The best slimming coats to flatter your figure - no matter what your budget

Feel slimmer in seconds with our round up of the most flattering coats.

A fabulous coat is a style staple for winter, so feeling body confident is essential. Don't want to spend your Saturday traipsing up and down the high street? We don't blame you. Well you're in luck because we've rounded up the best slimming coats on the high street to suit all shapes and sizes.

When it comes to buying a winter coat to suit your shape, the key thing to look for is versatility. Coats are always on the higher end of the price scale so you need to make sure that you invest in something that you can wear for any occasion. Tailored pieces are incredibly adaptable for work or weekend, plus the structured shape always adds definition to your body, so perfect for looking slimmer.

Key prints to look out for this season are heritage checks and muted leopard. Classic shades such as navy, camel, burgundy and emerald are the palette to stick to for staying on-trend. Longer length cuts are dominating the high street, which is ideal for streamlining your shape. Whereas choosing a shorter coat that finishes above or on the hips cuts off your body making it look out of proportion, which is a big no no.

So without further ado, take a scroll through our best slimming coats for AW18.

In a classic double breasted cut and with a longer length, this emerald coat from M&S will last you for years to come. Ideal for elongating the body, so a great piece if you carry your weight around your middle.

Buy now for £99 from M&S


Just because it's a loud print doesn't mean that this coat can't be slimming. With a darker shade, use this coat to contour your shape and wear it over lighter colours such as cream or white.

Buy now for £75 from Next


If you tend to carry your weight on your bottom half then this is the coat for you. The light camel at the top will instantly draw the eyes upwards, whilst the black and burgundy at the bottom will slim your worry zone in seconds.

Buy now for £299 from Jaeger

Cheat an hourglass shape instantly with this belted coat from Wallis. Black is the most slimming shade on the spectrum and the built in belt will pinch in your waist to create curves.

Buy now for £79 from Wallis

With the sub-zero temperatures just around the corner, a puffer jacket is the ideal coat to keep you warm. Plus they're on-trend. For the most flattering fit, pick one with slimmer padding and a built in belt.

Buy now for £99 from Zara.

This check coat from Boden is a total show-stopper, so perfect if you're the type of person who to tends to live is staples such as a white top and jeans. The black faux fur trim will instantly down-play a bigger bust.

Buy now for £275 from Boden


Sleek and ever so chic, this faux fur coat is a great investment piece that will never date. With all of the fur up top, it will instantly even out a bottom heavy figure.

Buy now for £299 from Jigsaw

If you're going to wear a lighter coloured coat, then you need to make sure that you choose a piece where the cut emphasises your body perfectly. Super curvy and busty frames should look for anything that defines your waist.

Buy now for £299 from Jaeger


This cocoon coat will work perfectly on an apple shaped body as the loose cut glides over your tum. Plus the bright red shade means that you'll stand out for all of the right reasons.

Buy now for £249 from Peter Hahn

Divert the eyes from all of your worry areas by choosing a coat where all of the fuss it up top. We love the intricate embroidery on this Ted Baker coat. Add a red bag to look ultra stylish.

Buy now for £399 from Ted Baker.


Samantha Rnic
Samantha Rnic

Samantha Rnic is a fashion stylist and writer from Colchester. She has worked for titles such as Grazia, The Sun and Look magazine. She is currently studio bookings manager at Matches Fashion.