Chilly days and nights are creeping up and your hunt for the perfect coat is on. Might as well be cute and flattering!
If you’re plus-size…
“I’m hourglass, and I love my shape. I like pairing a swingy, bright coat with neutrals like gray tights that make you look taller.”
—Marina Bulatkina, 28
Embrace your curves with this fierce leopard coat.
ASOS Curve Leopard Fur Coat, sizes 2-22, $124, asos.com
Even a bold blue is flattering in a clean cut.
Old Navy Wool-Blend Mid-Length Coat, sizes 1X-4X, $54, oldnavy.com
The secrets to allover print? Length and lines.
Dorothy Perkins Black and White Boucle Coat, sizes 2-18, $77.20, dorothyperkins.com
(See also: Great, non-boring looks for work.)
If you’re busty…
“I’m a 28DD. I have a small frame but with ‘totters’ and a tush. I like big, baggy, comfy coats, but I put them on with skinny pants—otherwise I’d look like a box!”
—Caitlin Marino, 23
Wrap dresses let you pick the fit. Same idea in this coat!
Narciso Rodriguez for DesigNation, sizes 0-14, $130, kohls.com
A swingy cut skims your curves.
Talbots Plush Twill Coat, sizes 2-14, 0P-16P, 12W-22WP, $270, talbots.com
The cute flounce at the bottom balances your bust.
Betsey Johnson Double Breasted Coat, sizes XS-XLRG, $200, betseyjohnson.com
If you’re short-waisted…
“I have a short torso and like to buy coats a size bigger than what I need so that I can layer big sweaters underneath. Sizing and how you tuck your clothes in can totally change your body.”
–Josine Tence, 21
The buttons and fur stretch your torso.
Liz Claiborne Cable Wool Coat, sizes S-XL, $90, jcpenney.com
Above-the-waist toggles are flattering…
Express Fur Trimmed Wool Blend Toggle Coat, sizes XS-L, in Navy or Pitch Black, $90, express.com
…and the space between these ones lengthens you.
Uniqlo, sizes XS-XL, $130, 877-486-4756 for stores
If you're slim...
“My chest and bum are both small—I still have pants from when I was 13! A structured coat helps create curves. And a belt gives the illusion of a womanly figure.”
–Jasmine Jones, 21
The leather trim here helps define your hour-glass.
Bebe Coat, sizes XS-L, $189, bebe.com
Clean, bright white adds curves everywhere.
White House Black Market Double Breasted Belted Coat, sizes XXS-XL, $248, whbm.com
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