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How to Choose a Coat According to my Body Shape

By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to Choose a Coat According to my Body Shape

Choosing a coat seems simple but when we find one that has very short sleeves, that is very big or that is very tight, we realize that not all coats are the same.

We wear coats on top of our clothes, and sometimes these are great to highlight or hide parts of our body. Everything must be considered when choosing a coat, from the fabric to the colour and, most importantly, the shape.

Depending on your body shape you'll find that some coats fit you better than others. Read this OneHowTo article and discover how to choose a coat according to your body shape.

Steps to follow:
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Tall Women: trench coats are good for tall women. These coats are short and wide, making the whole leg visible. If you are tall you can also wear long coats as they will not make you look short. However, you must avoid coats that close in the centre as they will make you look wider. Choose coats with diagonal closures that will be perfect and will make your figure more stylish.

How to Choose a Coat According to my Body Shape - Step 1
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Neck: the collar is important. If you do not have a long slender neck try to avoid coats with big collars or blouse like collars as these are not flattering. Look for lapel style neck finishes which favours women with shorter necks.

If your neck is longer almost any collar will suit you.

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Women with few curves: For women with straighter lines, with a rectangular body and with few curves the ideal coat is narrow and fitted at the hip area. This shape will best define your figure and create the impression that you have more accentuated curves. On the other hand, better avoid coats with shoulder pads as this will only accentuate your rectangular figure.

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Broad shoulders and narrow hips: women with this type of inverted triangle shape can choose coats that enhance the hip. Open coats and those that do not mark the shoulders will be perfect.

How to Choose a Coat According to my Body Shape - Step 4
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For plumper girls, dark colours will help stylize the figure. But any colour will be perfect as long as you avoid patterns. Also ignore long coats, as these will make you look shorter and rounder. It is better to keep the length above the knee.

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Short women: avoid long and wide coats as this will only make you look even shorter. It is best to go for narrower models. Also you should avoid wearing puffer jackets and bulky coats.

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If you are not very thin and of average height nearly all coats will suit you, you just have to try them on and observe in detail how they look and be aware of the ways that each style favours you more or less.

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