Puffer coats have had a little bit of a bad wrap in the past. They are by far not the most elegant of outerwear choices when held up again a neat wool tailored coat, but they are incredibly cosy and right now very much on-trend.
The puffer coat made a triumphant return both to the runways and to our streets. Whether designers were inspired by creating new and interesting silhouettes or simply realised we all craved protection and comfort right now, the end result was the same. Glorious, warming winter coats that are sure to make you feel like you’re still in bed and not trudging through your local park in a bid to get in a bit of chilled fresh air.
There are numerous styles of the puffer coat around this season and so if you’ve been wary of the added bulk in the past, there really is a shape to suit every silhouette.
Of course saying the term puffer coat conjures up visions of the Michelin man and while you can find super puffed up styles, if that’s indeed your poison, for the more reserved fear not, as there are lots of more gently quilted options and belted executions available on the high street too.
The greatest merit of a puffer coat is that they offer extreme levels of warmth, great when it looks like a lot of 2021 will be spent outside. From longline styles to 80’s inspired short puffer jackets there is a huge selection available on the high street, with something to suit every budget.
And it’s not just shapes that we’re excited about. Brand have really gone all out there in terms of colour and fabrications. From glossy high shine to fine prints and bold colours the puffer jacket has really made itself noticed this season.
Now of course the puffer jacket adds bulk to your frame, but it really is something to embrace this season. And unlike the puffer jackets of maybe ten years ago, clever cutting techniques have also ensured that modern silhouettes of the oversized winter attire has had plenty of shape tailored and cut back into it, with many puffer jackets nipping in or belting at the waist to ensure you aren’t drowned in padding.
If you feel the chill and love spending time outdoors then really the puffer coat is a must for your wardrobe. There is nothing quite like pulling on a duvet to head outside and feel like you’re getting an instant hug. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite puffer coats to buy right now.
It’s all about leopard print right? This Asos coat is a real style statement and as it’s reversible it’s like two coats in one, winning!
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Combining two classic coat styles, the trench and the puffer this is a great tailored style, with a belted waist, perfect for those new and nervous about the trend.
Superdry puffer coats are wondrous and are perfect for winter walks, incredibly warm this long red one is going to last you for a long time and will ensure you look forward to the chilly weather so you can wear it again (and again).
Go big or go home, we love this golden quilted coat with scarf neckline. This is one of the chicest executions of the trend we found making it perfect for smart occasions or the office when that time comes round again.
This down puffer jacket will keep you toasty warm and the pearl grey colouring makes this a stand out fashion piece.
Typical Zara bringing the A-game to every trend. While the rest of the high street is keeping us cosy for winter, Zara is offering versatility for right now and into spring with their perfect layering gilet. Wear as an extra layer now and over knitwear for spring walks.
Looking to inject a bit of fun into your outerwear wardrobe? Then this pink puffer jacket from River Island is super cute. We love the sporty aesthetic and the high neck will certainly help you beat the chill.
High shine puffer jackets are a great way to make a style statement and this gap one is a bit of a head turner. Pair over denim for a contemporary preppy inspired look.
Back in stock, you can’t go wrong with a classic black puffer coat. This button up style will never date and the funnel neckline offers extra protection.
This Winnie puffer jacket is so incredibly chic. In a timeless camel this coat will pair well with everything and the revere collar really adds some great detail to this winter perfect look.
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