Splurging on a fur coat is a substantial investment, so you want to make sure that you're choosing wisely. Look for styles that enhance your natural features, complement your figure and meet your everyday needs.
1. Respect your natural complexion
Fur comes in a rainbow of natural shades and vibrant dyed colors. Choosing the right color for your complexion can be somewhat of a challenge. Prioritize the color of the clothes that are close to you face such as coats, jackets, vests, scarves and headpieces. Thankfully, the Seasonal Color Analysis is a great tool to determine which colors will best complement your skin tone, eye and hair color. Let us give you a few examples and some fur color recommendations.
If your features have bluish undertones overall, such as black hair with blue undertones and gray/blue eyes, medium shades or slightly darker colors like this Elizabeth sheared mink coat in blue will look best on you. Avoid pastel, light or warm color shades.
If you have fair skin with bluish undertones, dark brown hair and bright blue or green eyes, dare to wear bright authentic colors such as this stunning Kate cashmere with mink fur trimmings in red.
If you have dark hair and dark eyes, no matter your skin tone, deep colors like navy or black are for you whether it is for a fur coat or a cashmere cape.
2. Embrace your body shape
Whether you have a pear-shaped, apple-shaped, hourglass-shaped or athletic-shaped body type, it's important to choose a fur piece that fits well and makes you feel confident.
A fur coat that is too big, too long or too hairy can easily overwhelm a petite frame. Look for cropped lengths (mid-thigh at most), slim fits and cinched waists to elongate and define your silhouette. Sheared fur or short hair mink is definitely a less bulky look.
The advantage of being tall is that you can get away with wearing floor-length coats without overwhelming your size. Long fur coats look very sophisticated and are ideal for harsh winters. Robe-style fur coats have always been an excellent option for tall women. The sash belt adds curves to a tall figure. You have the option to dress it down with a pair of white leather sneakers during the day or pair it with chic trousers and high heels in the evening.
Ladies with pear-shaped figures should opt for a fur garment that fits loosely over the hips and cinches at the waist. A style with some volume at the top like a fox fur trimmed hood or fox fur collar will help balance your figure.
Women who have an apple-shaped body type look fantastic in any vest, coat or jacket that hits at the hip or upper thigh. A more streamlined knee-length style or an A-line fur coat will also look very flattering.
Bigger busts should avoid button-up fur coats and look instead for an open front style.
Cashmere and fur capes are hyper-functional fashion pieces and a dream if you are into layering for warmth. They look fabulous and flattering on every body types.
3. Consider your lifestyle
Fashion and lifestyle go hand in hand. Choose a fur garment that "fits" your lifestyle and your personality.
Depending on where you live, climate will determine the type of coat you should invest in. It's winter-coat weather most frequently in Anchorage and Toronto, for example. Beaver, coyote and fox coats are your best bet in terms of warmth.
If you spend most of your time dressing casual then make sure you invest in a versatile casual piece like a reversible fur coat. It lends itself perfectly to both sporty and more dressed-up looks.
If you are someone who likes to stand out in a crowd then opt for a leopard-print piece. A bold print coat is easy to style if you stick to solids everywhere else.
Lastly, if you are looking for a look that feels smart and sophisticated, a full-length mink fur coat is definitely the way to go.
All that being said, our best advice for you is to follow your instincts and wear what makes you feel good. Always remember that the most flattering piece you can wear is confidence! Happy fur shopping!
*Kizza fox fur jacket is featured on the picture