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Best Fall Coats for Your Body Type


Coats are often relegated as an afterthought, yet they are the first item of your outfit that people see. Aside from keeping you warm, a chic coat has the ability to add style to your look and work wonders for your figure. Genny Iannucci shows us the best fall coats for every body type.


A big thank you to Holt Renfrew, Pink Tartan, Melanie Lyne, Laura Plus, Le Chateau, and Express who generously gifted these ladies with their beautiful coats and also Sherway Gardens who provided these ladies with a Cadillac Fairview SHOP! CARD to get their shop on at Sherway Gardens.



Petite and Curvy

A petite and curvy body type is usually 5 foot 3 or shorter and has curves at the bust and hips and a well-defined waistline.

Tips: Knee length (just above or just below) is as long as you want to go. Single breasted coats with built-in shape are your best bets. Princess cuts (soft A-line shape) highlight a curvy figure without over emphasizing the curves. Subtle textures and fluid fabrics are best because they do not add bulk to your frame.

Get the look:

Coat, scarf, handbag from Melanie Lyne
Shoes from Town Shoes.

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Tall and Lean

A tall and lean body type is perfect for a beautifully textured, more voluminous coat style. Both are on trend for the season. Texture and volume add visual dimension to her lean frame.

Tip: Hip length to mid-calf are the most flattering lengths if you are tall.

Get the Look:

Coat, shirt, and pants at Pink Tartan
Booties at Town Shoes
Michael Kors Handbag at Holt Renfrew.

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V shape

A V-shape body type is one where the shoulders or upper body are broader than her hip line.Coats with visual volume/interest from the waist down create beautiful balance between the shoulder and hip line.

Tips: A nipped in waist and full "skater style" skirt delivers flattering volume. Double breasted and belted styles work best on someone with a medium to smaller bust line.

Get the look:

Coat, dress, gloves, and clutch from Le Chateau
Booties from Town Shoes.

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A column shape is when the bust and hip measurement are balanced but the waist is not strongly defined. If this is you, look for coats with details and shape to add curves to your frame.

Tip: A drawstring waist creates soft gathers and slight fullness above and below the waist creating the illusion of a smaller waistline. Belted and wrap style coats will create the same effect as long as there is some "blousing" of fabric above and below the belt.

Get the look:

Coat, scarf, handbag, jeans from Express
Riding boots from Town Shoes.

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A triangle body type is fuller in the hips compared to her bust measurement. To flatter and accommodate a fuller hip line, trapeze or swing style coats with a flowy A-line shape work best.

Tips: Best lengths for trapeze style coats are from just below the widest point of your hips to knee length. Also, a coat with defined shoulders, shoulder pads and shoulder details help balance hips. Pair this style of coat with pants and skirts in straight cuts for the most flattering effect.

Get the look:

Coat, scarf, and skirt from Laura Plus
Shoes from Town Shoes
Clutch from Le Chateau
Bracelet from Melanie Lyne.

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Full Figured/Oval

A full figured/oval body type is where the bust and hips are balanced and carries most weight through the tummy area. Richly textured fabrics are a big trend this season, look for them in more fluid fabrics and streamline shapes so that they don't add bulk.

Tip: Look for straight cut coats that sit close to the waist without cinching. Belt-less, edge to edge closures or single breasted are most flattering for fuller tummies. They draw the eye up and down as opposed to across the tummy area.

Get the look:

Coat and turtleneck by Lafayette 148 New York at Holt Renfrew
Handbag by ChloƩ at Holt Renfrew
Trousers and necklace from Laura Plus
Shoes from Town Shoes.

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