The season of layering up is here, but this doesn’t mean that you have to burry your fashion sense under an outdated or unflattering coat.

It’s important to start thinking about the perfect coat to bundle up in since it will be one of the most used winter essentials in your closet. Finding the right outerwear for your lifestyle and your shape is always a bit tricky. Our personal stylists at KM Image Consulting have provided a detailed guide to help you look your best, no matter the occasion.

Coats that flatter your body type
  • Coats that will help you look taller, try a coat that is no lower that an inch above your knee to elongate your leg.
  • Coats that will help in creating curves, try a belted coat that will cinch in the waist, creating a feminine hourglass shape.
  • If you are concerned about looking top-heavy, consider a single-breasted coat.
  • If you are concerned about looking bottom heavy, try an A-line coat.
  • If you have broad shoulders or a large bust, look for a coat with a V-neck.


The Mannish Cut

Keeping in focus the traditional menswear tailoring, this season many designers played with the double-breasted coat, which came with a softened, supersized silhouette. This is style is perfect for the working women wanting to make a statement. This style can be easily turned into an unexpected evening statement by teaming a sultry cocktail dress with a boyish peacoat.


The Cape 

The Cape has definitely been one of the hottest favorites this season. It takes a minimalistic turn for fall by showcasing clean lines, subdued colors and refined fastenings. For some figure-flattering elegance, offset this voluminous cut with thin separates in opposing hues. For a night about town, you could pair a luxe leather skirt, high boots with a draped hooded cape, which gives your look an immense urban appeal.


The Duffle

The duffle can be your main weekend piece, which can be worn with your other wardrobe staples if you need autumn’s contemporary edge.  For an easy chic look, contrast a traditional camel-colored cover-up with a sporty sweater, buckled ankle-boots and a pair of your most comfortable jeans. If you want to step up the edgy look, pair a classic duffle with fitted leather trousers, grunge-inspired boots and an over-sized plaid shirt.


The Feminine Piece

The mood dominating this fall is definitely elegant feminism. This ultra feminine piece renews focus on form-fitting coats that enhance a 50’s inspired, hourglass silhouette. For a day look, try shades of bold vermillion cover-up paired with a print skirt and casual turtleneck knit to keep you warm and layered up. When this beauty is belted at the waist, it forms a sculpted knee-length sophisticated evening dress. Slip into refined T-bar heels to finish.


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Kelly Millar is our KM Image Consulting Blogger. The KM Image Consulting blog will take you on a style journey – giving you inspiration, fresh ideas and a renewed excitement about your personal image, enabling you to feel confident and empowered every single day! You can follow Kelly on: | Kelly Millar - Fashion and Image Consultant | KM Image Consulting | Follow her on Twitter | KM Imaging Consulting contact by email |

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