With coat season upon us, now is the time to invest in your favourite warmest winter coat styles to see you through the colder months - and we're here to help you find the best winter coats this season.
With all our favourite high street heroes releasing their new season collections, the range of gorgeous outwear styles are plentiful - but they won’t be around for long! Our favourite style that never dates, is a belted coat. Super flattering and super snug, a belted 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.
We’ve rounded up all the best belted winter coats available to shop now. From classic checked coats to trend-led leather trenches, we reveal all the top coat trends for 2020 and where to shop them on the high street.
Belted coats on the catwalks
When you think of quilted coats, you might imagine country-style outwear often spotted being worn by the Queen, not a designer inspired trend. But in recent years the quilted coat has come a long way. Dating back to ancient Egypt, quilting is the process of sewing two or more layers of fabric together to create a thick padded material. When it comes to winter dressing, you can’t get much cosier than the duvet-like quilted coat. It’s no surprise that it has become a staple in Scandi brand Ganni’s winter collections. If you love the Scandi trend as much as we do, then you’ll be thrilled to know that the high street has very quickly followed suit with an array of quilted styles this season.
SHOP NOW: Belted Quilted Coat & Other Stories
The beloved trench coat is a style we return to every year. But this season the catwalk has inspired a new interpretation, the leather trench. Having appeared on the runway back in 2019, this year the leather trench is even more prevalent. The vintage inspired style was spotted at several runway shows including Saint Laurent, Balenciaga and Hermes, to name a few. If you fancy swapping your classic trench for a sophisticated leather number, the high street has a plethora of PU and faux-leather iterations.
SHOP NOW: Zara Faux Leather Trench Coat
Checks are a timeless print and can be worn is so many different ways. An all time favourite for us, is a checked coat. The resurgence of the checked coat has been dominating catwalks and high street collections for a few years now, and it’s safe to say the trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. The AW20 runway shows were an array of checks galore. Although a class print, checks can be super contemporary. Opt for a checked coat in bold contrasting colours, to add a fun pop of colour to your autumn/winter wardrobe.
SHOP NOW: Next Mix K&T Belted Coat
If you're looking to invest in a coat with serious style longevity, a well-made belted neutral coat will stay firmly in your wardrobe for years. The hero piece of any autumn/winter ensemble, a beige, brown, cream or camel coat will coordinate with any outfit and colour palette. Not only will neutral outerwear ooze sophistication, but if you opt for a largely wool composition as shown in the shopping edit below, you'll be sure to stay toasty warm too. As seen on the catwalks and now in the new season high street collections, beige is the new black!
SHOP NOW: Mango Ecru Belted Wool Coat
Our edit of the best belted coats for winter