The red coat is synonymous with British soldiers and the fairytale character Little Red Riding Hood famously wore one in the story. Even Santa wears one. The red coat is a bold fashion item. The vibrant color radiates confidence and there are so many cool styles and shades of red available. From the vintage double breasted styles with contrasting fur favored by Princess Diana to the plaid hipster shades, there is one to suit everyone. They are timeless, cute and while they are most popular at Christmas, they are versatile enough to rock all year round.