It's not easy to look stylish when you're trying to keep your body parts from freezing — especially when you're braving winter weather as you cart the kids to play dates, music class, school and sporting events.
The worst part is that winter clothing creates bulk. And because most of us already feel bigger than we want to, wearing sweaters and jackets that really do increase our size doesn't help our self-esteem.
We scoured the stores to find some functional winter staples that are fashionable without being too bulky.
The black panels running down the sides of this Guess coat from Dillard's ($139) create a slimming effect. That alone gets the Mommy Stylist seal of approval.