Finding the perfect coat that combines style, comfort, and functionality can be a game-changer for your winter wardrobe, and it can be especially challenging when you are plus size. In this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through the essential factors to consider when selecting the best plus size coat. From materials and construction to styles and weather suitability, we've got you covered!
Know Your Body and Style
- Understanding your body shape and personal style is crucial in choosing a flattering coat.
- Opt for coats that accentuate your assets and create a balanced silhouette.
- Explore different styles like A-line, belted, or wrap coats to find the one that complements your figure.
Focus on Fit and Size
- Look for coats with ample room in the shoulders, arms, and chest to ensure comfortable movement.
- Pay attention to the length, as where it falls on your body can make a huge difference not just to wearability and warmth, but for how it looks on you.
- Consider going up a size for layering flexibility during colder months (especially if you find yourself shopping for a coat when it's not yet cool enough to wear one).
Quality Materials and Construction
- Opt for high-quality fabrics like wool, cashmere, or blends that provide warmth and durability.
- Look for coats with proper lining to ensure comfort and insulation.
- Check for reinforced seams and sturdy closures to ensure longevity.
Consider Weather Conditions
- Assess your local weather conditions to determine the level of warmth and protection required.
- Choose heavier coats with insulation for extremely cold climates and lighter options for milder winters.
- Water-resistant or waterproof coatings can be beneficial in rainy or snowy regions.
Versatile and Classic Styles
- Invest in timeless coat styles like trench coats, tailored blazers & leather jackets that never go out of fashion.
- Classic colors such as black, navy, camel, or gray offer versatility and can easily be paired with different outfits.
- Stay up-to-date with current trends by incorporating statement coats in bold colors, patterns, or textures.
- Faux fur accents, oversized collars, and asymmetrical designs are popular choices this season.
Try Before You Buy
- Whenever possible, try on the coat before purchasing to ensure the fit, comfort, and overall look meet your expectations. Our experienced staff are on hand at Curvy Design Shop to assist you with this!
- Experiment with layering different garments underneath to test the coat's versatility.