Winter is fast approaching and a drop in temperature means a need to dig out our best warm clothing that will keep us feeling stylish, yet cosy.
Uniqlo is such a great brand for winter basics and statement pieces. Its mission statement is to create fashion that is functional. And with their HEATTECH range and fleece-lined clothing, the brand has such an amazing array of warm pieces that don’t compromise on style.
Plus, Uniqlo is loved by our Mumsnetters. Which is why we called on our trusted community to help us choose our top picks for this season - for both women and children. From fail-safe coats to versatile fleece vests and even casual yet cool joggers, this is all you’ll need to keep the cold at bay.
In need of outerwear that is specifically designed to cater for all weather, come rain or shine? Uniqlo offers three different types of Down coats and jackets to choose from:
Ultra Light Down
These are lightweight, breathable and temperature-regulating designs that are ideal for layering and provide reliable comfort in most climates. Plus, they’re easily packable, endlessly portable and perfect for whipping out and layering on top or under other garments when the temperature drops.
Combines Uniqlo’s signature down with moisture-absorbing performance padding across a range of coats and parkas. Premium down retains body heat around the front and back of your torso, while high-performing, lightweight insulation padding on the sleeves and sides guarantees a sleek silhouette and freedom of movement.
And finally, Seamless Down.
These stitch-free coats and jackets boast a reliable all-weather design with a water repellent finish that’s made to shut out wind, rain and snow,keeping you warm and dry on the go.
Thermal clothing to keep you warm
Uniqlo has become famed for their revolutionary HEATTECH range. This innovative line harnesses the power of ultra-fine fibres to craft a range of lightweight garments that excel at keeping you snug without the bulk.
The secret behind this remarkable thermal clothing technology lies in its ability to absorb and retain your body’s natural warmth. These fibres, each thinner than a human’s hair width, act as an efficient barrier - trapping air to prevent precious heat from escaping, while simultaneously keeping you comfortably dry.
Like the brand’s Down range, their HEATTECH technology is available across a huge range of items, including classic thermals, Extra Warm thermals (which are 1.5x warmer than classic HEATTECH), Ultra Warm thermals (which are 2.25x warmer), t-shirts and tops, leggings and tights, trousers, socks, and even hats, scarves and gloves.
What Mumsnet users say
“I love heat tech and buy a couple of the long sleeved tops every year. They are really cosy,” tried and tested by MichaelaFinnigan.
“Uniqlo heattech fleece lined joggers - can’t be beaten when worn tucked into their heat tech socks,” as recommended by TakingTheLowRoad
“Heattech tops - they're surprisingly flattering as staples and very warm,” as recommended by pandora206
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The fleece collection for extra cosiness
For extra warmth and comfort, the fleece collection for women from UNIQLO is available across jackets, coats, tops, and trousers - all made with cosy fleece. Each item combines reliable comfort with unrivalled warmth and fashion-conscious styling.
A collection highlight is the brand’s Fluffy Fleece Jacket for women (see below), which is now made from 100% recycled polyester
Fluffy Fleece Zipped Jacket, £24.90
What Mumsnet users say
Crafted from airy, lightweight fleece, this fleece offers cosy warmth. Effortless care is guaranteed with its machine-washable design, ensuring lasting comfort. The relaxed, versatile fit makes it perfect for indoor lounging or outdoor adventures. Stylish zipper accents add a touch of flair to this functional piece.
Of course, fleece shouldn’t be just for parents. Given that it’s one of the softest and cosiest things you can wear, it’s no surprise that fleece remains a favourite with kids. Uniqlo’s kids’ fleece collection brings windproof designs with high neck collars for all kids, which are ideal for keeping them warm on cold days.
Bring out the knitwear
Of course, no autumn winter wardrobe is complete without a knitwear refresh. Uniqlo offers an elegant collection of knitted jumpers and cardigans, which include pure cashmere jumpers as well as incredibly soft Extra Fine Merino wool and Premium Lambswool jumpers.
I love their knitwear. 100% lambswool jumper - I have this in 2 colours. Ultra fine merino knit cardigan - I've just got one in navy and I love it so much.
Their 3D Knit range also shouldn’t be ignored, as well as the brand’s signature Soufflé Yarn knitted jumpers and cardigans that have been crafted for long-lasting comfort and statement flair in the colder months.
Uniqlo is a Japanese brand that has become popular for their large range of fashionable and functional basics. They’re loved by our Mumsnetters for the great quality and comfort. The brand also has a Made for All philosophy, which doesn’t discriminate against age, gender or ethnicity. In essence, their clothing is simple and universal.
About the author
Rebecca Roberts is a writer, editor, and content marketing expert hailing from Leeds. Here at Mumsnet, she brings parents content designed to make life easier. As a mum-of-two, she knows all too well how much things can cost as a family. So, she's fully invested in finding the best products for families that are affordable and long-lasting.
Beyond her role as an editor here at Mumsnet, Rebecca can be found balancing life as a working mum of two toddlers and when she’s not at her desk, you’ll likely find her at a local playgroup, in a nearby coffee shop, or walking the dog.