8 Flattering Coats For Every Body Type
An ill-fitting coat can take your fall outfit from Pinterest-worthy to looking like a crumpled paper bag. But we're not going to let that happen if we can help it — we're all for wrapping up and staying warm, and there's no need to sacrifice style in the pursuit of coziness.
Whether you're strong-shouldered or carry weight in your lower half, we have a form-flattering, on-trend coat for you. Scroll on to see our top picks for eight different body types.
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Best Coat for Petites: Cropped
While we tend to look for volume when it comes to coats (the more fabric means the warmer we'll be, right?), outerwear that's too big can easily overwhelm a petite frame. Look for cropped lengths and slim fits to lengthen and compliment a smaller build.
Best Coat for Pear Shaped Figures: Belted Waist
A loosely cut coat leaves plenty of room at the hips for your gorgeous pear shape, and cinches to fit any waist size. The wide lapel on this amazing Self-Portrait version balances your lower half to create a full-on hourglass shape.
Best Coat for Big Busts: Open Front
Bigger busts should look for open front coats with extra draping up top, which won't lock you in like, say, a button-up coat would. Bonus points for how cozy this style is — it's basically a blanket, but make it fashion.
Best Coat for Plus Sizes: Modern Bomber
Bomber jackets are a chic and easy way to insulate without adding bulk. The sporty style can add a kick of modernity to any outfit, and is highly on-trend.
Best Coat for Apple Shapes: Cocoon
Cocoon coats are a godsend for people with apple-shaped figures. The bowed out torso allows for plenty of room for your midsection, and the thigh-grazing crop makes your legs look miles long.
Best Coat for Heart Shaped Figures: Double Breasted
While we'd gladly suggest this heart-shaped coat for heart-shaped folks, we think a double-breasted trench would get a bit more mileage. This shoulder-friendly cut is impeccably tailored with a lean fit to flatter inverted triangle shapes.
Best Coat for Tall Figures: Dusters
Dusters, so named for their great lengths and usefulness at protecting horsemen's clothes from kicked-up dust, are an excellent option for tall figures. The low hemline of these coats is proportionate to your stature, and are excellent layering pieces, which helps to create dimension.
Best Maternity Coat: Puffer
You shouldn't have to give up your favorite styles while you're pregnant. This puffer coat is just like the ones you know and love, except it is specially cut with more room for a growing belly. We love that you can wear it before and after pregnancy as well, and it will look just as great.