There comes a point of no return every winter when — no matter how many layers you have under that cute fall coat — it's just too freaking cold out. Clearly, you need a winter coat. However, finding some perfect plus size winter coats that suit your personal style and come in your size can be a task that feels as daunting and impossible as Abbi from Broad City making it through Whole Foods while under the influence of anesthesia.
I live in a super cold climate (colder than Mars, at times), so choosing the perfect winter coat isn't just a seasonal task that's required to protect me from the elements. I wear my winter coat over every single outfit for about six months out of the year. And it's as tricky as choosing one item to wear out in public every single day for half the year sounds like it would be. One coat to rule them all? That's... uh, just a bit of pressure.
Hunting down a coat that's the right mix of style and substance and fits in your budget might tempt you to throw on every article of clothing you own, Joey Tribbiani style, and just give up. But whether your style is sporty, elegant, colorful, minimalist, feminine, comfy, or some mix of all of the above, here are 27 coats that'll hopefully make the process a little easier.
1. Toasty Olive
Boohoo Madison Parka With Faux Fur Trim, $80, boohoo.com
This is the standby coat that's the perfect mix of utilitarian and cool with cozy faux fur.
2. Minimalist & Oversized
Marc New York Wendy Melton Coat, $139, amazon.com
I hesitate to call notched lapels and single buttons menswear-inspired because sophisticated has no gender. That being said, this coat's tailored fit and gorgeous weight are absolutely perfect to take you from weekend brunch to holiday party warm and in style.
3. That's A Wrap (Coat)
Eloquii Plaid Wrap Coat, $179.90, eloquii.com
Equal parts quaint and chic, this jacket goes up to a size 28 so babes of many sizes can get in on the belted goodness.
4. Modern Puffer
Calvin Klein Performance Puffer Coat, $95.40, lordandtaylor.com
This silvery puffer coat is all athleisure dream babe of the future and zero percent soccer mom.
5. Little Yellow Riding Hood
ModCloth Once Upon A Thyme Coat, $149.99, modcloth.com
Whether you're off to your grandmother's house or just around the corner to grab deodorant, this hooded coat is the outerwear for your modern fairytale.
6. Sleek And Shear
Lane Bryant Faux Shearling Coat, $159.95, lanebryant.com
Faux shearling looks uptown in black, making this the perfect coat to keep your warm on your commute and looking cute for after-work drinks.
7. Orange Siren
ASOS Curve Midi Coat With Faux Fur Collar, $179.15, asos.com
WWLDRW: What Would Lana Del Rey Wear? Obviously this glamorous and slightly retro burnt orange coat with a standout fur collar.
8. Babe In Brushed Wool
Missguided Plus Size Belted Wool Coat, $110.50, missguidedus.com
Add a little texture to a classic silhouette for a winning look that pairs well with jeans and a great dress.
9. Berry Berry Warm
Columbia Powder Pillow Jacket, $124.97, nordstromrack.com
Sometimes you want the coat that gets it done, is made for actually being outdoors, and also ensures that if you get lost on the ski hills you'll easily be spotted by a babely mountain rescuer.
10. Wintery White
Outdoor Orchestra Coat, $159.99, modcloth.com
Is there anything more stunning than a feminine silhouette in a crisp winter white? I'm not sure that there is. Stick to white hot chocolate to keep your dry cleaning bill down, though.
11. Tailored Treat
Universal Standard Oversize Marlett Coat, $390, universalstandard.net
This oversized wool cut with sharp button and pocket zipper details — and an unexpected pop of red at the collar — is definitely a sophisticated grownup investment worth making.
12. Classic Cut
Target Wool Blend Pea Coat, $35.99, target.com
Hey, classics are classics for a reason. Go with the perennial fave in a jewel tone for something that's familiar but just a little unexpected.
13. Faux And Fierce
Lovedrobe Faux Fur Contrast Jacket, $82.50, simplybe.com
Who says every day isn't a fashion show? The world is your runway, baby, and you better work.
14. Fur Real
Evans Chevron Faux Fur Coat, $120, evansusa.com
Keep snuggly warm in this loosely cut gray coat. It's basically like wearing a cute, fur-lined sleeping bag. But, like, cute.
15. Blushing Babe
Steve Madden Faux Fur Coat, $82.42, nordstrom.com
One part glam; one part teddy bear; all parts on-trend.
16. Plum Pretty
Addition Elle Quilted Fooler Two-In-One, $160, additionelle.com
Get two functional pieces to take you through the seasons with ease in a pretty purple hue.
17. Weather-Proof And Cruelty-Free
Mammoth Outerwear Fox Bomber Jacket, $675, mammothouterwear.com
Looking for a piece that's gonna stand up to the elements and stand the test of time? More of a backwoods adventurer than a gala-goer, but still have an eye for style? Wanna stay the warmest without down and coyote fur? This is your coat.
18. Cyan Queen
DKNY Bouclé Reefer, $159, nordstrom.com
Want to stand out in a sea of basic coats? Pick this bright number to make your mark.
Climate Base Performance Jacket, $99.99, simplybe.com
If you're one of those people who is always cold, this coat is gonna be your savior this winter.
20. Polka Dot Pretty
Target Wool-Blend Pea Coat, $50.99, target.com
I mean, what else are you gonna wear to ice skate and hold hands with your crush?
21. Check Mate
Simply Bee Check Cocoon Coat, $129.99, simplybe.com
Oxblood and navy are two of the "new neutrals," so grab this coat and wear it with everything.
DKNY Faux Fur-Trimmed Parka, $149.90, nordstrom.com
What's better than an olive coat? An olive and navy coat, obvi.
23. Cape Cud-dle
Mod Cloth Hood If I Could Cape, $89.99, modcloth.com
OK, maybe this isn't for my fellow subarctic babes. If you can get away with a cape and some long gloves, though, why wouldn't you?
24. It's Handled
Simply Be Joanna Hope, $157.50, simplybe.com
Olivia Pope, is that you? Get sh*t done in this gorgeous shawl coat.
25. Gray Gardens
Micheal Kors Asymmetrical Wool Coat, $179.90, nordstrom.com
This structured coat's clean lines, details, and moto jacket-like styling are perfect for when you have to retire your favorite leather coat but keep your refined bad babe sensibilities.
26. Beautiful Baubles
Mod Cloth When Opera-tunity Strikes Coat, $159.99
This jewel-toned coat with luxe detailing and rich hue is the perfect piece to go with your lace-up boots for that vintage-y feel.
27. Little Bitta' (P)leather
Junarose PU Trim Coat, $182.50, simplybe.com
When black is anything but basic, you know you need it on your bod. Like, yesterday. This asymmetrical zip coat with quilted pleather sleeves from Junarose more than fits the bill.
There you have it. Go off and be free to be a fatshion-loving babe this winter.
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