It’s officially jacket season and that means it’s time to cover up – and do it in style.

With so many different styles of coats and jackets available, it is hard to choose one that will look good on you.

Check out these top tips that will help you choose the most flattering jacket styles for you.

Long

Elongate your shape and get a slim look by wearing long coats. The longer they are the better as this will help accentuate your waist and also choose prints like check and shades such as camel, navy and burgundy.

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Long check printed coat from MRP: R369,99

Double breasted

Go for double breasted coats if your tummy area is a bit bigger for a slimmer look and to make sure that you have more room when wearing a coat.

Double breasted coat from Superbalist: R699

Belted

The most effective way to accentuate any waist is to wear a belt as it gives the illusion of an hourglass shape. These coats especially look fabulous on pear shapes.

Belted coat from MRP: R369,99

Puffer

Puffer jackets provide extra warmth and they now come in a wide range of styles as well as lengths. These jackets are perfect for every shape and for even when you are pregnant.

Mid-length puffer jacket from Cotton On: R899

Waterfall

A waterfall jacket or coat is usually left open and are so cosy that they feel and look a bit like you are wearing a blanket. These styles are very flattering for those with a bigger bust or chest area.

Houndstooth waterfall coat from Zando: R699

Cocoon

If you are looking for a coat that has a lot of room for your mid-section and hip area then the cocoon coat is the best choice. The thigh-length will also make your legs look longer and slim.

Cocoon coat from Forever New: R1599

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