The 51 best winter coats for women—genuinely warm, chic, and dry outerwear to help you brave the cold

The best winter coats are chic and cozy and our round-up has all style bases covered

Included in this guide:

a collage of the best winter coats
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The best winter coats are an investment, both in terms of style and money. Pick well, and you'll be both snug and stylish for years to come. Choose poorly, and your new buy is likely to have ended up on the charity pile by the time the next big freeze comes around.

So, whether you want to snap up an elegant camel number or keep the elements at bay with a practical parka, we’ve got you covered with our guide to the best winter coats. 

Much like your trusty best jeans, there are certain types of coats that you can guarantee will be in fashion year after year: the transitional trench, the pea coat, and the tailored wool coat, to name just a few.

Then, there are the warmest winter coats that we return to coldspell after coldspell: the puffer, the best parkas, the heavy-duty raincoat. All you need to do is add a pair of walking boots and you've got your outdoor look covered.

The best winter coats according to our experts

Duster coats

If simplicity is your style, then the duster coat is the one for you. A duster coat is typically long in length with an unfussy finish. It has minimal—or zero—buttons and it's often worn undone.

Thanks to their throw-on appeal duster coats can be layered on top of anything without having to fuss around with tricky fastenings. Although traditionally a duster coat can be pretty lightweight, modern iterations come a little thicker making them ideal for the colder months too. 

They have a smart aesthetic that can easily sharpen any look, whether that’s a simple jeans and jumper combo or your trusty LBD. Tall figures will love the elegant maxi length of the duster.

H&M Wool Blend Coat

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1. H&M Wool Blend Coat

Specifications
RRP: $249/£139
Sizes: XS-XXL
Material: 51% Wool, 44% Polyester, 3% Polyamide, 2% Rayon
Care: Dry Clean
Reasons to buy
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Wool content
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Minimalist design
Reasons to avoid
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Color may be too bold for some

This zingy-hued coat really packs a punch. It has a relaxed fit making it perfect for layering chunky knitwear underneath for extra warmth. The minimalist style echos the duster-coat aesthetic with a simple, concealed fastening and discreet side-seam pockets. The wool-blend fabric will keep you toasty and as part of H&M Conscious range, it contains recycled materials too. Guaranteed to lift any look, team with classic black jeans and a sleek black roll neck to really make the color pop.

Banana Republic Double-Faced Long Top Coat

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2. Banana Republic Double-Faced Long Top Coat

Specifications
RRP: $280/£215
Sizes: XXS-XXL
Material: 50% Wool, 40% Polyester, 10% Other
Care: Dry Clean
Reasons to buy
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Elegant and warm
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Good for layering
Reasons to avoid
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May be too big for petites

Proving that less is definitely more is this elegant number from Banana Republic. With a slightly oversized silhouette, it fits straight through the waist and has two basic button closures. Designed for moderate climates, the wool-blend will keep you warm whilst also offering plenty of room for layering. A good choice for an evening coat, there’s no chance you’ll tire of this minimalist design.

Reformation York Coat Checked design

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3. Reformation York Coat

Specifications
RRP: $328/£330
Sizes: XS-XL
Material: 74% Polyester, 21% Wool, 2% Cotton, 1% Acrylic, 1% Nylon, 1% Rayon
Care: Dry Clean
Reasons to buy
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Made from deadstock fabric
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Classic plaid print
Reasons to avoid
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Print might not go with everything

A longline checked coat creates maximum impact, with little effort required—just throw on over your favorite denim and you’re good to go. This one has more of a slim fit and has a double-breasted fastening for a more structured feel but you can wear it undone if you want to achieve that laid-back look of the traditional duster. Reformation is big on sustainability too and this one is crafted from deadstock fabric (that's leftover material that would normally be heading for landfill). Mix with other prints and layer over a floral midi dress for a cool clashing look that will get you noticed.

Duffle coats

Who knew Paddington Bear was such a style icon? The duffle coat, worn by the famous bear, was made popular in the 1950s and has pretty much stayed on-trend ever since. 

The key detail to look for when shopping for a duffle coat is the signature toggle fastenings which were created to make it easy to fasten and unfasten when wearing gloves.

