Wardrobing: I want fake fur that looks fake and doesn’t feel itchy

Fake fur has come along in leaps and bounds

Very fake fur. Photograph: Thinkstock

Very fake fur. Photograph: Thinkstock

 

Q I really love the feel of fur, but my skin crawls when I think about it. Even wearing convincing fake fur makes me uneasy. Are there any fake furs out there that look fake but don’t feel horrible and itchy?

Linda, Dublin

A So, you want a fur that is fake, feels real and looks unrealistic? That is no small order. It’s only the third week of January and already I feel like this could end up being the trickiest conundrum of the year. When is a fake-fur jacket not a fake-fur jacket? Why, when it’s an incredibly fake-fur jacket.

Fake fur has come along in leaps and bounds. Many of the fauxs found on the market look and feel like the real thing; so much so that you might want to give old Ginger a tin of gourmet fox food instead of slinging her over your shoulder. But if that’s too unnerving for you, try a coloured fur. Unreal Fur is an Australian brand that, unsurprisingly, deals in such things. The shaggy sky-blue coat is loud and lairy as well as hairy, but totally cruelty-free.

Closer to home, Shrimps is the go-to faux for London girls, having been heavily featured in the pages of Vogue and Elle. Its Ivana scarf is available in a multitude of colours, but this blush-pink number is the prettiest.

Finally, this star-print faux fur coat from Romwe will leave nobody in any doubt about its fake credentials, unless Dr Moreau has finally genetically engineered a new breed of patchwork animals. Faux fur may not dazzle you yet, but this coat will leave others starry-eyed.

Email your wardrobe woes to wardrobing@irishtimes.com

Unreal fur coat €96 theoutnet.com. Scarf, £87.50, Shrimps.co.uk.  Star Lover coat, €39.67, from Romwe.com

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