- Apple Body Shape: If you have an ample bust, rounded stomach and slimmer hips, you have an apple shaped body. For apple shaped body structure, you should use a structured hip-length jacket to add meaning to your upper half. Alternatively, you can also opt for a long coat to lengthen your lines.You can also try a fitted jacket that buttons just below the bust, has a V neckline and should be nipped in waist to add shape to your body. You can also try a tailored classic long coat/ jacket or light trench to highlight your figure.
- Pear Body Shape: The main features of pear body shape are wider hips & thighs, narrower shoulders, wider bottom and small bust. Persons in this category should try to look slim along the hip ways and increase bust and shoulders. Therefore, the ideal jacket length would be till waist or three-quarter so that it can cover up your hip and bottom area without making it bulky. Choose double-breasted coats that will a balance to pear body shape. Avoid side pockets at hip height.
Shoulders should be flattering to make the jacket look best on this body shape. Therefore, opt for a jacket which has shoulder pads, pleated shoulder designs and tucks. The upper half and neckline should have details around them with fur collar. Wear lighter shades or brighter colored tops to balance the dark bottoms.
- Hourglass Shape Body: Main features of hourglass shaped body are that the hips and the bust are nearly of the same size with a well-defined waist which is smaller than the bust. The busts are full and the legs are well-shaped.
A tightly fitted tailored jacket is the best choice for this body shape as well fitted jacket slim down into the waist and enhances your figure. You can pick any length in the jacket as your shape is good. Single breasted jackets will go well with your shape. Try to avoid over emphasized shouldered jackets or pocket details.
If your height is short, you can wear short jackets end at your hips and stick to the fitted ones showing curves of your body. The jacket sleeves should be neat so that it can soften your fleshy upper arms. Your figure will do the rest of the talking when it comes to your jacket. Therefore, make sure that you find the right one which can fit your size properly in all the right places.