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Flatter your figure by covering up in cute coats

Whatever Punxsutawney Phil predicts on Tuesday, winter in Charlotte isn’t over yet. With meteorologists calling for wintry precipitation in the area this weekend, it isn’t too late to shop for a winter coat. And if your current coat already has you covered, keep these style tips in mind as you transition to lighter outerwear for the brisk mornings and chilly evenings of early spring.

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Because a coat could be your biggest clothing expense this season – you want something classic you can wear year after year – you’ll want to plan ahead for what should be more than an impulse purchase. Consider your body shape, the assets you want to maximize and the areas you want to downplay. When you keep those goals in mind, you may just find a look that won’t only keep you warm; it’ll make you look hot.

Whether you're petite or plus-size, busty or boy-shaped, there's a coat out there that'll flatter your figure. Click through to find the look that's just your style (and shape).


  • Natalie 4 years ago

    Great coats in the slideshow, Rachel. I love the lavender one - so girly! And the Marc by Marc Jacobs is so classy... can I have both?!

  • Carla Underwood, Winston-Salem Sex and Relationshi 4 years ago

    Great advice and timely too. Now is the perfect time to buy a coat because they are on clearance in most stores.

  • Tom 4 years ago

    Will pass on the good advice, and maybe help look for a new coat
    for someone we both know and love. Thanks.

  • Mack 4 years ago

    Rachel, this article goes along with the other great writings of yours. It was really enjoyable, and I look forward to your next ones.

  • Maude 4 years ago

    Thanks for the great fashion advice. Think twice, buy once. I'm going coat shopping this afternoon.

  • Kim 4 years ago

    Rachel, I especially enjoyed the plus size coat suggestions in the slide show. Your article was well written and timely:)