Chic Tweaks: Coat Nip and Tuck
Source: Blueprint, January/February 2008
From Big and Bulky...To Short and Sweet. Throwing on your weighty, oversize coat -- day in, day out -- doesn't feel like living large. We turned a boxy style into something a little bit "Belle de Jour".
Request a Peter Pan collar from a tailor. Basically, you want rounded -- not pointed -- tips (approximate cost: $25-$30).
Shorten the sleeves to three-quarter length ($25-$30).
Hem the bottom to knee-length ($40).
Narrow the body along the side seams ($30 and up).
Add a sash through the side seam. It should run behind the lining and tie in the front so the excess fabric in the back drapes like a cape ($15).