For decades, women who are less than 5'3" remained almost invisible to fashion designers who specialized in outerwear. But believe it or not, petite women have to find their own ways to stay in style against all odds. Does being petite mean your height should limit your wardrobe? Of course not. There are several petite celebrities who look great in coats because they select them wisely, including Rooney Mara, Isla Fisher and Elisha Cuthbert. If you are out there shopping for a winter coat, then there are certain styles that look even better on petite women than those taller than 5'4. Let’s have a look at the best coat styles for petite women.
By far, the most flattering coat style for a petite woman is a hip length, slim cut one. This kind of coat is also known as a stroller coat. Even if you are plus-sized, a single breasted slim cut coat will add to your length, and make you look stylish.
A princess-cut coat (also known as an A-line) nipping the waist will make your legs look longer, and create a willowy silhouette for you. Such coat designs with a deep V neckline that either wrap over or button up are very flattering on women of all shapes and sizes because they create a feminine silhouette with a defined waist. Such fit and flare coats are worn regularly by Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Middleton.
Sarah Jessica Parker, 5ft 3
Although a black coat looks good on all, a petite woman can do better in a brighter, stronger color. Choose a classic cobalt blue or berry red coat, and stand out from the crowd in the taste of Mira Duma.
Miraslova Duma, 5ft 0
Puffy jackets and duffle coats are a practical choice for most, but petite women should choose something with a slimmer cut. Pea coats look great and if you wear them with a fitted belt they will highlight your waist and create a sleek silhouette for you. The tip is to avoid a baggy coat that makes you look like a pumpkin.
Kylie Minogue, 5ft 1 and Mila Kunis 5ft 3
If you live in an area with strong winds or nasty winters, then a hip-length or pea coat will not be a comfortable choice for you. Instead, you can go for a single-breasted longer coat that should cut off at the knee – the key is to buy a coat which does not go beyond your knees.
Eva Longoria, 5ft 2
So, if you have a petite body, you do not need to limit your wardrobe just because of your height. There is a plethora of suitable coat styles for you. Just make a better choice with these tips, and flaunt yourself in style.