Incredibly practical, the duffle coat often contains a decent amount of wool to keep you warm and traditionally has a hood too. It’s less tailored so it has a more casual appeal, making it a go-to for weekend adventures and off-duty days.

Gloverall Original Monty Duffle Coat

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4. Gloverall Original Monty Duffle Coat

Specifications
RRP: $627/£450
Sizes: XS-XXL
Material: 90% Wool, 10% Polyamide
Care: Dry Clean
Reasons to buy
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Traditional design
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Premium fabric
Reasons to avoid
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More expensive

British brand Gloverall has been creating duffle coats since the 1950s and their designs have really stood the test of time. The original Monty coat embodies the quintessentially British style with signature toggles, large pockets, and a roomy hood. It’s crafted from a blend of Italian wool so will keep you toasty throughout the colder months. Available in six colors, we love the classic navy but if you want to make more of an impact—go for the yellow hue.

Celtic and Co Duffle Coat

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5. Celtic & Co Duffle Coat

Specifications
RRP: $1850/£985
Sizes: XS-L
Material: 100% Sheepskin
Care: Dry Clean
Reasons to buy
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Detachable hood
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Premium sheepskin
Reasons to avoid
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Higher price tag

Duffle coats are a timeless classic so if you really want to invest in one, indulge in this gorgeous sheepskin number. Trimmed with all the duffle essentials from the toggle fastenings to the roomy hood, it has a fluffy interior and stylish turnback cuffs. The hood can be removed if desired and the asymmetric fastening gives it a fresh update. The deep walnut shade will compliment your wardrobe effortlessly.

Pinko Hooded Cargo-Pocket Padded Coat

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6. Pinko Quilted Duffle-Style Coat

Specifications
RRP: $690/£395
Sizes: US 0-10/ UK 4-14
Material: 100% Polyester
Reasons to buy
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Modern design
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Wearable hue
Reasons to avoid
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Not as traditional

Pinko has taken the traditional duffle design and given it a modern update with this quilted number. In a wearable khaki hue, it has the easy toggle fastenings and a roomy hood and is fully lined too. Quilted coats are all the rage and this duffle-hybrid design feels very unique. Fashionable and functional, wear this on your weekend walks with the best white trainers or give your party outfit a cool edge.

Puffer coats

If there’s one coat that has become a sartorial hero, it’s the puffer coat, especially during the past couple of years when comfort has been key. 

Much like a giant hug, a puffer coat is warm and cozy and the perfect cover-up for winter hibernation. As well as keeping you snug, puffer coats can be bold and daring too, so if you want to make a bit of a statement, this one’s for you. 

A puffer coat can transform the simplest of outfits, giving them a sporty 90s-inspired spin. Petites may want to veer towards a subtler quilted coat rather than an oversize puffer to avoid overwhelming their smaller frame (you can find our pick of the best quilted coats towards the bottom of this edit). 

Zara Water Repellent Puffer Jacket

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7. Zara Water Repellent Puffer Jacket

Specifications
RRP: $69.90/£49.99
Sizes: XS-XXL
Material: 100% Polyester
Care: Machine wash at 30
Reasons to buy
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Water repellent 
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Handy hood
Reasons to avoid
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Might be too short for some

A puffer coat is incredibly practical. This one will keep you toasty and it’s water repellent so will protect you during an unexpected short downpour. The cropped length means it won’t swamp your figure either—just offset the padding with a more fitted bottom half. We love the high collar and the addition of a hood too for added practicality. Available in four easy-to-adapt colors, the mink hue is our fave.

Gap 100% Recycled Polyester Heavyweight Cropped Puffer Jacket

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8. Gap 100% Recycled Polyester Heavyweight Cropped Puffer Jacket

Specifications
RRP: $148/£99.95
Sizes: XS-XXL
Material: 100% Recycled Polyester
Care: Machine Wash
Reasons to buy
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Recycled materials
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Very warm
Reasons to avoid
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Could be too bold for some

Gap has really nailed the statement-making puffer with this design. Available in classic black as well as a more vibrant pink and attention-seeking red, you can either play it safe or go all-out with this one. It’s made with 100% recycled polyester too, upping its sustainable credentials. It has water-resistant technology and cozy insulation. With a boxy fit, there’s plenty of room for layering underneath but you may want to downsize if you want a tighter fit.

