The Coat – it can be a game changer. Your statement piece when you enter the room. The winter season is fraught with challenges for the fashionista. Choosing the right winter coat(s) can be overwhelming. After all, a fabulous coat is an investment piece. Coat trends for this season are vast and varied. With styles changing so rapidly from one year to another, honing in on the coat trend that reflects your lifestyle and needs can be daunting.

Keep these points in mind when you decide to buy a winter coat:

  • Where do you want to wear the coat (office, leisure, all purpose)
  • Buy with a 3-4 year wear life in mind – value/investment
  • Color is paramount. Choose wisely and keep your options open
  • Versatility for various occasions and works with existing wardrobe choices

A great winter coat is waiting for you – choose one or several from the coat trends pictured.

TREND: Happy Spring Shades

Coat Trends - Happy Spring Shades
J Crew, Boss, Michael Kors

Designers merged seasons and gave winter coats a refreshing spin in cheery colors, like bubble gum pink, orange sherbet and baby blue. Spice up your winter look with color!

TREND: Patchwork

Coat Trends - Patchwork
Proenza Shouler, Tory Burch, Ralph Lauren

There’s nothing DIY about these patchwork coats. Designers took a sophisticated approach with graphic shapes, furs and muted tones that felt super luxe. This coat trend is for the woman who embraces making a bold statement.

TREND: Shearling

Coat Trends - Shearling
Rebecca Taylor, BCBG Max Azria, Coach

The fluffy material continues to blanket outerwear. It has become a staple in the coating world. Warm, snuggly and textural, it’s a coat trend that keeps on giving.

TREND: Graphic Furs

Coat Trends - Graphic Furs
Gabriela Hurst, Oscar de la Renta, Jason Wu

Furs got the statement treatment with color-blocked squares, playful intersecting lines and bold windowpane grids.

TREND: Camel Leather

Coat Trends - Camel Leather
Derek Lam, The Row, Banana Republic

Nothing can beat that rich camel hue. Simply divine. The best part – it works for every silhouette: A-line, fit and flare and trench.

TREND: Cropped Pea Coats

Coat Trends - Cropped Pea Coats
Tommy Hilfiger, Frame Denim, Tibi

The Classic Navy Pea coat gets a boxy crop for fall. The silhouette is also fabricated in checks, menswear plaids and beautiful Melton wools.

TREND: Minimalist

Coat Trends - Minimalist
Delpazo, Prabal Gurung, Victoria Beckham

Touches of interest like a sculpted bodice, lace up lapels and raw edges put a playful finish on otherwise super minimalist coats. The length remains long for this silhouette.

TREND: Oversized

Coat Trends - Oversized
Public School, Marc Jacobs, Victoria Beckham

Take fit out of the equation with over-sized shapes (think sloping shoulders, elongated sleeves and a shin grazing length) for a devil may care “borrowed-from-the-boys” attitude. Be careful with this silhouette. It can look sloppy.

TREND: Toggles

Coat Trends - Toggles
Prabal Gurung, Derek Lam, Altuzarra

Toggles get a high-fashion grown-up makeover that ranges from crisp and minimal to edgy and bold.


REDValentino Belted Twill Coat
REDValentino Belted Twill Coat, $828
Sofia Cashmere Double-Breasted Houndstooth Peacoat
Sofia Cashmere Double-Breasted Houndstooth Peacoat, $795
Raey Long Shearling Coat
Raey Long Shearling Coat, $1,728
Eileen Fisher Windowpane-Check Shawl-Collar Coat
Eileen Fisher Windowpane-Check Shawl-Collar Coat, $638
Belle Fare Chevron Fur Jacket
Belle Fare Chevron Fur Jacket, $1,595
Vince Wool and Cashmere-Blend Trench Coat
Vince Wool and Cashmere-Blend Trench Coat, $1,036
Diane Von Furstenberg 1 2 3 Coat
Diane Von Furstenberg 1 2 3 Coat, $1,077
Edun Nub Double-Breasted Checked Wool Coat
Edun Nub Double-Breasted Checked Wool Coat, $2,649
Max Mara Manuel Coat
Max Mara Manuel Coat, $1,735
Burberry Brit Finsdale Hooded Duffle Coat with Toggles
Burberry Brit Finsdale Hooded Duffle Coat with Toggles, $1,095
Neiman Marcus Basic Long Leather Jacket
Neiman Marcus Basic Long Leather Jacket, $295
Vickie Full-Length Lambskin Leather Coat
Vickie Full-Length Lambskin Leather Coat, $1,659


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