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Women's Winter Coats: 2019 Trends
How do you get through the winter season with a smile?
One way is to keep covered and cover up in style! Follow our guide for finding the type of winter coat that meets your needs and for discovering today’s top trends.
The puffer is a very warm, cozy, and puffy quilted coat. It’s usually insulated with down or with a synthetic material that recreates the characteristics of down. It’s the ultimate comfy cocoon for freezing urban winters.
This year, bigger, oversized styles are extremely stylish. To stay warm from head to toe, opt for a coat that’s super long. For a modern and sporty look, pick out a shorter puffer. To look chic, select one with a shiny finish. In terms of colors, earth tones, like brown, bronze, ochre, and rust, are all the rage.
A parka is a warm and waterproof winter jacket that’s loved for its functionality. It’s usually equipped with practical details, like pockets, drawstrings, and even a hood. Parkas can vary when it comes to warmth depending on their type of insulation. It’s the kind of coat you can wear everywhere and that’s perfect for everyday travel as well as moderate outdoor activity.
If you’re looking for something trendy, check out the 2-in-1 styles that have a removable bib. Besides offering a modern layered look, they help you adapt to changes in temperature. Looking for a color beyond traditional black? Opt for shades of khaki and sand, or rock it in red.
Canada Goose parkas are some of the most sought-after coats around. This Canadian brand offers utility styles inspired by scientists in the Antarctic as well as fitted feminine cuts that are designed for the city. Women’s coat brand Soia & Kyo and well-known brand Moose Knuckles have mastered the art of creating elegant and original parka styles for contemporary, city-dwelling women.
The Wool Coat
While it’s not warm enough for long expeditions out in the cold, the wool coat remains a staple for your winter wardrobe. It’s classy for going on chic outings in the city and will also see you through the changing seasons.
In terms of trends, we love coats that come in rich textures, like bouclé wool, mohair, and plush. Checks are also a top favorite. They sometimes come in elegant neutrals, and other times in bright colors. Additionally, we’re able to see the influence of menswear when it comes to the style and pattern of wool coats, e.g. a grey coat with a chevron motif, a straight overcoat with a tailored collar, an oversized coat with a double-breasted front…
The Winter Sports Coat
If you love to ski or snowboard, you'll be well equipped with a coat that's specially designed for your sport. The best winter sports coats are made with a slightly stretchy fabric that allows you to move freely. They are also breathable and water resistant. Some styles are even designed with sealed seams that keep out water, wind, and the cold. Very warm coats that are made with down or synthetic insulation are sometimes constructed with zippered vents under the arms that are perfect for keeping you comfortable during those intense days skiing down the mountain.
And to stay stylish on the slopes this year?
Have fun with bright pops and blocks of color. We’re also seeing a retro influence on the shapes and details of sports coats. The trendiest skiers will be showcasing hints of sherpa while the boldest will be wearing one-pieces. The utility trend has influenced this piece of activewear as well. Beige shades are very popular, as are patch-pocket parkas that hit below your hips.
You can rely on famous brands that specialize in outdoor activities, like The North Face, Columbia, Arc’Teryx, and Helly Hansen. Each season, these labels beautifully blend their technical expertise with today’s top trends.
To find out everything about the technical characteristics of coats, discover our Tips & Tricks section. What’s the difference between down and synthetic insulation? What coats will work best for skiing? What are the different levels of waterproofing? There’s where you’ll find all the answers to your questions.
Ready to combat the cold in style?