However, it's included because the look of a muff in a contrasting color laying over the coat with the hands folded inside is a perfect picture.
Perhaps the muff was made by a favorite aunt, or the bell was handed down from your husband's great-grandmother.
You can still buy coats in velvet with contrasting buttons and capelets - sometimes even with a matching muff.
They had tried, in a version produced by Muff Winwood, but Columbia Records had rejected that version.
Women wore long dresses with matching overcoats, a bonnet or a fancy hat, gloves and a hand muff.
Making a fur hand muff to go along with your old-fashioned Christmas caroler gown is easy.
Many good winter coats will also include a matching muff.
The traditional dress coat came with a muff and hat.
For women, it will consist of a long skirt held out by hoops or petticoats, a long-sleeved fitted blouse, capelet, bonnet and muff.