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I think all petite women can agree on the fact that three of the most impossible things to shop for are maxi dresses, riding boots, and winter coats. When I was shopping for a coat the other night, here’s what I hoped I would look like as I pulled a few off the racks:

But in the mirror I looked like this:


So, short girls, petite sizing solves all our problems! Or at least a few of them. A mini checklist to keep in mind while searching for flattering outerwear: belted waistlines are your bff, puckering or darts work in your favor, pick a slim fit to avoid boxiness, and if you’re wanting a print – look for vertical patterns. It’s nice finding a coat that doesn’t look like you’re wearing shoulder pads or borrowing clothes from a boyfriend – especially when you’re paying a decent amount of money!

6 Petite Sized Coats I love:

1. Vince Camuto Petite Ivory Tie Coat 
A chic walker coat with leather trim with a 
belted waist to help define your silhouette.

2. Elevenses Pink Parker Peacoat
A feminine double breasted wool peacoat with
 slant pocket, buttons, and also available in emerald. 
Anthropologie offers petite sizing.

3. Kenneth Cole Petite Puffer Coat
Chevron and diamond quilted panels and 
a detachable faux-fur-trimmed hood for keeping warm.

4. Calvin Klein Petite Wool-Blend Coat
Sophisticated asymmetrical front and a 
luxurious wool-blend fabric.

5. Via Spiga Fur Trench
Classic neutral colors with leather trim, belt at waist
 and faux fur collar. Perfect for a date night in the city.

6. Forever 21 Light Blue Classic Car Coat
Sleek silhouette inspired by men’s outerwear.
Pop the collar for a more dramatic look.

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