Photo courtesy of Dorothy Perkins
When it comes to outerwear, no one coat is created equal. From jackets designed to keep you warm in even the most frigid of temps to fashionable picks that will keep you bundled up in style, the options for staying toasty this winter are endless. There's four types of coats in particular, however, that every woman should have in her closet: a teddy bear coat, a tailored coat, a puffer coat, and a cape coat. Pro tip? Go with a vibrant hue in each that's sure to brighten your mood on ultra-dreary days.
Tailored Coat — Dorothy Perkins
Tailored trench coats that falls below the knee, like the vibrant orange duster actress Helen Mirren donned in Cannes in May, streamline the figure for a tall, lean-looking silhouette. Check out this single-breasted yellow-button front coat ($89, Dorothy Perkins), which will top off any ensemble with effortless elegance and a cheery pop of citrus color.
Teddy Coat — JD Williams
The teddy coat was introduced to the world in 2013 on the MaxMara runway. These oversized, fuzzy finds are like being wrapped in a hug by a cuddly, stuffed toy — we like this plush blue version (from $70.99, JD Williams), which looks super chic, feels super soft, and will keep the body toasty from fall through winter.
Puffer Coat — Uniqlo
Typically insulated with down from ducks or geese or other synthetic materials, puffer coats offer full body warmth and skim easily over curves without adding bulk. This ultra-lightweight down version from Uniqlo ($79.90, Uniqlo) is water-repellent and comes in eight trendy colors, including this rosy hue.
Cape Coat — J. Crew Factory
A wool-blend cape not only lets your arms move freely, it's a more affordable take on super warm wool coats. Stylist Samantha Brown recommends choosing one with 70 percent wool mixed with rayon or polyester, which help retain heat. J.Crew Factory offers up this cute style ($99, originally $198, J. Crew Factory) for less than $100, and you can also use coupon code MORETOGIVE at checkout through Nov. 18 to save an extra 20 percent off your order of $100 or more.
This story originally appeared in our print magazine.