Winter Coats That Don't Add 10 Pounds
Comfortable? Check. Superwarm? Check. Likely to make you look like Jabba the Hutt? No, not in the least!
This classic overcoat is made from lamb's wool, so it's extra warm. It's also fully lined with Thinsulate, which basically means you'll have on two jackets while looking as if you're wearing only (a very trim) one.
T-Down by Theory Jacket
and Uniqlo teamed up to create this sleek, sporty jacket, which has a double closure—a slender zippered layer with a panel that snaps shut on top of it—that will protect you from the strongest gusts of wind.
$129, Uniqlo.com. More styles available at Theory.com
With a high collar, a lean silhouette and a belt that cinches the waist, this coat will make you look two inches taller and a couple of pounds lighter even with a sweater underneath.
Quilted Down Parka
Yes, a long down coat is traditionally a great way to make yourself look like you're wearing a sleeping bag. However, this one is the exception to the rule: Its gently curving quilting was specifically designed to emphasize the lines of a woman's body—and prevent the disappearance of the waist into goose-down oblivion.
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