All hail the return of the anorak

It’s time to wind the clock back 40 years and embrace the return of the anorak as the hot look for spring and summer 2012.

This coat which is synonymous with nerds and trainspotters has been completely remodelled and now looks really cool, especially with skinny jeans and a tee shirt. Teamed up with a dress it also looks very cute and casual.

There is no need for plus sized ladies to miss out on this great trend either, as Bonprix has a fabulous range of plus sized anoraks that are bang on trend. One that is set to be a huge hit is the plus size fishtail parka that has a looks of the mods about it with its fishtail hemline. The longer style makes it perfect with jeans, and the drawstring waist and buckle detailing at the back create a very flattering shape.

The faux fur that edges the hood is also right on trend, as are the sand and camel pastel colour options, but for those preferring a darker colour you can also get them in olive and black. The parka is available in all sizes from 14-30 and costs £27.95 irrespective of size.

If you are looking for a lighter anorak then the button through mac will be perfect. The shiny fabric also makes it ideal for both day and evening wear, and will literally go with anything you are wearing. This coat has a funnel neck and drawstring waist which is very flattering, is available in black or sand in sizes 14-28 and costs £44.95.