7 Ways to Look Slimmer in Your Winter Coat

Even if, like me, you have no aversion to cold weather, it's always hard to make the transition from sunny spring and summer to the more frigid periods of fall and winter. As one of my New York colleagues quite perfectly put it the other day, what was once a strut around town begins to feel like more of a schlep thanks to the weight of cold-weather garb and the need to wear literal puff around town, in addition to countless layers and accessories. In order to put some pep back in your step (or schlep) this winter, today we’re bringing you seven easy ways to feel just a bit slimmer in your winter wear.

Scroll through to read about each, see some looks we love, and then of course shop our picks of winter coats to buy now!

Next up, see more of the season's best coats, plus how to style them.