Believe it or not, puffer coats can be a stylish fashion staple for winter, and we're totally here for it.

By Madison Alcedo
October 31, 2018
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A few of our favorite things about the colder months that we all agree on are Thanksgiving dinners, Christmas scented candles, and wearing cozy (and chic!) coats. While the teddy bear coat trend might come and go, there's no denying that the puffer coat is a classic style that is here to stay.

This year, we can thank the fashion gods for so many stylish updates to the traditional puffer coat for women. And thanks to the goose-down filling that's often used to line puffer coats, they basically feel like you're wrapped in a cloud. So, if you're going to wear one cute coat for every day of the winter, you might as well make it the most comfortable one.

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Whether you're a fan of a simple black coat or a bolder, trendier option (we're talking metallic or bright yellow), we've rounded up our favorite puffer coats of the season. We’ll take one of each, please!

Kate Spade

Best Designer Puffer Coat: Kate Spade Ruffle Yorke Puffer Jacket

It’s the little details on this jacket that make it a stand-out pick. Not only do we love this Kate Spade coat’s ruffles, cheery hue, and high collar, but the high-low silhouette makes it one of the most stylish puffer coats we’ve seen this season.  

To buy: $498;


Best Cropped Puffer Coat: Everlane's ReNew Short Puffer

As part of Everlane’s goal to go completely plastic-free by 2021, the company recently launched its first line, ReNew, created entirely with fabric from recycled plastic. This short puffer from the ReNew line redefines the puffer coat trend—its cute, cropped style works for everyday wear, but its 100 percent recycled PrimaLoft filling promises to keep you warm even on the nippy-est of days.

To buy: $125;


Best Puffer Coat For Traveling: Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Hooded Coat  

Minimalists, get excited for your new favorite winter coat. This top-rated Uniqlo puffer coat is on the longer side in length, guaranteeing to keep your whole body warm. Plus, it’s perfect to bring along when traveling—not only can you roll it up into a smaller carrying bag, but it has a water-repellent coating (perfect for days out in the snow) and a removable hood for when you want to wear a less-bulky coat.

To buy: $99;

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Best Waterproof Puffer Coat: The North Face Transit II Down Jacket

If you’re in serious need of adding a little flair to your winter wardrobe, consider this puffer jacket from The North Face—just look at that gorgeous metallic copper color! It also comes in three other colorways if bold-colored coats aren't your thing. Not only will the 550-fill goose down lining and water repellant finish keep you warm and dry, but it’s breathable so you won’t feel too hot indoors.

To buy: $249;


Best Fur-Trimmed Puffer Coat: Mackage Kadalina Jacket With Fur Collar 

If you’re not familiar with the Mackage brand, it’s a Meghan Markle favorite, so of course we already love this coat—it’s royally approved! But for reasons other than it being a royal fave, this long puffer coat is accessorized with a fox fur trim, making it one of the chicest coats to wear this winter.

To buy: $850;

Kate Spade

Best Reversible Puffer Coat: Kate Spade Reversible Leopard-Print Parka

If you’re tired of wearing only black coats, spice up your outerwear with this reversible number that’s leopard on one side and black on the other. It’s a puffer coat that’s on the lighter side, so it will work great as a transitional coat from fall to winter.

To buy: $298;


Best Puffer Coat For Everyday Wear: Gap ColdControl Puffer Bomber Jacket

This puffer jacket is lightweight but mighty. Made with 100 percent recycled fill, it will keep you warm throughout a cold winter day and night. And if you’re feeling a bold look for winter, this puffer coat also comes in a bright red.  

To buy: $99;


Best Puffer Coat to Splurge On: Canada Goose Mystique Regular Fit Down Parka

If you’ve been in the market for a winter coat that will last for years and also keep you extremely warm, it might be time to invest in a Canada Goose down parka. Available in six different colors, this down jacket is super long (49 inches in size), so it will protect you from those pesky gusts of wind. Plus, with fleece-lined pockets and a coyote fur-lined hood, this coat is as cozy as it is stylish.

To buy: $1,050;


Best Velvet Puffer Coat: Topshop Velvet Puffer Jacket

Wear an updated look of the puffer coat trend thanks to the velvet-inspired material of this cropped jacket. The drawstring hood gives this coat a more casual look, but it’s also one that you can dress up for fancier occasions or wear on an everyday basis—we’re dubbing this cozy chic! ​​​​​​​

To buy: $130;


Best Plus-Size Puffer Coat: Brave Soul Plus Whitehorse Padded Parka

Apart from its affordable price, what makes this puffer so great is the hood lined with faux fur and the padded lining within the coat, which provides extra warmth. It's the perfect everyday coat to help you gear up for a long winter. 

To buy: $95;

American Apparel

Best Bold-Colored Puffer Coat: American Apparel Duckie Puffer Jacket  

Consider this jacket your new favorite cold weather essential. Inspired by the classic form and fabric of a raincoat, this unisex puffer features two large Velcro pockets on the front to carry your phone, gloves, and other must-haves while on-the-go in colder temps.

To buy: $98;