6 Coat Trends That Look As Warm As They Do Good

Photo Courtesy of Simply Be.
After an unseasonably warm beginning of winter (hey, we're not complaining), the recent cold snap has certainly caught us off-guard. Perhaps this is the world’s reminder that, yes, “winter is coming,” but regardless, we’ve been living in our warm-weather fantasy for far too long. And although you’ll have to pry our favorite leather jackets from our hands, we’re willing to admit that now might just be the time to add another layer to our look.

Considering your coat is what people see the most of from December through March (at least), it shouldn't be an after-thought. Sure, you can break out the neutral number you've had for the past five years...or you could treat yourself to a new, on-trend piece. Sure, plus-size clothes often get a bad rap for having limited options, but there’s actually a myriad of size 14-plus coats all over the web. And, let us tell you: They look good.

Click through to see the six styles we're all wearing this season. These pieces won't just keep you bundled up all winter long — they'll completely transform how you get dressed.
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The Parka
This utilitarian style is the perfect pairing of fashion and function: Lots of pockets, faux-fur trimmed hoods, and waist-cinching drawstrings make this coat the ideal option for those who need to battle the elements, but want to look good in the process.

Simply Be Camouflage Cotton Parka, $97.50, available at Simply Be.
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Maurcies Parka with Faux Fur, $139, available at Maurices.
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Boohoo Billie Parka, $96, available at boohoo.
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Torrid Sherpa Lined Parka, $108.90, available at Torrid.
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Simply Be Parka with Faux Fur, $74.99, available at Simply Be.
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The Overcoat
Blame it on Kim Kardashian’s ability to turn anything into a trend, but the classic wool overcoat is popping up on the shoulder of every Insta It girl. Since the look is meant to feel effortless and sophisticated, stick with solid colors, single-button closures, and slim lapels.

Elvi Boyfriend Coat, $123.90, available at Elvi.
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Who What Wear Wrap Coat, $59.99, available at Target.
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Samoon Wool Blend Coat. $209.99, available at Navabi.
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Roaman's Long Wool Coat, $239.99-$279.99, available at Full Beauty.
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City Chic Longline Wrap Coat, $74.50, available at City Chic.
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Elvi Oversized Tweed Coat, $123.90, available at Elvi.
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The Faux Number
There’s just something luxurious about wrapping yourself in something so soft and furry. (And really, who needs authentic fur when faux versions are better than ever?) Whether you prefer something that resembles the real deal or you’re more into the fantastical route, it's hard not to love a piece that basically doubles as a blanket.

Evans Leopard Faux Fur Coat, $135, available at Evans.
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Torrid Ombré Faux Fur Coat, $83.98, available at Torrid.
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Ulla Popken Faux Fur Jacket, $101.82, available at Full Beauty.
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Ellos Faux Fur Coat, $119.90-$139.90, available at Ellos.
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Who What Wear Fur Jacket, $69.99, available at Target.
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The Puffer
Puffer coats are ubiquitous once temperatures drop, so you need a statement-making style to stand out from the crowd. If you’re the type who’s always cold, this is the perfect investment piece to keep you looking and feeling good all season long. Leave those plain versions on the rack, though: Instead, opt for vibrant colors, unique accents, or structural designs.

Simply Be Biker Jacket, $97.50, available at Simply Be.
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Sophia Curvy Quilted Coat, $194.99, available at Navabi.
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Ellen Tracy Quilted Jacket, $111.91, available at Nordstrom.
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Catherines Reversible Coat, $199-$214, available at Catherines.
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Simply Be Puffer Jacket, $107.50, available at Simply Be.
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The Shearling
Though shearling gives us some throwback '70s vibes, we’re always excited when it resurfaces. Give it an effortlessly cool edge by pairing the coat with sleek faux leather pants or distressed jeans; or, try a more dressed-up twist with a satin skirt or sequined sheath. Either way, people will be stopping you for shopping tips.

Boohoo Shearling Jacket, $88, available at boohoo.
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Roaman's Shearling Jacket, $199.99-$239.99, available at Full Beauty.
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Calvin Klein Plus Faux Shearling Coat, $239, available at Bloomingdale's.
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6th & Lane Sweater Coat, $74.99, available at Lane Bryant.
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Roman’s Moto Fleece Coat, $149.99-$179.99, available at Roman’s.
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The Double-Breasted Style
For those looking to update their outerwear selection but prefer classic coats, this trend is for you. Double-breasted designs are totally timeless, meaning this investment piece will still be in style for years to come. Consider it a fashion guarantee that will keep you looking put-together.

Eloquii Contrast Colorblock Coat, $179.90, available at Eloquii.
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Roaman's Long Coat, $279.99-$319.99, available at Full Beauty.
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Elvi Velvet Trench, $113.48, available at Elvi.
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Ashley Stewart Military Coat, $74.75, available at Ashley Stewart.
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