This same question comes up every time winter rolls around. And rightly so. Puffy coats, while very warm, tend to make the wearer look like a Michelin tire.
Here’s what to look for when shopping for a figure-flattering puffer. One of the below elements will instantly make a puffy coat more attractive. If you can find a coat with two or three, well, even better.
Belt = cinched waist = smaller-looking figure. Lots of puffers are now designed with belts, so you have a ton to choose from. Belting detail is especially good if you prefer a longer length.
2. Seaming detail.
Seams trick the eye into seeing wonderful things. For example, vertical seaming on puffy coats creates the illusion of a longer, leaner figure. Fine quilting achieves a similar effect.
3. A cool collar.
An interesting collar draws attention upward to an aspect of the coat you actually want to show off. Choose either a pillow collar or something trimmed in fur.