Olivia Wilde in Max Mara in NYC

Posted on March 11, 2014

To our delight (and the extreme consternation of our feline assistants) we heard birds chirping outside the windows of T Lo Manor this morning, which tells us that our days of Coat Porn are winding down, darlings. A shame, really. Outerwear’s the great equalizer in fashion. You don’t have to be a style star to appreciate a good coat.

Anyway, here’s Olivia, wearing the perfect chilly pre-spring day jacket:



Olivia Wilde out and about in SoHo, NYC  in a Max Mara striped coat.

Max Mara Fall 2013 Collection [Not exact match]

That’s some chic-ass mommy-to-be street style right there.

That’s right. “Chic-ass.” Anna Wintour says it all the time.




[Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews, IMAXtree]

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  • charlotte

    The coat is borderline bathrobe (a biker bathrobe on the model), but it does look cute and comfy.

  • Since she is a mother to be, “chicasa” – someone who is stylish and temporarily a house.

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      I love it.

    • Eclectic Mayhem


  • @Biting Panda

    Be Me bitches.

  • fursa_saida

    I adore this whole look, which surprises me because I usually find these hats affected and on its own, I wouldn’t so much as look at the coat. But the overall impact is hitting some kind of deep animal center in my brain because I WANT ALL OF THIS.

    • @Biting Panda

      Exactly. I believe her. And I envy her. Yet, I don’t hate her.

      • Alyssa

        I agree…and that takes talent, because I normally can’t tolerate her. She’s on my irrational dislike list.

      • kimmeister

        I envy her ability to rock skinny jeans even while a billion months pregnant.

  • barbarienne

    A chic-ass chicka?

    I know we’re here for the coat, but I also rather like the hat. I don’t understand why more women don’t wear hats.

    • Sarah

      I like hats, and folks always say they look good on me. Problem there is, if I endeavor to wear one, it is an all-day affair, because I have curly fluffy hair. If I don’t want people to see the smashy corners that a hat makes on my head, then I have to keep it on. This hairdo destruction is I think a major reason why ladies eschew hats.

      • Sophie

        I think women are allowed to keep their hat on inside buildings while men have to take them off? I discussed it once with a male friend of mine and he had never heard of that rule, so I might just be ridiculously outdated. Anyway, in theory, you are perfectly within your rights not to show your smashy hair corners.
        I’m envious because I haven’t yet found a hat shape that would work with my curly hair and my face at the same time.

        • Sarah

          Depends on the hat, as far as keeping on in a building. You look weird with your woolly bear eared ski cap at work, I find. My smashy corners thank you for carte-blanche to wear my buffalo horns hat all over the place, though.

          • Sophie

            I’d love to see someone do that! Imagine someone wearing buffalo horns during a Wagner opera, that should be fun.

          • Sarah

            Ha! Good idea. FYI: I don’t think the hair matters as much as the shape of your face when it comes to choosing a hat. I think some people are just swallowed by a hat, or it shadows their eyes to a degree that’s unflattering. I have a big ol’ face, and it likes framing with hats/scarves/hairthings, etc.

          • Sophie

            Thanks for the info! My hair tends to point in all possible directions when I don’t bind it up tightly, though, so I’m afraid to look like professor Trelawney.

        • Ginger

          According to my late grandmother, who was the keeper of all etiquette knowledge, it is perfectly acceptable for women to wear their hats inside of buildings when men have to remove theirs (think of church).

        • Ladies can wear hats indoors if they are not provided with facilities to repair their hair.

          Women who are not ladies or whose hair requires more repair than a restaurant can provide can also wear hats indoors.

        • Aurumgirl

          It is not an outdated rule, however, it’s unfortunate that not knowing the rule and breaking it often because of ignorance is the new norm.

          There was even an episode in the Sopranos where Tony Soprano lost his temper because another patron in the restaurant he was in would not remove his baseball cap while having dinner. So not only was the guy wrong to leave his hat on indoors, but he was leaving his hat on at the table.

    • The Versatile Chef

      I’ll tell you why more women don’t wear hats: women’s hats are all the same size. I have a HUGE head (mens 7 5/8) and “one size fits all” doesn’t work for me.

      Why do men’s hats have sizes but women’s hats don’t? Let’s all ponder this, because I have no fucking clue why this is so.

