Winter Coats: First Impressions Matter

Combat the cold weather with a functional—and deeply stylish—statement-making jacket.

file

The Maxi

Look for: a classically luxe shade in a frill-free cut. Let the floor-sweeping length provide the drama.

This shape flatters: any body type. A tie at the waist creates an instant hourglass figure.

Wear it to: the office. It's inherently polished and ladylike but versatile enough to work with jeans on the weekend, too.

Photo credit: WWD

file

Photo credit: Stylesight.com. Garance Doré. Peter Stigter

file

The Super-Bright

Look for: a clean, unembellished shape that hits above the knee.

Pair it with: simple items that won't compete. Since it's a high-wattage shade, it will insist on doing most of the talking.

Photo credit: WWD

file

Photo credit: Garance Doré. Vanessa Jackman. Garance Doré

file
file

The Military Coat

Look for: a classic style. Any version with too much detail is trying too hard.

This shape flatters: everybody. An architectural cut balances out hips, and a built-in belt creates a waist.

Go for details like: contrast piping or gold buttons to make these more fashion and less army-navy surplus.

Photo credit: Catwalking.com

file

Photo credit: Peter Stigter

file
file
file

The Vintage-Inspired Jacket

Look for: an A-line silhouette that hits above the knee.

This shape flatters: those with large chests or wider hips, since the cut is intentionally roomy through the body.

Go for details like: one-of-a-kind fabrics, distinctive trimmings, and oversize buttons.

Pair it with: something boyish, tough, or minimal to avoid looking like you're wearing a costume.

Photo credit: WWD

file

Photo credit: Mr. Newton. Peter Stigter

file
file

The Parka

Look for: a slouchy—but tailored—cut. It needs to be roomy while fitting nicely through the shoulders and arms.

Go for details like: a detachable hood or a distinctive collar treatment.

Pair it with: anything from a long, flowing dress to corduroys. Because it's voluminous, it's a good idea to reveal some skin, like the neckline, or wear it with something formfitting, like tights or skinny jeans.

Photo credit: WWD/George Chinsee

file

Photo credit: Geraldine Dormoy. Garance Doré. Tamu McPherson/Models Off Duty

file
file
file

The Furry Crop

Look for: an abbreviated shape, since you're working with a lot of volume.

Pair it with: something a bit tough. It's important to temper the uptown-lady vibe with unexpected pieces.

Bonus: Faux fur is so great these days, you don't have to throw down a lot of cash for a luxe-looking alternative.

Photo credit: Catwalking.com

file

Photo credit: Garance Doré. Peter Stigter

file
file

The Full Skirt

Look for: a version that's fitted through the top to balance out the volume below.

This shape flatters: fuller hips, since the drama of the coat creates the illusion of a tiny waist.

Pair it with: dresses and skirts to play up its feminine appeal.

Photo credit: WWD/George Chinsee

file

Photo credit: Tamu McPherson/Models Off Duty

file

The Glam Rock

Look for: a super-slim cut through the shoulders, arms, and waist.

Go for details like: lots of buttons and fancy-looking fabrics. This is the place to get away with a wild brocade print.

Pair it with: edgy, hyper-tailored pieces, like dark skinny pants.

Photo credit: WWD

more on luckymag.com

Alert! Baublebar Has Emoji Bracelets Now!

Wear your heart—or rather, your lovestruck cat—on your sleeve with Baublebar's new emoji bracelets.

Seven Style And Beauty Secrets We Learned Last Week

From the biggest trends of 2014 to the best travel blow dryers, here's what we learned this week!

The Foolproof Saturday Outfit You Already Own

High-rise skinny jeans, white tee, grey gym class hoodie, simple black footwear—when you break it down, the core of this outfit is basics, many of whi…

Drugstore Beauty Buy: An Undereye Cream That Works While You're Sleeping

A few dabs of this lightweight cream, which contains caffeine, hyaluronic acid and smoothing essential oils, and you'll wake up seeing the depuffed, h…

Petra Langerova: The Everlane Aesthete

As the head designer for fashion's favorite socially-conscious e-tailer, Petra Langerova is making simplicity more covetable than ever.