Shopping for clothes that fit when you’re 5’4” and under can be a challenge. From jeans to fun seasonal trends, we've cracked the code. But the best winter coats for short women? Well, between silhouettes that drown your smaller frame in yards of bulky fabric, sleeves that always have to be cuffed and hemlines that practically drag on the ground as you walk, finding a dependable winter coat that fits can be a bummer for short gals everywhere.
But hope is not all lost. Believe it or not, there are plenty of winter coats out there that not only fit how they should but, dare we say, actually look amazing on shorter gals. Our advice? Search for coats that hit at the mid-calf or higher. This length works wonders when it comes to keeping your body warm without overwhelming your shorter stature. Styles that are tailored closer to your body as opposed to those with a looser, boyfriend fit also work well. Or, opt for one with a belted or cinched waist, which will help to define your figure and elongate your silhouette, creating the illusion that you're taller than you actually are. Win-win.
If the idea of shopping for a coat still feels overwhelming, we totally get it. That’s why we went ahead and did the shopping for you. From budget-friendly options to splurges that are definitely worth the investment, we found ten of the best winter coats for petite women that don’t fall short. (Pun intended.)