The summer coat is a staple for any woman’s wardrobe. It helps to stay stylish while out on those long evening walks or trips to the grocery store. You might be wondering, what are the best coats for your body type? Read this blog post to learn about it!
Have a clear understanding of your body type
If you have a more athletic body type, with broader shoulders and narrower hips, consider a coat that is fitted at the waist and wrists to create an hourglass figure. This can also be accomplished by adding belts or draping fabric around your middle section.
Coats for a more curvy body type will need to have some extra fabric in the center and at the hemline so that they are not tight or restrictive around your chest and hips. Consider items with decorative buttons on the neckline of an asymmetrical coat – this is one way to add shape without adding bulk.
If you have a pear-shaped body type with wider hips and narrow shoulders, then you’ll want to be careful when shopping for coats. A good rule of thumb is to try on the same size in both styles and choose the one that fits your shoulder width better – this will help avoid having too much fabric at your waistline or an overly boxy look.
Every size has its guidelines
If you have a rectangular-shaped body type, your goal is to avoid looking overly wide at the top half of your body. This can be achieved by choosing long jackets that will break up the width across more than just one area – try on cardigans with longer hemlines or coats without waistlines for some extra shape in this area.
If you have a triangular-shaped body type, then be cautious of coats with fitted waists that will only emphasize the shape of your hips and bottom half. Opt for more generous cuts or jackets in which the waistline falls below your natural waist to break up shapes across different areas – if necessary, wear belts to define where the coat should sit against your body, or team with a thicker cardigan to give the appearance of an hourglass shape.
If you have an apple-shaped body type, look for items that will create a slimmer silhouette and break up the roundness. Jackets with fitted waists and cinched-in belts or cardigans in which you can adjust the waistline to sit higher on your body are good options as they’ll reduce the appearance of width at this point.
Long summer coat or short summer coat?
This is the first question you need to ask yourself. Short coats are more suited for warmer weather, whereas long summer coats provide more warmth in cooler temperatures. If it’s not too hot where you live and work, a short coat will be just as effective – and perfect for multitasking around town!
Talking about body types, long summer coats are more suited for long and slender figures, and shorter coats will work best with petite frames.
At the end of the day…
wear what makes you happy! Try different styles and find one that best suits your preferences. Who knows, maybe you will rock a particular summer coat regardless of what the “rules of body types” say!