When you’re short, shopping for a winter coat can be a dreaded battle. Whether you are looking for a winter coat with a longer length or jackets – including blazers, it’s best to keep these tip in mind – read on below.
Contrary to what you might think, petite women can wear long coats – you just have to make sure that you think about proportions. Look for a coat that falls at your calf or above the ankle.
When styling a long coat, you must also consider what to wear underneath. Stick with well-fitted pieces such as skinny jeans and light-weighted top, since loose-fitting, bulky or boxy apparel will overwhelm your frame. Another top tip is to wear cropped trousers that will show off your ankles.
When it comes to footwear, it’s always best to style a long coat with a heeled boot of mules. Sneakers may be comfy, but they won’t help to elongate your frame.
Any style that hugs your silhouette will keep you looking your tallest. Try to find a style of coat that comes with w waist-cinching belt or a decorative feature that will highlight the waist and make you look sleek and streamlined. Look for styles that fit close to the body instead of flaring out as these will keep you looking your tallest.
Oversized, borrowed from the boys-style puffer coats that add a bit of volume are fine if you are small and petite, as long as they fit well and aren’t too long. Even though they can add weight and could slightly overwhelm your figure, thick and heavy coats are fine as long as they are well fitted and with simple details. Just remember, a winter coat is an investment, so it pays to choose the right one.