IT’S A NECESSARY EVIL, SO HERE ARE SOME HOT TIPS FOR LOOKING COOL IN A WINTER COAT
you’ve dressed, and before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take at least one thing off.
Thank you Coco Chanel, but brrr. . .ing on the coat, because with the chilly winter we’re having I don’t think any of us will be shoving ours to the back of the wardrobe anytime soon.
Yet so many of us get it wrong when choosing a coat because the last thing we put on before we leave the house is often last on our winter wardrobe musthaves list.
A coat can make or break your outfit. And while you don’t have to break the bank when buying one, it’s worth investing in the best you can afford because when you find the right coat you will want to wear it every winter. So, here are my tips for a top coat: Pick wool or cashmere rather than synthetic because it will hold its shape better.
Speaking of shape, a coat with a nipped-in and or belted waist flatters all body types.
A coat that sits on or slightly above the knee will work well over dresses and pants.
Forget about a long coat if you are short and instead opt for one that sits on or above the hips to elongate the body. Yours vertically-challenged truly once made the mistake of buying a floor-sweeping coat the colour of musk Lifesavers, which was anything but sweet. Let’s not sugarcoat it – I was downright roly-poly in that coat.
Black is slimming, but, if your coat is cut right a bright colour can be just as flattering . . . and fun.
To be sure of a good fit when you go shopping for your new coat, dress in what you plan to wear under it.
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