Winter Coats – by Sarah Lilly

Hi everyone – this is my first blog post, and thought I would start with a subject that we have been asked a lot about recently.

Now we’re heading into proper autumn territory, for a lot of us the search begins for the perfect winter coat.

This season we’re seeing lots of bold colours, feature collars and generally fun pieces that can really finish off an outfit.

We’ve pulled out some styles for each body shape at different price points so there’s something for everybody!

Pear shaped ladies

As a pear, you can really have fun with coats and jackets. Go for detail, it could be an oversized collar, beautiful embellishment or a bold statement colour. Aim to get lengths that sit on and show off your lovely little waist:

L-R: New look £35.00                  M&S £59.00            Anthropologie £168.00

Strawberry shaped ladies

As a strawberry, you can emphasise your slim waist and hips with a beautiful belted coat, details around the waist like buttons and pockets and long lined jackets. Go for classic shapes without too much fuss or detailing up by the shoulders so the eye is drawn to your waist and hips.

L-R: George £28.00     Zara £89.99       M&S £99.00

Rectangle shaped ladies

The key is to add details! Go for Chanel-esq jackets – these look lovely over little dresses for a smart style, or can be worn more casually over jeans and a tee-shirt for a chic look. Alternatively a highly embellished and patterned number is great, or for something more classic, the white stuff red wool coat with funnel neck and waist shaping is a fab choice.

L-R: TU £25.00     Zara £95.99       White Stuff £110.00

Apple shaped ladies

Go for a structured style and have fun with colour and designs. A V shaped neckline will flatter the bust and elongate. Look for details like pockets or buttons to add interest and go for a longer length that will skim over the waist and hips.

L-R: George £35.00    Warehouse £89.00    Zara £119.00

Hourglass shaped ladies

Go for styles that draw attention to your fab little waist! Anything belted is going to do this job beautifully. You can go for biker jackets, duster coats or more traditional belted trenches. If you have a fuller bust avoid the higher necklines as these will add bulk to you.

George £30.00. Topshop £69.00 Zara £95.99

Happy shopping ladies! x