Nov 22, 2009

Wardrobe Basic: The Winter Coat

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion Wardrobe basics

The Winter Coat is a wardrobe staple no matter where you live. If you reside in a warm climate-truest me you will need a heavier coat if it dips into the 50’s at night or you have the “pleasure” of traveling to a colder climate. All in all it’s always good to have a great winter coat at your fingertips. Please don’t resort to wearing your daughter’s ski parka or layering multiple sweaters, coats and scarves to keep you warm. There is nothing worse than seeing a gorgeous woman all dolled up for an evening out in the winter months and then topping off her gown with an  overstuffed down ski vest! Your worst offense won’t be in the form of the fashion police but the many sorry stares coming your way. SO here my dear glamour girls are a few tips to make sure that yes in fact you have the perfect winter coat at the ready.

•1.     If you only have one winter coat make it a classic wool trench  with  flannel backed  lining. Chic yet timeless.

•2.     The best length for any coat is at/or just above the knee. This length works with dresses, skirts, pants and leggings.

•3.      Fit is key. Check that the sleeves are long enough and that the coat doesn’t pull across the back. If it has a belt at the waist then it should hit at the waist (makes sense…right!) If it buttons or zips  in front  it should do so without any gaps.

•4.     Lining is important. The best winter coat lining comes with flannel backing for warmth.

•5.     Buy well …buy once! Only purchase a winter coat  in a color and cut that you LOVE! 

P.S. When in doubt go for a single breasted coat instead of  double breasted..it is by far the most flattering cut of all….and never ..ever..ever.. buy a coat  that isn’t quit right just becasue it’s on sale..Save your cash for something you will want to wear for years to come. If however  you do happen to  find the perfect coat at 75 per cent off..BUY IT and know the fashion Gods are smiling  down on you!   

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