Ultimate Guide for Picking the Perfect Coat for Your Body Type

Coats are timeless staples that can make you look polished and sleek while keeping you warm. However, not all coats were created equal and picking the perfect style for you will make a difference. If you’ve been searching for a coat to flatter your unique shape, look no further than our guide to finding the ideal coat for your body type.

  1. Pear-shaped Body

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Pear shaped women have wider hips area, making fit and flare coats especially comfortable and flattering. On the contrary, the straight up-and-down fits of pea coats or puffer jackets can only restrict the hip area, making it difficult to move freely. Like fashion blogger Veronica Popoiacu, you may think of belting your coats to make it more creative while giving that flared look on your bottom part. Also, styles that button or tie at the waist and flare out like a skirt are flattering.

  1. Hourglass Body

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Hourglass women have a defined waist and curvy on the bottom and top. Think of comfortable yet flattering coats like a wrap style or fit-and-flare style. A wrap coat is perfect for the hourglass because the tightness is adjustable and tie highlights the waist, while a fit and flare style accentuates your already proportionate figure. However, stay away for boxy or shift style coats that will only hide your assets.

  1. Rectangle-shaped Body

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Rectangles are often described as “straight up and down,” so when selecting a coat, experiment with patterns, volume, and textures that create the illusion of more curves. Like fashion blogger Chiara Ferragni, you may think of a leopard print coat that will add some flair to your style while making your silhouettes more proportioned. Pretty much every style will look good on you, but a coat with volume in the collar or a pattern that draws attention to your waist will look extra-flattering.

  1. Apple-shaped Body

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Apple shaped women carries their weight around their middle, though they have great arms and legs. A great option is a straight or boxy coat that offers ample room on top while maintaining a streamlined fit. Also, a classic button down or zip up coat without bulky pockets or a huge collar is also flattering because it doesn’t add unnecessary volume on your middle.

  1. Petite Frame

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Petites are easily overwhelmed by excess fabric, so choosing simple and sleek coats is the way to go. Shorter lengths and longer lines are some of the details that can flatter a petite frame. However, when wearing longer coat styles, make sure you don’t lose your shape by choosing more form-fitting coats. If you like loose-fitting coats, try shorter styles that will elongate your legs. By heeding these tricks, you’ll be able to look streamlined and polished on your everyday coats.

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