The best puffer jackets for women to keep you cozy and stylish this winter

Don't get caught in the cold with our edit of the best puffer jackets for women as chosen by fashion experts

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The best puffer jackets for women are warm, weatherproof and of course, stylish too - making them the ideal buy if you're on the lookout for a new winter coat. 

Identifiable by it's oversized "puffed-out" shape and plush filling, the puffer jacket first hit the fashion radar in the 1930s as a practical item designed for outdoor activities like fishing and hiking. For 2022 however, the puffer jacket is so much more, offering not just practicality (although many brands still put this at the forefront of their designs) but style too. 

One of the big coat trends this season, the puffer jacket silhouette taps into both the '90s fashion trends and Gorpcore trends, the modern puffer jacket can be worn for everything from winter walks to brunch with friends. It's so versatile and fashion-worthy that brands like Dries Van Noten and Ermanno Scervino showcased puffer jackets on their fall/winter runways paired with party dresses and statement midi skirts, proving there are no limits to what you can pair the best puffer jackets for women with. We've selected the best puffer jackets to invest in this season and love for winters to come. 

21 best puffer jackets for women to shop now

One of the best winter coats, the puffer jacket will keep you snug as a bug as temperatures plummet. Often filled with feather down or newly developed synthetic down, the padded style provided insulation, trapping heat and keeping your body temperature regulated. While original styles of the best puffer jackets for women were often seen as bulky, as the look has evolved, alongside the fabric technology for lighter layers, there are plenty of more streamlined and tailored options that offer the look without overwhelming your frame. Here's our edit of the best jackets to buy right now.

Which puffer jacket brand is best?

With so many great puffer jackets for women available, choosing the right one for you can be difficult. The best puffer jacket brand for you will vary depending on your needs. To start with you need to consider your dress size. Unfortunately, not all brands cater to all shapes, so first focus on the brands that do the range of sizing that you need. 

Next, you need to think about the level of warmth you require. If you're looking for the best puffer jackets for long walks, you'll want to look for down-filling and focus more on active lifestyle brands such as The North Face that have particular expertise for extreme weather wear. For those looking for a coat for a daily commute, straight-to-market and designer brands, such as Uniqlo or Moose Knuckles have great all-weather ready ranges that are both stylish for every day, as well as being packed with practical features. 

And finally, you'll want to consider longevity. We're all trying to make a more conscious effort to buy less and buy better, so take time to think about whether you want a trending bright print, or prefer a neutral color that will date less easily. Black, brown and navy always offer long-term wear as this palette never goes out of style. 

Jazzria Harris
Fashion and beauty writer

Jazzria is a journalist and stylist specializing in fashion and beauty. After starting her career at ELLE UK in 2014, she went on to work as part of the style team at heat Magazine for 6 years before going freelance in 2022. 

Jazzria is an advocate for diversity within the fashion industry and previously wrote the column, Jazz’s Short Stories, developing a voice for petite style. She prides herself on creating content where everyone can see themselves and feel included no matter your size, skin tone or personal style.