Coats are practical items that may require a reasonable investment – choose wisely and your coat will protect you this winter and in the years to come. More classical styles are probably best for this purpose – think camel, black, navy or grey. Look for classic shapes, tailored silhouettes with fitted sleeve caps.
Consider also the blend of fabrics of a coat if warmth is a major factor. Wool blends are the best – more wool usually means a warmer coat, whilst polyester provides durability. But if you are in the market for something a little more edgy, look out for this season’s hot ticket item, faux fur! Seen in both short and cropped styles look out for animal prints in particular. Androgynous shapes are also popular, and will give you a little added room to layer woollen jumpers underneath for extra warmth in the coldest months.
Think about the fastening of your winter coat. Currently double breasted coats are doing the rounds, with new references to classic military styles. Another popular choice is the robe coat that morphs the traditional bathrobe with more conservative top coat silhouettes. Cinch the coat in at the waist with a belt made from the coat fabric itself. Taking these elements into consideration we have sourced the 12 best winter coats that tick all the boxes.
Check out our suggestions from the classic duster to the androgynous Scandi coat, in a choice of fabric faux fur to woven wool. All of our selections are reasonably priced will leave you with money in your bank account.