The North Face 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket

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9. The North Face 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket

Specifications
RRP: $280/£270
Sizes: XS-3XL
Material: 100% Nylon, 700 Fill Goose Down
Reasons to buy
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Original 90s style
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Extremely warm
Reasons to avoid
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More expensive

The North Face jackets are having a resurgence of late thanks to everyone being obsessed with the puffer style and nothing is more iconic than their retro Nuptse jacket. As well as embodying everything we love about the 90s style, it’s packed full of technical elements such as a water-resistant ripstop fabric and cozy Responsible Down Standard (RDS) goose down. Despite its puffed-up design, it can be packed away neatly too. Keep it retro and wear with your favourite mom jeans.

Long Puffer Coats

Sometimes a short puffer jacket is not enough, so take it to the next level and go for a longline puffa coat instead.

Perfect if you’re tall, or just want the extra coverage on your legs, a long puffer coat really is the warmest coat on the market, offering that cozy quilted feeling from head-to-toe. 

Look to darker colors if you want to keep it on the smarter side and belted detailing for extra structure.

J Crew Puffer Wrap Coat with PrimaLoft

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10. J Crew Puffer Wrap Coat with PrimaLoft

Specifications
RRP: $368/£411
Sizes: XXS-XXL
Material: Polyamide
Care: Machine Wash
Reasons to buy
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Flattering belt design
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Lightweight material
Reasons to avoid
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Not as thick as others

Puffer coats can be elegant too and this chic number from J Crew is here to prove it. With a removable waist belt and a wrap design it pulls you in at the middle for a flattering and feminine silhouette. It’s crafted from lightweight, recycled nylon and filled with a planet-friendly down alternative that keeps plastic bottles out of oceans and landfills whilst keeping you warm too. We love the sky blue hue for more spring-ready look but you can snap it up in black too.

Cos Redown Longline Puffer Coat

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11. Cos Redown Longline Puffer Coat

Specifications
RRP: $285/£180
Sizes: US 2-14/UK 6-18
Shell and Lining Material: 100% Recycled Polyester
Padding Material : 80% Duck Down, 20% Grey Duck Feathers
Care: Machine Wash
Reasons to buy
+
Minimalist style
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Recycled fabrics
Reasons to avoid
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Less tailored fit

A longline padded jacket doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Case in point, this pared-back piece from Cos. In a chic navy hue, it’s simple yet effective with a double-ended waterproof zip, snug cuffed sleeves and subtle padding. As an added bonus, it’s crafted from recycled materials too with planet-friendly padding. A chic and timeless buy.

Boden Skye Puffer Coat

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12. Boden Skye Puffer Coat

Specifications
RRP: $320/£220
Sizes: US 2-20/UK 6-22
Main Material: 63% Polyester, 37% Cotton
Lining Material: 100% Polyester
Rib Material: 85% Cotton, 13% Polyester, 2% Elastane
Care: Machine Wash
Reasons to buy
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Fun rainbow lining
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Faux fur hood
Reasons to avoid
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Red not for everyone

At the other end of the statement scale is this bold red number from Boden. It’s all in the details with the additional rainbow lining for a playful touch and a snuggly faux-fur hood lining. The zip, snap buttons and ribbed cuffs ensure no gust of wind is getting in there and there’s a nifty inside pocket to keep valuables safe too. If you’re not ready to take the plunge with this punchy hue then you can snap it up in navy instead.

Wool coats

Fabric is key when shopping for the best winter coats and a wool coat is a go-to if you want to stay warm and smart. An essential part of your capsule wardrobe, a wool coat will add polish to any outfit, whether that be a simple roll neck and jeans combo or an elegant evening gown. 

A high-percentage wool coat—we’re talking about 70% here—tends to lean towards the higher end of the price scale but they will last so are a worthy investment. Stick to classic shades of black, camel and navy to ensure versatility.

