In New York Fall Fashion Week, navy coats are popular with top designers including Prada, John Galliano, Tommy Hilfiger, Coach and Red Valentino. Pre-fall’s nautical trend continues strong into fall with navy-inspired calf and ankle length coats. We have borrowed this runway trend and put together some tips for the fashionable petite.
- Generally, we suggest wearing shorter versions above or at knee and pair them with heels to keep it from swallowing your frame. However, long coats can also be flattering for the fashionable petite girls, if you pick a well tailored piece which creates a long and lean silhouette.
- Fabric is key when it comes to winter coats. Fine fabrics such as wool, cashmere or the blend not only make you look expensive, but also add warmth for the winter.
- When it comes to coats, always shop for petite size instead of trying to alter the regular size. It is not only expensive to alter a coat, but also it is risky, as what needs to be changed is not just the sleeves and the coat hem. The proportion looks much better in a petite size, compared with a regular coat with shortened sleeves and length.
Nothing is more frustrating than to look at the department store window and fall in love with a coat, but only to find out it’s too long for you. We have selected the best petite navy coats for this fall so that you don’t have to worry about alterations.