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Best Coat for Your Body Type

Sometimes it's what's on the outside that counts. Like in winter. No matter what amazing figure-flattering outfit you put together, if you toss an ill-fitting coat on top, you'll just look like a lumpy rectangle. Maybe it's a lumpy rectangle disguising a $3,000 Roland Mouret pencil dress that sculpts your body more than eight SoulCycle classes—but it doesn't matter. Most people just see you in your outerwear anyway, so you'll need a good coat which isn't just tailored but tailored to you, like the ones in the slideshow below. (Although, admittedly, I sort of want them all.)

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If You're Busty

Draw attention downward with big patch pockets in a cool fabric or contrast color.
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If You're Petite

Choose a jacket that hits at your hipbone, since a too-long hemline can overwhelm a short stature. (For a coat that's short but still super-warm, choose a heavy parka or thick puffer.)
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If You're Plus-Size

Pick a fitted coat with an oversize collar that pulls attention upwards to your face.
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If You're Pregnant

A swingy cape highlights your bump and tells people you're pregnant, not just cold-weather-feasting.
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If You're Athletic

A fit-and-flare coat is your best bet to faking an hourglass figure.


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