J Crew Daphne Topcoat in Italian Boiled Wool

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13. J. Crew Daphne Topcoat in Italian Boiled Wool

Specifications
RRP: $248/£277
Sizes: US 0-24/ UK 4-24
Material : Italian Wool
Care: Dry Clean
Reasons to buy
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Very flattering
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Timeless design
Reasons to avoid
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Unlined

This topcoat is a bestseller for a reason. Chic and understated, it will add a glamorous finishing touch to your look. Crafted from cozy Italian wool that’s tightly woven for warmth and less bulk, it has a relaxed fit with a statement button fastening to help streamline your shape. Universally flattering, it’s roomy enough for layering and has extra big pockets to stash the essentials too. The colors are dreamy, and we’re very tempted by the soft pink hue for a fresh update. Available in classic, petite and tall, to make it easy to find the perfect fit. 

Ted Baker Joanahh Oversized Wool Cocoon Coat

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14. Ted Baker Joanahh Oversized Wool Cocoon Coat

Specifications
RRP: $725/£425
Sizes: US 2-12/UK 6-16
Main Material: 70% Wool, 30% Polyester
Lining Material: 100% Polyester
Care: Dry Clean
Reasons to buy
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Cool, retro design
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Classic camel color
Reasons to avoid
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May be too big for petites

We’re getting major 70s vibes from this cool coat. Cut to a relaxed cocoon shape, it hangs effortlessly over your figure and the deep v-neckline offers a flattering finish. The contrasting lapels feature a teddy-like texture for added interest whilst the camel hue keeps it incredibly versatile and easy-to-wear with your wardrobe essentials. Stick to the retro vibe and team with some flared jeans or a floral maxi dress for a cool, boho-y look.

Phase Eight Imie Wool Trench Coat

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15. Phase Eight Imie Wool Trench Coat

Specifications
RRP: $560/£310
Sizes: US 4-14/ UK 8-18
Main Material: 75% Wool, 20% Polyamide, 5% Cashmere
Lining Material: 100% Polyester
Care: Dry Clean
Reasons to buy
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Flattering built-in belt
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Soft cashmere-wool blend
Reasons to avoid
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Limited colors

Sharpen your look with this military-inspired coat. With all the classic features of a trench coat such as storm flaps and notch lapels but with added warmth, thanks to the high wool content, it’s a timeless and elegant choice. The built-in-belt offers a flattering finish, cinching you in at the waist. There’s a nifty vent at the back with button detailing too. The olive hue is a stylish alternative to black.

Raincoats

Whether you’re commuting or taking the dog for a walk, you won’t get very far without a raincoat. 

The best waterproof jackets balance fashion with function, delivering all the technical details to keep you dry whilst keeping you looking suitably stylish too. From sunny yellow macs to pared-back parkas, these will keep you dry during a light drizzle or a heavy downpour. 

Although some offer extra insulation during a cold spell too, most raincoats are a lot lighter than the average winter coat so if you’re looking for something warmer, you’re better off opting for a puffer or teddy coat instead. 

Mountain Warehouse Alaskan Womens 3 in 1 Jacket

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16. Mountain Warehouse Alaskan Women's 3 in 1 Jacket

Specifications
RRP: $249.99/£199.99
Sizes: US 0-24/ UK 4-24
Material: 100% Polyester
Reasons to buy
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Very waterproof
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Versatile
Reasons to avoid
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Not as stylish

This coat really does have you covered, literally. As well as offering full protection from the heaviest of downpours, it also has a removable padded inner layer, offering a lighter cover-up in the summer as well as keeping you warm in the winter. All seams are tapered so there’s no chance of any rain getting in and the fabric is breathable too, keeping you cool and comfortable. It may be more practical than pretty, but at least your stylish outfit underneath won’t get wet. 

Rains Curve Jacket

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17. Rains Curve Jacket

Specifications
RRP: $135/£99
Sizes: XXS-XL
Material: 64% Polyester, 36% Polyurethane
Reasons to buy
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Very flattering
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Suitable for all-year-round
Reasons to avoid
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Not as warm

Rains are pros at crafting stylish, yet practical raincoats and this one is no exception. Taking inspiration from a classic trench silhouette, it has a tie belt to pull you in at the waist for a flattering and feminine finish. The fabric is lightweight and breathable with a chic matte finish for a luxurious edge. Technical details such as adjustable cuffs, snap buttons and zip fastening, plus a fishtail back and roomy hood makes this a shower-friendly staple.

