Cover up in style with a fall jacket that flatters and fits your body!
When the weather starts to turn, dressing takes a slightly more serious and less casual tone. That's when a jacket becomes an essential part of your autumn look. Not only does it keep you cozy as the temperature cools down, it also adds polish to any outfit. When winter comes, it becomes the perfect extra layer under a coat. Find the cut that's right for you, and you'll have a go-to piece that will serve you well through spring.
On a V-shaped upper body, a fitted and tapered jacket can end up looking like a shoulder-padded power suit from the 1980s.
To add proportion, find a jacket with soft, raglan sleeves, which create a more rounded silhouette.
• Select a jacket that falls straight down from the shoulder.
• Avoid tailored blazers in favor of less-structured looks.
• Go for sleeves set off the shoulder.
A wrap style provides fullness around the bust, but the belted waist prevents this design from appearing baggy.
• Look for soft, not stiff, fabrics that drape well.
• Choose a piece with curved, feminine lines.
• For another good style, try a smock-like design, with pleats that begin at the shoulder.
A semi-fitted style is the way to go for concealing the midsection.
• Choose a cut that hangs straight down from the bustline.
• Draw the eye up with an open, curved neckline.
To create a more slender look, opt for a fitted jacket.
• Heavier materials, such as leather, provide greater coverage.
• Extra tailoring, like princess seams (which run down the front of the jacket) help make the bust appear smaller.
It's easy to overwhelm a small frame. The secret is to select a structured jacket, and remember: Proper fit starts with the
• A plunging V-neck elongates the body.
• Accentuate the waist with a cropped, fitted style
Short, three quarters or something in between? Here's the scoop on getting the proportions right.
• Cropped looks are great for accentuating an evenly balanced figure, particularly if you have a petite frame or want to show off your waist.
• Semi-cropped designs hit a few inches below the natural waistline and can help even out your proportions if you're long- or short-waisted.
• Three-quarter length jackets are a good choice if you want to hide your behind or tummy. They should end just above the top of your thigh.