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We understand the hesitation — coats are one of those big buys that you have to be really smart about. It's got to be versatile but still luxe-looking, body-flattering and forgiving, and modern-leaning but not trendy...not to mention within your budget. So, if you ever wonder why you have so many basic, black topcoats in your closet, that's probably got something to do with it.
But, we're here to help you break that mold. In a printed pattern, a statement coat can really make getting dressed so much easier (which is something you're definitely looking for in the wintertime). Ahead, the six women who make a convincing argument for a coat that's got some personality.
Photographed by Christian Vierig.