When I ordered this coat online a couple years ago, I had been on the hunt for quite a while to find one that was both flattering and affordable (ideally was looking for something under $250)… and I never knew how difficult this would actually be. But once this baby arrived, I strongly believed I had accomplished my goal! And the compliments I have gotten since have definitely confirmed this. I remember the first person who noticed it was my city bestie Kelsey (@klstieg – she’s really cool, cooler than me!) saw me put it on and said, “I literally never thought a parka could be pretty …but yours is actually pretty!” And I knew I had found a good one! I meant to write this post last year but time got away from me and spring was approaching fast so I decided it wasn’t relevant enough at the time. So this snowy season I finally bring you – The Smart Girl’s Guide to Buying a Parka : all you need to know to purchase a winter coat that is equal parts warm, flattering, and affordable!
There are several reasons why this parka is so flattering, let’s dive in:
The pattern on the body and on the sides of the coat are both very slimming. The body has an elongated diamond quilting that lengthens. And the sides have thin panels of vertical lines to break up the body pattern and also elongate my figure. Avoid any horizontal seams and/or large quilting patterns that can make you look unnecessarily bulkier.
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STAY WARM, MY FRIENDS!