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13 Best Plus Size Puffer Coats for Women of 2021

Puffers are the only coats you need this winter!

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Puffer coats are the go-to style for winter. They are undeniably warm, functional, and are basically like wearing a down comforter. One thing most people don’t realize about puffer jackets? They are flattering, too — even on curvy bodies. So if you’re thinking about upgrading your cold-weather wardrobe to include one of the best plus size puffer coats for women, keep scrolling for the styles we (and hundreds of women) are loving right now.

There are plenty of fillings to choose from. The most popular are goose-down, down alternative (think cozy down-alternative comforters!), and recycled polyester. That’s right, coats made from recycled plastic bottles (like the Bernardo Softy Glam Ecoplume Packable Puffer Coat) can be just as warm as your classic down-filling, but easier on the earth, too. Lengths also differ, with longer coats providing much-needed leg coverage on the most blustery cold days.

Best Plus Size Puffer Coats for Women

These are our top ten, but keep reading for even more of our favorite puffers.

How do I look thinner in a puffer jacket?

Believe it or not, it is possible to find a figure-flattering puffer coat that doesn’t make you look like a marshmallow. Like any jacket, cuts that taper at the waist — or are even belted like the River Island Belted Puffer Parka — inevitably create curves that are flattering to every body type.

The style of quilting on a puffer coat can also make you look slimmer. Take the Ultralight Packable Down Jacket and Sportoli Long Quilted Puffer Jacket — their diagonal lines elongate the body and make you look taller (no matter how short you are) and can even minimize a tummy or large rear end. The quilting and cut of the Orolay winter coat — affectionately referred to “The Amazon Coat” — is a fan favorite because commenters rave it is universally flattering to all shapes and sizes.

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Bernardo Softy Glam Ecoplume Packable Puffer Coat

Best overall plus size Puffer Coat
31% off!

Buy from Nordstrom, $149 (was $220)

Why we like it:

  • Lined, with Ecoplume recycled-polyester fill
  • 3 colors
  • Machine washable
  • Sizes up to 3X

This puffer coat is basically two jackets in one. The inner lining is shorter and has its own zipper, allowing you leave your “outer” coat unzipped but remain bundled. Diagonal quilting flatters every figure, and the faux belt cinches your waist in just the right spot. The cherry on top? The coat is eco-friendly, too! Ecoplume recycled-polyester insulation is made from 100 percent recycled plastic bottles, meaning its warm, machine washable, and great for the environment. It comes in three colors, and while I usually default to black, the “frappe” color pictured here is as classy as they come.

River Island Belted Puffer Parka

Best Belted plus size Puffer Coat
New style!

Buy from Nordstrom, $200

Why we like it:

  • Zip and popper fastening
  • Machine washable
  • Up to Size 24

River Island is a great inclusive brand that is offering some beautiful plus size coat styles this year. This belted puffer coat is not only flattering, it’s warm too! The midi length protects your legs on those frigid days, and the faux fur hood adds some extra warmth to your neck and face. My favorite part is the closure — it has both a zipper and snaps, so when you can easily throw it on to walk the dog without having to snap every button. And when you spill coffee during your commute, just throw it in the washing machine — no dry clean necessary!

Roaman’s Women’s Plus Size Classic-Length Puffer Jacket

Best plus size Puffer coat under $100
best plus size women's winter coats
Amazon

Buy from Amazon, $65.99

Why we like it:

  • Detachable hood with faux fur trim
  • Available in 6 great colors and a floral pattern
  • Sizes up to 5X

Looking for the best plus size women’s winter coats coat on a budget? This lovely jacket comes in under $100 and has everything you need: A detachable hood, soft fleece lining in the pockets and inside the collar, and a two-way zip front with a placket so the wind can’t get in. It hits just below the hip, comes in a variety of colors and sizes up to 5X, and is machine-washable as well!

Happy customer: “Terrific plus-sized parka; good fit, and excellent length — not too short or long. I was hesitant to order at first because it has a poly filling, not down, but it kept me extremely warm in 15 degree temperatures. Can’t beat the style and the cost.”

Columbia Mountain Croo Long Down Jacket

Best Plus Sized puffer coat with down filling
25% off

Buy from Columbia Sportswear, $210 (originally $280)

Why we like it:

  • Available in 1X, 2X, and 3X
  • Comes in blue, black, or olive green, as well as Malbec (pictured)
  • Waterproof

This plus-size coat from Columbia Sportswear can stand up to any storm, with its waterproof fabric and tightly sealed seams that keep your body heat in. Made with 650 fill-power down insulation, it’s seriously warm. Ribbed cuffs, a drop-tail hem (that means it’s longer in back than in front), an attached hood, and a collar that snaps up complete the look and will keep you dry no matter how blustery it gets outside. Zippered pockets, soft elastic cuffs, and a drawstring waist are much-appreciated touches, as well!

