Look for: A shaped cut, which gives the illusion of an hourglass figure. And “diagonal lines or smaller insets at the waist are slimming,”
says Matthew Friedman, a trend analyst for Larry Levine.
Avoid: Tummy-accentuating belts, bulky pockets, and cropped lengths.
To buy: Helly Hansen down-blend coat with airflow zippers on arms, $325, hellyhansen.com.