The best puffer jackets and coats to invest in now (and wear forever)

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The puffer coat is back to keep you super snug this winter. With walking and outdoor socialising more pertinent than ever before, a great winter coat should be at the top of your autumn/winter 2020 shopping list. These are some of our favourite winter warmers to shop right now.

Summer has well and truly left the building, so it’s time to stock up on all the wondrous winter goodies to keep you toasty and stylish over the next six months. When it comes to keeping as snug as a bug, no piece of outerwear can truly compete with the puffer jacket and luckily for us the high street is packed full of padding for the upcoming season, and it fits right into our need for comfort and protection right now.

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Puffer jackets are coming in all shapes, sizes, prints and embellishments this season. Tina Leung looks great in this coat.

And it isn’t just the high street that recognised that we might need to cocoon ourselves over the coming season. Way back in February the catwalk shows across the four major fashion cities were full of gorgeous padded and quilted coats to keep us well protected from the elements. 

Puffers regained popularity last winter and the trend has stayed strong, making this one to invest in right now. When looking for the perfect puffer there are lots of things to consider. 

From super bulky cropped styles, to bold colours and classic blacks, the high street has a lot of options. 

For some, the idea of a duvet coat, while joyously cosy, can feel overwhelming. But fear not, there are also lots of longer line silhouettes out there with more nipped in waists and even belted coats to help you feel less buried under padding.

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This season the puffer jacket is the outerwear piece to help you battle the elements

If you’re looking for super levels of snugness, then a down-filled puffer coat or jacket offers a solid layer of protection from the elements.

And don’t forget to check the waterproof abilities of your final choice too. While there are plenty of fashion-forward styles this season in a host of interesting and stylish fabrications, make sure your purchase will match what you need it for.

Planning for lots of walks in the country or socialising outside with friends? Then make sure you won’t get soaked through in a downpour.

But from super shiny and glam to your everyday errand run, the puffer coat is certainly back with a bang and we can’t wait to get wrapped up.

  • Zara

    Puffer coats: Zara
    This leather look puffer is set to be a hit

    We predict this faux leather puffer jacket will be a big hit this season. Available in three colours, grab yours before they’re gone.

    Shop faux leather puffer jacket at Zara, £59.99

  • Whistles

    Puffer coats: Whistles
    A shorter puffer works well with dresses and skirts

    A cropped or waist length puffer jacket is great if you wear a lot of skirts or dresses as the shorter length will work well with these silhouettes. This style is also really good for petites. 

    Shop short puffer coat at Whistles, £129

  • GAP

    Puffer coats: GAP
    The metallic finish on this puffer gives this high street buy a catwalk-style finish

    Made with 100% recycled fill, shell and lining this coat puts a discarded plastic bottle to good use. The metallic finish on the fabric gives this coat a real catwalk ready look too.

    Shop up-cycled long puffer coat at GAP, £129.95

  • Monki

    Puffer coats: Monki
    This white long-line jacket is quite a style statement

    Described in the notes as a ‘sleeping bag coat’, this piece of outerwear is perfect for those who want to feel cocooned and in bed for as long as possible. 

    Shop long puffer coat at Monki, £95

  • Sika

    Puffer coats: Sika Designs
    Go brightly into a new season with this amazing print puffer coat

    This printed puffer coat is handmade in Ghana and will certainly help you stand out from the crowd. A great style statement it will be perfect over party outfits too. 

    Shop Amethyst Field puffer coat at Sika, £230

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