Have you ever wondered why famous people don't put their coats on properly?

It’s stylish. It’s très, très chic and it kind of looks like you ran out the door in a bit of a rush.

But apparently, there’s a reason why celebrities always drape their coats on their shoulders, rather than, you know, putting their arms through the… arms.

It’s a trend that surfaces every northern Winter and it even has a name – “shoulder-robing”.

The point of it, according to style gurus like Anna Wintour, is to look both very busy and – depressingly – slim. Because nothing adds bulk like a… bulky coat.

Anna Wintour attends the 12th annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards at Spring Studios on November 2, 2015 in New York City. (Getty: Nicholas Hunt)

The other thing that makes shoulder-robing A Thing, according to The Guardian, is that it’s difficult.

If your coat drapes too much, you might as well wear the damn thing. If it’s barely on the shoulders, it will fall off.

Check out some of the fashion from Mamamia HQ:

‘So, how does one shoulder-robe?’ We hear you ask.

Well, basically, you just drape for jacket, coat or cardi over your shoulders without actually putting your arms through their intended holes.

Like so:

A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Apr 2, 2015 at 8:10am PDT


Key adopters of the trend include Victoria Beckham, Kourtney Kardashian, Cheryl Fernandez Versini, Gigi Hadid, Beyonce and the always-fabulous Anna Wintour. If the Editor-in-Chief of Vougue is a fan, there must be something in it, right?

Take a look for yourself…

#KourtneyKardashian rocks some #rippedjeans as she leaving a #studio in #VanNuys #California. A photo posted by C E L E B R A Z Z I (@celebrazzi) on Dec 22, 2015 at 5:26am PST


A photo posted by C E L E B R A Z Z I (@celebrazzi) on Dec 21, 2015 at 7:02am PST


#VictoriaBeckham grabs an #Icedcoffee as she #out for some #meeting in #NewYorkCity. A photo posted by C E L E B R A Z Z I (@celebrazzi) on Dec 15, 2015 at 8:32pm PST

#GigiHadid shows off her #longlegs as she leaving a #studio in #NewYorkCity.

A photo posted by C E L E B R A Z Z I (@celebrazzi) on Dec 12, 2015 at 3:23am PST

Will you be adopting the ‘shoulder-robe’ in the coming cooler months?

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