      • Ginger

        Thank God it’s not just me! It’s insanity that we can’t find hats that fit our heads, isn’t it? I wear the same size as you…all the better to fit all of our brains, right?

      • I can’t tell you how happy I was a few years ago to find a sunhat in an extra large on Amazon. It’s not very pretty but it fits!

      • The Versatile Chef

        I love that all of the gingers respond with “big head” issues. Must be because our brains are so large! 😉

        • kt

          Ha! I was just thinking that. My cannonball head looks awful in hats, which is a shame since I have to hide from the sun- daywalker

      • AnaRoW

        Probably for the same reason it’s so hard to find women’s pants with a hem that can be let out.

      • NinaBoo

        I’ve found my big-headed people! It’s good knowing that I’m not alone.

    • kimmeister

      It’s because I have bought all of the hats. 😀

      I agree with Sarah that you have to keep them on all day, if you’re going to opt for one. Most of the time that’s not a problem for me. The only problem is when I bust out a majorly diva-esque hat with a huge floppy brim. Might look good out-and-about, but is 1) out of place at my corporate workplace, and 2) impairs my peripheral vision while driving, so I have to take it off.

      • Grumpy Girl

        The extra shading is exactly why I wear them (I have no peripheral vision left anyhow.) My eyes’ sun-sensitivity demands a big brim. And my love of hats is delighted with this positive side effect of visual degeneration.

    • alyce1213

      I like hats, but my head gets too hot. Seriously. I have to take it off in like 30 minutes.

    • Aurumgirl

      Because hats plus driving equals nightmare.

  • marlie

    This is really cute. And it’s easily a non-mommy-to-be look, as well.

  • Anna

    Never really paid too much attention to her before (like the first thing that comes to mind is that her character hooked up with Marisa Cooper on The OC), but she has been killing it with her pregnancy style. Love this whole look.

  • sugarkane105

    This bitch has better maternity style than I have regular style.

    • CB

      Agreed. Her maternity style is so killer. She’s doing both street and red carpet really well; I love this look and a really loved her Oscars look too.

    • Aurumgirl

      She has better maternity style than she has regular style.

  • Sarah

    She looks a lil like Pregnant Chris Robinson.

    • Imasewsure

      Heels are too low

      • Sarah

        Ha you’re right about that. He likes ’em high!

  • hughman

    “You had one eye in the mirror. As you watched yourself gavotte.”

    • ashtangajunkie

      “And all the girls dreamed. That they’d be your partner.”

    • Kim Elmore

      GTFO. I have ALWAYS sung “You had one eye on the mirror as you watched yourself go by”. Had to google to make sure AND look up gavotte. Sad. 🙁

      • The Versatile Chef

        Never too old to learn. 😉

      • Grumpy Girl

        Sad, but not alone. I actually had a moment of wishing you had said what it meant, so I didn’t have the internet history showing I, too, had to look it up.

      • But how did you deal with “go by” not rhyming with “apricot”?

        • formerlyAnon

          Pop song. Rhyming schemes are loose.

    • decormaven

      She sure is channeling the No Secrets album cover photo.

  • deelup

    I want to be out and about in Soho and look like this. Though if I have to be pregnant, can Matthew McConaughey be the dad?

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    SEE how a pair of black skinny jeans work to feature the fabulous piece without f’ing everything else up?
    Coulda been used on about 3 other posts today! Well done, Olivia!!

    • Imasewsure

      Yes Zosia… even yours could have been saved with some LBSJs

  • Danielle

    Good God, I can’t want to be knocked up again.

    • Kitten Mittons

      For real, I feel like nesting just looking at her.

    • Hope you get good news this month!

      • Danielle

        We’ll know in 11 days!!

  • MilaXX

    Cuteness! I am loving her maternity style.

  • We’ve got a menage a trois of bluetits eyeing up the nesting box in our walnut tree. It’s driving Urchin nuts and causing other cats to visit the garden. So spring is definitely on its way! But there are a few more weeks of coat porn on the way. This really is a perfect trans-seasonal look, pregnant or not.

    • kimmeister

      The last time Rubi was chattering near the window, I went to go see what she was looking at, expecting to see one of the neighborhood cats or possibly a bird. It turned out to be a bunny wabbit!!! With markings like a dairy cow. I squealed for my husband to come and see, and he went out to try to nab it, but it scooted its little bunny butt under the fence and disappeared into our back-neighbor’s yard.

