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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.