Jackets and Coats for Body Shapes

Don’t blend in to the crowd; choose a jacket or coat that reflects you and your personality! If you desire a fur coat then invest in one! If it’s a fleece or rain coat that suits your lifestyle then get one, bold coloured statement coats whether they be red, yellow or teal will look fabulous especially worn over a suit and will brighten up any boring business outfit.

Whether you’re looking the perfect leather coat for winter or light weight parka for summer just follow these rules for what suits your body shape and you won’t be able to go wrong!

Jackets and Coats for Apple Shaped Women:

The main traits of your apple shaped body are:

  • Larger Bust.
  • Broader Shoulders.
  • Narrower Hips
  • Less Defined Waist

Tailored jackets that nip in at your waist or belted jackets will give the illusion of a smaller waist and trim your tummy. Jackets and coats that have a deep v neck line will draw attention up top and distract from the roundness of a fuller figure.

When trying to decide what length to buy then remember to suit your body shape jackets should fall right below the waist to mid-thigh and never at the widest part of your hips because it will make your hips look wider.

Try and wear jackets and blazers open for the best vertical lines this will also lengthen your body making you appear more elongated. Stay away from shoulder pads and shoulder gathers and pleats you don’t need to accentuate your shoulders because they are already perfect as they are.

Clever use of colour can work wonders when trying to change the appearance of your silhouette, being apple shaped you should stay away from wearing one colour all over. Apple shaped can pull off pretty much any colours, yes even lighter colours. So what ever colours you like whether they are red, olive, cream or even yellow why not add a bit of that colour where ever you go why make your coat the feature of your outfit?

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Jackets and Coats for Pear Shaped Women:

The main traits of your Pear shaped body are:

pear shaped woman

  • Wider hips and thighs
  • Narrower shoulders
  • Wider bottom
  • Smaller bust

Jackets and coats follow the same rule as the tops, the most flattering length of coats and jackets can be either waist length or three quarter which will cover your problem area without making you look bulky.

Jackets and coats that look best on a pear-shaped body are jackets that have shoulder pads. Pear shaped body types tend to have sloped shoulders so jackets with shoulder pads will enhance your shoulders and balance them out with your hips.

The pear shaped lady should stick with coats that are fitted around the top half and looser around the bottom half. Lots of detailing around the tighter top section is good for drawing attention, shoulder detailing can also be flattering along with also a pattern or detail to the cuff area or breast area of the coat. Double breasted coats will draw attention upwards and the fitted styling will give the desired balanced look.

Avoid shorter jackets and coats that end at your bum though as this will draw the eye to your large middle section with a horizontal line. Wearing contrasting, lighter or brighter shades colored tops paired with a darker bottom will help to balance your shape out.

Try to accessorize your coat or jacket with a brightly coloured scarf or sparkling broach, always think to keep attention drawn to your upper half and you will look fabulous!

>> Read more on coat styles for pear shaped figures

Jackets and Coats for Hourglass Shaped Women:

The main traits of your Hourglass shaped body are:

hourglass shape figure

  • Bust and hips nearly the same size.
  • Well defined waist – 9″ or more smaller than bust.
  • Full Bust.
  • Shapely Legs.

Fitted and tailored coats and jackets will be one of the best choices for your hourglass figure and well fitted jacket will slim down into the waist will emphasize your figure beautifully.

As an hour glass you are able to pick any length Tailored longer coats can work well too, especially with belts or small pleated waist detail.

Try small, neat sleeves to soften your usually fleshy upper arms.

>> Read more on coat styles for hourglass shaped figures

Jackets and Coats for Boyish Shaped Women:

The main traits of your boyish shaped body are:

boyish woman body shape

  • Undefined Waist
  • Narrower Hips
  • Small Bust

Jackets and Coats follow the same rules basically as tops; you just need to follow the rules structured up top and a fabulous cinched in tiny waist.

A tailored, curvy jacket or smallish cardigans favored by Michelle Obama will give you that desired feminine shape.

Coats that flare out from the waist and stop at the hip will give the illusion of wider hips.

Accessorise your coats and jackets with different belts to keep that waist tucked and change its look for different occasions.

Remember to avoid boy cut jackets the straight up and down shape does not help to create curves along with slouchy jackets.

As it’s almost summer and coats will not be much use to you for a good couple of months at least why not try buying a light weight parka or even a cardigan with a tie belt for those evenings sat outside enjoying the summer nights. The soft feminine fabrics paired with the tie belt would be perfect for your shape.

>> Read more on coat styles for boyish shaped figures

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