32 of the best winter coats for women, from classic wool styles to trendy puffers

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  • Winter is here and that means you’ll likely need a warm and dependable coat.
  • The best coats of the season include trenches, wool overcoats, teddys, and faux leather styles.
  • Shop 30+ of the best coats on the market in a range of silhouettes and price points.

Now that Winter 2021 has made its debut, it may be time to think about procuring a new coat for the season. Our top choices for coats are ones that can work for varying conditions. They include sleek vegan leather pieces and timeless trenches which are especially helpful during a windy forecast, as well as extra fuzzy teddy styles or puffers for when temperatures really plummet.

Organized by style, the options in this guide are undeniably practical but also showcase the latest trends and most comfortable fabrics in a wide range of price points. Ahead, explore all the best coats we predict you’ll look forward to tossing on until spring makes its return next year.

Here are the best winter coats for women in 2021:

Trench coats

Woman in Henning Overtime trench coat

Due to their classic silhouette and typically not-too-heavy weight, trenches are considered an any-season piece of outerwear and ideal for transitional weather. The camel hue is timeless — and truly does complement anything it’s paired with — but feel free to branch out into other versatile shades such as army green or navy blue. Even try a fresh interpretation with leather detailing on the trench coat’s signature waist tie. The options are quite limitless — each of them perfect for layering with your favorite knitwear as the temperatures drop.

Our top picks for trench coats:

Puffer coats

Model wearing Tentree Cloud Shell long puffer coat

The ultimate no-nonsense winter coat is the puffer. Embrace the plush texture and often less-shape-defining silhouette (though, some come with belts) in this sporty, practical, and undeniably insulated option. Because the puffer is also a very classic and traditional winter style, you’ll find tons of interpretations from luxury labels to affordable brands.

Our top picks for puffer coats:

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Faux leather coats

Model wearing Apparis Natalia jacket

Slick, sophisticated, and friendly to animals, vegan leather alternatives have skyrocketed in the past few years. Today the faux leather coat is one of the market’s most desirable options, with finishes that look buttery smooth and luxe, regardless of their price. You can’t go wrong with a classic black option that adds a little edge to any ensemble, but beautiful shades of green and tan are also great for wearing now and well into early spring, too.

Our top picks for faux leather coats:

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Classic wool overcoats

Woman in pink wool coat and floral jumpsuit

In single- and double-breasted options, the wool overcoat takes cues from classic menswear with a boxier shape. Available in a range of lengths — anywhere from just under the bum to sweeping the floor — this evergreen coat silhouette can suit tons of different styles and outfits. For instance, toss a sharp wool coat over a sweatsuit for an elevated errand-running ensemble or drape it over your favorite blazer to head to the office on a chilly weekend. 

Our top picks for classic wool overcoats:

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Quilted coats

Model wearing Mango Belt Quilted Coat

The quilted coat is the puffer’s lightweight cousin that’s incredibly on-trend for fall and winter in 2021. Another great transitional piece of outerwear, quilted styles can take on the appearance of coat liners or a handmade piece by your family’s own craft master. Either way, the style features diamond-shaped seaming that’ll help keep you warm while you wear it.

Our top picks for quilted coats:

Wrap coats

Women wearing a long, white wrap coat

The timeless wrap style offers the cozy feel of a wool overcoat with the cinched silhouette of a trench — the best of both worlds, if you will. In collarless and wide-collar options, this style offers some versatility as you can wear it open and loose or keep multiple layers neatly in place on your frame with the coat’s waistline tie.

Our top picks for wrap coats:

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Teddy coats

Model wearing J.Crew Double-Breasted Teddy Sherpa Topcoat

For the highly tactile crowd, there’s no more satisfying coat than the teddy. Made of plush shearling or faux furs, this style is slightly oversized no matter what silhouette you choose. It’s also a coat option that’s innately statement-making. Feel free to allow your ensemble to remain pared-back and simplistic as any of these teddy coats pack quite a punch, while keeping you toasty, too.

Our top picks for teddy coats:

Shawl collar coats

Model wearing Wilfred Charlize Jacket

Often made from heavy double-faced wool or cushy cotton, this coat has an easy-to-wear silhouette. What stands out most is its generous and dramatic shawl collar, which adds a special element to every ensemble and, ultimately, brings attention to your face.

Our top picks for shawl collar coats:

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