It's nearly that time of the year when all we want to do is wrap ourselves in the biggest, warmest parka we can find. But for women whose height falls under 5'3,'' that's almost never an option. The heavier and bulkier the coat is, the more it will overwhelm a diminutive frame. With that thought in mind, we pooled together 12 coats, grouped by four petite-friendly styles, that are as warm as they are flattering.
1. A Short Zip-Front Coat
This silhouette was made for winter layering—the hip-grazing style is perfect for showing off a sweater's high-low hemline. Deconstructed pockets and exposed hardware give this short-and-structured coat a cool-girl vibe.
3. Drawcord Puffers
Down puffers are a must for your winter wardrobe. To temper too much bulk, find ones that come equipped with a drawcord waist or hemline. It will help accentuate your figure.
4. Menswear-Inspired Coats
Tailored coats that fit your frame are your best bet. Look for ones with minute details, like a fur color, structured piping, or a double-breasted silhouette that can bring interest without overwhelming.