Saint James Ste Emma Iconic Parka

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18. Saint James Ste Emma Iconic Parka

Specifications
RRP: $235/£165
Sizes: US 4-20/ UK 8-24
Main Material: 100% Polyurethane
Lining Material: 100% Cotton
Reasons to buy
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Cheery color
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Waterproof and windproof
Reasons to avoid
-
Not as warm

Keep it traditional and embrace the seaside vibes with this nautical number by classic French brand Saint James. It’s waterproof, windproof and breathable with handy ventilation to prevent overheating and a soft cotton lining for comfort. The striped lining is a fun touch to the brand's classic Breton heritage, and the vibrant yellow hue will cheer up the gloomiest of days. Perfect for everything from windy beach walks and to summer festivals, it will work all-year-round too. It has a relaxed fit allowing room if you need to layer warmer clothes underneath, including padded gilets to increase the warmth factor.

Parka coats

Coat trends may come and go but a parka is one of the styles that sticks around and rightly so. 

The practical parka is one of the warmest winter coats, often featuring padding or fleece lining and a handy hood sometimes with a removable faux fur trim. Many styles have drawstring detailing to help streamline the silhouette, making it a flattering choice for all figures too. 

Although it lends to a more casual aesthetic, it’s still incredibly versatile and looks just as good layered over dresses as it does with your jeans. Keep it simple in go-to khaki or shake it up in navy or a vibrant hue.

Fjallraven Kiruna Padded Parka

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19. Fjallraven Kiruna Padded Parka

Specifications
RRP: $350/£330
Sizes: XXS-XXL
Main Material: 65% Polyester, 35% Cotton
Lining Material: 100% Polyamide
Filling Material : 100% Polyester
Care: Machine Wash
Reasons to buy
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Variety of colors
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Long-lasting
Reasons to avoid
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More expensive

For a coat that will protect against the elements, this beauty from Fjallraven will be your new BFF. It’s wind and rain resistant with protective flaps on the inside and the outside to keep the cold out and an adjustable hood. The waist features adjustable buttons at the back so you can get the perfect fit. Ticking all those functional features, (including lots of handy pockets) the design is pretty stylish and sleek too, making it wearable in the city and the countryside. Available in five different hues, swap classic khaki for the chic new burgundy shade or a pop of sunny yellow and team with one of their best backpacks.

Helly Hansen W RWB Down Parka

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20. Helly Hansen W RWB Down Parka

Specifications
RRP: $450/£400
Sizes: XS-XL
Shell and Lining Material: 100% Polyamide
Lining 2 Material: 100% Polyester
Insulation Back Body Material: 80% Recycled Polyester, 20% Polyester
Insulation Material: 80% Duck Down, 20% Duck Feather
Reasons to buy
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High tech
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Long-lasting
Reasons to avoid
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More expensive

No one understands winter weather more than the Norwegian brand Helly Hansen. This coat has all the technical details to protect you from the elements whilst maintaining the cool aesthetic of the parka. It’s waterproof and windproof with clever details such as fold-up reflectives and a two-way zipper to stop any drops of rain from getting in. The insulation will not only keep you warm but it’s responsibly sourced too. 

White Stuff Havena Borg Parka

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21. White Stuff Havena Borg Parka

Specifications
RRP: $161/£100
Sizes: US 2-18/UK6-22
Main Material: 65% Cotton, 35% Polyester
Lining, Trim and Wadding Material: 100% Polyester
Care: Machine Washable
Reasons to buy
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Cozy borg lining
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Wearable navy hue
Reasons to avoid
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Not as warm as others

Combine the practicality of the parka with the toastiness of the teddy and you get this cozy coat. Featuring a borg lining for extra snugness, the chic navy hue makes it easy to weave into your current wardrobe. It has a longer fishtail back for extra coverage and adjustable ties too. The relaxed fit allows plenty of room for layering over chunky sweaters. Wear with your favorite denim on your winter walks or a chic jumper dress.

Camel coats

If it’s guaranteed chic-ness you’re after then you can’t beat a camel coat. Elegant and timeless, a camel coat will help pull together the simplest of looks. 

Although available in an array of different styles, camel coats lean towards the smarter end of the scale—from a cozy robe to a tailored design. The neutral hue makes it incredibly versatile too and will pretty much work with any color thrown at it. For a fashion-forward look, team with other neutral hues such as tan and black. 

The elegant style will work round-the-clock, but if you’re stepping out on a muddy dog walk you may want to keep it practical in a parka or quilted coat instead.  

