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The right coat for your body type | Winter fashion | Justine Leconte

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How to choose a coat for your body type (shape)? This video helps you work with proportions and find types of outerwear that work for you. I am talking about the main body types: pear, apple, rectangle, inverted triangle, hourglass - with a few extra tips if you are also curvy, petite or tall ;-) The sketches are my own. The photos are from Amazon (links below, just keep scrolling down). Thumbs up if you liked this video :-) New videos: Wednesday 4pm & Sunday 12pm (Paris/Berlin time). Take care! Justine ************************************* To contribute subtitles under any of my videos: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?tab=2&c=UChxkFSjTE7nLCHsDk8_pRhg Thanks a lot to everyone who has already translated some of my videos! ************************** MORE VIDEOS: My style tips to hide a tummy: https://youtu.be/zybhYJ0vGCU Tips to dress if you are busty / have a larger breast: https://youtu.be/EXXvhu9_TZ0 How to find out your body type and take your measurements: https://youtu.be/djuJdzUV4QA ************************** LINKS & THINGS MENTIONED Black leather jacket*: http://amzn.to/2Ax3EsH Beige belted coat*: http://amzn.to/2ykFkZF Black trapeze coat: Comptoir des Cotonniers Brown tailored coat*: http://amzn.to/2ynwri3 NOTE: those garments are examples. It doesn't mean that I know the production process of those brands or the quality of their garments. I AM WEARING: Lipstick: P2 in Forever Cayenne. Nails: gel nails. Visuals: - Music: - ************************** SOCIAL My website (current collection): www.justineleconte.com/shop Instagram: JustineLeconte Facebook: Justine Leconte Fashion Twitter: JustineLeconteO Pinterest: jleconteberlin Newsletter registration (info about new projects & re-stock): https://goo.gl/5TEqQC Business requests only: [email protected] * Legal disclosure: those links are affiliate links. There are here for you to see the products and prices. If you buy a product through these links, I get a small share of the price (without the product being more expensive for you). You don’t have to use those links. It is up to you :-) #style #tips #body #shape #coats #outerwear
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Sara A (28 days ago)
i surely did stop buying everything i like for once and paid attention why most of my clothes dont fit me after i buy them. the truth is when u try in the shop; if u like it, its more likely that u buy it so u wont regret looking back at it. but if you know how they fit and how they most fit, u wont get fooled easily. thank u so much Justin for every lesson u teach, they are money saving.
saltwaterpurl (1 month ago)
I love your channel. You are very talented and are a lovely person. I have learned a lot of little things about clothing, fabric, French clothing, etc. from you. Thank you for sharing so much with us! Two things: what do you consider to be the difference between hourglass and curvy? This seems to have changed over time where clothes labeled “curvy” used to be more for a waist substantially smaller than bust/hip, but now I find clothes with this often have a huge waistline, almost like maternity clothes. It’s very frustrating in terms of finding clothes but I think it is part of the body positive movement to make a larger waistline sound more attractive, so it is kind. Second: I genuinely appreciate your notes on proportion for petite figures. Hourglass petite is especially challenging. I also live in a very cold climate, and the idea of a short coat isn’t practical. Remember petites are smaller and we will get cold faster! I would say a smooth outside line (avoid giant quilting on the outside) and beautiful shapes is important. Also diagonal closures are somehow very flattering. Large boots with slim/skinny pants and hats with giant Pom poms can allow you to play with proportion and get a lovely look is hard to attain for average and larger size women to attain. Analyzing Asian fashion is helpful for ideas, but only a small fraction of those looks will be great on a curvy figure. Asian models tend to have a very slim, straight, flat line to their bodies, and they can do a lot of super cool things with draping that won’t look as flattering on other body types.
Lork Mik (1 month ago)
PLEASE, Justine could you please create a video how to choose clothes to make shoulders bigger. Especially for hour glass that put on a bit of weight and hips are fuller and needs to bring shoulders to hips size. Are padded shoulders still on? What about designs that make shoulders look bigger than they are?
