Are you plus sized and fear away from coats for they would give a bulkier look? Stop it right away! Coats and overcoats are a staple of winter wardrobe. There's nothing that lends a stylish yet elegant and sophisticated look. Plus sized women tend to think that a bulky winter coat would never be stylish and, therefore, settle down to wearing something off the rack. By ensuring that you know what you are looking for, you can get yourself a nice,warm, comfortable and stylish winter coat that will be in vogue. Here are a few tips for you to pick that perfect coat. Read on.
All plus size bodies would have different needs. The coat needs to be shopped according to the body silhouette. Here are the different coat styles to suit the plus size silhouette.
1. A-liner winter coats
For those girls who have big bottom, choose the coat that has a straight line. Your best pick would be an A-line winter coat. This coat has a good fit around your shoulders, but it does not stick to your hips and, therefore, hides those unflattering bulges. This coat is very stylish and popular, too. In addition to the straight line, it sometimes comes with a stand up collar.
Coats are not the only ones that are available in this fit. One can also get jackets with the same fit. There are a number of good brands that offer plus size coats and jackets with this fit and one can also find a number of designer boutiques for this style.
2. Double buttoned coats
If you are top heavy women, then avoid double breasted coats. These coats can make you look heavier. Therefore, ensure that you wear only single breasted coats. These coats usually close down at the middle or on the side. These coats are extremely comfortable and can even be worn to work. They are usually made of wool or leather, but if you can sift around, you can find some trench coats, too. Some of the good brands that offer single breasted coats for plus sized women are Kenneth Cole, Anne Klein and Miss Sixty.
3. V-neck coats
Women who are busty usually have a hard time shopping for coats because designers usually tend to go for a 'one size fits all' mantra for them and this doesn't bode well for busty women. If you are busty, then winter coats with V necks would be ideal for you. This also looks good if you have broad shoulders. One brand that makes V necks is Guess. V necks come in a lot of materials like wool, leather, fur and many others.
4. Ski and snowboarding jackets
One can also get plus sized ski and snowboarding jackets. While shopping for these, one should remember that style should be given less preference in comparison to the comfort and functionality of the coat. Remember that your coat has to be warm and protect you from cold weather. There are a number of brands that offer these kinds of jackets and they also come in various styles. The brand Columbia offers these jackets in two different styles: parkas and a waterproof coat. This waterproof coat is a 3-in-1 coat. It can be used as a winter jacket, a snowboarding coat and a liner. Many boutique shops offer them and you can get one for about $400.
Instead of going for a bulky coat, get a slimmer fit that would look elegant and flattering on you. While trying out a coat, make sure that underneath you are wearing the kind of shirt that you would usually wear under your coat. This is to make sure that you get the coat that fits you properly.