Reiss Marlow Camel Wool-Blend Mid-Length Coat

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22. Reiss Marlow Camel Wool-Blend Mid-Length Coat

Specifications
RRP: $495/£328
Sizes: US 0-10/UK 4-14
Main Material: 78% Wool, 22% Polyamide
Lining Material: Body 100% Viscose, Sleeve 100% Polyester
Care: Dry Clean
Reasons to buy
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Minimalist style
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Long-lasting
Reasons to avoid
-
Higher price point

Sleek and minimalist, this pared-back design is guaranteed to go the distance. It features a peak lapel and a hidden button fastening for an unfussy finish. British clothing brand Reiss are masters and creating wardrobe classics that don’t skimp on quality and this is no exception. It’s fully lined with a high wool percentage so it will keep you warm throughout winter too. A never-dated style you’ll reach for every year.  

Max Mara 101801 Icon Double-Breasted Wool and Cashmere Blend Coat

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23. Max Mara 101801 Icon Double-Breasted Wool and Cashmere Blend Coat

Specifications
RRP: $3,890/£2,035
Sizes: US 00-12/ UK 2-16
Main Material: 90% Wool 10% Cashmere
Lining Material: 98% Cupro, 1% Viscose, 1% Metallized Fiber
Button Material: 100% Horn (Cow)
Care: Dry Clean
Reasons to buy
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Investment piece
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Forever on-trend
Reasons to avoid
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Designer price tag

Max Mara’s iconic 101801 design firmly put camel coats at the top of every fashion editor’s wish list when it launched in the early eighties and it’s still going strong today, proving its longevity. The double-breasted silhouette keeps it structured and smart whilst the knotted belt helps to cinch you in at the waist. Details such as the softly draped sleeves keep it fresh and the wool cashmere-blend is delightfully soft on the skin. Invest now and wear forever more.

Ted Baker Rosell Long Length Wool Wrap Coat

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24. Ted Baker Rosell Long Length Wool Wrap Coat

Specifications
RRP: $575/£350
Sizes: US 2-12/UK 6-16
Shell Material: 75% Wool. 20% Polyamide, 5% Cashmere
Lining Material: 97% Polyester, 3% Elastane
Care: Dry Clean
Reasons to buy
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Forever on-trend
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Flattering and elegant
Reasons to avoid
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Higher price point

This Ted Baker coat oozes elegance thanks to the flattering wrap design and chic camel hue. It has a longer length too which will work perfectly with midi-length dresses. It has a high wool content plus a dash of cashmere so it’s super soft on the skin. Add polish to a casual weekend look or wear over your evening dress for a warm night time look that still looks glamorous.

Faux fur coats

There is something incredibly indulgent about throwing on a faux fur coat. An instant outfit-maker, wear over a simple jeans and the best v-neck t-shirts for maximum impact with little effort. Not only that, much like the teddy coat, they are incredibly cozy too, like curling up under a blanket with a warm cup of tea. 

Whether you go for a chic neutral number or a look-at-me vibrant hue, a faux fur coat will make a playful addition to your coat collection. Petite frames may find some bulky styles a bit overwhelming so opt for a cropped style or look out for a quilted or teddy design instead.

Hobbs Bethany Faux Fur Coat

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25. Hobbs Bethany Faux Fur Coat

Specifications
RRP: $440/£219
Sizes: XS-L
Material: 100% Polyester
Care: Dry Clean
Reasons to buy
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Glamorous for the evening
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Warm
Reasons to avoid
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Not as practical

Faux fur coats are a luxurious choice for a winter wedding, keeping your outfit looking glamorous and party-ready. This Hobbs number is top of our list, thanks to the easy-to-wear neutral hue. The perfect companion to your party outfit, whether that’s an LBD or a sequin skirt, it will keep you feeling warm and looking extravagant. Finishing just below the hip, it won’t overpower petite frames either. Cozy and super soft on the skin, you won’t want to take this one off. 

