Best Autumn Coats & Jackets for Women 2023
Autumn 2023 has seen us reaching for raincoats and sunglasses in quick succession so while the weather starts to settle into its seasonal pattern, now is the best time to look at big investment purchases for your wardrobe. Autumn coats and jackets are a big part of the autumn winter clothing selection. Are you running from the car to work and then straight to soccer mom duty, if this is you then you need to have a couple of good outerwear option to hand. So, lets look at what coats and jackets deserve a space in your wardrobe this autumn.
Best Coat Styles for YOUR Shape
What=Your bust and hips are around the same size with a clearly defined waist.
Best option= Belted coats work best to define your waist, better if this style falls below the hip.
What=Your bust and waist are visibly narrower than your hips.
Best Option= Styles that accentuate your shoulders and waist while elongating your legs avoiding shorter lengths, knee length is the most flattering for this body shape.
Inverted Triangle Shaped
What=Your shoulders are broader than your hips, giving your torso a slightly inverted effect
Best Option= Long, clean lines and avoid big lapels and collars. Choose a-line coats with flared silhouettes that give the illusion of curvier hips.
What=Your midsection is the widest part of your body, and your legs are slimmer.
Best Option= You’ll want to draw attention away from your waist. Choose a roomy style that draws attention to your legs. This means choosing a coat with just the right hemline. At the top of your thighs is the magic leg-elongating mark for this body shape.
Stay dry and comfortable in a rainproof and breathable jacket. While it can be hard to find a totally waterproof coat, rainproof should protect you from a decent rain shower while also keeping you from getting too warm, the technology adopted by companies like Regatta and Lighthouse have mesh lining which is what allows for breathability. The addition of multiple zipped pockets means your possessions stay nice and dry too.
Outdoor enthusiasts like to look stylish and keep dry so a good rainproof jacket or coat will allow for daily adventures. Lots of good quality rainproof coats have insulated padding too and its this addition that makes an investment piece of rain gear worth the spend.
It can be difficult to carry off the oversized coat trend for 2023 when you are not of model height. Some tips on how to style the oversized jacket or coat so to look like it was an intentional choice rather that a case of picking up the wrong size!
-Define your waist with a belt
-Stick to block colours
-Cuff the sleeves to keep the look in proportion
The benefits of an oversized coat is that it allows for lots of lovely layers as the temperatures drop so keeping you extra war while looking stylish.
Special occasion dressing for Autumn is not complete without the addition of an ultra tailored or oversized coat. Complete the look and stay warm and dry with a classic camel or cream coat that can be added to many special occasion outfits over the autumn season, again an investment coat will make the cost per wear very affordable. A pop of colour is also a welcome addition to any special occasion outerwear piece that will be a showstopper over a more muted outfit.
The Finishing Touch
Add an extra layer of warmth and style to your autumn coat or jacket with some accessories, a chic hat or oversized scarf will be the icing on the fashion cake when it comes to the overall look.