Sima Abedini (1 month ago)
I don’t know my body type , my body is changing ;)
jskirkai (2 months ago)
I adore you powerful lady.You taught us a lot very useful information.Wish you well.#Friend goals
Jagoda Winkelbauer (2 months ago)
One thing I would add if anyone wants a belted coat - big sweater underneath makes you look a bit shapeless :(
Vanessa Seijas (2 months ago)
Hi, I'm from Colombia, it's been just 3 weeks since I moved to France because my husband is from Toulouse, it's been very difficult to learn about clothes in winter and I've appreciated this video, I wonder if you can recommend us brands of wool coats, I've searched by many physical stores and online and I could not find something suitable. Thank you
Losshe (3 months ago)
I'm petite but very slim with a body measurement of 31-22-32 (would you consider that hourglass or reversed triangle?) And I find maxi or below the knee length very flattering on me. I would say petite can rock the long coat look as long as it's not too oversized and the sleeves aren't too long
Lidia Gospodinova (3 months ago)
Merci, Justine! Very informative video as always! I prefer long a-line coats with a belt. I have a pear-shaped body with overweight curves! 😉
MsLadyLilian (3 months ago)
I wonder Jastnie, if you can give advice to me  I am petite woman 163 sm ,i bought a new coat for fall and it is lenth until knee When I am wearing short boots almost as shoes on little heels I think it is non proportional I didi photo and think about correction of something.Also this coat is rounder on the back than in front It seems that I see shorter legs or may be that just a picture made like that.
kentfantast (4 months ago)
If I can close it over my boobs - it’s a good coat. Can’t afford to be picky with these babes in front...
star anise (4 months ago)
Hi Justine, I love your channel. Do you have suggestion which brands are great for wool coat which is affordable? Thank you in advance
Christy Ganter (4 months ago)
ok so what about a petite apple - apple wear knee length or longer but apple short than knee length.????????
laurie (4 months ago)
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Maria Dimitropoulos (5 months ago)
Tall hourglasses are so underrepresented! I would say that a straight jacket would be a disaster for my body type. Unfortunately, anything that isn't belted makes our bodies look bulky and bigger than it is. It is paramount for me to wear garments that are cinched at the waist so I could look sleek, or else I look and feel so uncomfortable.
Keona Welch (6 months ago)
How can you tell if a coat fits you properly? Should you always buy a size up? :-/ *please make video on this* its getting cold :(
Orsolya Papi (6 months ago)
Hi Justine, thank you for your videos, they are very useful!:) When autumn/winter is coming I always have trouble to choose a right shoes/chalse boots/boots + trousers... I have average long leg, but I feel that they look much shorter in those kind of shoes. Do you have in mind a video with this topics???:) "How to make your legs look longer in winter?" :)
cream (6 months ago)
I think I am a rectangle to hour glass but i'm also petite. so it kind of makes me an inverted triangle because when people look at you from above, your shoulders tend to look wider and legs shorter.
kai west (6 months ago)
Please do clothing tips for us older women: 60+. Our bodies have changed against our will, lol!
K M (6 months ago)
This is the first video of yours that I am questioning - I'm pretty petite, and I live in Asia, where everyone is petite, and pretty much everyone rocks lovely long padded coats that make them taller and thinner while /also/ being warm. I have noticed there's a science to it though, (the coat has to be JUST long enough, like mid-thigh or calf length for an open coat) and that the shape of the coat really matters. So I think it's wrong to say that petite women can't be fashionable and warm.
Somy Lee (6 months ago)
I actually feel that biker jackets look best on Apple or rectangle shapes, women with narrower hips. Pear women look best with trench coat that emphasizes waistline and skims over hips
csenuber (6 months ago)
For Canadian/Scandinavian winter you have to cover your ass area. No flimsy biker jackets (which is considered fall outwear) would do.
JanasFreiheiten (6 months ago)
So helpful, thank you, Justine!
Margit Edwards (6 months ago)
I have a question about body types...or rather the angle from which we view body types....So most of the drawings and descriptions of body types are from the front facing position...and not from the profile. So my question is, what if from the front view one is rectangle, but as soon as you turn to profile, you have butt/hips and bosom that make it possible that you are an hourglass...this is my case. Very often from the front, I look as if I am a rectangle, because I have even measurement between shoulders, waist and hips, but turn to the side and I have all kinds of bosom, and butt that sticks out to the back and not to the side...
moesha hayles (6 months ago)
What about the pear shaped body with big busts but small back? What advice can you give?
Zabouec Crochety Breizh (6 months ago)
Encore une fois, MERCI Justine !!!
Denise Younger (7 months ago)
Thanks great video as I have to buy a new coat this winter
ims19901 (7 months ago)
Thank you for this tips. And regards from Finland :)
Mavi Beyaz (7 months ago)
"Moms cloths!!!" 😅 So true
A Ogórkowa (7 months ago)
Would be great if to video could be added for example in what time of video which of body type is appearing
Iffat Fauziah (7 months ago)
Wish you have like more pictures of each coats :( it's hard to know from sketch and listening! Good videos :) thanks
Vicky Londres (7 months ago)
During heavy winter my body type is "It's freaking cold outside" and I wear the warmest, longest coat I can find. Always a size up, so it can fit my clothes underneath.
