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This season's best winter coats

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In the first of Stylist's new series, our expert fashion panel guides you through the most important purchase of the season - the winter coat...

  • Cocoon Coats

    £570 - Isabel Marant

    selfridges.com

    Judd Crane, womenswear director for Selfridges:

    "The beauty of the cocoonshape lies in its versatility - this style, from Isabel Marant, will work over trousers or skirts of almost any length, and the hidden buttons make for a really sleek, modern finish."

  • Cocoon Coats

    £175 - COS

    cosstores.com

  • Cocoon Coats

    £1,930 - Erdem

    net-a-porter.com

  • Embellished Coats

    £575 - Marc by Marc Jacobs

    my-wardrobe.com

    Luisa de Paula, buying director for my-wardrobe.com:

    "This Marc by Marc Jacobs belted bronze coat is an easy way to wear metallics. The black ribbon belt gives a feminine edge to the boxy shape of the coat, which works well over a dress for evening as well as over jeans or trousers for day."

  • Embellished Coats

    £1,480 - Huishan Zhang

    brownsfashion.com

  • Embellished Coats

    £195 - Sisley

    (0845-678 1813)

  • Leather Coats

    £120 - Asos

    asos.com

    Emma Fox, womenswear buying director for asos.com:

    "Leather is a key fabric for autumn and it’s perfect for coats. It’s warm, has great structure and moulds around your body the more you wear it. Patent panelling also works well as a hem or collar to add impact to contrasting fabrics, such as tweed."

  • Leather Coats

    £1,100 - Eudon Choi

    avenue32.com

  • Leather Coats

    £379 - Pyrus

    fenwick.co.uk

  • Heritage Coats

    £1,630 - Junya watanabe

    brownsfashion.com

    Rebecca Osei-baidoo, womenswear buyer for Browns:

    "We saw a lot of heritage references in the autumn/winter 2012 collections. One of our favourite pieces that embodies this trend is this Junya Watanabe tailored checked wool coat that would be perfect worn with a pair of riding boots."

  • Heritage Coats

    £795 - Joseph

    (020-7590 6200)

  • Heritage Coats

    £400 - Tommy Hilfiger

    (020-3144 0900)

  • Bright Coats

    £1,100 - Roksanda Ilincic

    matchesfashion.com

    Natalie Kingham, international womenswear buyer for Matches:

    "Roksanda Ilincic’s exclusive colour-pop crepe swing coat has a fantastic Sixtiesstyle silhouette and luxurious silk lining. The bold colour will make a statement and work well from the office to an evening event."

  • Bright Coats

    £355 - MaxMara weekend

    (020-7518 8010)

  • Bright Coats

    £235 - Pied à Terre at House of Fraser

    houseoffraser.co.uk

  • Military Coats

    £99.99 - Mango at House of Fraser

    houseoffraser.co.uk

    Louise Bailey, senior womenswear buyer for House of Fraser:

    "Functional, tailored and stylish, the military coat is a classic piece to invest in. It will outlast many of the current fashion trends this season to become a wardrobe essential with real longevity."

  • Military Coats

    £2,395 - Burberry Prorsum

    burberry.com

  • Military Coats

    £109.95 - Gap

    gap.eu

  • Pea Coats

    £750 - Burberry London

    net-a-porter.com

    Holli Rogers, fashion director for net-a-porter.com:

    "The pea coat is set to be this season’s new biker jacket and Burberry London’s wool and cashmere-style is a timeless classic brought up to date with simple detailing. wear with winter brights for a polished look."

  • Pea Coats

    £170 - French Connection

    frenchconnection.com

  • Pea Coats

    £425 - Tara Jarmon

    my-wardrobe.com

  • Puffer Coats

    £895 - Christopher Kane at Liberty

    liberty.co.uk

    Stephanie Jones, womenswear buyer for Liberty:

    "Printed puffers are my outerwear choice of the autumn/winter 2012 season and no-one has done them quite like Christopher Kane. This moiré silk sleeveless number has become an instant bestseller."

  • Puffer Coats

    £65 - River Island

    (0844-576 6444)

  • Puffer Coats

    £560 - Miu Miu

    net-a-porter.com

  • Textured Coats

    £365 - Zadig & voltaire

    zadig-et-voltaire.com

    Magali Ginsburg: head of business development for thecorner.com:

    "I have chosen this coat from Rochas since the structured and slightly oversized shape represents the key style in this category for the coming season. The retro-style bracelet sleeves show a flash of wrist, which always looks chic too."

  • Textured Coats

    £1,590 - Rochas

    thecorner.com

  • Textured Coats

    £85 -Oasis

    oasis-stores.com

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