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From Tall To Curvy, These Are The Most Flattering Coats For Different Body Types

July 5, 2017 by SHEfinds Editor
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Coats are so big and bulky that it doesn’t really matter if the style you choose is recommended for your body type… right? Actually, wrong. Totally wrong. In fact, it’s quite the opposite: Coats are so big and bulky that it’s extra important to find one that flatters your own unique body type. Here’s what looks best on the most common types of figures.

If you’re tall…

Women who have tall frames look best in loose, oversized coats with drop shoulders. Whether your figure is curvy or boyish, it’ll look great in a long cocoon-type coat. You’re lucky to be able to pull off these trendy, voluminous shapes, as anyone with a smaller body will be totally overwhelmed by that sort of coat.

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If you have a boyish figure…

Perfectly tailored coats are made for small-busted women who want to add some curves to their figures. Fun details like exaggerated collars, pleats, peplums and curvy lapels add even more fullness. (You can also go with simple darts if you want something more understated.) A mid-thigh crop is the perfect length for this body type, as it lengthens the body without overwhelming it. Smaller women have the gift of being able to pull off all sorts of patterns, so go as bold as you dare.

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If you’re curvy…

If you have a big bust, look for a coat that will draw attention to your small waist while also showing off your great curves. In addition to being trendy, coats with thick belts are great for emphasizing classic hourglass figures. Coats with any other sort of cinched waist or nipped middle are also flattering on women with this body shape. Just be sure to choose a coat that’s as fitted as possible; anything too loose will make you look bulky and overall larger than you are.

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If you have an athletic figure…

Women with the broad shoulders and otherwise relatively straight bodies that are characteristic of athletic figures look good in bell-shaped coats that create the illusion of more curves than actually exist. Look for ruffles, color blocking or any other sort of detailing on the hem or zipper to further flatter your body.

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If you’re pear shaped…

With wide hips and backsides and smaller shoulders and bustlines, women with pear-shaped bodies look great in coats with empire waists. Fit and flare coats and trendy capes are also great ways to camouflage bigger hips. Large lapels balance out the look. Try accessorizing with a statement brooch for a fun and flattering detail.

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The editors at SHEfinds wrote this blog post on behalf of eBay and received compensation as part of our agreement.

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