The best winter coats for women need to be the perfect finishing touch to every outfit. We need versatility, warmth and the versatility to dress up or down. When winter coat shopping, it makes sense to opt for an investment piece that will last more than one winter.
Why? Well, part of the problem of finding the best winter coat is ensuring that it not only looks nice - but that it will be warm enough in the dead of winter. Conscientious shoppers should look for luxurious, snuggly materials that can withstand the harshest conditions to ensure that it will look just as good next year.
To help kick off your winter look with the most important purchase of the season, here’s Gloverall’s checklist of the four ultimate winter coat trends for 2019 and 2020.
The trench coat is the pinnacle of sophistication. Ideal for the transition from autumn to winter, a trench coat is a perfect choice when you need to need to look smart whilst shielded from the chill. For extra warmth, look out for double-breasted and longer styles that button up all the way to the neck. Our Audrey Oversized Trench Coat is a timeless, lightweight coat for Autumn. Showerproof at its core, this coat’s gun flaps at the front prevent raindrops from running inside the coat, whilst its pleated cape enables water to roll-off.
For an eye-catching revival on this classic piece, look out for unique fabrics and updated colours. Our Freya Trench Coat is served in a quintessentially British corduroy, sourced from Brisbane Moss, specialists in cord and moleskin since the early 19th century. Available in rust, camel and sage, the Freya is guaranteed to catch a second glance when you’re in line for your morning coffee.
The 90s have returned and so has the iconic parka. Parka jackets are the best winter coat choice for those freezing, muddy dog walks and general everyday wear. A classic take on the 1960s revival, our unisex Charlie Parka was made for the toughest of winters.
The Charlie Parka has everything you could want in a casual winter coat. It features an adjustable, warm wool shearling-lined hood to prevent heat from escaping. Given its oversized fit and light padding for extra warmth, we would recommend downsizing for the perfect women’s winter coat. Trust us, you have never felt warmth like it.
A parka that takes you from the countryside to the city without compromising on style or functionality? The Charlie Parka also boasts a luxurious Mongolian sheepskin fur trim and is available in two versatile colours: navy and beige.
For a sleek and stylish silhouette, consider a duffle jacket. To ensure that it stands the test of time, opt for a duffle coat that has at least 80% wool and avoid coats that have over three fibres blended together. This will help avoid the fabric from pilling.
Our best-selling Monty Duffle Coat fits the bill. Crafted from Italian wool, this timeless women’s winter coat combines smart, understated tailoring with convenience. It features large pockets to keep hands toasty and valuables safe, along with a fixed shoulder cape for extra warmth. An oversized piece like the Monty is ideal for a winter coat for formal occasions. Given it’s sizing, it is the perfect outerwear to throw over the cocktail and formal dresses alike.
You can dial down the formality like our Short Slim Fit Duffle Coat. The slim-fit cut and contrasting checkback interior offer an updated feel to an otherwise classic coat. With its above-thigh fit, this pancake hooded coat is the perfect smart-casual choice to be thrown on over chunky knitwear.
Providing the perfect amount of warmth and sophistication to combat the most blustery winter days, the peacoat is smart enough for work as well as after-work drinks.
In the market for the perfect winter work coat? Well, have you met Eva? Our Eva Long Peacoat is a contemporary, minimalist longline coat inspired entirely by clean lines.
The pared-back design features a large notched collar and oversized patch pockets, perfect for your hands, smartphone and cardholder on your commute. For a polished and pulled together look (even when you don’t feel it), the peacoat boasts a concealed double-breasted button fastening. Made from a double-faced wool blend in a mid-calf fit, our Eva also features a back vent for when you are in a rush.
Need more of a statement? Our Lochcarron X Gloverall Eva Peacoat collab is handcrafted in a colourful and timeless tartan. The eccentric yet classic tartan is sourced directly from Lochcarron of Scotland, world-renowned weavers who have been producing the finest fabric since 1947.
Winter is well and truly here. Finding the best, durable winter coat that will keep you warm and dry with a stylish flair should be at the top of your shopping list. Whether it’s before or after Christmas shopping? That’s up to you.