Contrary to what some may believe, all plus size coats are not created equally. Some are too long, flare out too much and some should simply be avoided at all costs. Then again, there are some plus size coats that are slimming, flattering and make you feel like a million bucks. Here is a list of some of the best plus size coat styles to love.
1. The Belted Coat
One of the easiest ways to bring attention to your waistline is to actually create a waistline. Belted coats provide you with a distinct silhouette that outlines the curves of your body, giving your body shape the way other coats don’t. Beyond being purely functional, the belt also serves as an accessory, adding to the style of the coat.
2. The Bomber Jacket
Bomber jackets are an old style made over. They come in a variety of fabrics and patterns, but the most common fabric is wool, in a checkered pattern. Bomber jackets make great plus size coats because they don’t add any weight to your look and are extremely fashionable. They crop your body so that your hips and legs are accentuated while keeping your waistline slim.
3. Short Coats
Short coats are great for plus size women because the less you cover up, the more of your body’s natural curves will shine. Short coats help reduce unnecessary bulk while keeping your silhouette slim and beautiful. When choosing a shorter coat, the bottom hem should fall mid-high thigh. Any longer and you will add weight and subtract height from your silhouette.
4. Pea Coat
Pea coats offer class and style that you can’t find with other coats. They are fancy enough to wear out for an evening get together and simple enough to be worn as an every day coat. The very nature of the pea coat is a classy and feminine style that allows women to feel sexy, secure and stylish.
Any woman needs to be considerate of the colors she wears, no matter what size she is. Choosing a winter coat is no different than, say, choosing what color scarf to wear with your outfit: color matters. Patterned plus size coats can sometimes be busy or make you look wider than normal. Solid colored coats bring your body’s curves into focus and create smooth lines that draw from your shoulders to your waist, visibly giving your body shape.
6. Buttoned Coats
Have you ever noticed how your eyes are instantly drawn to the buttons on people’s clothing? Coats with big, visible buttons are stylish and create a focal point. The double-breasted buttons (those with two rows of buttons down your front) can slim your frame and create an even more feminine silhouette.
Don’t give finding a new winter coat the cold shoulder. Search for coats with accessories, such as belts, buckles or buttons to help accentuate your natural curves. Don’t get a coat that is too short, or you will subtract inches off of your visual height. Beware of over-patterned coats; a nice solid color will look clean and crisp and really pull your ensemble together.