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Winter Wear That Helps You Look Fit

With the weather getting a little more nippy, you may be in a stew over what winter wear you need to stockpile in your closet.

Even though most winter wear is designed to keep you warm, not all coats and clothing are as equally figure-flattering. Finding the right winter wear to flatter your silhouette can be even more difficult if you are trying to lose weight.

If you still want to keep warm, and look and feel good in the process, here are some winter wear options that are designed to make you look a bit more "fit".

Trench CoatA Stylish Trench Does the Job

Whether you are a male or female, you can’t go wrong in a stylish trench.

Trenches are great; they can elongate your body, and make your waist look smaller. Pick a slimming color, like black, or a simple pattern, and you can sport your look almost anywhere. Neutral colors like beige or brown are also good options, simply because you can pair them with almost anything.

If you are going for a more "fit" look, pick a trench that has a tie or belt around the middle. This will put the focus on your waist, and will instantly make it look smaller.

Pea CoatPurchase a Pea Coat

Not only are pea coats a great purchase, but they can keep you really warm, and are very figure-flattering.

For those dreadfully cold winter months, a wool pea coat can hug your figure in all of the right places, while keeping you toasty.

Pea coats are a better option than ponchos, simply because ponchos can make you look wider. Pea coats are great because the right fit can actually make you look about 5-10 pounds slimmer.

Pea coats come in a variety of colors, and can be easily accessorized.

If you want to make your gray or brown pea coat stand out, add a large chunky belt around the center, or pair it with a patterned, colorful scarf.

Skinny JeansThe Right Fit Says it all When it Comes to Winter Pants

Whether you prefer a nice pair of slacks or jeans, either one can make you look slimmer this winter, if you embrace the right fit.

Skinny jeans are always a good option. Not only are they made to make you look thinner, but they elongate your body. If you are of a shorter stature, the right skinny jean can make you look taller, while making you look slimmer.

Whether skinny jeans or slacks, finding the right fit is important. A good rule of thumb is this: if you can take a portion of your pant and pull it away from your hips between your thumb and index finger, your fit is fine. If you can’t pull any fabric away at all, then you may want to reconsider your size.

Stretchy fabrics may also be a wise choice when it comes to denim. These can be more figure flattering and can accentuate your curves. Just remember: too tight is never a good look—no matter what size you are.

Utilitarian CoatUtilize the Right Utilitarian

If the name doesn’t sound familiar, these are often referred to as “ski” coats, and the wrong fit can make the wearer look extra puffy.

Even though these coats are a little more on the puffy side, they make great winter wear for those blistering cold days, and there are still ways you can make them look slimming.

First tip: look for a coat that has more of a simple, horizontal-type pattern. Sometimes, these style of coats can have crazy patterns, which can sometimes be unflattering. Simple is always better.

Pick a coat that has some type of drawstring belt, or that has some sort of detail around the waist. Again, this will make you look slimmer in an instant.

By following these tips, you can be warm, and look more fit this winter.

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