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How to Find The Perfect Fit: Plus Size Winter Jackets 1X-6X

Written by: Snow Country Outerwear



Time to read 5 min

Are you tired of struggling to find the perfect fit when it comes to ski jackets for plus-size women? Look no further! In this article, we will guide you on how to find the perfect fit in plus size ski jackets, ranging from 1X to 6X. Whether you're hitting the slopes or just looking for a casual jacket, finding a jacket that not only keeps you warm but also fits comfortably can make a huge difference in your life.

 Our goal is to help you find a jacket that not only flatters your figure but also delivers on performance. We understand the importance of feeling confident and comfortable in your winter gear, and we want to make sure you don't have to settle for anything less than perfect. So, get ready to take on winter in style with our guide on finding the perfect plus size winter jacket!

Common challenges in finding the perfect fit

Finding the perfect fit can be a challenge for anyone, but it can be particularly difficult for plus-size women. One common challenge is finding jackets that are true to size. Many brands have inconsistent sizing, making it hard to know which size will fit you best. However, you can rest assured that our jackets fit true to size because we hand crafted our sizing range based on years of customer feedback. If on the off chance a jacket is not fitting true to size, we will be sure to mention it in our product description. It is important to refer our brand's size chart before making a purchase.


Another challenge is finding jackets that accommodate different body shapes. Plus-size women come in all shapes and sizes, and it's important to find jackets that flatter your individual figure.


Additionally, plus-size women often struggle with finding jackets that provide enough coverage. This is why at Snow Country Outerwear we offer a wide selection of lengths in our plus size jacket line.  So be sure to pick a jacket that provides proper coverage and protection from the elements. Jackets with adjustable hoods are also a great option for those who want to protect their heads and faces from the cold.


Key considerations for plus size winter jackets

When shopping for plus size winter jackets, there are a few key considerations to keep in mind to ensure you find the perfect fit. First and foremost, take accurate measurements of your body. Below we will outline specifically how you can best measure yourself for Snow Country Outerwear's sizing chart.

How To Measure Yourself


1. Measuring Your Bust

Your bust measurement is crucial for determining the right size for your plus-size ski jacket. Here's how to measure it:

  • Stand naturally with your arms at your sides.
  • Wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your bust, keeping it parallel to the ground.
  • Make sure the tape is snug but not too tight, and ensure it's straight across your back.

2. Measuring Your Waist

Your waist measurement helps ensure your ski jacket fits comfortably around your midsection. Follow these steps:

  • Locate your natural waistline, which is typically the narrowest part of your torso.
  • Place the measuring tape around your waist, right above your belly button.
  • Keep the tape snug but not constricting, and ensure it's level all the way around.

3. Measuring Your Hips

Your hip measurement is essential for selecting a ski jacket that allows for easy movement. Here's how to measure it:

  • Stand with your feet together.
  • Wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your hips and buttocks.
  • Make sure the tape is straight and parallel to the ground.


A plus size woman modeling outerwear for a size chart

Using Our Sizing Calculator


Once you have your measurements, you have two options on how to find your best fit.

  1.  Manually consulting our plus size ski jacket size chart and matching up your measurements.
  2. Using our AI size calculator, which is shown in the accompanying image as the “What's my size?” button. This will automatically calculate which size is best suited for you based on your measurements and whether you are looking for a slim, regular, or loose fit.


An image showing where to click for a plus size ski size chart on our website.

Shopping tips for plus size winter jackets

Shopping for plus size winter jackets can be overwhelming, but with these tips, you'll be able to navigate the process with ease. First, start by taking your measurements as accurately as possible. Then, simply consult our plus size ski jacket size chart or use our sizing calculator to find your best fit.


Next, make a list of your specific needs and preferences. Do you need a jacket for skiing or snowboarding? Are you looking for a jacket that can be worn casually? Knowing what you're looking for will help you narrow down your options and make the shopping process easier.


If you are looking for a more flexible fit then look for jackets with adjustable features such as drawstrings or Velcro straps that allow you to customize the fit.


Lastly, don't be afraid to ask for help. If you're unsure about sizing or need assistance, reach out to us via our live chat and we will be sure to offer expert assistance on finding the best plus size winter jacket fit for you.


DIY alterations for plus size winter jackets

If you have trouble finding the perfect fit, don't despair! There are several DIY alterations you can make to customize your jacket and ensure it fits you perfectly. Here are a few simple alterations you can try:

1. Adding darts: If a jacket is too boxy or loose around the waist, adding darts can help create a more tailored look. Darts are small folds of fabric that are sewn into the garment to provide shape and contour.

2. Shortening sleeves: If the sleeves of a jacket are too long, you can easily shorten them by folding the cuff and sewing it in place. This alteration is particularly useful if you have shorter arms.

3. Taking in the sides: If a jacket is too wide in the torso, you can take in the sides to create a more fitted silhouette. This alteration involves sewing a straight line along the sides of the jacket to remove excess fabric.

Remember, these alterations are just suggestions and may not work for all jackets. If you're not confident in your sewing skills, it's best to take your jacket to a professional tailor who can make the alterations for you.


Finding the perfect fit in plus size winter jackets doesn't have to be a daunting task. With the right knowledge and resources, you can easily find a jacket that not only keeps you warm but also flatters your figure. Remember to consider the different types of jackets available, take accurate measurements, and pay attention to the jacket's design and features.


Embrace your curves and find a jacket that makes you feel confident and comfortable. Whether you're hitting the slopes or braving the winter chill, you deserve to have a jacket that fits you perfectly and allows you to conquer winter in style.


So, go ahead and start your search for the perfect plus size ski jacket. With our guide and resources, you'll be well-equipped to find a jacket that ticks all the boxes and keeps you warm and stylish all winter long.