By Emma White
Looking for the best winter coats to shop this season? We've scoured the high-street for the very best belted winter coats, all inspired by the catwalks.
If there's one style that never dates, it's a belted coat. Super flattering and super snug, a belted winter coat suits all body types and helps to highlight and define the waist - which is not always easy when wearing multiple layers. The timeless and sophisticated style looks ultra smart, whilst performing the all important task of keeping you cosy and warm.
Scroll on for our round-up of the best belted winter coats to shop now. From classic checked coats to trend-led leather trenches, we reveal all the top coat trends - and where to shop them...
Belted winter coats trends to know about
Fabric: Leather and quilting
Both leather and quilting are having a serious revival. No longer just for country-style outerwear that wouldn't feel out of place at Balmoral, quilting has been given a Scandi refresh with the likes of Ganni and Arket launching full-length, oversized, duvet-worthy coats. As for the leather trench, if it's good enough for Saint Laurent, Balenciaga and Hermes, then it's good enough for us. If you do fancy following suit and swapping your beige trench for a fancier number, the high-street has a plethora of PU and faux leather iterations at very reasonable prices.
Colour: Neutrals and checks
If you're looking to invest in a coat with serious style longevity, let us point you in the direction of two key trends - neutrals and checks. Give classic checks a contemporary feel by looking out for colourful versions, like those seen on the catwalk at Lavin's Paris Fashion Week show for A/W 2020/2021. There's plenty of choice when it comes to neutrals too, with a buffet of beiges, browns, creams and camels available on the high-street. We've fallen head-over-heels for Stella McCartney's ivory funnel coat, but remember - the lighter you go, the higher your dry cleaning bill will be.
The best belted winter coats to shop now
M&S Collection Faux Leather Belted Trench Coat
Sleek and stylish, this might just be our favourite belted winter coat of the season. It's currently available in five different shades, from moody green through to chic cream, but it's the pretty cornflower blue shade that gets our vote.
Whistles Double Faced Wool Wrap Coat
Whistles know a thing or two about what makes a gorgeous winter coat, and this delivers on fit and fabric. The relaxed shape leaves plenty of space for layering chunky knits underneath.
See our full Whistles coats collection review.
Boden Haddon Mac
Perfect for in-between days, Boden's playful take on the classic beige trench just shot straight to the top of our wish list. The water-resistant coating will keep you dry in unexpected downpours, whole the silky lining provides extra warmth.
Arket Oversized Quilted Coat
Arket's coats have been hugely popular this season, with sell-out success. So you'll need to move fast if this snuggly duvet coat has caught your eye. Surprisingly lightweight, it's made from recycled fabrics for eco brownie points.
Guess Marciano Vinyl Trench
Sure, we can make a case for neutrals, but there's nothing that will transform your everyday outfits quite like a shiny teal trench. Even better, this show-stopper is currently in the sale, reduced to £127.50.
& Other Stories Oversized Alpaca Blend Coat
There are some pieces you should always buy in your correct size (jeans, shoes) but tailoring, knitwear and coats always look more expensive when you size up. This coat is deliberately oversized, giving the classic shape and chic shade a relaxed feel.
Hobbs Faye Wool Blend Wrap Coat
We'd normally steer clear of patterned coats as they date quickly, but a classic check like this is a failsafe piece you'll be wearing for years to come. Wear open to show off your outfit or tie the waist belt tight for a more structured look.
See our full Hobbs coats collection review
Emma White is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer. She has been working in the publishing industry since she graduated with an English Literature degree from the University of Southampton in 2018. Combining her love of writing and fashion, she started working as part of the fashion team at woman&home in early 2019 and now works across Womanandhome.com, Goodto.com, woman&home, Simply woman&home, Woman’s Weekly, Woman, Woman’s Own and Chat.
Emma writes about a broad range of fashion topics, including celebrity and royal fashion, trending seasonal styles, how to get designer looks for less on the high street, sustainable fashion and timeless wardrobe classics. When she isn’t writing she is probably shopping, looking for the latest must-have piece to update her wardrobe or home. She particularly loves to discover and support up and coming small businesses. You can follow what she gets up to with work and outside of work on her Instagram @emma_whitex
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