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How to Rock a Coat This Winter

Temperatures are dropping so it’s time to bundle up with a warm coat. But you don’t have to sacrifice warmth for style.

In this guide, we will show you how to make a cozy fashion statement with your winter coat.

How to Choose a Coat

Before we get into the many ways to style a coat, we have to discuss choosing a coat for your body type. Your shape is unique, and not every style of coat will flatter your figure.

Here’s a guide to selecting the best coat for your body:

Coats for Pear Body Type

If you have a pear shape, you will have fuller hips and a more petite upper body. Styling this body type relies on defining the waist and balancing out your top half.

  • Three-quarter length coats — These coats will give the illusion of longer legs, which helps your hips appear more narrow. Also, you want to aim for styles that include a belt, like trench coats.
  • Fit and flare coats — A fit and flare styles are comfortable and flattering for pear shapes. Designs that feature a voluminous neckline with fur or lapels help create an hourglass shape.

Coats for Hourglass Shape

Hourglass shapes are equally curvy on the bottom and the top. When styling this body type, it’s essential to keep the waist cinched.

  • Wrap Coats — A wrap design is the best choice for an hourglass figure because it effortlessly pulls in your waist. A trench coat is also a great option because it accentuates your proportionate figure.
  • Buttonless — Designs with buttons or extra detailing on the torso can unbalance your figure. Therefore, opt for simplistic styles.

Coats for Apple Shape

Apple body shapes are full in the mid-section and narrow in the hips. Flattering this figure focuses on elongating the torso and giving the illusion of a defined waist.

  • Structured shapes — A-line coats and knee-length trenches help balance your frame.
  • Single-breasted — Coats with too many details, like double breasts, could accentuate the midsection.

 Rectangle Body Shape

A rectangle body shape is a straight silhouette, with shoulders and hips being a similar width. Most coats look great on this shape, but styling this figure calls for creating more curves.

  • Fit and flare — A fit and flare style will add more definition to your straight figure. Also, opt for a coat with a wide or voluminous collar — this will draw attention to your waist and give you a defined looked.
  • Patterns — Bold patterns like plaid and houndstooth create the illusion of more curves.

How to Style Your Coat

After you’ve chosen a coat perfect for your figure, it’s time to style it like a pro.

 Scarves

The most obvious accessory for your winter coat is a scarf. Not only does it keep you warm, but it complements the coat. You can wear it on top of your coat or underneath.

 Regardless of how you prefer to wear your scarf, don’t be afraid to experiment with different textures and prints.

 Monochrome It

You’re probably thinking that wearing all one color is dull. But it’s an effortless way to look fashion-forward.

Of course, this doesn’t mean you have to wear the same shade of black or blue from head to toe. On the contrary, the power of the monochromatic trend is wearing different shades of the same color.

 For instance, you can start with a royal blue coat and pair it with a pantsuit with a lighter blue shade.

 Get Casual

Coats tend to be more elegant than jackets, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dress them down. For example, you can pair a trench coat with trousers and sneakers.

 You can also pair your coat with a cropped sweater, jeans, and boots for an effortlessly chic and comfortable look.

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