The Best Fall Jackets for Every Body Type
Stay warm in style
We'd be lying if we said we weren't at least a little excited to see summer end, if only because it means we'll soon get to whip out our fall wardrobes. Between the tights and scarves and sweaters and jackets, we're more than ready to retire our sundresses for a few months. But before we do that, let's all find the perfect jacket to let our curves live their best lives.
If You’re Petite: Try a Shrunken Moto Jacket
The trick to dressing a smaller figure is not to overwhelm it. Stick to shorter lengths that won't make it look like you're drowning in fabric. (The added embellishments of a biker jacket, though, will fill you out in all the right places.)
If You’re Tall: Try a Canvas Field Jacket
Tall ladies, on the other hand, can handle a little more fabric. That's why we love the idea of a rugged-looking field jacket for autumn. The below-hip length will feel proportional on your frame, and you can easily scrunch up the arms to mask any exposed-wrist woes.
If You Have Narrow Shoulders: Try a Shearling Bomber
Take advantage of your slight frame to try out fall’s very on-trend shearling. It'll draw attention away from any wider areas you want to minimize (looking at you, hips) but without having to resort to shoulder pads.
If You Have Broad Shoulders: Try a Plaid Overcoat
When it comes to dressing wider shoulders, you want a long silhouette that can drape effortlessly (as opposed to a cropped situation that can add bulk). A loose-fitting overcoat should hit at or just below your knee. The plaid isn't necessary, but we're all about a statement jacket this season.
If You Have a Large Chest: Try a Pinstripe Blazer
It seems like a blazer would draw unwanted attention to a larger chest, but actually, a style with long, clean lines will streamline your whole look and creates the illusion of a straighter silhouette. Oh, and the pinstripes (like the plaid) are unnecessary but were all over the runways for fall 2016.
If You Have a Round Middle: Try a Shawl-Collared Coat
Luxe and cozy, a shawl-collared coat is just what you need if you're looking to conceal any midsection insecurities. In a solid color, this buttonless jacket skims your body without clinging to it and, like the long-line blazer, makes your torso appear narrower than it is.
If You’re An Hourglass: Try a Trench Vest
We know you've heard it a million times, but for ladies with an hourglass shape, a trench is pretty much the ideal for making the most of your curves. Sure, you can do the full-on jacket version, but you could also shake things up with a trench vest. It's modern and chic (and a great layer over thin sweaters in in-between weather).
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