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While classic duvet coats might be the ultimate winter warmer, the mass of fabric and bulky silhouette can be a little overwhelming. This season swap it for a longline padded or quilted jacket instead.
How the style set stay cosy and cool at the same time is oft-times a topic of great concern among fashion lovers. How indeed does anybody keep the warm in while looking both put-together and practical?
The answer, according to the streets of the most recent fashion weeks, comes in the form of a knee-skimming quilted coat, whose cuddly wearable sleeping bag iterations have been purveyed by It brands of the moment, The Frankie Shop and Totême.
While their heavy-duty older sister, the humble duvet coat, indeed was the outerwear du jour last winter, their lighter counterparts are in fact what the fashion set are reaching for this year. Their beauty is that their statement-making cocoon shapes act as something of a sartorial shell; merely the exterior of an otherwise swaddling layered winter ensemble.
To wear as the It crowd are, pair your longline quilted coat with straight-legged jeans and, of course, clad your feet in the all-important stomper boots (which, in case you missed the update, have been reimagined with zip detailing just in time for winter.)
The options are limitless, but the takeaway is clear: it’s time to take your quilted jacket to new lengths. These are a few of our favourite longline quilted jackets to invest in now.
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White Stuff Sloane padded coat
This chic lightly padded jacket will make the perfect accoutrement to any winter outfit. Pair it with cream accessories for the ultimate trans-seasonal look.
Boden reversible quilted coat
This gorgeous khaki knee-length coat boasts a winter-perfect borg collar, which will add a certain je ne sais quoi to any and all seasonal outfits.
Marks & Spencer Collection recycled quilted coat
Fancy a pop of colour? Then look no further than this recycled quilted coat, which comes in both a navy and a cornflower blue.
Ganni quilted coat
This longer line quilted coat features lightly ballooned sleeves and playful toggle front fastening. The khaki colour makes this coat a great neutral basic which you can perfectly pair with a tailored office look or jeans for a weekend trip to the pub.
Second Female Buffie coat
A lighter version of the traditional duvet style puffa coat, this plus size, thigh grazing quilted coat offers plenty of warmth but with a less overwhelming shape. The waist cinching belt will also help to add some curves when you’re all bundled up.
Cos quilted coat
This longline cocoon-shaped quilted coat is perfect for pairing with straight-legged jeans and slight micro mules. Keep it simple and pared-back to really make it pop.
Totême quilted wrap coat
The quilted jacket silhouette this season is as practical as it is stylish. Look out for wraparound style that look like wearable floor-sweeping sleeping bags.
Asos Design Curve quilted longline hooded puffer jacket
For when the skies are drizzly and the temperature is dark and damp, look to Asos’ hooded quilted coat, which is more practical than its hoodless counterparts.
Sika Designs pear midi jacket
Why settle for a black or khaki iteration though, when you could opt for a statement-making number such as Sika Design’s pear-patterned coat.
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