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The Perils of Shopping for a Plus Size Coat

I was just browsing around some online stores’ plus size category and noticed that the selection of plus size clothing has gotten bigger and better. If there’s a new trend that my fellow curvy girls want to try, then we can find it!

However, probably one of the worst things to shop for when you are curvy is a coat. Why, you ask? Well, coats not only add warmth, but depending on the style, can also add bulk. I would love to have a puffer style coat, but anything with the “puff” in its title is no bueno.

So, if you have a curvy figure and want to minimize the bulk that a coat can add, might I suggest clean lines with darting or a belt to enhance and/or create a waist. Recommendations? Trench style coats are awesome to every shape; skinny or plus. Plus, the less outside pockets and buttons the better, like the camel coat above.

Printed coats is one trend that I was a little apprehensive about, that is until I broke the  code. A printed coat in a big print and is slimmer through the waist, like the center coat above, is perfect!

Also, double-breasted coats can be your enemy, because they make you look wider. Yes, they typically have clean lines, but unless they have a belt to cinch and define your waist, be prepared to look wider than you should ever want. However, if you can’t give up the sophisticated look of a DB coat, then look for a dark and belted one with minimal detail. This will give you the chic and classic look that a double-breasted coat gives without the extra width, like the black coat above.

I hope this helps all of you fellow curvy and non-curvy girls in your coat shopping adventures!

This post was co-created by simplybe.com women’s plus size fashion offering US sizes 10-28

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Simply Be Fashions is Simply Incredible

Since I border on the curvy side of fashion every now and then, I have the luxury of being able to flip flop between regular and plus size fashions and stores and when I’m more on the curvy side, Simply Be Plus Size ladies fashion is one of my go-to spots!

I always find the cutest tops, charming dresses, and trendy accessories that I can’t seem to find at other “trendy plus-size” stores. Icing on the low-fat cake: great quality at great prices!

Seriously, my fellow curvy fashionistas, if you are sick of finding mostly dresses that fit you and not make you look like a large shapeless walking ball of cloth, then you should bookmark Simply Be now!

Here are some items that I’m currently lusting after from Simply Be!

  1. Changes Boutique Dress
  2. Ruby Rocks Jersey Cute Blouse
  3. Mischa Barton Eaton Doctors Bag
  4. Fiorelli Marvel Flight Bag
  5. Ugly Duckling Erato Wedges
  6. Viva La Diva Nicole Sunglasses
  7. Mica Print Skirt

My life would feel so complete if I had these items to carry me from fall to winter. I wish Simply Be would deliver outside the UK, because I know my cousin is sick of shipping items to me!

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*Sponsored Post – However, all words and opinions are mine. I just wished the items I featured were mine, too!

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