Sooner or later, sweater weather will turn into coat season. Although I would gladly skip over winter all together (just ask the Snuggie®, scarf, and cable knit ever-present at my desk), there’s no denying the polishing effects of a sleek winter jacket. But, how do you know which style to choose? The answer is in the length.

Below the Thigh – If a pencil skirt is your go-to workwear, invest in a coat that hits just below the thigh so your skirt peeks out (just a bit) from underneath.

Mid-Thigh – The most versatile style yet, this mid-thigh number works best with almost anything. For the most flattering effect, wear this style with pants.

Waist – Feeling fancy? Jackets that hit at the waist (be it a cape, leather jacket, or cropped bolero) work best with long dresses and skirts – great news for us maxi-loving girls.

Find the right jacket for you during our Color-Coated: Wool Coats, Down Jackets, & More Boutique, opening Sunday, October 21, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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October 21, 2012