Winters will not pass without jackets. But you surely do not want to look fluffed up or fat. Jackets come in different cuts and styles to fit different body shapes. The secret is to choose a proportional outerwear. It is all about balancing your upper and lower body. Here is a guide which will help you choose a jacket style that complements your body shape.
If you have an hourglass figure, your focus is to show off your well-defined waist. Buy winter jacket for women with a nipped waist. Belted coats will look good on your body frame. To flaunt your proportional body shape; avoid straight lines from your bust to your hips. This will make you look boxy. Go for jackets with a drape-like fabric. Wrap and shawl coats will be some of your best buys. You can also, try out jackets that extend just below the hipbone or past the thighs.
Women with a pear shaped body should aim at drawing the eyes away from your wide hips by adding interest and creating curves on top. The best jackets for you will be the one that balances out your wide hips and thighs. Details on top, rounded collar and a cut that accentuates your well-defined waist should do the work. Opt for details like puffed shoulders and breast pockets. And select jackets that extend past the thickest part of your thighs. Earrings, scarves and nice eye makeup also help in drawing attention upwards.
If your body shape falls in the inverted triangle category then your goal is to soften your wide shoulder line and make it look narrower. Hip-length or longer jackets with flared hemline create curves on your hips and will flatter your shape. You should look for jackets that have minimal details on top and more volume at the hem to cover up the narrowest part of your body.
Your aim is to slim down your mid-section and draw the eye to your shoulder/chest-area, if you have an apple shaped body. You will look great in jackets that glide past your waist and floats away from your hips to create hips. A coat nipped right below your bust helps conceal your heavy midsection.
For women with rectangle body shape the focus should be on breaking up your silhouette to create curves from your waist up and waist down. Go for simple, tailored jackets with a nipped waist or flared hemline, to create the curves you want. You can experiment with various details like pockets, shoulder details, large buttons and double breasts; just make sure you keep your waist trimmed.
If you have a petite body frame then go for jackets with minimal details to help you maintain a long, lean line and nipped waists to keep you looking trim. Go for shorter lengths and vertical details that draw the eye up and down. Women with fuller figure focus on jackets that extend past the thickest part of your hips and thighs, to avoid widening your body frame.