The Best Winter Coat for Every Body Type
Calling all always-freezing ladies: Whether you’re tall, short, busty or curvy all over, here’s the best coat for you to live in from now ’til spring.
If You’re Petite...Try Something Cropped
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. A cropped, straight silhouette in a heavier material like faux fur or down keeps you looking proportional (and not like a kid playing dress-up).
If You’re Tall...Try a Cocoon Coat
On the flip side, a taller frame can get away with a little more length and fabric. A cocoon coat that hits at or just above the knee flatters ladies 5’9” and up. The only style to really stay away from: cropped coats, which can mess with your torso-leg proportions.
If You Have Broad Shoulders...Try a Collarless Coat
The feminine lines of a collarless style balance out broad shoulders while still looking crisp and polished. A longer length also works well to draw the eye down and elongate your arms and torso.
If You’re an Hourglass...Try a Robe Coat
For the billionth time, curvy ladies with an hourglass shape: Hold on to belted, waist-flaunting shapes for dear life. Reminder that an open neck draws the eye up while an A-line shape slims your hips.
If You Have a Large Chest...Try a V-Neck Coat
Aside from the fact that they’re less likely to pull or gap in the chest, a coat with a deep V draws the eye downward, visually slimming you across the bustline. Look for a narrower overall shape (again to create length) that hits below the hips and nips ever so slightly at the waist.
If You’re Apple-Shaped...Try a Draped Coat
The goal here is to draw attention to your chest and away from your midsection. Stick to coats that conceal without adding bulk, like this draped Vince Camuto number. Because it’s slightly longer (it should hit at mid-thigh) and unbuttoned, it creates a slimming and flattering vertical line.