The Perfect Coat For Your Body Shape


Ok; it's been a while since the last of my 'dressing for your body shape' posts. To be honest, if that post were a leaf, it would have fallen off the tree and decomposed by now. Anyway, coming directly to you from me in bed with the flu (I'm a poet and I didn't know it) is the latest of my body shape dressing guides.

With most of my Northern-Hemisphere readers well and truly stuck into Autumn/Fall, I thought it would be fitting to do a guide to finding your perfect coat.

Aussie readers: Don't worry, I'll have a swimwear 'dressing for your body shape' piece up before you can say hakuenamatata.

So if you want to find the perfect  new season jacket to flaunt that bod, keep scrolling scrolling scrolling.... **Insert Limp Biscuit tune here**
Before I get into the nitty gritty, here's a quick reminder of the different body shapes and their incredibly fruity names. For a more in-depth guide to finding your body shape, I suggest you check out my piece 'How To Dress For Your Body Shape.' 


From left to right....

Apple: Larger waist, smaller hips and booty. Large bust (jealous)

Pear: Small waist and small bust. Larger hips and thighs.

Hourglass: Equal size bust and hips. Cinched in at the waist.

Rectangle: Equal weight distribution. Equal size bust, waist and hips.


Found your fruity femme fatale? Awesome! Now let's find you the coat that will rock your best assets...

Apple
Girrrlll... you have the slim legs and hips we all aim for, so keep your outerwear short and show off those pins! Also aim for a loose A-line shape that skims flatteringly over your tummy.

YES!!
  • Shorter shapes.
  • Looser shapes that skim over your curves
  • A-line shapes
  • Swing jackets
  • Large collar detailing.
  • Cropped capes

No 
  • Belted coats
  • Coats that skim straight over the hips.
  • Tight-fitting numbers
  • Coats and jackets with zips. #BigBoobProblems


I recommend a stunningly retro swing coat to show off your curves!
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Pair this lush leopard 'Free People' swing coat with your fave slim-leg leather pants and chunky heeled boots for a saucy rocker look that shows off those pins.
http://rstyle.me/~6CjQi

Not a wild child? This 'River Island' swing coat will match absolutely everything, due to it's classic cream colour. How cute would this look over this seasons 70s, bohemian maxi dresses?


Aussie apples: why not try a sleeveless cape? This 'Romwe' sleeveless cape is also uber-flattering. Plus: is that seriously the price? Practically free! Layer over this seasons must have: the denim shirt and your wobbly bits remain our little secret.



Pear
You have that booty that makes the boys (and well anyone else for that matter- who doesn't love a good butt) stop and stare, but some shorter coat lengths may attract attention to your wider hips. Keep it long, cinched in at the waist and skimming over the hips.

YES!!
  • Longer coat shapes
  • Double breasted coats
  • Princess coats
  • Flared trench coats
  • Belted designs
  • Pea coats
  • Wrap coats
  • Waterfall coats 
  • Oversized collars
No
  • Crop coats
  • Swing coats
  • Long and narrow coats that are tight around the hips
  • Smock shapes
Let me introduce you to your new best friend: the Princess coat. A longer length garment, this baby cinches in at the waist and flares out at the hips. It's like your fave flattering skater dress, but in a coat!

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This Choies double breasted coat will cinch you in at all the right places. The oversized collar will also add volume to the bust. Plus, with the versatile beige colour, it makes a perfect every-outfit coat.  Add some pointed lace-up heels over thick tights to lengthen those legs!

http://rstyle.me/~6Clv6

Or if you are loving this seasons khaki tones, this OASAP coat will rock your world, your bod and your bank balance!

http://rstyle.me/~6Clv6

And here's one for my lovely Southern hemisphere dwellers! A sleeveless waterfall jacket, like this white Dorothy Perkins number, will balance out your figure by adding some volume to the bust area. Wear over a tight-fitting turtleneck jumper to give those babies some real va-va-voom!


Hourglass
With your perfect proportions, you simply need to choose a coat that will show this off. Like your pear-shaped sisters, it's all about cinching in at the waist. Feel free to simply belt a straight up and down coat. Or go all-out sexy in a princess or frock coat.

