STYLE GUIDE

The best winter coats for women 2020

Breeze through winter with our breakdown of the best outerwear trends to trial.

  • 2. PUFFER JACKETS

    PUFFER JACKETS


    Once the preserve of countryside rambles, down-filled outerwear has established itself as an urban staple thanks to the scores of puffer jackets infiltrating catwalks worldwide. Swedish brand Ienki Ienki (pronounced yenki yenki) is an insider favourite that combines voluminous shapes with hi-vis fabrics – inspired by none other than the Michelin Man – while alpine aficionados will be well-versed in Moncler’s extensive range of technical coats, which are equally suited to the city as they are to the slopes.


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  • 5. TRENCH COATS

    TRENCH COATS


    Nothing pulls together an outfit quite like a trench coat; just ask Thomas Burberry, who invented coat’s signature gabardine fabric in 1879. Nowadays, up-and-coming brands have been putting their own contemporary twist on the wardrobe staple, experimenting with everything from glossy PVC textiles to playful prints and hi-vis hues. Although traditionally filtered through a neutral palette, alternative colours have also been gaining traction courtesy of invigorating new shade selections from the likes of pushBUTTON and Chloé.


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  • 7. CAPES & PONCHOS

    CAPES & PONCHOS


    The answer to autumn’s constant veering between sunshine and chills are cape coats and ponchos. An effortlessly easy style to throw on, they’ll look especially chic over a sleek turtleneck layer or cosy knit. Silk and cashmere ponchos – like those from Eileen Fisher and The Row – are perfect for edging out of summer, while heavier, more structured textiles, like the thick wools found in Valentino’s cape coats, are a more bracing defence against late-season temperature drops. Our top tip: belt yours at the waist for a more streamlined silhouette.


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