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The Perfect Fit: Top Trench Coat Tips for All Body Types

The trench coat is a must-have for cool days in the spring and fall.  There are many different macs available in a range of colours and styles.  While it is always useful to have a neutral jacket that will match any outfit, some ladies prefer to make a statement with a bold print.  The perfect trench coat is lightweight and will protect you from the wind and rain.  Trench coats have been around since the early 1900s and were most commonly worn by the military.  The trend quickly caught on with civilians and still remains popular today. You can still see hints of the military style roots in the latest mac trends, but there are a variety of looks to choose from to suit your wardrobe.   Not sure which style will suit your body type?  Here are some helpful tips to choose a trench coat that will flatter your unique figure:

 

Curvy girls can show off their best assets by choosing a fitted mac with an empire waist.  A coat that accentuates the smallest part of your body will make you appear thinner and elongate your figure.  Dark colours will also have a slimming effect.  Keep the length at the knee or shorter, so you can pair your jacket with some skinny jeans or a great pair of knee high boots.  Make sure the belt fits comfortably, or replace it with a different coloured belt to add something extra to your look.  If you have a large chest, avoid a double breasted trench and stick with a more basic top.  You can camouflage larger hips by choose a mac that has an A-line silhouette.  This will look more flattering and be much easier to move around in.  Trench coats look great on curvy girls because they fit close to the body without adding any extra bulk.

 

Use a fitted trench coat to add some extra curves to a boyish figure.  Look for a coat that is tailored in at the waist, and keep the length around your mid-thigh.  If you are smaller on top, add some volume with a brightly coloured scarf, or select a mac with plenty of detailing on the top.  Look for a jacket that flares out towards the bottom for a fun and feminine look.  If you are wearing a dress underneath, make sure that it matches the jacket and falls below the hemline of the mac.

 

Petite ladies should stick with a ¾ length mac that doesn’t overwhelm their small frame.  Add some height by wearing leggings and pair of high heeled pumps.  Bright colours or prints will also look great on a small frame.  Avoid long coats that land below the knee, and stick with smaller lapels and pockets.

 

Tall girls can show off their long legs in a slimming trench coat.  Almost any length will look great on a tall figure, but having some extra height will allow you to pull off a knee-length jacket beautifully.  Stick with neutral colours like black, beige, navy blue and tan.  Offset the solid colour by adding a striped scarf or bold print underneath.

 

Like any other piece of clothing, the quality of the fabric will determine how your trench coat will wear over time.  Look for a trench is wrinkle resistant and is made from a blend of materials.  Stiffer material will look more structured and hide flaws.  A water resistant material is a great option if you want a trench that will keep you dry on rainy days.

 

There is no doubt that you will get plenty of use out of your trench coat.  A well fitted mac is a great addition to any wardrobe because it can be dressed up or down, and it is a timeless piece that suits ladies of all ages.  It is practical, versatile, and it will never go out of style.  A trench coat is perfect to wear to work or out for a busy day of shopping.  It is such a great basic piece because it will conform to your personal style.  Just pair it with your favorite scarf, leggings, shoes or boots, and you can take a basic mac from functional to fashionable.   Once you have added a versatile mac to your wardrobe you will be able to put together a classy outfit with a moment’s notice.

 

Megan Barnes is a veteran stylist. She often blogs about the tips and tricks for a beautiful and flattering look.

 

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Thinking about a Career Move ?

Thinking about a career move?

Taking the plunge to quit your job and move on to something new can be a daunting prospect. There are countless factors you have to take into consideration if you are thinking about a career move and you have to be prepared for the fact that things might not go to plan.

What To Know About Changing Careers

In the first instance you should think about your reasons for wanting to make a career change. You may be following your dream career or moving towards a job which you find more rewarding. You need to think about whether this will require any additional training, or whether it will mean you need to take a pay cut. You also need to be prepared for the fact that this ‘dream job’ might not be all it seems. If possible, try and talk to people who are already in the industry to find out what it entails. Do as much research as possible to make sure you’re making the right decision.

If you are thinking about a career move due to dissatisfaction in your current job, then don’t be too rash. It may be that a word with your manager about how you are feeling could help the situation. However, if your dissatisfaction is more long-term and shows no signs of being rectified then it could be time to take action.

Make sure you discuss the issue with your partner before doing anything drastic. It may be that they have to pick up the financial burden if you move to a job with lower pay. If you are thinking of moving from your current job to being a work at home parent, be prepared for the fact that your family dynamic may change. You may find it rewarding to be at home with the children, or you might find that your work/life balance becomes difficult to manage.

There are lots of people you can talk to you before you make your decision to change careers. If you are a spiritual type of person you might want to consider having clairvoyant readings to help give you some perspective on your life. You may also have a career guidance service in your local area where you can go for support. Friends and family can give you valuable advice, but remember that the decision must be yours. Only you can decide what’s best for you and your family.

Happy New Year

Wishing you all huge success in 2014 with whatever it is you choose to do.

 Take time for your family, your friends and most importantly, for YOU!

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