Your Color Preference
In general, some people look better in warm earthy tones, while others look better in cooler colors like blue and grey. Furs come in a wide variety of colors and hues to give you the visual effect you want. Blondes and people with fairer skin often look great in brown and black furs, while brunettes and those of us with darker complexions can enhance our assets with a white or gray coat. You can even find dyed furs for boldness and maximum attention-grabbing appeal.
If you are of smaller stature, make sure to get a coat cut specifically to a petite size. These coats are made for women with a smaller torso and shorter arms, in addition to the raised hem line. Avoid regular sized and full-length coats that will swallow you up. If you are smaller it also makes it harder to wear highly decorative or fussy furs. Finally go with either a mid-thigh or short jacket length to give your silhouette as much leg as possible.
Many furriers report that full-figured, and specifically pear-shaped women are the easiest to fit. A fur can help hide some of the areas you are less confident about and directs attention to your face. The length of a coat that hangs to your knees will give you a slimming effect, making you look several sizes smaller. Alternatively, you could go with a sexy mid-thigh stroller for the same effect, but to show off more leg.
Tall and Thin
Furs look great on a long frame, accentuating your best features. A fluffy, belted robe such as sable or a particularly thick fox will help add curves to your silhouette.
Aim for Versatility
If this is your first fur, think of where you will primarily be wearing this coat. Try to find a coat that will be appropriate in a variety of different occasions. A fur can fit perfectly into any wardrobe, to meet the needs of any lifestyle. By choosing a style that flatters your figure, and can be worn in a multitude of environments, you will get the most out of your investment.