Looking for the right winter coat? While the thrill of the hunt can be exciting, nothing beats finding the perfect piece. Here’s how to take some of the guess-work out of shopping.
1. Be prepared
– The best way to organize yourself before coat shopping is to have a clear idea of your body type, identify your best assets and know what to minimize.
– You may love a coat on the hanger but if it’s the wrong cut for your frame, you won’t enjoy wearing it and it will be a waste of money.
2. Know your body type
There are some questions you’ll want to ask yourself when trying to determine which coat style will look best on you:
-Is your body proportionately top-heavy, with shoulders and breasts larger than your hips? Is it the other way around?
-Do you have a well-defined waist? .
– Women with a proportionately larger upper body will benefit from buying a straight-cut coat since the rectangular line of this style will balance your figure and your tiny hips.
– Women with large hips and thighs should avoid skirted coats with a flared hem. A better option might be a fitted coat with structure at the waistline, but pay special attention to how the hem falls across your hips. Your objective is to draw the focus to the top half of your body and deemphasize the bottom. A fitted coat with a hood or subtle shoulder pads will accomplish this beautifully.
– If your shoulders and hips are proportionate, you can play up your hourglass shape with a belted coat that’s cinched at the waist.
Once you’ve determined which body type applies to your shape, you can get ready to start trying coats on in the fitting room.
3. Choose the right colour
Most winter coat colours are dark and sombre. Why not push your comfort zone and experiment with pastels and winter whites?
– Make sure the colour is something that not only makes you feel great, but is a colour your enjoy as well. You’ll be wearing the coat a lot and don’t want to get tired of it after a couple of weeks.
Assessing your general body shape and following these basic rules will make deciding in a winter coat much easier so you can be cozy and warm as soon as the cold weather hits.