Pregnant women are blessed with cleavage and lots and lots of hormones. Putting on a winter coat is probably the last thing you wants to do. Another layer seems counterintuitive till you’ve gone outside in the cold. Here’s how to choose your perfect coat.
1 || The Length Of The Coat
It doesn’t matter how tall you are, expecting ladies should all wear coats that at least hit mid-thigh. You need to balance out your round tummy with your thinner legs and arms. Anything shorter and you will look even rounder. If you are on the shorter side, don’t go past that or it may drown you out. The taller you are the longer your coat can be.
2 || The Silhouette Of The Coat
The ideal silhouette would be a fitted, single breasted coat that sits close to the body. It needs to have a shaped high waist. You may have forgotten what your waist looks like, but you can at least define your upper waist! A gentle flare at the bottom of the coat will balance out your heavier top. Most importantly keep the fabric to a minimum, avoid pleats and dramatic fabric folds.
3 || The Neckline
A deep V works beautifully for the these well-endowed ladies. Avoid big lapels and scarf details that will add volume to your chest area. That said, a flat satin or velvet collar will do wonders to brighten your face, and draw the eye inwards. An a-symmetrical neckline can also work well to minimize your décolleté.
4 || The Shoulder
The shoulder needs to be built well enough to have structure, but not so that it is stiff and sticks out. Avoid a dropped reglan sleeves that will add volume to your shoulders and chest.
5 || The Sleeve
The longer and narrower the sleeve the better. Interesting features at the end of the sleeve, buttons or a cuff will work well to draw attention to your skinnier arms.
6 || The Accents
Keep the accents for your lower half, big pockets details at the tops of your thighs work well. Or ornamental buttons the length of the coat will also add length and slim your top half a little.
7 || Prints Or Plain
A small printed fabric will add interest to a basic coat. Some patterned fabrics such as heavy tweeds are too thick, avoid anything thick or three dimensional.
8 || The Cape Or Gilet
These two style work beautifully for the pregnant woman, as long as they are close to the body and at least mid-thigh length. These two styles literally breaks the upper body into panels, thus slimming it down.