Flattering Coats

 "Our cold-weather dressing strategy is simple: Stay warm, look chic. And, while we never want to sacrifice our silhouette for the sake of a toasty coverall, we admit it can be daunting to find a trusty topper that actually flatters your shape. Until now."

Hourglass — The trick to finding the perfect coat for you is selecting a cut that flatters, not flattens, your best assets. Choose single-breasted options with skirted bottoms and a thick belt to tie it all together while showing off your tapered waistline.


 

 

Petite & Compact — Because your frame is small, pick something that won't completely engulf your body. The length should extend no further than your hips and you should avoid super-dramatic embellishments — instead, opt for rich, bold colors.

 

Pear-Shaped — Choose a big, dramatic collar to draw the eyes up toward your shoulders and décolletage. The straight shape of this car coat will also help perfectly balance your awesome below-the-waistline curves. 

 

Busty — Steer clear of the billowy or double-breasted options. Instead, opt for linear shapes with a V-neck that will streamline your look and keep you warm without hiding your figure.

 

Short Torso — Blazer coats are not only on-trend, they also happen to flatter a range of body types. This shape, with its long lapel, will help elongate a short torso. Just remember to pick a hem that's not too far past your hips, so you can show off the length of your legs as well.

 

Swimmer's Shoulders — Forgo any structured, tailored options that may not comfortably fit your strong-shouldered shape. Select a softer shoulder and oversized lapel.They'll flow gracefully instead of straining across your delts.

 

Apple-Shaped — When choosing a coat, in general, it's best to avoid shapes that cling to your largest measurement. This wrapped number with an all-over pattern creates an A-line shape that will flatter without drawing any unwanted attention to your midsection.

 

Boyish — Create instant curves with this military-meets-peplum number. While the strong shoulders and double-breasted details will flatter your top, the belted-peplum middle will work the same magic on your lower half. Voilà

 

Botticelli Babe — This asymmetric cut is inherently flattering because it's designed to wrap the body. This fit will be hugging your curves in all the right ways.

 

Power Arms — Whether you're packing MObama-like biceps or simply find that standard coats tend to be too tight around your limbs, you're in luck. Oversized sleeves and cocoon-shaped coats with wider arm holes are huge (pun intended) this season. Meaning: Your options are endless!

 

 

 

 

 

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1 comment

  • Good question Ms C., it’ll be ietnresting to read the man’s vs. the woman’s point of view on this subject.I agree with you that winter is a good time for some women to cover up and not attract the same attention to their breasts that they might normally receive during the summer. I’m sure some women look forward to winter. As a man, the middle of winter with the need for additional layers of heavy clothing detracts from the ability to observe. What could be viewed and categorized with just a quick glance in the summer, is almost impossible with thick heavy coats. However, I do like the look of tight sweaters my wife occasionally wears beneath her bulky coats. The icing on the cake is when she takes off her coat and the nipples are popping out of her tight sweater due to the winter temperatures, so I guess I like and dislike winter weather when it comes to observing. However, it seems over the last few years, I’ve been observing less and less “icing”. On the rare occasion I get a chance to go bra shopping with my wife, I keep seeing more and more fiber-filled bras (as my wife calls them) or just plain old padded bras which look like they are designed to prevent “icing” accidents from occurring. Good news for women, bad news for husbands!

    Nayane

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