25 Plus-Size Winter Coats to Fall in Love With

It's taken a while, but I'm finally excited for the winter season. Maybe it's because cafes have unleashed their gingerbread and peppermint mochas. Maybe it's the holiday shopping. Maybe it's the fact that the Doctor Who Christmas Special is just around the corner. But I'm actually looking forward to the snow (we haven't had any yet where I live!) and the nights by the fire and the hikes on the frosty hills.

I've also been looking forward to buying a new winter coat. Every year, I try to treat myself to one. We get so wrapped up in finding the perfect gifts for our loved ones over the holidays, that it's just nice to take some down time and think of yourself a bit. You've made it through another year of work or school or dating hell. You deserve a self-purchased gift.

As I searched for the perfect coat to give myself, I realized that this year has seen so many advances in plus fashion that the decision wasn't going to be as easy as it normally is (a quick trip to the plus section of Lord & Taylor, usually). There were so many options that it took me a month to decide. I finally went for this cozy, wool, cotton candy pink coat. It was a little out of my comfort zone (it's just SO pink) but I ended up falling in love and feeling prepared for a blizzard. Since I found so many great coats on my own quest, I rounded 'em up for you; whether you're on a budget or looking to splurge a bit, something will probably strike your fancy.

Pink Cocoon Coat

Vintage Cocoon Coat, $200, ASOS

Convertible Puffer Coat

The Kellie Convertible Puffer Coat, $238, Mynt 1792

Fur Collar Coat

Elegance through the Evening Coat, $112, Modcloth

Leopard Faux Fur Coat

Leopard Faux Fur Coat, $76, Torrid

Belted Puffer Coat

DKNY Faux Fur Trim Hooded Belted Puffer, $137, Macy's

Black Classic Coat

Mynt 1792 Edinburg Coat, $240, Bloomingdales

Velvet Coat

Marina Rinaldi Poesia Quilter Coat with Velvet Detail, $880, Bloomingdales

Houndstooth Coat

Houndstooth Coat, $109, Torrid

Navy Buckled Coat

Call of the Styled Coat, $119, Modcloth

Faux Fur Collar Coat

Stone 2 in 1 Faux Fur Collar Coat, $106, Dorothy Perkins

Faux Leather Colorblocked Coat

Michael Kors Faux Leather Colorblocked Coat, $215, Macy's

Blue Pastel Boyfriend Coat

Blue Pastel Boyfriend Coat, $97, Dorothy Perkins

Zip-Off Trench Coat

The Allison Zip-Off Trench, $228, MYNT 1792

Belted Parka

Michael Kors Belted Parka, $198, Lord and Taylor

Full-Length Coat

Ultimate Dress Coat, $159, Ulla Popken

Burgundy Puffer Coat

Shimmer Down Coat, $199, Lands End

Printed Faux Fur Coat

Jaime Faux Fur Trimmed Coat, $126, Bloomingdales

Coat with Contrast Trim

ASOS Curve Exclusive Coat with Contrast Trim, $92, ASOS

Fox Fur Trim Wrap

Caruana Genuine Fox Fur Trim Wrap, $1,095, Nordstrom

Quilted Coat

Laundry by Shelli Segal Packable Quilted Walking Coat, $140, Nordstrom

Blue Longline Coat

ASOS Curve Brushed Longline Coat, $98, ASOS

Red Collarless Coat

Collarless Coat, $200, Lane Bryant

White Double-Breasted Coat

On the Way Home Coat, $112, Modcloth

Oversized Parka

ASOS Curve Printed Oversize Parka, $121, ASOS

Printed Flower Coat

Press Preview Coat, $86, Modcloth