Which Jacket Fits Your Body Type?

A jacket worn right transforms a woman into an effortless glamour doll and adds just the right touch for any occasion. However, make sure your jackets fit you in all the right places and define your shape correctly; otherwise it can look seriously misshaped. Check out which jackets work for your body type and turn you into a super confident über chic chick.

Neat Hourglass Shaped

neat hourglass

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For an hourglass shape, the jackets should be able to accentuate the curves by being fitted at the waist and not an exaggerated shoulder shape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Versace for H&M Studded Jacket
Versace for H&M Studded Jacket
Marc By Marc Jacobs Red Cotton Blazer
Marc By Marc Jacobs Red Cotton Blazer

 

Full Hourglass Shaped

Full hour glass body shape

The Full Hour Glass Body Jacket
For The full hourglass figure we recommend straight jackets with wider necklines jackets to elongate the figure. Avoid high necklines and double breasted jackets.

 

Christian Dior Leather Bow Jacket
Christian Dior Leather Bow Jacket
Burberry Jacket
Burberry Jacket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apple Shaped

Apple

Avenue-sequined-coat
Opt for jackets that focus more on the upper part of the body and in order to remove focus from the waist and hips, as well as jackets that split at waist work wonders and create a slimmer silhouette.
Burberry Long Shearling Collar Trench Coat
Burberry Long Shearling Collar Trench Coat
Valentino Front Ruffle Jacket
Valentino Front Ruffle Jacket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pear Shaped

Pear

pear shape
Pear shaped figures require focus on the shoulders and upper part of the body, therefore opt for jackets with soft shoulder pads and a slim cut that continues along the hips.
Burberry Quilt Jacket White
Burberry Quilt Jacket White
Vintage CL Brown Blazer
Vintage CL Brown Blazer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inverted Triangle/ Broad Shoulders

Inverted triangle

The inverted triangle body
Women with broad shoulders or busty figures should go for structured and non-clinging jackets with less focus on the shoulders and preferably no collar or a thin collar line.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moschino Wool Jacket
Moschino Wool Jacket
Valentino Black Jacket
Valentino Black Jacket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lean Column/ Athletic

Lean

lean trench
Jackets need to create curves for lean figures, therefore go for jackets that are cinched at the waist and create an hourglass figure illusion.

 

Burberry Trench Coat
Burberry Trench Coat
Balenciaga Jacket
Balenciaga Jacket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shelina Datoo
Clothing Buyer
TheLuxuryCloset.com

 

 

 

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