Puffer jackets and coats that’ll feel like a warm hug

The puffer coat is here to keep you super snug this winter – these are the best styles to invest in.

If you haven’t already, it’s time to stock up on all the wondrous winter goodies to keep you toasty and stylish. When it comes to being as snug as a bug, no piece of outerwear can truly compete with the puffer jacket. Luckily for us the high street is packed full of padded styles and it fits right into our need for comfort and protection right now.

And it isn’t just the high street that recognised that we might need to cocoon ourselves over the colder season. Way back in February, the catwalk shows across the four major fashion cities were full of gorgeous padded and quilted coats to keep us well protected from the elements. 

Puffers regained popularity last winter and the trend has stayed strong this year, making this one to invest in right now. When looking for the perfect puffer there are lots of things to consider. 

From super bulky cropped styles, to bold colours and prints, there are so many options out there. 

If you’re looking for super levels of snugness, then a down-filled puffer coat or jacket offers a solid layer of protection from the elements. And don’t forget to check the waterproof abilities of your final choice too. While there are plenty of fashion-forward styles this season in a host of interesting and stylish fabrications, make sure your purchase will match what you need it for. 

The puffer coat is certainly back with a bang and we can’t wait to get wrapped up in these key styles. 

Best puffer coat

  • Zara

    Best puffer coats: Zara

    For cold winter days, grab this squishy coat and it’ll feel like an instant hug. The padding is also made from 100% recycled materials making it a more sustainable option.

    Shop hooded puffer coat at Zara, £89.99


  • Whistles

    Best puffer coats: Whistles

    Granted a puffer jacket will be puffy but a belt tie will help rein it in. This Whistles number has a shower-proof coating so it’s great for those typically rainy lunchtime strolls. 

    Shop trench puffer coat at Whistles, £115 (previously £179)


  • Paloma Wool

    Best puffer coats: Paloma Wool

    Created from Sorona down filling – made from recycled plastic bottles – this cosy coat will liven up the simplest of outfits. Want even more good news? You can also unzip the bottom to turn it into a jacket. 

    Shop Paloma Wool Armstrong puffer coat at Liberty, £280


  • Reiss

    Best puffer coats: Reiss

    If you think a puffer coat might overwhelm your frame or be too bulky, try a shorter style. This Reiss jacket has a water-repellant fabric and a detachable hood. 

    Shop Paige puffer coat at Reiss, £160 (previously £325)


  • Weekday

    Best puffer coats: Weekday

    A shiny style will look so good layered over anything from wide leg trousers to a slip dress and chunky boots. It also has extra neck padding to keep you extra cosy. 

    Shop Martine puffer coat at Weekday, £110


  • Monki

    Best puffer coats: Monki

    Feel cocooned – as though you’re still wrapped up in bed – in this super puffy jacket. In sizes XXS-XL and available in black, khaki and navy – get it quick before it sells out. 

    Shop button-up puffer coat at Monki, £45 (was £65)


  • Alphatauri

    Best puffer coats: Alphatauri

    When you’re on a winter walk and forget your gloves, just put your hands inside the fleece-lined pockets of this puffer. You can also remove the hood for good-weather days. 

    Shop puffer jacket at Alphatauri, £224.95 (previously £445.95)


  • Ganni

    Best puffer coats: Ganni

    The tech fabric is lightweight while also being extra cosy. Want to know the best part? You can also zip off the sleeves to turn it into a puffer gilet. It’s a two-for-one buy if you ask us. 

    Shop tech down coat at Ganni, £425


  • The White Company

    Best puffer coats: The White Company

    If you want to keep it classic, go for a long-line black puffer coat. This style will work brilliantly with the winter chill on a weekend walk in the countryside. 

    Shop long down-filled funnel neck puffer coat at The White Company, £202.30 (previously £289)


  • Sika

    Best puffer coats: Sika

    This printed puffer coat is handmade in Ghana and will certainly help you stand out from the crowd. A great style statement, it will be perfect over a jeans and a jumper. 

    Shop Amethyst Field puffer coat at Sika, £230


  • Hush

    Who can resist leopard print?

    Leopard print is still a huge trend for autumn/winter and this style is sure to make you smile even on the chilliest of winter days.

    Shop Leia puffer jacket at Hush, £149


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