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Choosing the Right Coat for Your Body Type: Shape Up for Fall

Choosing the Right Coat for Your Body Type

Curvy
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 Coaticon (on NET-A-PORTER for $2,650)

Burberry Brit Double-Breasted Trench Coaticon (at Saks Fifth Avenue for $750)

Fendi Paneled Coaticon (at Barneys New York for $2,650)

Choosing the Right Coat for Your Body Type

Athletic
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 Jacketicon (at Bloomingdale’s for $320)

Andrew Marc Corey Asymmetrical Zip Coaticon (at Bloomingdale’s for $595)

10 Crosby Derek Lam Oversized Belted Alpaca, Mohair & Cotton Coaticon (at Saks Fifth Avenue for $1,300)

Choosing the Right Coat for Your Body Type

Triangle
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 Coaticon (on NET-A-PORTER for $1,300)

Belstaff Leather-Panel Tweed Coaticon (at Neiman Marcus for $2,295)

Moncler Grandval Quilted Mid Length Down Coaticon (at Bloomingdale’s for $1,560)

Choosing the Right Coat for Your Body Type

Lean
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 Coaticon (at Barneys New York for $680)

Via Spiga Faux Leather and Faux Fur Collar Coaticon (at Bloomingdale’s for $397)

Alice + Olivia Carth Puff-Shoulder Flared Coaticon (at Neiman Marcus for $1,197)

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