Now that the temperatures are starting to drop, it’s time to trade in your fall blazer for a new winter coat. Finding the perfect coat is almost as difficult as searching for a pair of jeans that fit- you need to find something that fits to your specific body shape, weight and height. Whether you’re petite or plus-sized, your perfect winter jacket is our there. Here is some visual inspiration, and my own tips and tricks, for finding the perfect coat.
If you’re slim (like Taylor Swift), opt for structured, tailored coats with details like belts to emphasize your waist and give the illusion of curves. Patterns like houndstooth and plaid also work well on your body frame. In terms of length, play up your shape by opting for a longer coat that hits just above the knee.
If you’re curvy (like Kim Kardashian), trench-style coats look great on you. Choose one that’s fitted in the waist to show off your curves, but make sure it’s not too skin tight. Almost any color looks good on you- so have fun with it and choose a bold blue or bright pink.
If you’re petite (like Kelly Ripa), make sure the coat hits above the knee so it doesn’t drown your small frame. Cropped and shorter versions look best on you. You can pull off the puffer jacket, too- which isn’t an easy feat! A double-breasted jacket can bulk up a smaller frame as well, drawing attention to the right places.
If you’re plus-sized (like Adele), a long, thin coat will visually make you appear slimmer. Avoid short and puffy coats, since they will highlight the areas you want to hide. Choose a rich color and avoid patterns. The A-line silhouette is also super flattering on you!
If you have an athletic figure (like Carrie Underwood), opt for fun details to draw attention to your frame and add a feminine touch. Examples of details to look for are pockets at the hips, fun buttons, a peplum shape, and ruffles.
If you have a large chest (like Scarlet Johansson), choose a coat that is hip-length or longer to downplay your top. Opt for fitted styles as well and avoid anything double-breasted since it will add width. Wrap coats look great on you and are very popular this year.
If you’re pear shaped (like Jennifer Lopez), choose a coat that is double breasted. It will add some filling on top to match your shapely bottom. Robe-like styles with open fronts also keep you warm while looking chic.