Best winter coats for women 2020: From parkas to puffer jackets

Maisie Bovingdon
·Shopping writer
·4-min read
A coat is an essential come the autumn winter months, here are some enviable styles spotted at Paris Fashion Week earlier this year. (Getty Images)
A coat is an essential come the autumn winter months, here are some enviable styles spotted at Paris Fashion Week earlier this year. (Getty Images)

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A coat to keep you warm and dry on cold, wet and windy days is a winter essential – even more so this year, when much of our socialising will be done outdoors.

But with more and more of us turning to online shopping, trying to find the right one for you among the vast array of options available can be slightly overwhelming.

From padded puffer jackets and classic parkas, to smart tailored coats, there is something to suit everyone’s style preferences.

While some may be looking for an everyday outerwear item to wear when running errands, or going for leisurely strolls in the autumn leaves, others are looking for a smart number for evenings out.

Brands including John Lewis & Partners, Marks and Spencer, Mango and Uniqlo have a huge variety, and we have found a selection of styles you won’t want to miss this season.

10 of the best winter coats for women

Barbour Maya Waterproof Hooded Jacket | £229 from John Lewis & Partners

Barbour Maya Waterproof Hooded Jacket
Barbour Maya Waterproof Hooded Jacket

Barbour is a trusted brand for timeless jackets that will keep you warm and dry for years to come. This stylish longline design boasts a faux fur trim hood, as well as side pockets, a drawcord waist and a zip and button front fastening,

Feather & Down Duvet Puffer Coat | £99 from Marks and Spencer

Feather & Down Duvet Puffer Coat
Feather & Down Duvet Puffer Coat

For those looking for a warming puffer coat, M&S has delivered. This Puffer Coat has feather and down filling, which combined with the longline style provides extra insulation. The design features a funnel neck, which can be done up for extra protection from the elements. It is also made from water-repellent Stormwear technology, which promises to keep you bone dry.

Dark Grey Soft Faux Fur Maxi Coat | £59.99 from New Look

Dark Grey Soft Faux Fur Maxi Coat
Dark Grey Soft Faux Fur Maxi Coat

New Look’s Soft Faux Fur Maxi Coat is versatile yet trendy. This long-length design features a button up fastening, as well as a revere collar. It comes in two colours and is ideal to take you from day to night in the winter months.

Women Lined Fleece Tailored Coat | £34.90 from Uniqlo

Women Lined Fleece Tailored Coat
Women Lined Fleece Tailored Coat

This fleecy coat provides the warmth you need when bracing the outdoors this winter. Fleece coats never go out of fashion and we think this design will be a firm favourite for winters to come. The mid-length coat is made from soft pile-lined fleece, and comes in three colours. We are tempted to get one in every shade.

Faux Fur Coat | £89.99 from Mango

Faux fur coat
Faux fur coat

No winter wardrobe is complete without a faux fur coat, and this Mango one ticks all the boxes. It is made from thick faux fur fabric, with a silky inner lining. It boasts a funnel neck and is an oversized style. It comes in two colours: a classic black and red wine hue.

Thermowarmth™ Quilted Puffer Coat | £45 from Marks and Spencer

Thermowarmth™ Quilted Puffer Coat
Thermowarmth™ Quilted Puffer Coat

M&S’ Thermowarmth Quilted Puffer Coat has received more than 200 glowing reviews from shoppers, and it is no surprise why. The longline fitted coat is water-resistant and features “Thermowarmth” padding, which promises to ensure the wearer is protected from the elements. It has an adjustable waist and a funnel neck, as well as a concealed hood and two-way zip fastening to keep you snug and warm all winter long.

Dunbar Parka | £190 from Boden

Dunbar Parka
Dunbar Parka

Boden’s Dunbar Parka is a waterproof and cosy long length coat. It features a removable faux-fur hood and also boasts an internal belt and fur-lined pockets, plus it comes in two shades.

Shoreside Waterproof Coat | £89.95 from Joules

Shoreside Waterproof Coat
Shoreside Waterproof Coat

Joules’ new Waterproof Coat is the ideal outerwear purchase for those looking for a lightweight, short waterproof jacket. It boasts a flattering A-line shape, which can be cinched in around the waist thanks to the drawstring detail.

The North Face Saikuru Crop Puffer Jacket | £180 from ASOS

The North Face Saikuru crop puffer jacket
The North Face Saikuru crop puffer jacket

North Face never fails to deliver on comfort, warmth and practicality. This short puffer design is made from insulating fabric, while the adjustable cuffs and toggle hem, will ensure your mobility is not restricted on your next stormy Sunday stroll.

Seasons Womens Padded Jacket | £49.99 (Was £69.99) from Mountain Warehouse

Seasons Womens Padded Jacket
Seasons Womens Padded Jacket

Mountain Warehouse is the go-to brand for a long lasting outdoor jacket. This design is made from microfibre insulation and has a water-resistant exterior. It also features a hood and elasticated cuffs to keep the warmth in. Plus, it comes in eight colours and in a range of sizes from 4 to 28.

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