YES!!
  • Wrap coats
  • Waist belts
  • Cinched in coats
  • Longer-length coats
  • Flared coats
  • Trench coats
  • Capes
No
  • Zipped coats
  • Crop coats or jackets
  • Waterfall coats
  • Oversized collars
  • Smock and swing shapes 
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The wrap coat may look slightly like a dressing gown, but rest assured it is the hottest coat trend this year! This cute plaid piece from Guess ticks two trend boxes in one. Plus: It's on sale. 

http://rstyle.me/~6Cmtm
For the perfect A/W work wear look, opt for a longline blazer that fastens at the smallest point of the waist. This Le Chateau Jacket would be equally stunning for the office or for date night.  Wear with a bralette a sexy date look that really shows off your best assets.

http://rstyle.me/~6CmX6

Entering the summer season? This Topshop sleeveless jacket really highlights that teeny waist.


Rectangle

With your supermodel proportions, it should come as no surprise that you can rock any coat shape! Go for the quirkiest style you can find to win in the style stakes, or add curves with embellishments. The choice is yours!

YES
  • Straight coats
  • Swing coats
  • Princess coats
  • Wrap coats
  • Trench coats
  • Crop coats
  • Capes
  • Parka's
  • Waterfall coats
  • ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING
 No
  • Nothing- the sky is the limit

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Looking to add some curves? Go for a belted number with pocket detailing to add volume to the bust, whilst subtracting it from the waistline. This Topshop duster coat will do both beautifully.

http://rstyle.me/~6CmX6
Winter dressing doesn't have to be boring! Add volume, colour and texture all in one with this River Island faux fur jacket. Team with ripped boyfriend jeans for an everyday look or layer over a flared midi skirt and tights if you're feeling brave.


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Aussies: This 'Missguided' sleeveless fringe jacket will see you nailing the 70s boho trend! It will look equally stunning with a printed mini dress or over your trusty denim shorts.

Over to my lovely readers: Would you like to see more 'Dressing for your body shape' posts on 'The Daily Luxe'?

Rachel
xoxo

78 comments:

  1. damn great inspirations

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  2. Great tips! I'm pear-shaped yet sometimes I allow myself to wear clothes that are not supposed to be flattering. I hope you soon get better. Happy weekend!

    Jasmine xx
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  3. Thank you, this post was definitely very helpful! I'm gonna have to buy a coat for winter very soon, and your post gave me some ideas!

    xo, Esther

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  4. Thanks for the great info I love these tips
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  5. Really useful tips, Rachel! I think I've applied already some of them and some very new for me. :) Get well soon, Rachel. Happy Friday!

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  6. Oh I love this post hun, I never even think about coats for my body shape because I just go for a trend I like but it's actually make such a difference to dress for your shape! So in love with the R.I Faux fur!

    Elle
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  7. Great informative post. I love the pink jacket.

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  8. Nice tips, I love the white wrap coat.
    Xo, Christianne
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  9. Wow, such an informative post, Rachel! I had no idea that there are coats according to our body shape.
    Love the Topshop sleeveless jacket & the R.I fur coat!

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  10. Such a great post!! I love that little diagram..so cute!

    XO
    Molly
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  11. Great! THX for sharing dear!
    lena
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  12. Great post, there is so much interesting to know about the body shapes!

    Tanya
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  13. Nice post! thank you for your tips! ^^

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  14. Wow this is so great! So informative:))

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  15. Trench vests are my favorite right now, I have 2 that I adore.

    XO Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com/

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  16. Thanks for the tips! Dressing for your body type is so important!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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  17. great picks & tips!
    xMC
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  18. Woww! This was such a detailed post! Nicely written, Rachel :)
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  19. These are wonderful tips. Thanks for sharing them. And I absolutely loved the example photos as well. It definitely makes me want to shop.

    Kia / KTS
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  20. Such a great guide!!

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  21. Very interesting tips!
    Love capes! :)
    xxx
    S
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  22. It's really useful information)

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  23. Thanks for this fashion tips. You made some chic choices of coats. :)

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  24. I really hate being a pear sometimes but I love your tips I definitely need to go coat shopping, well maybe not need but want to haha as I love it xxx

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  25. This is a very useful post darling; i am a Personal Shopper and i m totally agree with your tips.
    Kisses

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  26. Thanks for the recommendations, I wouldn't have considered some of those coats initially :)

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  27. Such a great article, I'd probably describe myself as an hourglass or rectangle - having said that capes look odd on me!

