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The Chub Club: Chubby Chaser | Hybrid Fur Fashion

This fur fashion is particularly relevant as the cold weather begins to settle in…

For all the chubby chasers out there looking for the next big thing, the fur chubby is currently turning up in a greater variety of shapes. Today’s versions range from reworked proportions to added perks like collars and lapels, even belts.

Gucci | Fall 2011-Winter 2012 Fur Collection

Gucci | Fall 2011-Winter 2012 Fur Collection

Amanda Wakeley | Fall 2011-Winter 2012 Fur Collection

Amanda Wakeley | Fall 2011-Winter 2012 Fur Collection

It’s not a secret that the chubby is a great first fur jacket/coat for anyone contemplating a purchase. There is something inherently youthful about it and it always makes a statement. Plus, its shorter length gives it a sportier feel and, as it turns out, makes it very versatile.

Zac Posen | Fall 2011-Winter 2012 Fur Collection

Zac Posen | Fall 2011-Winter 2012 Fur Collection

Whereas some fashion designers are staying true to the classic fur chubby – collarless, square-shouldered, long-sleeved and dense – others choose to play around with the archetype and deliver hybrid creations echoing other garments and dressing attitudes altogether.

Antonio Berardi | Fall 2011-Winter 2012 Fur Collection

Antonio Berardi | Fall 2011-Winter 2012 Fur Collection

Todd Lynn | Fall 2011-Winter 2012 Fur Collection

Todd Lynn | Fall 2011-Winter 2012 Fur Collection

From sweatshirt hoodies to kimono-wraps, this democratic take on the chubby offers more dressing opportunities. While some new chubby-types come without any fastenings at all, others make way for zippers and strings to easily do and undo, replacing the traditional metallic hook closures found in most fur coat designs.

Haakan | Fall 2011-Winter 2012 Fur Collection

Haakan | Fall 2011-Winter 2012 Fur Collection

Cheap n Chic Moschino | Fall 2011-Winter 2012 Fur Collection

Cheap n Chic Moschino | Fall 2011-Winter 2012 Fur Collection

Gucci | Fall 2011-Winter 2012 Fur Collection

Gucci | Fall 2011-Winter 2012 Fur Collection

Collars and lapels are also helping reinvent the garment by channeling anything from the cocoon-coat to the more basic pea coat. The variations are endless and become even wilder when cropping or extending the waistline or sleeves.

Peachoo Krejberg | Fall 2011-Winter 2012 Fur Collection

Peachoo Krejberg | Fall 2011-Winter 2012 Fur Collection

Chado Ralph Rucci | Fall 2011-Winter 2012 Fur Collection

Chado Ralph Rucci | Fall 2011-Winter 2012 Fur Collection

It is all very comfy, cozy and ever so fashionable! Which chubby style is for you? …

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