Its that time of the year; when you cant quite leave the house without a coat (at least here in Utah). Some people dread winter because of the mere idea of adding bulky items to their wardrobe and think its not possible to look stylish during the winter. I'm here to tell you otherwise:). You can definitely look cute bundled up in a winter coat. Its all about finding the right coat to fit your body type and of course your wallet.When trying on coats, I mostly look at the arms/shoulder, neckline, and waist. I just want to make sure that the coat is fitted in those areas, because the right coat should look like it was made just for YOU. The neckline is a very important thing to pay attention to, because if you have too much obstructing your neck, it can make you look stockier(at least, that has been my experience).
Here is the general coat check list:
1. You want something that is going to fit your daily activities.
- If your weekly routine includes dressing up and going into an office, church events, you would be better off with a classic tailored wool coat.
- If your day involves taxiing your kids to music lessons and sports practices, then you may prefer a sporty parka. Or, you may be shopping for a weekend coat. If that means going to the theatre in the city, you'll want a long coat with pretty details.
- If the weekend means tailgate parties, you'll want something that can stand up to the elements, like a down coat.
3. Choose a coat that fits your frame
- If you would like your coat to help you elongate your frame, make sure to get a coat that is above your knees.
- try a belted coat. Belts will cinch in the waist, creating a feminine hourglass shape.
- consider a single-breasted coat.
- try an A-line coat.
- look for a coat with a V-neck.
Banana Republic Trench Coat Tommy Hilfiger Classic Crombie Coat
Tommy Hilfiger Down Parka Tommy Hilfiger Pea Coat
Hope that was helpful:)! What are some of your favorite styles of coats and why?