December 4, 2012 in Glam: Style & Trends
As a young girl, due to the size and color of my younger sister’s winter coat, I nicknamed her “the marshmallow.” Once she slid that puffy, shapeless, white coat onto her small body, she immediately disappeared, overcome by the goose down feather lining and overall monstrous piece of outerwear.
As we search for warmth and shelter as the weather begins to mimic that of the North Pole, (the one without the candy canes and elves) we find ourselves searching for something, anything that will keep us warm. Have you ever spent time creating an outfit in the morning only to then throw on your heaviest winter coat covering your beautiful work or your new shirt? Wearing that same shapeless, black coat everyday isn’t going to help your winter blues.
Around the same moment I referred to my young sister as a marshmallow, I realized that jackets can be warm and trendy and to promise to always find a flattering fit. Sometimes that perfect coat can take time to find. It’s frustrating! But, it is worth the wait.
Above are a variety of winter coats that not only have sense of style, but are perfect for every body shape. Double breasted buttons can give you a slimmer fit. A high-impact collar can attract attention to your pretty face and a belt can accentuate your curvy or tiny waist. Find one that is the best for you!
My favorite find of the season was an earlier Christmas gift from American Eagle. I am always wearing black in the winter and the bright two-tone color is so festive! I had sworn off puffy jackets for a long time believing that they were more fit for rolling in the snow and ski-resorts. I was wrong. This jacket stands as a great example of how there are coats out there with a flattering fit.