What Type of Fur Garment Should I Buy?

The time has come to break out your fur coat! The days of hot, blistering weather are behind us, and the days of brisk air and cold nights are upon us. Of course, with these cold days comes the need for a warm garment, and a nice fur or shearling will provide you with the best of style and warmth. However, if you do not already have one, you may be wondering, “What kind of fur garment is best for me?”

There is no easy answer, as there are many factors at play when figuring out what kind of fur garment is most fitting for you. For example, your frame size is very important. Say you buy a large, cocoon-style fur coat. If you have a smaller stature, the coat will look ridiculously huge on you, and shows off your height. For people with a taller stature, it does the opposite; a cocoon-style coat on a taller person looks completely natural and elegant. If you are blessed with a short stature, opt for something shorter like a fur jacket, or something “military” like a shearling leather jacket. Likewise, people with a larger frame should avoid garments with plaid, checkering, or horizontal lines, as they draw the eye left and right along your body.

Cocoon Coat

Your desired body shape is another thing you need to take into consideration. If you want to show off that classic hourglass shape, a larger fur coat fitted with a stylish leather belt is the way to go. But be careful! If you already have this shape naturally, the belt will greatly exaggerate it. Instead, go with a coat or jacket that is more fitted. If you’re wearing a dress with a low neckline, fur shawl collars, wraps, or stoles can complete the outfit without looking gaudy.


Fur scarf

Fur shawls, stoles, and scarves are great for low necklines!

No matter what your stature or body shape, Estate Furs has the Midwest’s largest collection of shearling, fur, and leather garments! Call us, or visit our website at www.estatefurs.com to browse our collection!

(Pictures by Pinstopin and Fashionera)

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