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How to Select the Perfect Coat
Coats have always been in fashion in various shapes and styles. Coats, jackets, overcoats, blazers etc are fashion staple for winter season. In fact a basic trench is a fashion must have for every girl. Coats are designed to gorgeously sculpt the body by emphasizing the waist line and the feminine form of the body while still offering a great amount of coverage which creates a very mysterious and elegant look.
But choosing the perfect coat, especially for Indian women, can be quite a task. There are so many details to be considered in coats such as length, collar and lapel details, buttons, and styles and so on.. Here are a few tips for choosing the right coat for every body shape:
Go for: slightly unfitted, single breasted, deep necks, narrow lapels, natural shoulder padding. Reaching till hips’ end.
Avoid: bulky material, statement collars, heavy top embellishments.
Go for: nipped waists, top detailing, structured cut. high shoulders, broad lapels, statement collars.
Avoid: unstructured, oversized, boxy, square cut.
Go For: Straight, a line, single breasted, mid hip length or longer.
Avoid: nipped waists, square and boxy cuts, oversized embellishments and pocket detailing.
Petite Body Type
Go for: belts, empire waists, fitted silhouettes, just above the knees length, subtle neck detailing, simple straight and bracelet sleeves.
Avoid: bulky and double breasted, broad lapels, off detailing.
Tall Body Type
Go for: almost any style. Unstructured, voluminous, oversized coats with bold prints, huge checks, with fur, belted and embellished, high necklines and collars. This is the only shape tat can pull off a long trench.
Avoid: too short styles a they can make your legs look weirdly long.
Curvy Body Type
Go for: belted, straight, simple cuts. Low neck, one or two buttons, single breasted, narrow lapels, knee length.
Avoid: high collars, long length and ott embellishments.
Broad shoulders Body Type
Go for: unstructured, loose but not oversized, cocoon cuts. Raglan sleeves, deep v necks, mid hip length or longer.
Leave out: double breasted, breast pockets, stiff fabrics and shoulder padding.
Go for: military fitted cuts, or short cuts with defined shoulders and some padding, straight sleeves, double breasted.
Leave out: raglan or puffy sleeves
The coat fabric and design can make you look instantly different. There are a variety of fabrics, colours and styles in coats to choose from. They are available in wool, tweed, corduroy, leather, cotton etc.. Leather coats can help you create a very sophisticated and sleek look, a look which will exude sensuality, style and confidence at the same time. Corduroy fabrics work for formal wear as it gives a smart and professional look. It is very comfortable to wear but will not keep you warm at very chilly places. For a more interesting style, choose a printed trench coat as prints are very popular this fall winter season. Animal prints fashion trend is in and can add just the right amount of sexiness to your outfit. If however you are more of a classic, try to opt for the vintage style trench, the trench coat which has classic lines and in the classical subtle colours like tan, beige, white, black, cherry red etc.
In India you can find the newest trends in coats, jackets and trends at all the major shopping outlets such as shoppers stop, lifestyle, pantaloons, max etc. Globus has a nice and reasonably priced fall collection up now. You can also check out many high end brands such as LV, Burberry (Invention of the trench coat is claimed by both Burberry and Aquascutum), Ck etc..