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How to Buy a Winter Coat

Watch more Beauty & Fashion by Season videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to buy a winter coat with these tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Consider fabric Consider that a winter coat must be warm and two of the warmest fabric choices are wool and cashmere. Cashmere is the warmest, but also the most expensive. Fur and leather are also warm but require more maintenance. Step 2: Look for lining Look for a coat with lining made of a synthetic fiber thermal insulation or goose down for added warmth in especially cold climates. Otherwise, an acetate lining will do. Step 3: Get a good fit Get a good fit. Wear a blazer or sweater when trying on coats to make sure they'll fit over your layers and still be comfortable. Raise your arms, sit down, and bend over in the coat to see how it moves with you. Step 4: Fit flattering style Find a flattering style. Length-wise, a coat should fall somewhere between your thigh and knee. Try on belted styles, A-line coats, pea-coats, military-inspired styles, coats with a hood, and double-breasted versions to see which works for you. Step 5: Go for color Go for a color that flatters you, regardless of what's in style. Since you'll be wearing it for months on end, make sure it's something you won't tire of quickly. Did You Know? Although the winter solstice is the year's darkest day, the coldest days of winter come about a month and a half later due to the oceans' slowness to cool.
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