5 Types of Winter Coats That Keep You Super Warm—But Aren't Too Puffy

A woman wearing a winter coat while walking down a snowy street.

It's time to hang up your light jacket and prepare for dropping temperatures, because you don't want to be caught in a snowstorm without the proper attire. From a wool trench coat to a down parka, these winter coats will keep you warm and stylish all throughout the season.

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Best Heavy-Duty Option: Sun Valley Down Coat

For extreme winter weather conditions you're going to want this Sun Valley Down Coat from Eddie Bauer. It will keep you warm even in temperatures as low as -60 degrees, and it's made with water-repellent fabric to keep you dry. It features a fitted design that has a detachable hood with faux-fur trim. Bonus: Every product from Eddie Bauer comes with a lifetime guarantee.

To Buy: $210 (usually $299); eddiebauer.com

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Best Sophisticated Option: Plaid Mix Wool Coat

Keep your puffy coat at home and wear this plaid wool coat to work instead. It will keep you warm as you go to and from the office while adding a sophisticated look to almost any outfit. Wear it over black dress pants, a white blouse, and don't forget a stylish pair of snow boots to top it off. When you're indoors, you can swap the boots for a more work-appropriate shoe like pumps or mules.

To Buy: $131 (usually $259); nordstrom.com

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Model wearing tan, faux fur teddy coat with a graphic tee and jeans. photo

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Best Fashion-Forward Option: Teddy Coat

The teddy coat is showing up everywhere this season—and rightfully so. Its super-soft faux-fur fabric and oversized style take this winter coat to a whole new level of cozy and warm. Keep in the heat with the button closure, or leave it open and rock it as a cardigan over skinny jeans and a black top to make it stand out.

To Buy: $138; shopbop.com

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Best Sports Option: Waterproof Down Jacket

This waterproof down jacket is the perfect outerwear for anyone who enjoys exercising outdoors even when it's a little chilly. It features breathable two-way stretch fabric that wicks away moisture, while Microguard insulation retains heat to keep you warm. Pair this coat with fleece-lined leggings and you'll be ready for a comfortable winter workout.

To Buy: $200; zappos.com

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Model wearing a mackage belted double-faced coat with a white turtleneck and black pants. photo

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Best High-End Option: Wool Belted Coat

When it comes to your formal wardrobe, this wool belted coat is exactly what you've been missing. This Bloomingdale's exclusive features neutral tones that match almost anything, and it's made from high-quality fabric including wool and leather to ensure you stay warm—making the price totally worth the splurge. Use the button closure and tie the belt around your waist for a more fitted look, or leave the belt at home and wear it open.

To Buy: $690; bloomingdales.com

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