13 Chic Puffer Coats You’ll Actually Want to Wear All Winter
Believe it or not, puffer coats can be a stylish fashion staple for winter, and we're totally here for it.
A few of our favorite things about the colder months that we all agree on are Thanksgiving dinners, Christmas scented candles, and wearing cozy (yet 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.
Whether you're a fan of a simple black coat or a bolder, trendier option (we're talking metallic or Millennial Pink), we've rounded up our favorite puffer coats of the season. We’ll take one of each, please!
- The Puffer Coat That Went Viral: Orolay Women's Thickened Down Jacket
- Best Long Length: Canada Goose Mystique Regular Fit Down Parka
- Best With Detachable Hood: Gap ColdControl Max Puffer Coat
- Best Designer Option: Coach Aviator Puffer Jacket
- Best in Leopard Print: Gap ColdControl Max Hooded Print Puffer
- Best Splurge: Moncler Fulmarus Quilted Down Puffer Coat with Removable Genuine Fox Fur Trim
- Best Metallic Style: Marc New York Metallic Puffer Jacket
- Best Petite: Cole Haan Hooded Down & Feather Jacket
- Best in White: UO Greta Puffer Jacket
- Best Water-Resistant: UGG Catherina Water Resistant Hooded Puffer Coat
- Best Plus-Size: MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus-Size Hooded Faux-Fur-Trim Puffer Coat
- Best Cropped: The ReNew Short Puffer
- Best Puffer Coat for Traveling: Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Hooded Coat
And below, read on for why we think these are the best puffer coats to shop this year.
After women flocked to buying the Orolay coat on Amazon, it went quickly went viral and became the highest-rated winter coat on Amazon—and for good reason. It’s now garnered more than 4,000 five-star reviews because its lightweight yet dense down filling really does keep you warm. With plenty of interior and exterior pockets and five different colorways, it has all the necessary elements of a go-to puffer coat for an amazing deal. Plus, it’s typically on sale, so watch for deals!
To buy: $140-$150; amazon.com.
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: $1,095; nordstrom.com.
Not only will this coat made for everyday wear keep you super warm, its poly-fill is made from 15 recycled bottles, so you can feel good about wearing it too. And if you hate long sleeves on coats, this one has ribbed-knit cuffs, allowing the sleeves to rest easily at your wrists.
To buy: $168; gap.com.
For a more retro look, this type of puffer was designed to resemble the iconic aviator jacket that was inspired by vintage military-style jackets. For an extra chic flair, opt to wear the shearling collar, or remove it for a more casual look.
To buy: $895; coach.com.
If you’re tired of wearing only black coats, spice up your outerwear with this patterned number. You can’t go wrong with a classic leopard print, especially since it can work in so many ways in your wardrobe. It’s the perfect way to jazz up an all-black winter ensemble while also staying warm thanks to its high-performance insulation.
To buy: $168; gap.com.
Make a statement any day of fall and into winter with this silvery puffer that’s just the perfect amount of casual yet glam. With its shorter length, it’s a staple piece that you can easily layer with your colder temperature wardrobe.
To buy: $80 (was $109); nordstorm.com.
If you’re trying to decide whether to invest in a coat that’ll last you years, it’s worth the upfront expense. Unlike some puffer coats that might seem to swallow your figure, this coat has a super flattering silhouette that’s accented by its angled pockets with oversized zippers as extra embellishment. This puffer is also lined with down and has a 36-inch mid-length, guaranteeing you’ll stay warm while looking chic.
To buy: $2,180; nordstrom.com.
For any petites, this puffer coat is a top pick. Not only can it be dressed up or down, it’s fitted at the waist so that it doesn’t have the marshmallow effect. Available in seven different colors, it’ll be hard to pick only one for your winter wardrobe.
To buy: $150 (was $225); nordstrom.com.
Go bold with your puffer coat choice this year by rocking winter white. This puffer jacket is lightweight but mighty, and its adjustable drawcord at the waist creates a sleek and trendy style. A little winter white never hurt anyone!
To buy: $89; urbanoutfitters.com.
For the days when you need a bulkier, longer, and water-resistant coat, this hooded puffer by UGG will do the trick of not only keeping you warm but dry, too. When you unsnap the jacket, it reveals large lapels that mimic a comfy duvet—basically, it’s like you’re wrapped in a blanket, yet it’s not overpowering.
To buy: $350; nordstrom.com.
What makes this puffer so great is its (detachable!) faux-fur hood and the flattering belted-waist detailing. With water-resistant polyester fabric with down and feather fill, there’s no doubt you’ll stay warm in this lightweight puffer.
To buy: $270 (was $360); macys.com.
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; everlane.com.
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; uniqlo.com.