How to Choose Jackets That Reshape Your Figure

Jackets are more than functional. They define your appearance. Putting on a jacket can change your look from sloppy to smart instantly. The right jacket can hide your figure flaws, yet present your assets beautifully.

The question is, what is the right jacket for you.

No two women are identical.

What looks fabulous on your best pal can make you look overwhelmed, or sloppy or fat.

The key thing here is to know your body. Then choose a jacket accordingly.

Are your shoulders round or square?

Round shoulder look smarter when the shoulder seam is defined, and fits your shoulders exactly. If the shoulder seam of the jacket is much wider than your actual shoulders, the entire result is shapeless. For round shoulders, you need the structure of a jacket that has a defined shoulder seam which fits your body. That would perk up your appearance and make you appear slimmer.

If your shoulders are too square and muscular for your liking, you can soften them with a jacket that does not have a defined shoulder seam. A shoulder with slightly pouf sleeves or with raglan sleeves will soften your shoulders, making you appear more feminine.

Next, should you go for a turtleneck jacket or a v-neck jacket or a shirt jacket or one with lapels.

The last 3 categories of jackets are universally flattering. The turtleneck jackets may be a little tricky to wear. If you have a big bust, avoid anything that is turtleneck.

The shirt jacket, jacket with lapels and a v-neck jacket show off your neck, and possibly, the decollete, which takes the attention away from your belly and other flabby parts you would rather hide.

The turtleneck, however, can look ultra-chic on the women who can carry these off. If you are tall or really thin, you would look stunning in a turtleneck, provided the fabric is fine enough so that you do not end up in a bulky jacket that makes you look ten pounds heavier.

Take a good look at yourself in the mirror. Note your shoulders and your overall figure and choose a jacket that makes the most of what you have.

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