Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Petite Faux Fur Coats

 Outfit Details: Miss Selfridge Petite Coat c/o (similar herehere, and here), Kate Spade Handbag, Michael Kors Booties (similar), Aqua Bottoms, Sunglass Warehouse Round Retro Style Sunglasses

Winter coats can be so terribly heavy and boxy. If you happen to be petite and/or short then you understand the struggle of trying to find a coat that your body does not physically get lost in. I've been in search for a feminine pea coat for work this season, but I had trouble finding a style that fit my upper body. Either the arms were too long, or the frame was too loose. I want to feel like a lady, not a girl. I was starting to feel slightly defeated until I was introduced to the brand Miss Selfridge by an industry friend- hi Kellie ;)! Miss Selfridge is a UK based retailer that is available online in the US. They have so many adorable dresses, skirts, tops, accessories, and outerwear. I was so delighted to find that they cater to women of all sizes.

 The coat I am wearing above is from their petite collection and it fits me like a glove. No tailoring needed. The best part? Their price points are totally reasonable. Every time I wear this coat I receive so many compliments. It really is such a chic little button-down. I love how the fur collar is accented with a bold rhinestone button at the neck.

Keeping warm without the bulk: Puffy coats are the most practical and useful winter coats. They keep you extremely warm and you can literally go jump in a pile of snow and still not feel the cold. To avoid the thickness try finding a jacket that features a belt. This will help to narrow your frame and create a sleek silhouette.

Just remember a winter coat is an investment piece. Try to steer away from the trends and opt for a classic cut. It will last you decades!

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Photography by Art Petrosemolo
Location: Molly Pitcher Inn

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