Coat Trends
The top coat trends of the seasons. Courtesy of LN-CC

We're coming up on that time of year when your coat is essentially your outfit. Sure, your lower half might peek out a tad, a bold hat or headband may draw some eyes and yes, your bag's still your outermost layer, but most of your fashion real estate will be occupied by your coat. That's quite a commitment. So it's important you consider your choices carefully.

Happily, this season's dominant coat trends all skew quite classic. Designers, street stylers and retailers all seem to be gravitating toward modern, streamlined versions of tried-and-true styles. Think thigh- and ankle-grazing leather coats, quilted puffers that don't overdo it on bulk, toggle coats that nod to their predecessors but come in of-the-moment tones. We also noticed one overarching theme across the various outerwear styles: no matter your aesthetic, oversized is in.

Scroll down to shop the season's hottest coat trends. And don't worry if you can't pick a favorite. Many overlap.

Quilted Puffer Coats

High-end designers have been dismantling the puffer coat's utilitarian image for several seasons now. This fall/winter, in lieu of horizontal lines, opt for a quilted shell coat that'll keep out the biting cold and exude quiet sophistication.

Mango Oversized Waterproof Padded Anorak
Mango

Mango Oversized Waterproof Padded Anorak, $129.99 at Mango

Zara Quilted Water Repellent Longline Jacket
Zara

Zara Quilted Water Repellent Longline Jacket, $69.90 at Zara

Everlane The ReNew Long Liner
Everlane

Everlane The ReNew Long Liner in Kalamata, $149 at Everlane

Other Stories Diamond Padded Puffer Coat
& Other Stories

& Other Stories Diamond Padded Puffer Coat in Black, $299 at & Other Stories

UNIQLO Pufftech Oversized Coat 2
UNIQLO

UNIQLO Pufftech Oversized Coat in 07 Gray, $149.90 at UNIQLO

Statement Shearling Coats

Year in and year out, all the fashion girlies stick with shearling for a reason. It adds a dose of warmth, style and texture to any look.

Loulou Studio Namo Oversized Double-Breasted Shearling Coat
Loulou Studio

Loulou Studio Namo Oversized Double-Breasted Shearling Coat in Brown, $1,500 at Net-a-Porter

A.P.C. New Doll Faux-Shearling Collar Wool-Blend Coat
A.P.C.

A.P.C. New Doll Faux-Shearling Collar Wool-Blend Coat, $482 at Matches Fashion

Cawley Studio Avis Reversible Checked Sheepskin Jacket
Cawley Studio

Cawley Studio Avis Reversible Checked Sheepskin Jacket, $1,496 at Matches Fashion

Apparis Lucy Jacket
Apparis

Apparis Lucy Jacket in Butterscotch Checker, $540 at Apparis

Free People Lady Lane Faux Fur Collar Jacket
Free People

Free People Lady Lane Faux Fur Collar Jacket, $298 at Free People

Longline Leather Coats

Leather was all over the latest runways and not just in its usual outerwear iteration. Still, a leather coat is as timeless as it gets. Not to mention the luxe — even in its faux form — material complements other cold-weather fabrics exceedingly well. For the new season, it's all about longer, often trench-style coats that flout convention ever so slightly.

Zara Belted Faux Leather Trench
Zara

Zara Belted Faux Leather Trench, $129 at Zara

Avec Les Filles Croc Faux Leather Trench Coat
Avec Les Filles

Avec Les Filles Croc Faux Leather Trench Coat, $178 at Anthropologie

Alice + Olivia Elicia Vegan Leather Trench Coat
Alice + Olivia

Alice + Olivia Elicia Vegan Leather Trench Coat, $895 at Saks

AWAKE MODE Faux Leather Belted Coat With Multi Panels
A.W.A.K.E. MODE

A.W.A.K.E. MODE Faux Leather Belted Coat With Multi Panels, $436.50 at Shopbop

Loulou Studio Net Sustain Uvon Leather Trench Coat
Loulou Studio + Net Sustain

Loulou Studio + Net Sustain Uvon Leather Trench Coat in Black, $875 at Net-a-Porter

Modern Bombers

Much like puffers, this streetwear staple is in the midst of a serious high-fashion makeover. Pro tip: On colder days, layer your do-it-all flight jacket under a tailored wool coat.

