Did you know that buttons on ladies’ coats help create a slim look? No, I definitely don’t mean choking on them repeatedly until you’re skinny. Clothing buttons don’t just hold your jeans up or keep jackets closed. Buttons can be stylish accessories too. Make assorted buttons work for you with the following tips and tricks.
Sew on Buttons
Choose coats with buttons over blazers with snaps, fasteners or zippers. Buttons give a sleek silhouette and draws the eye to your front, not love handles. By “front” I mean your face. If you’re well-endowed, you do not need to do anything to get eyes to focus there.
Fasteners pop open anytime. Snaps add bulk that you do not have. Zippers are tough to maneuver sometimes when on the back or the side. When the invisible zipper is located on the side, the zipper slider skews your silhouette as it doesn’t always follow your shape.
Double-breasted coats are quite versatile and slimming. Go casual just by not using the second row of buttons. You know you’ve lost weight when you don’t have to use the first row of buttonholes for the first row of buttons anymore.
Buttons come undone
Maybe you have thought of buying a coat in a small size, thinking it’ll make you look thinner. Bad idea! Wearing a smaller jacket and leaving the buttons undone looks sloppy. You’ll fool no one and your arms won’t move so easily in those tight sleeves. Keep the coat ends from flapping by buttoning on the smallest part of your waist.
There are a wide variety of button shapes and kinds – round buttons, fabric buttons, flat buttons, square buttons, pearl buttons, even leather buttons and horn buttons. Aim for a more curvaceous silhouette by choosing buttons that are flat and do not add bulk to your body in front.
Push the Button
When buying a trench coat, note that plain buttons look better than printed ones. Enormous printed buttons look like you’re campaigning inadvertently.
Forget the myth that baring skin means being sexy. Now that it’s spring, prepare for the intermittent rains with these tips on choosing coats with buttons. You’ll see that you’ll instantly lose inches around your waist with the right coat on.