Summary: The brands are slowly acknowledging the potential of the plus-size market. The stores are flooded with stylist options of plus-size coats for women. With new materials and designs, the designers are taking pains to dress up curvy women in outfits that complement their silhouettes.
Plus-size winter coat shopping is proving to be a real pleasure, as for the first time, the market is flooded with exquisite options. Fashion players are finally beginning to address this underserved market. Anyone who is in love with their plus-size figure just needs to know what flatters their body type, and then the option pool to choose from becomes infinite.
Brands have started paying special attention to this consumer class, and they are leaving no stone unturned to please this niche segment. For instance, for a top-heavy body type, where a normal coat strangles the chest, now there are a plethora of options where a V-shaped neckline and a complimenting scarf are available. These can be contoured down in a V-shape or vertical pattern. This simple yet intelligent design change makes the plus-size woman look serene and beautiful.
With oversized winter wear options, brands are trying to address all shapes and sizes. For curvy women, brands have come up with oversized coats that can be tied down around the waistline to give a super cool and zippy look. A wrap coat cinches on the midsection and gives a bold outlook to the body shape, as designers re-invent fashion for curvy women.
Fashion brands have been upbeat on cropped plus-size coats for women that hit a little above the knee to have a scintillating visual impact. For pear-shaped body types, brands have put innovations in their oversize jacket offering by introducing detailing at the collar, faux fur trim, and wide lapels which enhances the visual appeal and gives a more balanced look.
Discussing the options for plus-size women, here is a look at a few remarkable creations:
Not every coat trend from one fall/winter to the next is new and fresh. The trench coat is timeless for the reason - the silhouette is timeless and can be designed in a way to suit the curvy woman. This year’s trend is subtle with modern twists to the heritage details. Thoughtful features like detachable hoods and linings also provide functionality. The belt, the identifying feature of the trench coat, is placed aesthetically for defining the curves and shapes. Some of the remarkable collections for women’s plus-size winter coats have come from the house of Tibi and Phillip Lim.
Bomber jackets have seen a spike in popularity for the past few seasons, thanks to the return of the Y2K trends. They have a gender-inclusive appeal that comes from relaxed silhouettes which cater to a variety of shapes and sizes, without compromising on the street-smart look. The Tommy Hilfiger range of jackets for plus-size women is a case in point. They harness classic vintage collegiate style but modernize with a variety of color options.
The influence of Y2K fashion has been heavy for the past few years, but the timeless heritage element of these items draw in customers with a comforting and familiar feel. These trends keep re-appearing on the fashion scene. The case in point is the duster coat which is everywhere. Macy’s has unveiled its range of these nostalgic women’s plus-size winter coats in faux leather, wool, and knits.
For the weatherproof option in the plus-size category which can prevent sleet, snow, and rain, brands can a leaf out of the commendable option provided by the house of Eddie Bauer. The outside layer of the coat has an innovative and long-lasting finish that repels moisture. Special care has been taken to the seam and they are fully sealed with waterproof material. It has got a roomy fit which makes the layering easy and has got a two-way front zip option.
Brands have been experimenting with new stuffing inside the coat that can withstand any wintry conditions If a person intends to keep warm without carrying excessive bulk, then there is the go-to option provided by Athleta. The coat is insulated using Thinsulate, a material provided by the world-renowned company in insulation technology, 3M.
This coat keeps the body heat inside and gives a cozy feeling to the wearer without having to carry extra material stitched on it. It is made of sustainable material and is water resistant as well. The range of course covers all sizes and shapes.
This beautiful winter, brands are paying special attention to functional yet elegant winter wear solutions for the plus-size category. Special attention is paid to versatility in design, material, insulation, and choice of colors and patterns. All one has to do is appreciate one’s body type and indulge in the sea of choices.
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