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How to Choose Coats and Jackets for Women

Coats are an important addition to a woman's wardrobe. The perfect jacket, parka, trench or raincoat will vary per an individual's daily routine, fashion preferences and where they live. There are a number of different varieties sold by eBay vendors.

What are Some of the Types of Women's Coats Available?

Here are just a few examples of the common types of women's coats and jackets listed by eBay vendors:

  • Coat Styles: When shopping for a new coat, deciding on your preferred style is an important decision. Some of the most popular styles include: trench coats, peacoats, double-breasted coats, denim jackets, and fur coats.  
  • Fabric Types: Some of the common fabric types used for women's vests and jackets include: wool, boucle, wool-blends, fleece, and denim. Puffer jackets and waterproof raincoats made from a variety of comfortable synthetic materials are also available. 
  • Minimalist or Ornate: When shopping for women's jackets from eBay vendors, you can select between simple, monochromatic designs or items featuring ornate textures and patterns.

How Should You Select Outerwear for Women?

Here are some tips to keep in mind to help you select the right style of outerwear for your needs and lifestyle: 

  • Ideal Silhouette: You may like to consider the particular silhouette you're hoping to create when selecting your jacket. For example, cropped jackets are often favored by those with long torsos, whereas belted trench coats create an hourglass silhouette. Blazers help to maintain a fitted and workplace-friendly look, for those concerned about appearing 'boxy'. 
  • Functional Needs: Consider your functional needs and the climate where you live when selecting new outerwear pieces. Where will you predominantly be wearing these items? Do they need to be work appropriate? Do they need to be waterproof and easy to clean?
  • Layering Needs: When selecting the size of your winter apparel, also keep in mind if you'll be wearing multiple layers underneath the jacket, to ensure a comfortable fit. See manufacturer site for size and measurement details.

What are Some Ways to Look Fashionable In Outerwear During Winter?

Most women don't long to feel like the Michelin Man in their new coat. These are some helpful hints on ways to maintain a fashionable look while wearing outerwear during the colder months:

  • Consider Contrast: Winter clothing doesn't have to be boring. Create outfits featuring contrasting textures and colors to add vibrancy to your look. For example, you might like to consider a J.Crew textured teddy coat or a J.Crew Daphne green tweed coat.
  • Use Accessories: Accessories, like beanies, gloves and colorful rain boots, are a fun way to add fashionable flair to a winter outfit.

See the manufacturer site for size details.

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