COAT IS CLEAR

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Anna Vlach and Paul Giles give their

I’m not go­ing to sug­ar­coat this – you need a new coat be­cause chances are the one you have is a write-off. And it has to be your sig­na­ture coat – one that looks like it was cre­ated just for you.

Here’s a guide to help you pick your most flat­ter­ing win­ter coat yet.

BOY­ISH Girls with straight up and down fig­ures like Kate Mid­dle­ton’s can cre­ate curves with coats that cinch the waist. Choose a clas­sic trench (belted) or For­ever New’s Sisi sin­gle-breasted coat in Co­ral, which nips in at the waist and flares out at the hips to cre­ate a fem­i­nine sil­hou­ette.

PEAR So you have a bo­da­cious booty like Bey­once? Then choose an A-line coat with wide lapels to high­light the top half of your body and draw at­ten­tion away from your bot­tom and thighs. Try Witch­ery’s Trim Wrap Coat in Light Grey Marle, which has a win­ter-white wide col­lar and fauxleathe­r black trim.

HOUR­GLASS If you have a shapely chest and bot­tom with a wasp waist like Scar­lett Jo­hans­son look for a coat which plays up your as­sets and al­ways wear it belted. Tren­ery’s Mi­lano Trench in Night Sky, pic­tured, is knitted and there­fore more struc­tured than a tra­di­tional trench – which means it skims the body.

AP­PLE If your tummy is big­ger than your bust, an above-the-knee (to show off your great legs) duster coat worn open will help even things up by cut­ting your fig­ure into three equal parts. If you like tar­tan check out Port­man’s Ex Boyfriend Coat in black and white.

When you’ve found your per­fect need-it-now coat be sure to do­nate your old one to St Vin­nies at one of the collection points in the city. Be­cause ev­ery­one needs a coat.

For de­tails, visit ade­laidecity­coun­cil.com

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