Being a small girl (coming in at a whopping 5'3") I need to be careful with oversized proportions, otherwise I end up looking like a little kid playing dress ups in adult clothing. But with this coat I threw caution to the wind and snapped it up without a second thought. I think with outerwear you can get away with having clothing a little bigger. However, this lead my partner to tell me that it looked like a "boss coat".. I'll take it as a compliment, albeit in a slightly Mafia way.