Puff daddy - Metro US

Puff daddy

“Hey, does this puffy coat make me look fat?” Well, not if you go for today’s shaped puffers, quilted vests and coats with tapered sides and waist-nipping belts.

Figure-flattering shapes and details such as shawl collars on Canadian labels Joe Fresh and Mackage, and piping and bold buttons à la also-Canadian company Soia & Kyo forever banish unflattering comparisons to the Michelin Man.

As for colour, black’s a basic and often-chic choice, but a vibrant hue makes the long drab days of winter shine a little brighter.

Down puffers will keep you warmest, and while big-city slickers might do fine with a short jacket through winter, longer cuts will keep you cozier in a deep freeze. Either way, you may still want to stock up on your thermal-underwear tights -— narrow straight-leg or skinny pants look best with puffy toppers.

Now rephrase that question: “Hey, does this puffy coat make me look hot?”

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