TiMalice2009 (7 months ago)
The trapeze coats are so cute.
TasyX (7 months ago)
I love your videos. They are informative and relaxing:)
Emma Smith (7 months ago)
Justine, your videos are great, and I love that you don't assume everyone wants to have an hourglass shape!
fenestra (7 months ago)
Thank you for considering people who do not necessarily want to feminize their bodies!!!
Mary Kamina (7 months ago)
Winter is coming!!
Hansa S (7 months ago)
Your top in this video !!! Love ! Where is it from ?
Some One (8 months ago)
On a side note i want to say rapunzel ur hairs are ahmazing....
vashtify (8 months ago)
I still havent found perfect coat I look like child with older sister's coat on me. (Even if size is ok)
Juliya Koshmar (8 months ago)
Hi Justine! Thank you for your videos. Your channel is what I searched for a long time . I have a question about pear figure. Can you give an example of coat that is below the hips I have this type and I'm feeling more comfortable when it's hide the hips when it's cold, but I really don't like how my coat fit on me.
catherine guzman (8 months ago)
Thank you for including petite here:) I love your videos and I have learned so much!
gabs.hannah (10 months ago)
yess, loved this video! I was wondering if you wouldn't mind doing a video on how to find the perfect investment biker/leather jacket?
Nohemi Gomez (10 months ago)
Not very helpful in the petite hour glass part. I'm 4'9 40 bust- 40 hips and 30 waist. Im super short and super wide. Help!
erica pica (11 months ago)
This helped a lot! :)) Could you perhaps make a video about where denim-jackets (etc) and tops in general should have it's hem on the different body types? xx
Hi Justine! Can you please do a video on spring jackets/ coats for rectangles with a large bust? I struggle with this all of the time and it’s such a nightmare 😞
Fanti Fant (1 year ago)
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Christina Roseman (1 year ago)
Ohhhh...that sweater you are wearing is perfection.
shaily J (1 year ago)
Can O shaped mature people wear crop tops n skirts? Please do reply
shaily J (1 year ago)
Hi.. What about petite n O shaped body? Please suggest what will look good on us. Thnx.
annakosta (1 year ago)
I ve been watching you since September and you are so true and unique and i love the way younexpress your opinions. I have a question which one line store do you recomend me for a coat considering im a petite 1,52 and 42 kilos? Please answer me because i wear the same one for 3 years! Thank you! Greeting from Greece
Carissa Simple (1 year ago)
Such great advice! I’m in Canada and just got the warmest, puffy, faux fur lined hooded jacket I could find. I’m hourglass, although my shoulders are somewhat narrow, with a curvy silhouette. The jacket hits at the widest part of my hips and really makes me feel like the waist puffs up and makes me look bigger. Time to go shopping for a longer coat! I’ve always loved them but just thought I should avoid them because my hips are so much wider. Thank you!
Sunny Beem (1 year ago)
What type of long coat for a pear shaped figure?
Harsha P (1 year ago)
Hey beautiful thank u so much. Could you do a video on chubby women that are Apple shape and guide on what could they wear, what could the hair style be like, what shoes to go for and remember the height is 5.3 “ :)
rapti mitra (1 year ago)
Thank you for letting me know so much about the kinds of coats or jackets to go with different body types. Again a small request..please share some inputs regarding what is a jacket or coat or blazer etc.it really helps me to be specific when i go for shopping. Honestly being specific with items as to what i need and not what i want while shopping has become a habit. Thank you
J James (1 year ago)
I'm a pear and don't agree with the photo of the biker jacket. Small shoulders look terrible in mandarin collars. An open collar or V shaped opening is the way to go. Also, longer and past the hips is better too. I've experimented a lot and that is what works best for me.
Evija3000 (1 year ago)
No wonder I love my coat. It fits all the criteria for my body type (short pear).