Happy customer: “I LOVE this jacket! It’s super warm and comfortable, and is cut perfectly for a plus size body shape. Would highly recommend!”

Women’s 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket

Best plus size puffer coat with water-repellant
best winter coats for women
The North Face

Buy from The North Face, $280

Why we like it:

  • Made from water-repellant nylon
  • Available in 5 colors
  • Zippered hand pockets

It’s easy to see why people love this North Face parka: It comes in a great variety of colors, is available in sizes XS to 3XL, and features oversized down baffles for extra warmth, as well as an internal pocket. A stowable hood keeps the heat in (did you know you lose almost half your body heat through your head?) and zippered pockets keep your hands warm and your stuff secure. Best of all? This coat comes with a lifetime warranty!

Happy customer: “This is a great jacket! Ultra soft and comfy. Extra warm if you’re always cold, like myself… Great for walking because it’s windproof and very light. True to size although it will allow you to layer up a bit if you need to.

Orolay Thickened Down Winter Coat

Best plus size puffer coat on Amazon
amazon coat
Amazon

Buy from Amazon, starting at $159.99

Why we like it:

  • Comes in 13 different colors
  • Soft lining inside hood
  • Up to Size 5X!

If you’ve heard about the famous “Amazon coat” and wondered whether it came in plus sizes, you’re in luck! This fashionable coat, with its giant pockets and warm hood, is available in sizes X-Large, XX-Large, 3X, 4X, and 5X. (You’ll just have to check the inventory to see which colors are available in which sizes, as it varies according to what’s currently in stock). We think the side zippers make this coat particularly plus-size-friendly, as they offer a little extra room if you need it.

Happy customer: “SO WARM. So stylish! I am so in love with this coat. It seems very well put together and heavy and sturdy. I am usually a size L/XL in everything and the large fits perfectly with the zippers up on the sides. It gets a bit narrow around the hips but it’s adjustable so it’s fine! Absolutely love this coat.”

Canada Goose Alliston Packable Down Coat

Warmest plus size puffer COAT
best plus size women's winter coats
Nordstrom

Buy from Nordstrom, $950

Why we like it:

  • Sleek silhouette
  • Available in black or white
  • Extremely lightweight

Look sleek and stylish this winter with this gorgeous down coat that will warm you up on a dreary winter day! Available in classic black or bright white, it’ll make you’ll feel like a million bucks, thanks to its chic, fitted silhouette, and you can also adjust the waist to your desired fit with the interior drawcord. Aside from its aesthetics, it’s also incredibly warm (in true Canada Goose fashion), though it’s shockingly lightweight and can even be packed into its own pocket, making it perfect for travel. Another plus? It’s washer- and dryer-friendly!

Happy customer: “BEST COAT EVER!!! This seriously is the warmest coat I have ever owned! It is also very lightweight and packable. It is super stylish! I get so many compliments on it! Seriously I couldn’t be happier with the purchase!!!”

Eddie Bauer Sun Valley Down Duffle Coat

Best down alternative plus size puffer coat
best long winter coats for women
Amazon

Buy from Amazon, starting at $197.40

Why we like it:

  • Available in regular, plus, and petite sizes
  • Comes in black, green, or navy
  • Insulated with 650-fill RDS down

Eddie Bauer is another first name in winter gear, and we love this Sun Valley Down Duffle Coat, which comes insulated with 650-fill RDS (Responsible Down Standard) down. Available in black, green, or navy, it also comes in regular, plus, and petite sizes — which, for someone like me who stands just five-feet-tall, is very much appreciated! Other features we love about this coat is the fact that it comes with a zip-off hood and removable faux fur trim, and that its zippered pockets will keep hands warm and belongings safe. Plus, a mini sleeve pocket adds a cool utilitarian look, too!

One Amazon shopper wrote, “I never write reviews, but I was very impressed with this coat.” She went on to call it “very light but incredibly warm,” and said, “It has fake fur inside the cuffs, pockets, and back of the coat, which keeps it very cozy… The mid-calf length keeps your legs warm and the fit is excellent.”

Argo Peak Jacket

Best compact plus size puffer coat

Buy from Jack Wolfskin, $349.95

Why we like it:

  • Warm and lightweight
  • Compact design makes it easy to take on the go
  • Large interior pockets

This sleek winter jacket is deceptively lightweight, considering how warm it is. Icy winds don’t stand a chance of penetrating the 800 fill-power, RDS-certified down insulation, and an attached hood offers extra protection from the cold. Generously-sized interior pockets will hold not only your keys and phone, but can even accommodate a water bottle or other bulky items, while zippered outer pockets keep your hands warm and your stuff secure. You can even bundle it up and store it in its own inner pocket! This ultra-light, super-soft jacket comes in a deep blue with hot pink piping, or a bright red with gray accents (on sale now for $226.99!), and will be your go-to jacket from fall right through spring.