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

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  28. This is such a wonderful article...knowing your body shape definitely helps in picking the right jacket!

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  29. Love this! I have yet to figure out what shape I am (pear? rectangle? I have no idea) but when I do, I need to check back. I always feel like I look awkward in coats because I'm short so if they're longer coats they end up at my knees. Haha

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  30. Love all the details here! Very inspiring, I love all the photos. The leopard coat is very cool!

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  31. Amazing coat!
    Baci,
    Marina
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  32. Wonderful collection!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase
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  33. Great post! Thanks for the recommendations. Now I know which coats would look nice on me :)

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  34. This is such a great post! I love the recommendations; definitely looking for trench coats!
    WritingMonique

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  35. Love this post! I constantly can't decided whether a coat suits me or not!

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  36. I don't like and I don't use to say something like nice post or excellent post but this really is an excellent post. Nice tips.

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  37. Such a wonderfully insightful post babe! I loved all the different tips and tricks, and your advice is as on-POINT as your flawless, kick ass style sense! That Missguided fringed jacket is such a beaut, very boho yet perfect to rock all season long for anyone, any season. In love! Am always on the look-out for a good trench coat and the Choies one looks perf! <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  38. Absolutely lovely selection!!!
    kiss
    Chiara
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  39. thanks for these tips :)
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  40. very informative post, great blog. xx

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  41. Oh, this is a very intelligent and helpful post! The only thing is: I don't know what body shape I have - I know only I'm not tall :) Hopefully one day I will find it out and in the meantime I bookmark your inspiring post!
    Have a wonderful Sunday!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  42. I didnt know this one before
    Thank you for sharing

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  43. Great post!

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  44. Great post! Have a nice weekend:)

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  45. Those swing coats looked great! I also like that you added some color into your coat selection. Just because it can get pretty dark and gloomy doesn't mean that you can't brighten things up with your outerwear!

    -M
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  46. very nice look.
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  47. I would love to see more of these posts. Always on the hunt for some tips!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  48. This is a good article! For me, sometimes it is hard to find a perfect coat which fits my body without making me look like a midget since I am so short.

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  49. Thank you for these awesome tips! I always wonder what type of coats best flatter my figure.
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  50. Love that you broke down your picks by body shape! Love the sleeveless cape :)

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  51. I love your posts providing tips on dressing for your body shape and this one is no exception! I still haven't really figured out what shape my body is, though when I do I'll be sure to return to this post for tips on dressing to suit it! Anyway, hope you're well - have a lovely week ahead gorgeous! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
    x

    ps. ''I'm a poet and I didn't know it'' - Rachel, don't look now but your British is showing! ;)

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  52. Never seen a post like this! Also never thought of anything like this before! x

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  53. Loved reading this! I am a pear and now I know why I love my coat that is belted and then flares out!! Haha. Happy Monday!

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  54. It’s such a lovely post with so beautiful photos! You did a great job!
    I know how much time blog requires, but keep doing it!

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  55. Really lovely post dear! Hope you have a fabulous day.

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  56. Great post!

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  58. Thanks for the tips! They are very useful now that I'm looking for different coats before it gets very cold. Have a great week!

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  59. Nice post my dear. Thanks for these usefully tips. Kisses from Italy and thank you for stopping at my blog,
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  61. Great post, love your picks!

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    Love all of these looks.
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  65. This is great,i like it
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  66. Gorgeous! I love this dress and your hair is so pretty!
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  67. Your hair looks beautiful both with and without extensions, though I get what you mean about the appeal of 'weightier' hair! I love your marble-print dress by the way, it suits you wonderfully Rachel :)
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  69. This was super helpful! (although I still don't really know what my body shape is haha)

    xx Izzy | Qthee

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  70. Such great tips lovely! I always find it hard to find coats that suit my body shape! I've had my eyes on the Topshop sleeveless jacket for ages, it's just gorgeous! Xx

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  71. Great tips, thank u very much!

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  72. Wow, great!!

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