It’s that time of the year again, when the air starts to feel a bit chilly and coats are once again in fashion. Since you will be wearing your coat ALL the time to protect you from the cold, you should pick one that suits you perfectly. Here are some tips to remember when shopping for a coat:
- Warmth is your main priority.
It’s good to look at the current fashion trends, but you should remember that the coat is there to keep you warm. So in terms of fabric, pick cashmere or wool instead of polyester. Also make sure you pick a coat with pockets.
- Make room for all those layers.
Fashion is important but so is the fit. So no matter how good you think a coat looks, you need to make sure you have enough room underneath to bundle up. You should fit the coat and ensure you have space especially in the arm area, otherwise you will be uncomfortable wearing it.
- Flatter your assets.
Coats come in all shapes and sizes, and you should pick one that accentuates your best assets. For narrow frames, a long and tailored coat will fit nicely. You can accessorize with a belt to create the illusion of shape, or pick one that’s cinched at the waist. If you’re curvy, picking a military-style coat that draws the eyes to the lines will flatter your body. You may also pick one with a huge collar, to draw attention to your face.