LOOK FOR… Semi-fitted, single-breasted styles with deep V-necks, and narrow lapels that taper to the waist, like Uma Thurman'sChesterfield coat, which has a men's-style, blazerlike look.
AVOID… High necklines, patch pockets and double-breasted styles that draw the eye up.
DON'T FORGET… Fitted waists are fine as long as the seams aren't too high and the cut isn't too tight. Full sleeves will only add pounds. Use high armholes and a natural shoulder to create a slimmer silhouette.