Summer is over and it’s getting colder every day. We’re not sure when the rain or snow is coming, but last year’s coat just isn’t going to cut it. Good winter coats will protect you from the elements, and the best winter coats will also keep you looking stylish, no matter what the weather throws at you. So, take a look at our best coats for winter 2017.
Best Winter Coats – The alexie Edit
Wool coats are not only timeless, but also they are the warmest choice of coat for winter. But if you want quality, you’re going to have to spend a bit. The Valentino wool cape in sky-blue from Net-a-Porter is an investment at $3690. But if that is out of your price range, ASOS has a gorgeous range of wool-mix coats, including the Elvi Striped Wool Blend Coat at only $79.00.
The trench coat is a classic choice of coat for winter. The straight lines and smart look mean they are the best coats for a lady who wants elegant and practical. If you’d like to go retro, the Vinyl Trench Coat from Topshop is suitable for the harsher weather. If you want to stick to the classic look, the Michael Kors Trenchcoat from Zalando comes in black and beige. Leopard coats are also a particularly popular pattern choice for a twist on classic winter coats. The Sand Copenhagen trench coat brings classy and fashionable together.
Comfortable, hardwearing and fashionable, the best winter coat for many is the parka. The fur hood has always been a signature of the parka jacket, but this year it has been given a bit of a colour update. The Teddy Smith Coat from Zalando is available in black with a blue hood, or khaki with a pink hood. If you’d prefer a more classy twist on the winter parka jacket, you should check out the ASOS Parka with Faux Mongolian Collar.
When you think of fashionable winter coats, puffa jackets don’t immediately come to mind. It can be difficult to find one that doesn’t make you look like a marshmallow. But we’ve found the Bernardo Packable Jacket with Down & PrimaLoft Fill, which is quilted for comfort, with ruched side panels to give you a shapely silhouette.
If you’re looking for the ultimate cosy winter outfit, the cocoon is the best coat to choose. The teddy bear fur look is all the rage this year, and there are so many colours to choose from. One of the best high street coats we have found is the Borg Cocoon Coat from Topshop. It is chic and cosy, and dusty pink is very popular this year.
Not everyone wants to be wrapped up in a thick coat all winter. Duster coats are light and flowy for milder days, and one of the best coats for winter layering. They can be worn over a knitted sweater or with an oversized scarf. Looking at Next winter coats, we found a stylish soft khaki duster coat for $126.
If you’re a fan of vintage winter coat fashion, you may want to look at military coats. The business meeting to winter date. If you want a softer style of military coat, the ASOS Wool Blend Coat has all the details of a military coat, with a soft fur trim and wool-mix fabric to keep you warm.
If you are looking for winter coats in fashion, you can’t lose with faux fur. Whether you choose a fur collar or all-over fur, they are some of the best coats for winter. Boohoo has the perfect blue faux fur coat for those of you looking for stand-out fashion winter coats. It is also available in black, white, or chocolate.
Raincoats don’t exactly have a reputation for being the most stylish of coats. But most of us need something lightweight and waterproof that will last through the winter. If you want a classic rain mac, Topshop has a wide variety of colours to choose from. If you’re looking for something more stylish, the Back Bow Packable Hooded Raincoat from Nordstrom is also practical and waterproof.
We’ve chosen two of our favourite winter looks from celebrities, Margot Robbie and Jessica Alba.
Margot Robbie is wrapped up in a gorgeous double-breasted wool coat, with matching handbag. Buying a bag to match your coat will ensure your outfit always looks complete. We’ve chosen to pair the Petite Faith Double Breasted Camel Duster Coat from Boohoo with the Botkier Cobble Hill Satchel from Shopbop.
Layering is the best way to wrap up in winter. Not only does it keep you warmer but, when done right, looks fantastic. Jessica Alba is wearing a grey oversized duster coat over a contrasting deep red roll-neck jumper. This colour combination is perfect if you want to add some colour to your winter look, with the grey coat being versatile for the whole season.
Quick Guide to Choosing the Best Winter Coats
- The best winter coats for warmth are wool or wool blend coats.
- There are now many fashionable choices of raincoat for rainy winter days.
- Duster coats are the best coats for layering, which means you can control your body temperature better in winter.
- If you’re looking for a smart winter coat, trench or military style are good coats to choose.
- Winter coats don’t have to be shapeless. Look for one that accentuates your figure.
- Winter doesn’t mean you have to stick to dark colours. Pastels like dusty pink are very popular this season.
It’s Time to Wrap Up…
Do you want something wool or waterproof? Modern or chic? Now we’ve shown you our top winter coats, you should have an idea of the best coat for you for this winter.
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Last reviewed and updated on February 25, 2023