As the ancient adage goes, “if you’ve got it, flaunt it!” Emphasize your curves the way Christina Hendricks does – with a cinched-in waist.
Matthew Williamson Wool-Blend Coat (on NET-A-PORTER for $2,650)
Burberry Brit Double-Breasted Trench Coat (at Saks Fifth Avenue for $750)
Fendi Paneled Coat (at Barneys New York for $2,650)
Darker colors soften athletic shoulders like Hilary Swank’s, while peplums, flared bottoms, and asymmetrical zippers play up the hips.
Sam Edelman Claire Faux Suede Jacket (at Bloomingdale’s for $320)
Andrew Marc Corey Asymmetrical Zip Coat (at Bloomingdale’s for $595)
10 Crosby Derek Lam Oversized Belted Alpaca, Mohair & Cotton Coat (at Saks Fifth Avenue for $1,300)
If you’re built like J Lo, you don’t have to worry about playing up your hips (have you seen the “Booty” video?), but high collars and open lapels will create strong shoulders to match.
Pierre Balmain Double-Breasted Wool Coat (on NET-A-PORTER for $1,300)
Belstaff Leather-Panel Tweed Coat (at Neiman Marcus for $2,295)
Moncler Grandval Quilted Mid Length Down Coat (at Bloomingdale’s for $1,560)
Lean ladies like Julie Bowen have the most options. They can wear longer coats like the Roseanna that break up their figures with colorblocking and print clashing, or go femme by adding curves via cinched-in waists, structured shoulders, and flared or ruffled bottoms.
Roseanna Plaid Tweed & Flocked Leopard-Pattern Jacquard Coat (at Barneys New York for $680)
Via Spiga Faux Leather and Faux Fur Collar Coat (at Bloomingdale’s for $397)
Alice + Olivia Carth Puff-Shoulder Flared Coat (at Neiman Marcus for $1,197)
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