Happy customer: “I have a closet full of winter coats, but this is the one I always grab when I’m running out the door. It’s lightweight enough to work in the spring, but the down filling makes it warm enough to wear even on the coldest winter days. For those unexpected March breezes, it was a godsend — I stayed toasty warm but didn’t overheat. Plus, it’s super cute! I love the hot pink detailing on the indigo, and the slim silhouette keeps me from feeling bulky and shapeless. Love it!”

Canada Goose Mystique Parka

Best plus size puffer coat extreme cold
canada goose parka best women's winter coats for extreme cold
Canada Goose

Buy from Canada Goose, $1,195

Why we like it:

  • Warm without being bulky
  • Comfortable and stylish
  • Use the backpack straps to easily carry it when the temperature rises

This is one of the best coats for extreme cold weather because of how adaptable it is. For the days when the temperature starts to rise, there are backpack straps inside this Canada Goose coat to avoid having to carry around your coat. The long length helps keep your body warm without the heavy bulkiness of other coats — one reviewer recommends this parka to “anyone wanting head-to-toe-warmth without the bulk of having to wear multiple layers!” This jacket was made to withstand even the coldest temperatures, with a thermal experience index rating of -22 degrees and below. Keep this coat forever with its durable design that will keep it looking brand new for years.

Happy customer: “Love this coat. Finally bought one so I could get out and enjoy Boston’s bitter cold temps with my dog. My other down parka was too heavy and I could never keep the hood up … the wind was always blowing it off! Problem solved with the Mystique. The hood stays up very well and the fur keeps my face cozy. I don’t have a single thing to complain about with this fab jacket. I am considering purchasing a second Mystique in a different color for the upcoming season. Worth every penny!”

L.L. Bean Women’s Ultrawarm Coat

BEST LONG plus size puffer coat

Buy from L.L. Bean, $279

Why we like it:

  • Falls at mid-calf
  • Available in 5 colors
  • Machine wash and dry

Premium 650-fill-power down makes this full-length coat super warm while also being lightweight. It’s equipped with a water-repellant and stain-resistant fabric to keep you dry (and clean!) no matter what winter brings. A removable hood with detachable faux-fur trim, protective mid-calf-length design, and regular, plus, and petite sizing (with five color options) make this a long winter coat with everything you need!

Happy customer: “I love this coat. Honestly I waited too many years tolerating a shorter, less warm coat and finally gave in and bought this one this year. I’m so sorry that I waited. This coat is fantastic for my needs. I walk a very large dog in the woods at 6 o’clock every morning through New England‘s winter. This coat is generous enough to wear a sweater underneath without being sweaty warm… I love it.”

Amazon Essentials Lightweight Hooded Puffer Coat

Best Black plus size puffer coat
amazon essentials black winter coat
Amazon

Buy from Amazon, $49.90

Why we like it:

  • Extremely affordable
  • Available in 10 colors and sizes XS to XXL
  • Packs into included carrying pouch

Amazon Essentials is known for offering affordable basics, and this puffer coat is right on the money. It’s less than $50, stylish, and water-resistant, and comes with zippered pockets, elasticized cuffs, and even its own carrying bag to pack it into when you’re on the go! It’s made of 100 percent polyester, and not down-filled, so know what you’re getting — this is a winter coat on a budget. Still, if you’re looking for a black coat (or red, or pink, or yellow, or navy — it comes in 10 colors!) then this will do the trick. Bonus: machine washable and dryer-friendly!

Happy customer:I love this jacket! I was looking for a longer down jacket, but didn’t want to spend a lot of money and this is perfect! I am usually between a medium and a large, so I ordered the large and it fits very well. I love that it has a hood and that it is lightweight, but very warm! I am very happy with this purchase!

Columbia Women’s Peak to Park Mid Insulated Jacket

Best midi plus size puffer coat
best women's winter coats for extreme cold
Columbia

Buy from Columbia, $135 (originally $180)

Why we like it:

  • 6 colors to choose from
  • Water-resistant shell to keep you dry
  • Mid-length insulates body heat to keep you warm

You don’t have to break the bank to stay warm this winter. If you’re on a budget, the Columbia Women’s Peak to Park Jacket is one of the most affordable coats for extreme cold weather (it’s under $200!). The water-resistant shell will help keep you dry, while the mid-length design helps contain body heat. If you don’t like the hassle of a hood, you can remove it with its adjustable feature.

Happy customer:I love, love, love this coat… It fits great, is super warm, but lightweight. Has a hood that can be adjusted so it doesn’t fall in your face, and is removable. Sleeves have an inner cuff, so even with my short arms, it doesn’t look like I’m playing dress up in my mom’s clothes. Now I have it in two colors and am ecstatic.”

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