The coat or jacket is an important piece in every woman’s wardrobe. They may be seasonal pieces we have to store away each year but the right piece complements or finishes a look effectively apart from providing warmth. High-quality pieces are also fashioned with a timeless appearance and made from first-rate materials—that way, you will get lots of mileage out of that coat. Get the latest coat and jacket looks through our guide.
- What are the different types of coats for women?
Answer: Coats for women include the trench coat, the bomber jacket, denim jacket, overcoat, the evening coats, the quilted jacket, the leather jacket, the wool jacket, cashmere jacket, the faux fur jacket and the puffy jacket.
- What coat materials are recommended for winter?
Answer: The best materials for a winter coat include wool, cashmere, mohair, tweed, fur and faux fur. Wool is a natural material, has breathable properties, very soft and provides effective insulation. Cashmere is silky and soft, expensive but very high-fashion. Mohair has a unique, fuzzy look that is quite timeless and perfect for winter—it is warm and at times blended with wool to provide excellent insulation. Tweed can be wool or a wool blend—they are durable, sturdy and have a classic look. Animal fur has been used for centuries as a way to combat cold but if you want a cruelty-free option, you can settle for faux fur pieces instead.
- What factors should I consider when choosing a coat?
Answer: The coat that will look best on you will depend on your body type. If you have a bigger bust or are top-heavy, get a coat that has a V-neckline and avoid anything that has a high neck, belted waist or breast pockets. If you are plus size but worried about looking too hefty in a down coat, you can still pull off this look by getting a down coat with contoured vertical or V-shaped patterns. Coats with a belted waist flatter plus size women with an hourglass figure while petite women look sharp in cropped coats with a length that reaches a bit above the knees. Tall and big ladies can benefit from longer coats. Gals with a rectangular build can get away with any kind of style coat but ones with a nipped waist and bigger collars are the most flattering. For pear-shaped ladies, a winter coat that flares at the waist or a wool coat with an A-line shape are suitable. Lastly, get a coat that has high-quality lining, pockets for additional warmth and secure buttons.
Our Top Picks
Anne Klein Women’s Classic Double-Breasted Plus Size Coat
- Made with wool and polyester Has button closure
- Includes slant pockets
- Has Princess seaming
The Anne Klein Women’s Classic Double-Breasted Plus Size Coat guarantees your winter will be more stylish thanks to its nice range of coat colors and prints. The animal-print one in particular can be worn day or night and it’s a coat print that will never go out of style because it’s quite versatile. Animal prints can be casual or formal depending on the pieces that you pair it with. Overall, this coat’s excellent quality, stitching and materials made this one get the top place. Comfy, stylish and gives sufficient warmth.
London Fog Women’s Plus Size Raglan Wool Coat with Scarf
- Made with wool, polyester and rayon
- Has button closure
- Classic coat style
- Includes button front
This wool coat with scarf combo from London Fog will help you create a style statement even in the dead of winter. The brand is known for designing and creating pieces that are not only reasonably-priced but have unimpeachable quality as well. Their plus size single-breasted raglan wool coat features a removable scarf and it’s a bonus that can finish your chic winter outfits. This coat is made from prime materials that give sufficient insulation, has a reliable built and will provide comfort throughout winter.
Ellos Women’s Plus Size Animal Print Hooded Raincoat
- Quality polyurethane material
- Has drawstring hood
- Raglan sleeves and front pockets
- Water-repellent properties
The Ellos Women’s Plus Size Animal Print Hooded Raincoat may be the item you need if you want a dependable water-repelling coat. The coat is composed of raglan and polyurethane materials with water-repelling properties so you will be kept dry all through rain-soaked days. Whether it’s a slight drizzle or a hard one, having a raincoat of this kind will help you get protected from the toils of extreme weather. Great quality, has a flattering A-line shape and gives great fit for plus sizes. Comes fully lined too.
Alpine North Women’s Vegan Down Drawstring Winter
- Made with polyester and cotton
- Has zipper closure
- Eco/animal-friendly down alternative
- Has temperature rating
If you want something vegan and animal-friendly for a down coat? This one from Alpine North is an excellent choice. The coat is filled with down that is made from 100 percent polyester wrapped in a poly/cotton shell. The polyester fill is even more reliable compared to standard goose down since the material remains warm and can retain heat better even when wet. This coat has been rated as well for temperatures down to 22 degrees F/30 degrees C. It also comes with water-repelling, durable fabric that’s capable of combating all precipitation types so you will be kept dry through rain, sleet or snow.
Columbia Women’s Mighty Lite Hooded Jacket
- 100% polyester
- Has zipper closure
- Eye-catching geometric baffling
- Omni-Thermal reflective lining/insulation
The Columbia Women’s Mighty Lite Hooded Jacket assures you will be kept warm and comfy throughout winter. This jacket comes with effective Omni-heat thermal reflective lining and insulation for warmth. For a stylish feel, this one has an eye-catching geometric baffling, a lengthy profile with 2-way zipper and pleasant seam detailing. No need to worry about overheating while wearing this one since the jacket is lightweight and breathable to boot.
Sportoli Women’s Long Down Alternative Winter Puffer Coat
- Has polyester shell and lining
- Includes full-front zipper closure
- Quilted diamond design
- Removable hood with faux fur trim
The Sportoli Women Long Down Alternative Winter Puffer Coat comes in plus sizes ranging from XL to 3X and it’s a first-rate choice for those looking for quality down alternative coats. It comes with quality synthetic fill that gives ample insulation. To further amp up insulation, the coat also comes with cuffs at the wrist to prevent cold air from getting inside. The faux fur trim also makes this coat a stylish option—the plush, lined removable hood features a faux fur embellishment that adds both form and sophistication for the whole piece.
Get warm in winter with our top plus size coats. No need to fret about coats looking dowdy and plain—lots of brands now have come up with fantastic, stylish winter coats that accommodate plus size figures too.