many gorilla armed coats anytime soon and I certainly don’t expect to see them around most college campuses. Sorry, designers – I’m not particularly excited about this trend!
What are your thoughts on gorilla arms?
You’ve heard my thoughts – now I want to hear from you! Are you in love with this runway look or is it too abominable even for a snowman? How would you wear a jacket with furry arms if you had one? Comment on this post below and let me know!