There's something so timeless and chic about a peacoat, but finding the right fit can be a little tricky, thanks to the style coming in a variety of lengths and the whole double-button chest situation. I turned to experts to answer the question, "Should a peacoat fit snug?" and thankfully, they were full of solid advice. Now, you can feel confident when deciding to make that important coat purchase!
Fashion and beauty experts Tiffany Lowry and Darcy Camden spilled their best tips on how exactly a peacoat should fit. Camden said, "A classic peacoat should hit about mid-thigh, and a good test to make sure your coat isn’t too long (which makes you look shorter and wider), is to stand with your arms at your sides, fingers pointing down; your coat shouldn’t be much longer than the spot where your fingers touch your leg."
She also points out how sleeves of all things can really make or break the fit of the jacket. She explained, "It’s really important that the sleeves not be too long (if they are, the entire coat will look too big). Peacoats usually have a lot of detail around the wrist, which can make tailoring a challenge, so I often find putting my clients in petite size works well, even if they aren’t usually a petite!"
One extra tip Lowry added? "The go-to color for everyone is the classic navy. It always compliments skin tone, eye color, and best of all helps keep the teeth looking whiter.” If I can purchase a jacket that doubles as a teeth-whitener, you know I'm in!
Below are some of my top navy peacoat picks!
(Peacoat, $40, H&M)
This navy peacoat from H&M is a chic classic cut and budget-friendly option.
(Wool Peacoat, $148, GAP)
This wool peacoat from GAP will be extra warm!
(Fleece Peacoat, $149, Patagonia)
Perfect for a super outdoorsy gal, Patagonia never disappoints.
(Peacoat, $65, ASOS)
This suit style peacoat is chic enough to wear anywhere.
(Flared Peacoat, $214.99, Via Spiga)
For an extra feminine touch, opt for a flared peacoat.
6. Recycled Crop
(Recycled Crop, $159, Urban Renewal)
Urban Renewal always has extra unique pieces, and this cropped peacoat is a total standout.
7. Clean Cut
(Classic Wool Peacoat, $159.50, Tommy Hilfiger)
A crisp and clean look, this is a great choice for lovers of all things preppy!
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