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How To Choose The Perfect Winter Coat


Your winter coat will most likely be your biggest wardrobe purchase this winter however finding the right winter coat can be rather daunting. What colour do I choose, do I go a size up, and what style of coat are many questions which may be running through your head. With varying climates, an ideal winter coat for the South of England may be very different compared to an ideal winter coat the North of Scotland so keep in mind not every jacket is ideal for every climate.


Be prepared to spend a little more than what you can afford 

Buy the best coat you can afford, and then some. You'll no doubt be wearing this coat every day for the next few months and maybe even next year too so be prepared to spend a little more to ensure you get the best quality and a coat that will last - work out the cost per wear ratio if you need more convincing.

Know your body

First take your figure into account when coat shopping. Larger figures look best in lean cuts so avoid double-breasted coats or those made of thick material such as sheepskin or 'puffa' padded nylon.
If you fancy a belted coat opt for one with a wider belt which will flatter a thicker waist, and stay away from pale colours and unnecessary detailing. Narrow lapels will flatter a big bust while a large collar will help to balance out your figure if you have pear-shaped hips. Anyone under 5' 4" should search for coats in petite sizes to take advantage of their flattering smaller proportions. Long coats will swamp your frame so stick to on-the-knee lengths and wear long boots underneath to lengthen your silhouette and if you're completely stuck then take you can't go wrong with women's parka coats which are a perfect staple coat.

Have enough room for layers underneath


It should go without saying, especially in winter that you'll want to be able to fit layers underneath your coat. A lot of coats I've come across always seem to have plenty of room in the torso but the arms are ridiculously skinny meaning not having enough room to wear layers underneath. 
When choosing your coat take into consideration what you will be wearing underneath it and when you will wear it - travelling to work, at the weekend etc. Get the length right for your wardrobe - a mid-calf length works well with both skirts and trousers. Make sure the arms are roomy enough to fit a suit jacket or thick jumper underneath as there is nothing more irritating than sleeves bunched up under your armpits. Also ensure you can lift your arms up easily in the coat and that the buttons fasten comfortably over your chest.


Make sure there are pockets

A coat without pockets is like Happy Hour without a beer and shot combo. You might not hear me now, but no coat, no matter how perfect, without pockets isn't going to make you rue the day you bought it when you're fighting your way through flurries of snow and have no place to tuck your hands.

Take into consideration the style of coat

To get more wear out of your coat look for removable hoods or collars to give you the versatility of two different styles. If you'll be wearing your smart coat more than your casual weekend coat spend more on the former. Warm padded jackets and parkas are much more practical for weekend wear and look great with jeans and cords.

Colour 

As for which colour to choose, despite the array of bright and bold colours and patterns around this autumn, for a new coat to be considered an investment you'd be wise to stick to classic colours such as black, navy, brown and cream that won't date. Inevitably you will wear your coat for several seasons so avoid a style that looks too trendy. A classic single- or double-breasted coat will transcend
trends and fashions to last you several years, or more.

What is your perfect winter coat? 

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