Acne Studios Orietta Belted Faux-Fur Coat

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26. Acne Studios Orietta Belted Faux-Fur Coat

Specifications
RRP: $765/£650
Sizes: US 2-6/UK 6-10
Main Material: 100% Polyester
Lining Material: 100% Viscose
Care: Dry Clean
Reasons to buy
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Flattering shape
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Chic pink hue
Reasons to avoid
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Designer price tag

If you find faux fur coats too bulky, this more tailored version is the one for you. Thanks to ladylike structure and belted design it helps streamline your silhouette and highlight your waist. There are concealed fastenings along the front to ensure the cold stays out and the soft pink colour makes it stand out from the crowd. Wear with the best loungewear for instant polish.

Hush Manon Faux Fur Coat

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27. Hush Manon Faux Fur Coat

Specifications
RRP: $300/£210
Sizes: US 0-14/UK 4-18
Outer Material: 78% Modacryllic, 22% Polyester
Lining Material: 100% Polyester
Care: Dry Clean
Reasons to buy
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Classic print
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Very cozy
Reasons to avoid
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Can come up big

Leopard print may seem like a bold choice but it's actually surprisingly wearable. Treat the animal print like a neutral and team with almost anything. Except maybe double leopard print! Once more, leopard print never goes out of style so you will be able to rock this for years to come. This has an oversized fit so layer over a cream knit and wear with grey jeans and studded ankle boots for a polished weekend getup.

Teddy coats

Much like the name suggests, a teddy coat feels as soft as your favorite childhood toy and who wouldn’t want that wrapped around you? Usually made of faux fur to resemble a teddy bear’s fluff, they come in an array of styles and fits from cropped jackets to oversized cocoon designs. When it comes to colors, you can snap up a classic brown hue or make a statement in a pop of pink.

Thanks to the wide range of fits and cuts, it’s easy to find a teddy coat to suit your shape too. They tend to be less bulky than a faux fur coat so are generally more flattering. A cocoon style has a relaxed fit so great for skimming over your figure whilst a cropped design won’t overwhelm petite frames. For something more tailored, opt for a trench or peacoat instead.

Boden Teddy Bomber Jacket

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28. Boden Teddy Bomber Jacket

Specifications
RRP: $220/£160
Sizes: US 2-22/ UK 6-22
Material: 100% Polyester
Care: Dry Clean
Reasons to buy
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Trendy bomber style
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Good for petites
Reasons to avoid
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Shorter length may not be as warm

A bomber style with a teddy bear texture gives this jacket an achingly cool aesthetic. It has a ribbed hemline and cuffs and is fully lined to keep the cold out. The rounded collar adds a sweet, preppy touch to the traditionally sporty style and the relaxed fit allows plenty of room for layering. Its shorter style makes it a great option for petites and in-between season days but may not cut-it when it comes to ice-cold temperatures.

Hobbs Charlize Teddy Coat

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29. Hobbs Charlize Teddy Coat

Specifications
RRP: $400/£199
Sizes: XS-L
Material: 100% Polyester
Care: Dry Clean
Reasons to buy
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Relaxed fit
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Smart double-breasted design
Reasons to avoid
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Higher price tag

For a more classic teddy bear coat, this one ticks all the boxes. It has a relaxed silhouette for a slightly oversized fit and that toasty teddy texture. It’s fully lined for added warmth and the double-breasted design gives it a smart, polished finish. The caramel hue plays well with pretty much anything in your wardrobe so try layering over midi dresses and boots or jeans and a striped jumper for a cozy look.

Next Teddy Borg Coat

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30. Next Teddy Borg Coat

Specifications
RRP: $104/£72
Sizes: XS-XXL
Material: 100% Polyester
Reasons to buy
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Easy-to-wear cocoon fit
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Flattering v-neckline
Reasons to avoid
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Color not for everyone

Prepare to make a statement in this pink teddy coat. The cocoon design is super flattering, hanging effortlessly over your figure for a relaxed and contemporary look. Wear open to show off your outfit, or button up to streamline your shape. The wide lapels and v-neckline is flattering on the bust too. Layer over a fair isle knit and straight-leg jeans and finish off with lace-up boots.

Trench coats

If you’re looking to invest in a classic coat that you’ll wear for years to come, then a trench coat is a wise choice. A key part in any woman’s capsule wardrobe, the timeless trench has been around for 100 years—and has barely changed, proving the design has serious longevity. 

