Ask FGG: Where can I find flattering plus-size winter coats?
Style&co.’s cotton winter coat from Macy’s – 1x-3x $49.68
The pickins are slim for winter coats that fit larger, bustier women like me, without 1) making me look like a moving tent or an over-padded Michelin Man, and 2) costing me my whole winter clothing budget. Are there really no flattering plus-size coats out there for under $100 bucks?”
Fear not, frosty readers, we’ve tracked down six slimming, stylish winter coats for less than a Ben Franklin.
Style&co.’s cotton, streamliner with big buttons
On sale for $49.68 at Macy’s
A wide collar, straight line, and big buttons from top to bottom draw the eye away from your chest area and even out top and bottom-heavy figures. A lighter-weight option, this creamy, dreamy winter coat is great for milder climates or women (like me) who feel too restricted by bulk, and/or run warm all year round. Sizes 1x-3x.
Junonia Reversible Fleece Anorak
At Junonia for $99.95
This pick pushes our $100 budget to its limit, but for women who love the fit and feel of a sporty but warm anorak, it’s money well-spent. The long cut works both for taller women or those who want to keep the belly undercover, and the reversible colors (green tea and black, or columbia blue and black) makes it feel a little like a two-fer. Sizes 1x-5x.
Polka Dot A-line Wool Silhouette Coat
On sale at Ashley Stewart for $71.40
Fun and versatile, flattering and sophisticated, if you’re only going to get one winter coat this year, get one that works equally well at the office, at the grocery store or at the club with friends. The high-contrast, black-and-white polka dots and over-sized but non-suffocating collar mask shape imbalances without feeling boxy. Note: dry-clean only. Sizes 1x-3x.
Women’s Sherpa Fleece Pullover
On sale at Land’s End for $26.50
Another lightweight but warm, fuzzy option, this find is a huge deal. Made with thick fleece and rated from 5-25° Fahrenheit, don’t let its light look fool you – this is a hot winter coat, and the half-zip helps regulate body temperature. Available in seven yummy colors. Sizes 1x-3x.
Corduroy Funnel-Neck Trench
On sale at Roaman’s for $20.99-$24.99
Long lines and low, low pockets mean this jacket won’t add bulk to your hips, even if you’re bringing along everything but the kitchen sink when you venture out. Available in four fresh colors (I like Ginger), this is a great fall-to-winter transition coat. With a turtleneck and scarf, you’ll be toasty and tantalizing. Sizes 14W to 34W.
Fur-lined, Hooded Stadium Coat
On sale at Avenue for $89.90
No worries, it’s fake fur, but it’ll keep your warm from your head to your ears to your rear-end on chilly walks and at winter sporting events. Just enough quilting to feel swaddled without feeling restricted, this one comes in a delicious, fiery red, a basic black and an earthy gold. Sizes 14W-32W.
How about you? Help our readers out and tell us about your favorite winter coat in comments! And if you’ve got your own question for FGG editors to investigate, send it on over.