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Choosing the Right Jacket for Your Body Type and Where to Find Womens Plus Size Jackets Online in Melbourne

In many ways, shopping for jackets is just like shopping for any other item of clothing in Melbourne. Buy what you love, buy what feels good on, and – if you aren’t sure what style looks best on you – consider the best jacket for your specific body type. Buying for your body type is all about balance. Aim for a balanced silhouette so that you avoid having your top or bottom half look disproportionately large. Consider the following examples of common body types and the best way to buy jackets for each one.


If you have an hourglass-shaped figure, you can easily wear a wide variety of jackets. Be sure to show off your enviable curves with nipped waistlines. Belted coats look particularly great on your frame. You can also wear wraps and shawls and other jackets with drapey fabric, as well as jackets that extend past the thighs or just below the hipbone. You may want to avoid jackets with straight lines from your bust to your hips because they can create a boxy look.


If you want to draw attention away from wide hips, the best way to do it is by creating interest and adding curves on top. The jackets that will look the best on you are those that balance out wider hips and thighs. Look for details on top as well as rounded collars; a jacket with a nipped waist can also accentuate and flatter your curves. Breast pockets and puffed shoulders are great details for you and don’t forget accessories such as scarves and earrings to attract the eye further upward.

Inverted Triangle

If you have broad shoulders and narrow hips, aim for jackets that soften your shoulder line and make it visually narrower. Good choices include hip-length and longer jackets with flared hemlines because they create the look of curvy hips. Also, look for jackets with minimal details on top and more volume at the bottom that will fill out your narrower hips. You could also seek to draw attention down to your legs with colourful or detailed shoes or tights.


Your goal in choosing jackets is slim down your waistline and keep attention focused on your shoulder and chest areas. Jackets that skim past your waist, such as swing coats, and float away from your hips are very flattering. Womens plus size jackets with interesting details around the hem or shoulders are also excellent options. Another good choice is a jacket or coat nipped just below the bust; these can conceal a heavier midsection and draw the eye up away from the waist.

Where to Find Womens Plus Size Jackets Online

Are you having trouble finding the perfect womens plus size jackets in Melbourne? Look no further than Black Plum Boutique. We stock a range of jackets and other clothing and accessories for the mature woman who loves fashion – and the convenience of buying online. Our mission is to cultivate body positivity and confidence among all women with our effortless styles – take a look and see how we can expand your wardrobe with fabulous pieces you’ll love.

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