Jacquemus Le Bomber Bahia Cotton-Blend Bomber Jacket
Jacquemus

Jacquemus Le Bomber Bahia Cotton-Blend Bomber Jacket, $1,345 at MyTheresa

Rave Review Simone Tartan Cropped Bomber Jacket
Rave Review

Rave Review Simone Tartan Cropped Bomber Jacket, $1,170 at LN-CC

Free People Chloe Jacket
Free People

Free People Chloe Jacket in Maroon Combo, $198 at Free People

COS Oversized Cropped Bomber Jacket
COS

COS Oversized Cropped Bomber Jacket, $225 at COS

Andersson Bell Khaki N2B Bomber Jacket
Andersson Bell

Andersson Bell Khaki N2B Bomber Jacket, $655 at SSENSE

Chocolate Wrap Coats

A classic wrap coat is a fall-to-winter essential. It makes you look instantly put-together and, unlike most cold-weather outer garb, can be used to accentuate the waist. This year, skip over caramel-toned camel coats and try out a deeper (but still neutral) confection-inspired hue.

COS Belted Double-Faced Wool Coat
COS

COS Belted Double-Faced Wool Coat in Brown, $350 at COS

Ralph Lauren Belted Faux-Shearling Wrap Coat
Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren Belted Faux-Shearling Wrap Coat, $395 at Ralph Lauren

Nanushka Alamo Wool Self-Tie Long Coat
Nanushka

Nanushka Alamo Wool Self-Tie Long Coat, $1,165 at LuisaViaRoma

Herno Belted Faux Fur Coat
Herno

Herno Belted Faux Fur Coat, $426 at Farfetch

Lemaire Belted Wool Wrap Coat
Lemaire

Lemaire Belted Wool Wrap Coat, $1,463 at Matches Fashion

Double-Breasted Coats

Sad to shelve all those trusty, strong-shouldered blazers that got you through fall's up-and-down weather? Well, lucky for you their longline cousins are trending. Polished, sharp-angled and often oversized, they too cut a striking silhouette.

Mango Oversize Wool Coat
Mango

Mango Oversize Wool Coat in Medium Brown, $199.99 at Mango

Raey Exaggerated Shoulder Wool-Blend Tux Coat
Raey

Raey Exaggerated Shoulder Wool-Blend Tux Coat, $1,415 at Matches Fashion

Loulou Studio + Net Sustain Striped Double-Breasted Organic Wool
Loulou Studio + Net Sustain

Loulou Studio + Net Sustain Striped Double-Breasted Organic Wool and Cashmere-Blend Coat, $830 at Net-a-Porter

Reformation Oscar Nipped Waist Coat
Reformation

Reformation Oscar Nipped Waist Coat in Brown Check, $398 at Reformation

COS Oversized Double-Breasted Wool Coat
COS

COS Oversized Double-Breasted Wool Coat in Black, $375 at COS

Toggle Coats

From hot pants to plunging V necks to toggle coats, 70s-inflected ready-to-wear is on the rise (again). Now's the time to take this menswear-inspired, Bill Blass-approved outerwear trend for a spin.

Zara Faux Shearling Carabiner Jacket
Zara

Zara Faux Shearling Carabiner Jacket, $69.90 at Zara

The Frankie Shop Noha Faux Fur Toggle Coat
The Frankie Shop

The Frankie Shop Noha Faux Fur Toggle Coat, $439 at The Frankie Shop

Toteme Khaki Hooded Jacket
Toteme

Toteme Khaki Hooded Jacket, $1,050 at SSENSE

Moschino Single-Breasted Shearling Coat
Moschino

Moschino Single-Breasted Shearling Coat, $795 at Farfetch

We11done Black Toggle Coat
We11done

We11done Black Toggle Coat, $1,970 at SSENSE

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