Winter is coming! (Yes, that was a "Game of Thrones" reference but it also literally applies to the colder season that is upon us.)

With teeth-clattering weather hovering ever so close, we realize that it's time to dig out our winter coats and layer up to stave off frostbite.

And who better to look for winter fashion inspiration than stylish ladies of yesteryear such as the late (and great) Elizabeth Taylor - who always knew how to show off her mean figure - and fashion goddess Sophia Loren, who looked glamorous even when bundled up in a big fur coat.

Just because it's cold outside, it doesn't mean you can't make a sartorial statement and the following women are proof that winter coats can look just as stylish as your fall finest thanks to some tailoring, creativity and a bit of drama, natch.

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  • Elizabeth Taylor, 1989

  • Diana Ross And The Supremes, 1970s

  • French Actress Arletty, 1918

  • Diana Ross And The Supremes, 1970s

  • Actress Marion Davies, 1920

  • Woman In A Coat, 1929

  • Woman In A Coat, 1928

  • Woman In A Coat, 1929

  • Eartha Kitt, 1962

  • Natalie Wood, 1962

  • Queen Elizabeth II, 1961

  • Susan Strasberg, 1960

  • Elizabeth Taylor, 1958

  • Woman In Coat, 1957

  • Woman In Coat, 1957

  • Sophia Loren, 1962

  • Woman In Coat, 1955

  • Woman In Coast, 1955

  • Marlon Brando, 1954

  • Woman In Coat, 1953

  • Woman In Coat, 1952

  • Woman In Coat, 1950

  • Actress Carole Lombard, 1930

  • Jackie O, Circa 1965

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    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Karolina Kurkova attends Brooks Brothers and Town & Country with The Cinema Society host a screening of 'The Great Gatsby' at HBO Screening Room on May 7, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

  • Leather Motorcycle Jackets

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  • Capes

    A model walks the runway at the Valentino Autumn Winter 2013 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on March 5, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)

  • Academically-Inspired

    A model walks the runway at the Tommy Hilfiger Women's Fall 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Park Avenue Armory on February 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

  • Over-The-Thigh Boots

    Entertainer Beyonce performs on stage during 'The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour' at the Barclays Center on August 3, 2013 in New York, New York. Beyonce wears a blue dress and boots by Pucci and hosiery by Capezio. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment)

  • ‘60s Mod

    A model walks during the Temperley London’s RTW collection.

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