When cold weather is just around the corner, a warm winter coat is a necessity. If you are full-figured, finding a coat that fits and is flattering can sometimes be frustrating, but there are many options that will keep you warm and looking stylish. Finding plus-size clothing is tricky on its own, because what may fit one part of the body will be too tight, or too loose, on others. Here are some universally flattering coats to look for when you are out shopping for that next winter coat:
Cape-style – The ‘cape’ might make you a little hesitant, but it’s designed more like a poncho than a cape. This comfortable option is perfect for those days you want to wear jeans, and it’s even cozy enough to wear indoors on days with bad weather. There are many styles and materials to look for, whether you want a knitted style, or something more like a wool or rain slicker material. This type of coat looks flattering when you pair it with a fitted lower portion, such as a pencil skirt or skinny jeans.
Trench – Any coat with a belted option is perfect, because it cinches you in at the waist and gives you an hourglass figure. Avoid boxy coats that don’t have any shape, because they will add more volume to your middle. Trenches come in a variety of colors, and they don’t have to be boring or plain, either – some options include an embellished collar or grommets and buttons to add to your personal style.
Peacoats – This sleek, stylish option is always a perfect choice, whether you want to pair it with jeans and a blouse, or wear it over a dress for a night out. Peacoats flatter most figures, and are ideal for winter months or as a stylish piece for the fall wardrobe. Look for a peacoat in a navy or black color, or brighten up the wardrobe by choosing a camel or sable shade for the autumn months.
Try on various coats so you can determine which features you like – and those you don’t. Show off your personality by finding coats in beautiful, bright colors or look at the details, such as buttons, ruching or faux fur to enhance the look of your wardrobe. As you can see here, there are many different styles that will fit and flatter your overall look, so think outside the box next time you head to the store!