The Internet was up in arms late last week over Melissa McCarthy’s Elle Magazine cover. Not over the fact that she was on it, but rather, what she was wearing on it: specifically, an oversized, grayish coat. To us (and McCarthy herself, who apparently chose the coat), it looked comfy and editorial–but others saw it as oversized–in a bad way–and intentionally masking McCarthy’s body to please the thinspiration-loving fashion crowd.
Uproar or not, the big coat controversy got us thinking about outerwear–and how to choose the the right style for your frame. We consulted Lucky Magazine‘s market editor and all-around stylish lady Laurel Pantin for a few tips on picking the right coat for your body type.
Read on for her advice and our shoppable suggestions.