The best winter coats are the finishing touch to any outfit. So they have to check a lot of boxes: they have to be versatile, warm (obviously), practical but pretty, and easy to dress up or down. So, not much to ask…
When it comes to shopping for the best women’s coats, you have two options. Choose an investment piece, such as a camel coat, or go trend-led all the way – this season, we’re all about trench coats, leather jackets, teddy bear and faux fur coats, and anything quilted. If you can’t decide which style is best for you, why not get more than one?
How much should a winter coat cost?
Look, if there’s one item in your wardrobe that you should spend more money on, it’s a good winter coat. Your outerwear, like your jeans, is supposed to last: it shouldn’t sag, fade, or go out of style (too soon). That is, if you buy the right one.
Can’t afford something extravagant? Choose something you’re likely to wear frequently, something that will go with 70% of your wardrobe and won’t go out of style in a few months. But if that means foregoing the leopard-print shacket in favor of a camel wrap coat, so be it. To make things easier, we’ve chosen coats in a wide range of price points.
Corduroy Trench Coat with Faux Fur Trim
If you adore Saks Potts’ cult Foxy coat but are allergic to real fur, meet Urban Outfitters’ animal-friendly corduroy style.
Coat with a belt
The ecru coat from H&M is extremely fashionable. Just make sure you don’t get any ketchup, coffee, or hot sauce on it, and you’ll be fine.
Reversible faux shearling and faux suede coat by Kenca
Stand Studio’s coat is a brilliant design that is well worth the splurge. It’s reversible, so you can alternate between faux shearling and faux suede.
Long black puffer coat
Monki’s style is literally like a wearable duvet, which we adore (but chicer, obvs).
Belted Trench Coat
If you want to wear a trench coat all year, opt for warm wool!