Practical and chic, a trench coat has a built-in belt that cinches you in at the waist to create a flattering hourglass silhouette. They are double-breasted, often with storm flaps, epaulettes and statement buttons. Guaranteed to pull any look together, they are smart enough for the 9-5 but can also be casually thrown over denim for a polished weekend look. They’re not as thick as other coats, so if you’re after the warmest winter coat you’d be better off going for a quilted coat instead.

Burberry The Waterloo Heritage Trench Coat

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31. Burberry The Waterloo Heritage Trench Coat

Specifications
RRP: $2350/£1690
Sizes: US 2-12/ UK 2-18
Material: 100% Cotton
Care: Dry Clean Only
Reasons to buy
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Long-lasting
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Always on-trend
Reasons to avoid
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Designer price tag

It wouldn’t be a trench coat roundup without the OG from designer Burberry. Invented by Thomas Burberry for the military during the First World War, it’s still as practical as ever and pretty stylish too. Burberry has since created a plethora of different designs but we highly rate the Waterloo Heritage trench for a classic and contemporary pick. Crafted from cotton, it has all the traditional features including a storm flap, double-breasted fastening, a classic collar and the iconic checked lining. Oh-so-elegant, it’s a life-long investment worth making.

Mango Classic Cotton Trench Coat

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32. Mango Classic Cotton Trench Coat

Specifications
RRP: $129.99/£79.99
Sizes: XS-XL
Material: 62% cotton, 38% polyester. Lining—100% polyester. Belt—62% cotton, 38% polyester
Care: Hand wash only
Reasons to buy
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Timeless design
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Affordable
Reasons to avoid
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Not as warm

If you’re not ready to splurge on a designer trench then this Mango dupe will do the job for a fraction of the price. It has all the must-have details including a built-in belt, lapel collar, buttoned cuffs and a double-breasted design. As part of Mango’s Committed collection, it has been produced using sustainable fibers or processes. It feels a lot more expensive than it is and you’re guaranteed to get plenty of wear out of this one.

Monsoon Phoebe PU Trench Coat in Teal

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33. Monsoon Phoebe PU Trench Coat in Teal

Specifications
RRP: $136/£99
Sizes: US 4-20/UK 8-24
Material: 100% Polyester
Care: Machine Wash
Reasons to buy
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Statement piece
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Flattering silhouette
Reasons to avoid
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Not as classic

Give the classic trench coat a cool-girl edge with this PU number. A real statement piece, the teal hue gives it a warm wintery feel and the belted waist offers that signature flattering finish on the waist. It has a slim, tailored fit with double-breasted buttons and looks just as stylish left open as it does buttoned up. Pair with creams and caramels and let the teal color pop.

Pea coats

Another classic that has stood the test of time is the pea coat. The most distinguishing feature of the pea coat is that it is double-breasted. Originally worn by sailors, it now comes in an array of styles, from trend-led checks to color-popping hues. 

It’s traditionally quite short in length, which makes it a good choice for petite frames. Its tailored style also means it can instantly smarten up any winter look. 

Look for details such as gold-embossed buttons for a luxe finish. Check the wool percentage if you want to stay warm but if you’re looking for a longer coat, look to the teddy or padded styles instead.

Zara Gold Button Wool Coat

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34. Zara Gold Button Wool Coat

Specifications
RRP: $129/£89.99
Sizes: XS-XXL
Main Material: 54% Wool, 31% Polyester, 12% Polyamide, 3% Other
Lining Material: 100% Acetate
Care: Dry Clean
Reasons to buy
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Good for petites
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Flattering a-line shape
Reasons to avoid
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May be too short for some

A classic peacoat silhouette, this sleek black number is guaranteed to go with everything and the shorter length makes it a good transitional jacket. Featuring a distinctive double breasted fastening, the gold buttons add a luxe touch too. The slight a-line shape gives it more of a feminine silhouette, ideal for teaming with a mini skirt or dress for an elegant evening look with a sixties edge. Just add knee-high boots.

M&S Double Breasted Pea Coat With Wool

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35. M&S Double Breasted Pea Coat With Wool

Specifications
RRP: $139/£79
Sizes: US 2-20/ UK 6-24
Material: 90% polyester, 10% wool. Lining—100% polyester
Care: Dry Clean
Reasons to buy
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Classic cut
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Two chic colors
Reasons to avoid
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May be too short for some