Labor day is just a few weeks away, announcing that a new season is coming — which can be the perfect excuse for a wardrobe makeover; and this time, let’s find the perfect coat. Below are my top choices for petite women.
We can divide the search into two categories: the everyday coat and the coat for special occasions.
The Pea Coat
For a typical rushed day, when you don’t have time to match your coat with the rest of your outfit, simply try a coat in a monochromatic hue like navy blue or black; these two colors are going to pair perfectly with jeans and dresses even if they have a colorful print. If you are a petite gal, a pea coat is the perfect fit for you! This coat is going to accentuate your waist creating the impression of having longer legs. And don’t be afraid to pair it with boots; you will look dazzling!
The Double-Breasted Trench Coat
My second choice is apt for special days with family and friends: A classic double-breasted trench coat. This is a piece that every woman should have in her wardrobe. No matter how tall you are, the waist will be emphasized in a very flattering way if you decide to belt it; if you decide to leave it open, it will definitely show a taller figure. Go for classic colors: camel, black or make a statement trying a vibrant emerald green (very trendy this season).
Petite girls should not be afraid of wearing long coats. There are several more options beyond the classic double-breasted trench; just keep in mind the proportions: the length should hit right above the knee or at the middle of the leg. Also, avoid wearing shoes with straps since they will shorten your leg; instead go for shoes that have a low-cut vamp, since they will elongate your leg.