16 Instantly Flattering Coats, Perfect For Your Body Shape

Don’t listen to anyone who says you can’t look cute bundled up in a fall coat. Shop here for the best topper for your shape.

"16 Instantly Flattering Coats, Perfect For Your Body Shape" \\ coat for busty shape \\ Photo: Spencer Heyfron

If You’re Busty

Marissa Smith, 21, worried that fitted styles would call attention to her 34D bust. But a tailored coat with military accents to draw the eye streamlined her. “I was amazed at how perfectly it fit when buttoned up!” she says.

BB Dakota (sizes S-L, $120, modcloth.com)

"16 Instantly Flattering Coats, Perfect For Your Body Shape" \\ gray, red, and blue coat \\ Photo: Cathy Crawford and Stuart Tyson

If You’re Busty…

Beltless works for you.

Miss Me (sizes S-L, $128,missme.com)

No-lapels minimizes.

Lacoste (sizes 2-14, $285, lacoste.com)

Longer draws eyes down.

Talbots (sizes 4-20, $329, talbots.com)

"16 Instantly Flattering Coats, Perfect For Your Body Shape" \\ coat for plus-size women \\ Photo: Spencer Heyfron

If You’re Plus-Size…

Asia Mone’t, 28, a size 16, wanted a stylish coat for special occasions. A pretty, short one worked: Its ruffle draws the eye to her midline—and her face. Her takeaway? “Trendy cuts can flatter a fuller figure.”

Dressbarn (sizes S-XL, 14/16-22/24, $70-$80, dressbarn.com)

"16 Instantly Flattering Coats, Perfect For Your Body Shape" \\ magenta, yellow and green coat \\ Photo: Cathy Crawford and Stuart Tyson

If You’re Plus-Size…

Another subtle ruffle works for you.

Lane Bryant (sizes 14/16-26/28, $170, lanebryant.com)

A fitted look sleeks you.

L.L. Bean (sizes 4-20, $209, llbean.com)

Try a big, face-framing collar.

Old Navy (sizes 1X-4X, $80, oldnavy.com)

"16 Instantly Flattering Coats, Perfect For Your Body Shape" \\ Coats for hourglass woman \\ Photo: Spencer Heyfron

If You’re Hourglass-Shaped…

Candace Koehl, 25, wanted a coat that flattered her body without making her feel too curvy. This smart classic worked magic. “It accentuated all the right spots,” says Koehl.

A|X Armani Exchange (sizes 0-8, $275, armaniexchange.com)

"16 Instantly Flattering Coats, Perfect For Your Body Shape" \\ white, red and blue plaid jacket \\ Photo: Cathy Crawford and Stuart Tyson

If You’re Hourglass-Shaped…

Go feminine, not overtly sexy.

Bebe (sizes XS-L, $198, bebe.com)

Unfussy buttons are best.

AK Anne Klein (sizes S-XL, $219, anneklein.com)

Try belted and soft-fitting shapes.

Juicy Couture (sizes P-XL, $448, Juicy Couture, NYC,            212-796-3360      )

"16 Instantly Flattering Coats, Perfect For Your Body Shape" \\ coats for pregnant women \\ Photo: Spencer Heyfron

If You’re Pregnant…

Capes are in now! Or try form-fitting styles that have some stretch, like the cute anorak on Diane Stoever, 30, left. And yes, regular coats work too—just belt them right above your growing bump for a sexy Empire waist.

A Pea in the Pod (sizes S-L, $170, apeainthepod.com)

"16 Instantly Flattering Coats, Perfect For Your Body Shape" \\ black, white and gray coat \\ Photo: Cathy Crawford and Stuart Tyson

If You’re Pregnant…

Go roomy, not bulky.

Leon Max (sizes XS-L, $298, maxstudio.com)

Belted works too.

The Limited (sizes XS-XL, $148, thelimited.com)

Do an all-purpose peacoat.

Motherhood Maternity (sizes S-XL, $85, motherhood.com)

 

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November 18, 2011. November.

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