Best Winter Coats 2017

by Carnie Washbrook
Three women wearing winter coats

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.

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Best Winter Coats – The alexie Edit

Wool

Net-a-Porter Valentino Wool Cape
Net-a-Porter Valentino Wool Cape - $3690
Reiss Lanston LONGLINE COAT CLOUD
Reiss Lanston LONGLINE COAT CLOUD - £25
ASOS Elvi Striped Wool Blend Coat
ASOS Elvi Striped Wool Blend Coat - $79
Topshop Teddy Double Breast Coat
Topshop Teddy Double Breast Coat - $180
Topshop Relaxed Fit Coat
Topshop Relaxed Fit Coat - $110
ASOS Suncoo Wool Coat
ASOS Suncoo Wool Coat - $301

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.

Trench

Zalando Michael Kors Trenchcoat - Black
Zalando Michael Kors Trenchcoat - Black - £349.99
Topshop Vinyl Trench Coat
Topshop Vinyl Trench Coat - $170
MANGO Double Breast Trench
MANGO Double Breast Trench - $119
ASOS pink faux suede belted trench coat
ASOS pink faux suede belted trench coat - $95
Zalando Sand Copenhagen CARI Trenchcoat - Brown
Zalando Sand Copenhagen CARI Trenchcoat - Brown - £384.99
Zara Trench Coat with Oversized Collar
Zara Trench Coat with Oversized Collar - £119

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.

Parka

ASOS Parka with Detachable Faux Fur Liner
ASOS Parka with Detachable Faux Fur Liner - $119
ASOS Parka with Faux Mongolian Collar
ASOS Parka with Faux Mongolian Collar - $119
ASOS Waterfall Parka with Fleece Lining
ASOS Waterfall Parka with Fleece Lining - $119
Missguided khaki contrast lining parka jacket
Missguided Khaki Contrast Lining Parka Jacket - $95
Zalando - Teddy Smith PAURYLE Parka - Khaki
Zalando - Teddy Smith PAURYLE Parka - Khaki - £89.99
Zalando Vero Moda VMCANDY Parka - Dark Olive
Zalando Vero Moda VMCANDY Parka - Dark Olive - £44.99

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.

Puffa

Nordstrom Packable Jacket with Down & Primaloft Fill
Nordstrom Packable Jacket with Down & Primaloft Fill - £142.22
ASOS Warehouse Belted Faux Fur Collar Padded Jacket
ASOS Warehouse Belted Faux Fur Collar Padded Jacket - $158
ASOS Pull&Bear Padded Jacket With
ASOS Pull&Bear Padded Jacket With

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.

Cocoon

ASOS Elvi Black Faux Fur Cocoon Coat
ASOS Elvi Black Faux Fur Cocoon Coat - $65
Luisaviaroma - Stand Camille Cocoon Teddy Faux Fur Coat
Luisaviaroma - Stand Camille Cocoon Teddy Faux Fur Coat - £287
ASOS Weekday Cocoon Coat
ASOS Weekday Cocoon Coat - $214
Net-a-Porter Harris Wharf London Cocoon wool-felt coat
Net-a-Porter Harris Wharf London Cocoon wool-felt coat - £310
Silkfred Liquorish Yellow Oversized Wool Mix Cocoon Coat
Silkfred Liquorish Yellow Oversized Wool Mix Cocoon Coat - £38
Topshop Borg Cocoon Coat
Topshop Borg Cocoon Coat - $150

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.

Duster

Anthropologie Cameron Trench, Plum
Anthropologie Cameron Trench, Plum - £178
Revolve Raquel Allegra Duster Coat
Revolve Raquel Allegra Duster Coat - $1,040
Missguided oversized waterfall duster coat nude - $67
Missguided oversized waterfall duster coat nude - $67
Next Warehouse Khaki Soft Duster Coat
Next Warehouse Khaki Soft Duster Coat -$126
Boohoo Petite Olivia Longline Duster
Boohoo Petite Olivia Longline Duster - $14
Topshop Bonded Knit Chuck Duster Coat - $125
Topshop Bonded Knit Chuck Duster Coat - $125

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.

Military

ASOS PETITE Military Coat with Frogging Detail
ASOS PETITE Military Coat with Frogging Detail - $143
Farfetch Emporio Armani button-up coat
Farfetch Emporio Armani button-up coat - £877
Boohoo Bryony Longline Military Jacket
Boohoo Bryony Longline Military Jacket - $33
ASOS Wool Blend Coat with Military Details and Fur Trim
ASOS Wool Blend Coat with Military Details and Fur Trim - $67
ASOS Reclaimed Vintage Revived Military Jacket In Camo
ASOS Reclaimed Vintage Revived Military Jacket In Camo - $76
Boohoo Jade Military Wool Look Coat
Boohoo Jade Military Wool Look Coat - $48

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.

Faux Fur

Boohoo Rebecca Collared Faux Fur Coat
Boohoo Rebecca Collared Faux Fur Coat - $43
Zalando Ted Baker NARNIA Winter coat - Grey
Zalando Ted Baker NARNIA Winter coat - Grey - £349.99
River Island Camel biker faux fur collar coat
River Island Camel biker faux fur collar coat - £70

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.

Raincoat

Nordstrom Back Bow Packable Hooded Raincoat
Nordstrom Back Bow Packable Hooded Raincoat - £102.63
ASOS Monki Utility Rain Coat
ASOS Monki Utility Rain Coat - $103
Topshop Vinyl Rain Mac
Topshop Vinyl Rain Mac - $95

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.

Celeb Inspiration

We’ve chosen two of our favourite winter looks from celebrities, Margot Robbie and Jessica Alba.

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie

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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.

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

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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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