Imane Bou Saboun (1 year ago)
Hi dearest! I've been following you for a long while and you've inspired me so much with your tips. However, I recently bought a winter coat and did everything but what you suggested in you online shopping video, alas. I fell deeply in love with this maroon hooded ankle-length winter coat that of course looked fabulous on their very gangly model. Unfortunately they only had 1 size, which wasn't even stated. Nor were the model measurements stated. The good ol' lie "one size fits all" (yeah, as in "fits all those who've got the same measurements as the model"...). I am a petite pear so when I received it it was soooo wide and made me look even smaller. I actually fixed it with a belt on my waist. So it is deliberately oversize, but I still love it even if it does not look as A-shaped and flowy as on the model, on me. I really feel warm and cuddled in it and I just adore it. I love how it covers me and how it flutters when I walk. It's quite dramatic. It just probably does not look exactly the way it should. I'm afraid of taking it to get fixed though, because it is a rigid velvety cloth and it might get ruined in the process. Long story short: it's beautifully cozy and edgy, but it's terribly unflattering (for my height). 😅 What do you think should be done?
Gigi C (1 year ago)
Is a pleasure to hear you speaking... not high pitched, no saying “like” every other word... simply classy
natz (1 year ago)
Merci pour cette vidéo, et toutes les précédentes et merci pour ton approche ouverte et bienveillante, qui donne envie de se sentir belle avec le corps qu'on a. Une question : comment choisir ses pulls, gilets ou vestes (à porter sous le manteau) ? Quelle longueur, largeur, quel type de col, qu'est-ce qui va avec une jupe, un pantalon, une robe ? As-tu un projet de vidéo sur le sujet ? Merci beaucoup
Shraddha Chitta (1 year ago)
Thanks! Your video was very helpful. If you could give some guidance on how to pick (what to look for in) a good wool coat, that would be great.
Eline (1 year ago)
first of all I love you videos! I was wondering if you are going to do an eye shape video and maybe some tips for make up or something? I always have a hard time knowing what looks best on my eyes.
Purple Rain (1 year ago)
I'm apple but not fat? Lol
Jen Scott (1 year ago)
Nice ideas! I really need a new warm winter coat now it's turned so cold here in the UK.
Stephanie O'Regan (1 year ago)
Thank you for this video! Now I know exactly what I want to look for! Justine, you are amazing! I love your ideas and suggestions. I have learned a lot watching your videos, thank you 😘
Fantasia _ (1 year ago)
Which colour is more chic to wear expect from black (always regarding coats) ? Grey or camel?
Scr3amerrr (1 year ago)
Would you ever say theres a situation where fast fashion is a valid option? either it doesnt matter whether fast fashion brands are bought or where they might even be preferable? also, are there any fast fashion items/brands that you would say are "safe" to buy? eg I would never buy cheap jeans or cheap shoes as they just don't last and I need quality goods
Aur Guz (1 year ago)
https://youtu.be/4veSqsS9_Oc great chanel about optical illusion in fashion !
interesting video :-)
ginny osborne (1 year ago)
Yes Canadian winter are cold and where I live very cold....fashion not so much warmth more important I have the best of the two...😉
Ruki blomst (1 year ago)
I'm a petite rectangle but I look tall on pictures cause my legs are way longer than my torso what should I do
Misbehave11 (1 year ago)
I love your sweater!!!!! Please tell me where I can get one 😍🙋🏻
Elena F. Polster (1 year ago)
Hello Justine! I've been watching your videos all day because I need to go shopping soon. I have a question regarding the coats in winter. I live in Russia now in Saint Petersburg, its much colder than Moscow, or Europe. So your idea of winter is actually fall clothes here. I recently moved from Costa Rica where its always hot so Im never sure what to buy. Iam an inverted triangle and also a plus size so...layering for the cold makes me look like a huge bear or a walking house. Can you recomend some ways to dress heavier coats for this side of the planet? I see in trend a lot of shapeless wide coats that clearly were designed for thin people and also the puffy plastic coats that I hate because they make me look fatter. Thank you!!
I don't care how the coat makes me look as long as it does its job. But thanks Justine love you!
Karolina St (1 year ago)
Please make a video about the different types of hats and how to choose the right one for us! ❤️
the video on types of hats already exists - but without matching them to face shapes...
Torchwood Pride (1 year ago)
How tall are you? I'm 185/6'1...
179cm/5'11
LizzieWhiz (1 year ago)
Well being busty and petite is a huge problem....thnks for the video. I try niot to wear coat or jackets without a collar because they empasise my bust and nothing with a drop shoulder or raglan sleeve.
soulever (1 year ago)
Timely AF, I was looking at coats this past weekend!
Dana Bryant (1 year ago)
I'm glad I saw this video I'll have to make a winter coat this year now I feel more confident in my pattern choice!
