Restyle Your Old Fur Coat

Restyle Your Old Fur Coat

You have a fur just sitting in your closet that you haven’t worn in a really long time because you feel it’s out of style and you don’t know what to do with it. You may be thinking about selling it. Before you do, consider restyling. Depending on your coat’s condition and your personal taste, you have ample options to transform it into a very modern and sophisticated design that you will look forward to wearing.

Alter Length

Extra-long coats that were once in fashion decades ago now seem outdated. Many women today prefer the ease of movement and a casual look. They want a piece they can wear more often in their day-to-day. A good option is to transform a long and heavy fur into a shorter, more casual style.

Some of the options for length include:

  • Raise the hem: You can opt for a hem length above the knee for a chic style. You may also want to reduce the extra bulk. Raising the hem is one good option to lighten the weight.
  • Even Shorter: You may want to make your fur even shorter by taking the hem up to the hip. This length allows you optimal comfort in carrying out your daily tasks.
  • Fur Vests: Fur vests have been become more popular in recent years. They can be worn with anything from jeans to skirts or slacks. You can turn your old fur into a fur vest by shortening the length and removing the sleeves. You can even shear the fur or add cashmere to further update it.
  • Accessories: Your old fur can also be converted into a scarf or headband. You can even take the fur pieces leftover from your new fur vest to make additional accessories.


You may want an entirely new silhouette and change everything about your old coat, from reducing shoulders to changing the waistline. Shoulders, for example, are often too big in garments. Minimizing them improves the overall look of your garment. Another idea would be to turn dolman sleeves into a more fitted look.

Go for Shearing

If the heaviness is your main concern, go for shearing. You can turn your heavy coat into a more casual, lightweight garment to wear every day without feeling weighed down.

Add Little Details

We have many different options for restyling. We can even convert your old coats into home décor or keepsake items, such as pillows, cushion covers, throws, blankets or a teddy bear for a child.

With summer right around the corner, it’s a good time to consider restyling your coats. Most of our clients prefer to update their winter wear during autumn but this time of the year is actually the best time to get your old fur reconditioned and updated.

There are so many various options available to bring your old fur back to life. Instead of hanging them in in a closet all year, consider restyling them from a renowned local furrier. Bring them to Geno’s & Koslow’s (G&K) and walk away with a new, stylish and modern silhouette, up to the current trends. Call (405) 752-8959 or contact us for more information.