Jacket weather sprung upon us this week in Boston, so I wanted to round up 3 versatile styles for those looking to build up your cold weather wardrobes. Most of these options are currently fully stocked in both regular and petite sizing, but as I’m sure you guys know, the smaller petite sizes don’t linger for long!
1. The Belted Wrap Coat
A piece that’ll never go out of style. I love that wrap jackets are a little less structured and can adjust to fit, whether you’re looking to cover up thick layers or an early baby bump! You can also swap in a leather waist belt for a different look!
Worth a look:
- Ann Taylor shawl collar coat on sale! in petite & regular.
This has been a best seller over the past 3 years, so I’m thrilled to see it back! Read my review from last year with measurements. The fabric weight is thicker so it’s more of a late fall – winter piece.
2. The double breasted Trench Coat
I get more wear out of my trenches than any other pieces in my closet! Here in Boston they’re good for 3 out of the 4 seasons (including mild winter days), which can’t be said for many other items. I also love that a good trench can instantly polish up even a simple tee + jeans outfit.
Worth a Look:
- ASOS Design trench coat (under $80!) in petite, regular, tall, maternity. Petites also in blush & rust.
International readers take note: ASOS offers either free or affordable shipping to tons of countries! Their sizing runs small, and a 00 petite is usually a perfect or too small fit on me. I certainly don’t expect this to compare to my holy grail Burberry trench, but it looks like a fairly classic jacket at a great price. UPDATE: I finally tried this on and fit is great for petites, but I was not impressed by material quality.
Tip: I always click on the video under each product page to see the item in action! They actually use petite models to showcase many of their petite pieces. Also, I recommend ASOS “Premier Delivery” ($19 to add during checkout) which gives you a year of 2-day shipping on all orders! I’m always seriously impressed by how quickly the items show arrive from the UK.
- Express Classic Trench coat in petite & regular.
Express makes a pretty great trench coat in a rainbow of EIGHT colors, but alas, only the black one comes in petite! I love the material on this as it’s actually weather / rain resistant to some degree, and easy to keep clean. I’ve tried on the xxs regular (see photo below, details in this post) which suits my 5’2,” 105lb mom very well, so I’m pretty sure the petite version would be a perfect fit on someone my size!
3. the cozy Teddy coat
This style looks perfect for throwing over leggings and sneakers for running errands or #momlife. I was slightly obsessed with these last year but missed out on my size everywhere! Thankfully the trend is still going strong – I’ve ordered a couple styles to try, but wanted to share these while all sizes were still in stock!
Worth a Look:
- Abercrombie teddy coat on sale! starting in regular xxs, in 3 neutral colors.
20% off this weekend, discount reflected in cart! I haven’t tried this one yet, but there’s one promising review from a fellow 5-footer.
- Bardot juniors teddy jacket, in kids sizing up to girls 16/18.
I had to do a double take here before realizing this was a kids jacket – is it just me or does the model look quite mature? Since teddy jackets tend to run oversized, this could be a good option for smaller framed petite ladies.
- J.Crew petite teddy jacket, in petite & regular
How seriously cuddly does this look?