A good winter coat is the most important investment of the season. Worn almost every day, your choice of winter coat speaks volumes about your style and personality.
Unless you’re lucky enough to live somewhere with sunny winters, you’re going to need a winter coat that can withstand cold temperatures, lashings of heavy rain and even the odd flurry! But it can be difficult to find winter coats
that are both functional and fashionable.
Take a note from Kate Middleton’s book, who often sports chic winter coats
when she’s out and about. One of our favourite style inspirations, The Duchess Of Cambridge really does prove that it’s possible to look stylish and stay warm at the same time!
There’s no need to spend a small fortune on your winter coat, either. We’ve rounded up the high street heroes that will get you through the winter months in style, without breaking the bank.
There are so many beautiful - and affordable - winter coats
to choose from, so what' the secret to picking the right one? Hour-glass figures should stick to single-breasted coats with a thick belt to tie it all together and that will flatter tapered waists, while pear-shaped ladies can draw attention upwards with large or embellished collars. Petite and shorter women should opt for coats that aren’t too long and won’t engulf your figure and women with shorter legs can give the illusion of length by opting for a coat that ties above the waist.
This season, our fashion experts are here to guide you through a whole host of high street winter coats, in every colour, shape and style. So whether you want to dip your toe into the androgynous trend with a casual boyfriend shape, or keep it feminine with a pastel-hued princess coat, we have the look for you.
Read on to discover more fabulous winter coats
If you've been paying attention to Kate and Will's New York trip
this week, you may have noticed the Duchess of Cambridge stepping out in a beautiful burgundy coat. The coat in question comes from maternity brand Seraphine and is no longer available, but Kate's wintry look inspired us to revisit the wine colours in our own wardrobes (because who needs an excuse for anything wine-related?). If you had the same feeling, you might want to snap up this bargainous ASOS coat
, £85, in a rich berry hue.