All we want to do is wrap ourselves in the biggest, warmest parka we can find, right now. But for women 5’3” and under, that’s almost never an option.
The heavier and bulkier the coat is, the more it will look (and feel) overwhelming on a diminutive frame. With that thought in mind, we pooled together 8 petite-friendly styles. Not only are they chic, but they are also as warm as they are flattering.
The warmest jackets don’t have to be the bulkiest. This sleek design is padded with extra insulation and the jacket’s lining includes a Cozy ThermaCheck-300 fleece lining for maximum coziness that won’t weigh you down. The best part: you can shop this baby in black, red, and teal, too.
Puffers are tricky and can easily swallow a tiny frame. But not Everlane’s slim design. The sleek jacket has quickly become a fan favorite, thanks to the 100 percent recycled PrimaLoft insulation.
A timeless print like leopard is always a smart investment, and this one is designed with the petite frame in mind.
Wrap up in a short wool and cashmere jacket liket this one, which will help you stand out with its robe-like shape and kimono sleeves.
Shopping for coats when you’re 5 feet 4 inches tall (or under) is no easy feat. Bulky, albeit warm, fabrics threaten to drown out your shape, but with the help of quality reviews from fellow petites, I think I might’ve found four of the best winter coast for petites.
1. Best Down Coat
Though it features a sleek silhouette, this Beinia Valuker synthetic down coat doesn’t skimp on warmth. The windproof and water-resistant parka has all the key elements that make for superior winter outerwear, from a faux-fur-trimmed hood to two outer pockets (plus one inside the jacket!) and a two-way zipper closure. Its sleeves are even elasticized to ensure an insulated fit. The best part is, it comes in seven different colors, so you’ve got options if plain black isn’t your thing.
2. Best Trench Coat
Trenches will never go out of style, so this Wantdo coat is a worthy investment — at a great price point, to be honest. A great transitional piece to wear on mild winter days or in between seasons, the double-breasted jacket is made out of a windproof polyester fabric and features classic trench details including a detachable belt and polished button details. It has two pockets on either side, plus a fully-lined interior. Oh, and when you’re ready to wash it? Just toss it in your washing machine on a cold cycle. Get it in the pictured khaki color or opt for one of the other options: black, navy, and red.
3. Best Teddy Coat
The teddy coat trend seems to be going strong, and despite its labeled “oversized” fit, this unlined, synthetic fleece number from PRETTYGARDEN is perfect for petites. Its plush fabric resembles a teddy bear — hence the name — and it’s clad with a zipper closure and two handy pockets. Like the first option on this list, this coat also has elasticized sleeves for a secure fit. It’s available in seven different colors including black.
4. Best Short Puffer Jacket
Basics probably isn’t the brand you’d expect to produce highly-rated outerwear, but this 4.5-star hooded nylon jacket is here to defy your expectations. Filled with an insulating down blend, we take on a short puffer jacket is water-resistant, machine washable, and great for layering. Like other coats on this list, its sleeves are elasticized, and it has two convenient pockets. The best part? It folds up to fit inside an included drawstring bag, which makes it a quality travel option as well. Aside from the pictured black shade, this one’s available in eight additional colors.