      • Cute! And probably safer. I don’t know what Urchin would do with a rabbit but she’d like to have a go.

      • Sarah

        My catz (except the one that goes out – to her eternal delight) have agreed that a two foot long windowsill is plenty of room to smash their three bodies on if the window is open and birds are singing outside. Which it is and they are. Woe is my drapes.

    • Grumpy Girl

      We’ve had deer! In herds! (And are in the city–not out in the ‘burbs or farmland.) Am hoping since they keep the outdoor cats away, that we will have more birds closer to the house, so that Fat Boy can be entertained (or I can be entertained watching him, watch the birds).

  • Sophie

    Is it the light or the length? I like it so much more on her than on the model.

  • tallgirl1204

    Pay attention, gals who like artfully ripped jeans and tricky blouses and way too many jackets– this is how it’s done. This would look good on almost anyone, and looks fabulous on her.

  • alyce1213

    Pregnancy hormones have had a very positive effect on Olivia’s style. I don’t love the leather arm pads on that gorgeous jacket, but it’s not enough to ruin it. It’s nicer as a jacket than the coat length. Love her in a hat — she has a great hat face.

  • Lesley

    totally thought this was eva mendes from the thumbnail image. girl has stepped up her fashion game since she became preggos, kuddos.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    She looks so great pregnant it isn’t fair. She’s my husband’s #1 girlcrush, and I can’t even fault him for that. No denying she’s ridiculously beautiful, and this outfit is cute as hell.

  • Imasewsure

    Love this outfit but she’s actually on my irrational dislike list… not sure why but she’s a fixture there… this outfit is fantastic though, esp. with shorter coat length

    • Lilyana_F

      Yep, she’s in mine too, go figure.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Cute coat, especially in this shorter length.

  • ovarB

    Her chic pregnancy style has made me a fan!!

  • Sunraya

    That looks like what we call a “Crug” in our house – half coat and half rug.

  • KT

    What a great little outfit! I never thought I’d say this, but the hat really makes the look. She should go with this style more often.

  • peachy

    it’s tres chic-ass…. she looks dynamite. so glad she went with the shorter length of coat.

  • Alfred Cox

    LOVE THIS LOOK. The coat is bathcoat porn and the overall outfit looks uber comfortable and chic. U betta werq hunny!

  • formerlyAnon

    Chic is the mot juste.

    When I was very young, this is how I imagined that everyone (who wasn’t very poor) who actually lived in a Real City, like New York or Chicago or San Francisco, dressed. (Very, very young, like 10.)

  • brown-eyed girl

    At first glance, thought this was Angelina Jolie.

  • Jacob Bowen

    Wow, it took a double take for me to even see her baby bump in these photos…see Mom, horizontal stripes CAN be flattering!

  • stubbornthoughts

    Is it weird that I want her to be pregnant forever, just for all the maternity-chic photo ops we keep getting?

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    Comfy and stylish…the way every woman should be everyday. Yay, Olivia! You glow, girl!

  • Funkykatt

    My pal in Iceland is still wearing her coat. And northern Michigan too. Coat porn is year round!

  • ThaliaMenninger

    I used to find her really annoying on House, and that carried over into how I thought of her in other projects. But she is so rocking the chic-ass mommy-to-be stuff, I have had to rethink that.

  • EmilyRyan

    I can’t believe this was posted four hours ago and I am apparently the first person to mention that she looks like fashion-forward Hamburglar.

  • Morgan Says Things

    I kind of feel bad for saying this, but as soon as I clicked on the link for this post, I thought, “Hamburglar.”

  • poggi

    I am always impressed by people who can wear hats and not look like “I’m wearing a HAT!”

    • TerryMH

      I was thinking the same exact thing! Its not everyone who can wear a hat without it looking like an affectation. Now I have “hat-wearing” envy. I wonder if it’s her long hair that does it, or the shape of her head? I’ll probably spend more time than I am comfortable admitting studying this issue.

  • Lilithcat

    The coat is definitely better in the short version, but I hate those giant leather patches on the sleeves.

  • MannahattaMamma

    I love the boots and agree with the others that yes, it’s Hamburglar Chic

  • She’s a chic, adorable bumble bee — the tummy and the coat!