Winter isn’t coming—it’s here! That means bundling up underneath heavy coats, huge scarves, and insulated snow boots is a regular occurrence. But just because it’s freezing outside doesn’t mean you have to look like the Michelin Man in a puffy, marshmallow-esque jacket. There are actually quite a few winter fashion trends that flatter all body types, so you can look super cute no matter how bad the weather gets this season.
1. Belted Coats
You probably pile on the layers in winter, and that can leave you looking shapeless. So, look for a winter coat (whether that’s a parka or a pea coat) that has a belt. This winter fashion trend is universal. Cinching in your jacket at the waist will define your curves and accentuate your figure, even when you’re wearing multiple layers. Say goodbye to the marshmallow poof!
2. Pencil Skirts
Maxi skirts might be your first choice in winter because they’re comfy and warm, but pencil skirts are actually the more figure-flattering option. Look for a knee-length pencil skirt that clings close to your body, as this will play up your waist without making you look larger than you’d like.
3. Color-Blocked Dresses
An easy way to slim your waistline this winter is to throw on a long-sleeved, color-blocked dress. Color-blocked garments feature blocks of complementary shades in strategically placed areas. An ideal pick that will make you look smaller is a brightly hued dress that has black blocks on the sides. Geometric color blocking can also do wonders to conceal your tummy.
4. High-Waisted Skinny Jeans
Sure, leggings may be one of your coziest winter items, but a pair of high-waisted skinny jeans is a lot more stylish. That’s why they’re one of our favorite winter fashion trends! For a night out, pair your jeans with a cropped sweater instead of an oversized one to show off your waistline, not hide it.
5. Wide Belts
A lot of winter sweaters and dresses are pretty formless. And while they might be comfy, they’re not exactly made to enhance your body shape. That doesn’t mean you have to get rid of them, though; just add a wide belt over the dress to define your waistline, making you look slimmer.
6. Heeled Ankle Booties
Snow boots are a winter necessity, but chances are you won’t have to put them on every single day. On those occasions when there’s not ice and slush on the ground, pull out a pair of heeled ankle booties, which not only add height but will also make your legs appear longer.
7. Faux Fur Collars
A coat made entirely of faux fur could overwhelm your frame, but wearing just a little bit is a très chic winter fashion trend. Snap a faux fur collar onto a pea coat for a touch of elegance and face-framing flair.
8. Large Scarves
Another way to bring attention to your face is by wearing a large scarf. (Bonus: this can also help hide a double chin!) Invest in one in a bright color to boost your mood on dreary days—and match your lipstick to it while you’re at it!
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With these tips, you’re officially ready to upgrade your winter wardrobe and show off your gorgeous body!