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.
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.
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.
The White Company
If you want to keep it classic, go for a long-line black puffer coat. This coat will work brilliantly for work when the winter chill truly sets in but is equally fabulous for a weekend walk in the country.
We predict this faux leather puffer jacket will be a big hit this season. Available in three colours, grab yours before they’re gone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Made from 100% recycled down this coat will keep you cosy and make you feel great at the same time. It also features a water repellent shell, perfect for British weather.
Adidas by Stella McCartney
Fusing Stella McCartney design with Adidas sporty street style, you get the best of both fashion and tech. Made from recycled fibres, it is padded along the body to give you plenty of warmth.
If you think a puffer coat might overwhelm your frame or be too bulky, try one with a belt, or try adding a belt to longer-line styles as a way of adding more shape to the silhouette.
Leopard print is still a huge trend for autumn/winter 2020 and this style is sure to make you smile even on the chilliest of winter days.
While some padded coats are incredibly thick and heavy, there are lighter puffer coats and some with more streamline and tailored silhouettes too, so you don’t have to worry about being overwhelmed.
Opt for texture with this gorgeous and vibrant cord jacket in bold red. This front popper fastening jacket will look amazing with denim jeans and a slouchy cashmere jumper.
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