Hey, petite gals! Like it or not, winter is coming, and we’re here to help you sort your outerwear ASAP. The way we see it, there is one cold-weather style that every closet needs: a sophisticated wool coat you can wear with everything from blue jeans to a cocktail dress. So, let’s check out all the top-rated petite size wool and wool blend coats so you can figure out which one (or ones!) to invest in. We consider this an investment because a luxe wool coat should be a piece you’ll reach for season after season.
First, you might be asking, why should I shop in the petites section? Not only are petite sizes strategically designed to fit women 5’4” and under, but they’re tailored in the sleeves and narrowed at the shoulders to fit you perfectly. So, begin your search by specifically sorting for petite coats. Now it’s time to figure out which silhouette suits your style.
If you’re a traditionalist at heart, explore double-breasted petite peacoats to complete your classic looks. This style has been around for hundreds of years and isn’t going anywhere. It hits just below the hips and typically works best with casual to slightly dressier outfits, so we’d wear it with anything from skinny jeans and a turtleneck sweater to wide-leg pants and a button-up shirt. Before heading out, throw on a plaid cashmere scarf and leather gloves for extra warmth.
What’s a walker coat, you ask? It’s a style that hits at the knees or just below and comes in all different designs. So, think about whether you prefer a sleek stand collar or a classic lapel or whether you’re partial to a single-breasted or double-breasted closure. It’s also important to think about where you will be wearing it most. For instance, we’d pick up a basic black style with clean lines to wear over office attire. Then we’d mix it up on off-duty days with an electric yellow hue or a bold houndstooth print. Complete this weekend ensemble with your favorite pair of distressed jeans and a versatile pair of women’s boots – maybe a pair with a chunky lug-sole style that works in any weather.
Last, but certainly not least, you’ll want to explore petite wrap coats. We love a belted wrap coat with a cozy oversized collar or a more polished style with a blazer-inspired design. This look comes in all different lengths, so choose a longline style to cover dresses and skirts and a shorter one for more casual encounters. Either way, this waist-cinching style is flattering, elegant and timeless.
Get ready for your cold-weather commute! Shop petite wool coats at Macy’s!