Ask A Stylist: Drowning In My Oversized Coat

Q:  How do I wear an oversized coat so it doesn’t overwhelm my frame?

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 Shaggy Oversized Coat TOPSHOP– ($149.54)


Proportion Balancing  

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Balance your proportions: go for fitted outfits under your oversized coat like leggings, skinny pants, and skirts

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Faux stretch-leather leggings-style pants Michael Kors – ($100)

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Shorter Hemline 

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The shorter hemline the better: team your coat with shorts or mini skirt

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Asymmetrical Min Wrap Skirt TOPSHOP – ($31.55)

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Simple Statement

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Keep it simple: make your coat the statement piece you are wearing

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Oversized Pocket Blazer  MSGM – ($948)

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Light Stuff 

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Play it right: choose lightweight fabrics under your thick coat like silk and chiffon

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 Tie-Neck-Chiffon-BlouseMANGO – ($59.99)

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Step It Up

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Don’t give up on a pair of heels: they help lengthen your silhouette

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“Beilan” Point Toe PumpsGuess – ($70.42)

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Buckle That Belt

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Balance the masculine feel: belting and rolling up your sleeves are good options to minimize the “drowning” effect

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Ecote Oversized Robe Coat  Urban Outfitters – ($199)

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Maya Eltal is a Fashion Stylist & Wardrobe Consultant; a Certified Image Consultant through the International Image Institute of Toronto and a graduate of a Fashion Retailing & Merchandising Program. Maya has styled television commercials, music video clips, fashion photo shoots and corporate businesses. For the past three years, Maya appeared regularly as a guest speaker on the Lebanese TV “LBC”, watched by thousands as one of Lebanon’s most trusted stylist with expertise in high-end fashion and key trends.

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