Category Archives: Coats

How to choose a coat to flatter your shape

Coats come in various styles, lengths and fabrics, just like women come in different shapes, size and personality. Not all coats look good on every shape, which is why it’s good to know various styles to find one which best accentuates you. Common body shapes are: tall, petite, full-figured, pear-shaped, and slim/athletic. Below I have listed a few coats and specified which body frame is best accentuated.

    • Trench coat- this style is a classic and many double as raincoats. Trench coats are a great fit for petite shapes, but belted styles are flattering on all shapes because they accentuate or help create an hourglass figure. They come in various lengths, but if you’re petite look for above the knee to avoid looking smaller.

 

    • Peacoat- this is a very popular and comfortable style. A double-breasted one with military-style buttons looks great on full-figured and pear-shaped ladies. It gives structure to the shoulders and balances a thick waist and big hips. Belted peacoats are also great at creating balance and accentuating your narrowest point, the waist.

 

    • Faux fur coat- a nice faux fur trimmed coat can look stylish and won’t make you look over-the-top like Cruella Deville. Perfect for the winter season and looks great on pear-shaped ladies. The faux-fur trim over the shoulders helps balance wide hips, and a neutral shade creates a slimmer appearance.

 

    • Short tweed coat-a short tweed style is a nice choice for a slim/ athletic build because the fabric adds a feminine touch. A fitted style will hug your slim figure and perfectly define your waist. For a more hourglass shape look for belted tweed coats to create curves.

 

    • Parka- parkas are great sporty option for the winter season and they come in various styles which work with all body shapes. Avoid very loose fitting ones which will leave you looking shapeless, instead opt for a faux-fur trimmed or belted style. Long styles look best on taller women.

 

    • Long trench coat- longer coats are most flattering on tall ladies. If you are petite or too curvy, this style might make you look shorter or thicker. If you have a tall and slim build look for belted feminine styles to accentuate your waist. Colorful or stamped fabrics will also look great on your figure, just try to avoid vertical lines.

Always check linings and fabric before purchasing to ensure proper fit and a long lasting coat. Occasionally, you’ll find a great coat for a bargain, but most of the time they are a bit pricey. If you can afford it, splurge because a great coat won’t date. Take good care of your coat by following proper cleaning instructions, and choose a coat that suits you! Forget what’s trending at the moment and flaunt your personal style 🙂

Purple boots

This weeks outfit is perfect for todays cold weather.

Stay warm in a classy black peacoat combined with skinny jeans and add a splash of color with purple ankle boots! Wear a hand crocheted beanie in neutral colors to top off your look and keep your head warm.
Purple boots not your style??? That’s alright, try an open-toe black ankle boot. When the main focus of your outfit is a classy peacoat or colorful shoe, don’t over do it with accessories and stick to simple and unique pieces like the earrings below.

What do you think of this outfit? Cute or not?  Share your thoughts below!

Peacoat by Betsey Johnson

Skinny jeans by Diesel

Hand-crochet beanie by Planet Blue

Open-toe boots, and purple ankle boots by Jessica Simpson

Heart crystal studs by Fossil

Ready for New Years 2011?!

Check out the following post for three very cute outfits for you to celebrate in, ring in the New Year with style!!

1. All dressed up

Doll yourself up and be a lady in red this new years, in some cultures red is worn to attract good luck!

Red dress by Bebe & black pumps by Charles Jourdan. Jewelry by Juicy Couture.

2. All that glitters..

These tops and accessories are definitely eye-catching!

Silver & gold top by Arden B., black cardigan by All saints, turquoise stone ring by Swell, black rhinestone heart by Black diamond, & bow ring by Topshop, grey & black suede pumps by L.A.M.B.

3. Cute & Comfy

Celebrating at home?? A nice sweater and cute boots are a great option when you’re all about comfort.

Blue cardigan by Express, sweater boots by Miss me, black ankle boots by Gianni Binni, slouchy over-the-knee boots by Arden B.

Have a safe and happy new years everyone!

6 great holiday outfits

This silver/black tweed dress has the perfect amount of shimmer and is a great option for a dressy holiday party.

Accessorize a plain outfit with a nice scarf..

A red piece can’t go unnoticed! This coat is a perfect addition to your holiday wardrobe.

If you prefer sticking to neutrals, choose a cardigan with a nice design like the one below. A bit of shimmer adds to the holiday cheer!

This adorable blue sweater will brighten up any outfit!

Stay warm in a frosty white coat:)