Puffer coats aren’t as chic, dressy and beautiful as wool coats, but there is no doubt about it: they are MUCH warmer and a lot more weatherproof. And when it gets that cold, keeping adequately warm is most important. 

Puffer coat styles look more fashionable and less like “gear” every season. There are more silhouettes, fabrications and colours to choose from than ever. Think Sporty Luxe all the way. Black is not your only choice of puffer coat, so click through all the colour options of the styles below (some of which are on sale).

Note that puffer coats from L.L. Bean and Lands’ End run pretty large and that an XS will probably be too big if you wear a size 0 or 2. 

My descriptions are below, but click here if you would prefer a layout that combines my descriptions with item pictures.

The fit of a puffer coat is all important because some silhouettes are definitely more flattering than others. See my tips on fit in Puffer Coat 101. Please share further puffer coat recommendations in the comments section.