How To Pull Off A Long Coat When You’re Petite

Playing with proportions can no doubt be a challenge, particularly when you’re petite. Proof that a 6-foot stature is not a prerequisite for elongated outerwear, Lucy Hale stepped out in NYC looking chic as can be in a printed Oscar de la Renta coat layered over an Alex Perry dress from their Resort 2016 collection (courtesy of Rachel Zoe Studio’s styling team) Ahead, RZ Studio shares three key tips for nailing the long coat look à la Lucy Hale.


Lucy's Look

Balancing Act

"When styling a longer coat, pair a shorter silhouette underneath to avoid an overwhelming amount of fabric. Be sure to aim for a coat that hits mid-shin—anything longer will swallow a smaller frame."

Tailor Made

"When choosing a coat, opt for a slim silhouette or be sure to have it tailored to your shape. As with the Oscar de la Renta coat on Lucy Hale, this shape proves flattering courtesy of the nipped waist and fitted sleeves."

Go Bold

"Don't be afraid to go bold! Try an interesting texture or fun print to make an impact."