Starr Coatney (1 year ago)
I love your channel and your videos.
thank you!
s a (1 year ago)
Can you do a tips on buying/keeping clean work garments for winter🙏. I live in Canada and our winters are a mixture of snow/ice/rain/slush and competely unpredictable. I dont want to get my clothing ruined whole going to to work either. Please help! 😄
Rachelle Guzman (1 year ago)
Great video Justine, thank you! I would love to see a video on wearing and styling the classic trench coat too :)
Cynthia Armstrong (1 year ago)
Thank you so much for adding tall and curvy to your examples. Im both so outerwear is "impossible" to find. I really wish Long Tall Sally sold a raincoat with a hood. Id be in heaven =) Love your videos!! You rock!
Ashleigh Watson (1 year ago)
I am petite less than 5 feet tall and hourglass what would you recommend I don't like fitted tops because I have lower belly fat below my belly button.
Marisa Martins (1 year ago)
WINTER IS COMING!!!!
Nick Hardins (1 year ago)
can you please do more fashion figures with different poses ?
Karen Meenan (1 year ago)
I would be interested in a video about which types of boots to wear with different types of coats, dresses, skirts and pants. I struggle with how to wear boots, and what to wear them with. Thanks!
Tineke Williams (1 year ago)
I am 70 and unfortunately like most old woman I am still slim but straight up and down, blah! A belt makes me look like a sausage tied in the middle.
then you can choose whether you want to highlight your bust/shoulders or your hips, and play with volumes and shapes accordingly ;-)
IndoEiréannGirl (1 year ago)
Oh my God! Justine, when you said “Winter is coming”, I so expected you to say “Game of Thrones” after you said, “you know what that means?”!😆😄 I’m guessing you don’t watch that show though. If you do, you’ll get why I found that specific turn of phrase amusing. Totally off topic comment I know, but I couldn’t help myself, I had to say something when I heard you say that! Ok... I guess this total dork of a fan (me that is), will sign off now! Bye, bye.😊🙋🏻
I watch GoT and I love the costumes :-) But I didn't want to make the reference more obvious than it already was to people who watch it. Hahaha...
Dorothy Loose (1 year ago)
Interesting info, thank you - I just want to tell you that I loved the sweater you have on - it looks very nice on you and I love the wonderful cable details as well as the unique neckline.
A. Day (1 year ago)
I'm surprised to hear I should wear short jackets. I'm pear shaped. I love biker jackets. I'll get one so.
everyonegodie (1 year ago)
I think I'm a pear shape and have always found coats like the first one you recommend for rectangles shapes to be most flattering. Things like motorcycle jackets just make me look blocky all over, but the longer jackets can accentuate my waist and flare over my hips. Plus they keep a bit of my legs warmer too.
Christine Larocque (1 year ago)
Love that you mention "Canadian Winters" and it depends on what part of Canada that you live. Cities Like Vancouver, Toronto and Halifax have a milder winter than say Quebec, New Brunswick, BC and Alberta. We are fortunate enough to have some great Canadian Winter coat designers that are specific to our winters and are also fashionable. Like Canada Goose, Quartz Co. and Arc-Teryx..all Canadian made and sourced down and Coyote/Raccoon Fur (for Canada Goose and Quartz) I have both a Quartz and a Canada Goose.
Hyyacinthus A (1 year ago)
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Fina Skibińska (1 year ago)
If I may, too short video for me. I would like to hear more about every type. Also, for winter short coat? Not in my country. You didnt present any alternatives for pear body type with long coat.
Oliver B (1 year ago)
I would like to request a French twist/chignon banane hair tutorial if you would like to make a video?
PigInTheBubble (1 year ago)
hi justine, could u make a video about bras? various shape of it & a good fit for certain clothing? like for example how to choose the right bra for t shirt, etc? :)
Sama Zaidi (1 year ago)
You are my style godmother ... yes i have said it.
+Sama Zaidi hehehe 😅
Starr Coatney (1 year ago)
It would be super cool if you would consider posting pictures of coats that people are wearing for each body type and not just a sketch. What do you think? I am so happy I watched this video as I just got rid of a coat and now I'm happy b/c it was the wrong kind of coat for my body type. I learn so much by watching your channel. It's one of my favorites. :)
Shravani Bollampally (1 year ago)
I love your sweater! Can you Please let us know where we can get it? IT would be awesome
lamiss maher (1 year ago)
People get confused between pear shape and spoon shape but they are totally different

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