Flatter your Figure with the Right Style of Coat this winter

Style of Coat

Own the winter! Don’t hide your figure with a bulky, oversized coat, show off your shape with the right style. We are here to help you with deciding on the right coat to buy. 

Here are some common body types and some tips for getting the best look:

For women on the busty side, avoid belts that cinch the waist too tightly. Try a longer coat with a sleek, streamlined look. Just say no to oversize buttons on the bust. A simple v-neck adds a sophisticated look. Bright colors are the cure for a drab winter day. For those with a pear shaped, try a coat sporting a fitted top and a flared bottom. A flared military style peacoat with domed metal buttons would be a flattering choice. Or try a dramatic collar to draw the eye upwards.
Curvy ladies, show off those curves with a belted waist and a single breasted style. An asymmetric cut is a trendy choice. Faux fur trim will keep you warm when the temperature drops. For the full-figured gals, try a jacket that hits right at the midline. Don’t be afraid to try a fashionable lapel, it will draw attention upwards. A great design choice features an Empire waist. Emphasize your smallest point which is usually just under the breasts. Accentuate with a fuzzy scarf.
If you don’t have curves, stay away from shapeless designs and opt for a cinched waist. Add interest to the collar with a faux fur or jazz it up with a colorful scarf or cowl. A Peplum middle will give a more curvy silhouette. Expectant moms, don’t feel fashion has left you behind, Ponchos are back! There are lots of choices available. Try something in a fun candy color. Capes are another great choice for keeping warm and stylish.
If you are tall, don’t be afraid to go long. You can pull off a fashionable floor skimming duster. Go ahead and have fun with oversize buttons and collars. Add some chunky boots and winter weather won’t stand a chance. For those who are petite, don’t let your coat go below the knee. Above the knee gives the illusion of a longer torso. Stick with smaller patterns, but don’t be afraid of bold colors. Bulkier fabrics can look overwhelming, so try something sleek.

So pick the coat that’s right for your shape and don’t let the chilly air get you down. Fashion doesn’t end when winter begins.

By Jacqueline Shemas