Swears by: the best winter coats

best winter coats

Whether you're looking for a coat that can withstand the elements on wintry dog walks, or a colourful layer to brighten up your commute, take a look at our round-up of the best coats we've come across this winter

Oasis Elin Parka, £100

Oasis Elin Parka, £100

Snuggle down and hibernate for the rest of winter in the dreamy Elin parka, complete with pockets galore. The fur-lined hood doesn't just feature a faux fur trim, the whole hood is lined with fluffy fur for maximum cosiness. The dipped parka hem keeps your legs toasty, too.

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Seasalt Janelle Coat, £150

Seasalt Janelle Coat, £150

Whether your plans include rainy dog walks, standing in the freezing school playground, lunch with friends, or all of the above, the Janelle coat will keep you warm and dry all winter long. The taped seams and a knee-length cut make this Seasalt bestseller nigh-on impenetrable, whilst the fleece-lined upper half and quilted lower half mean it's probably the warmest waterproof you'll ever own. Available up to size 26, this coat also has an adjustable waist for a more flattering fit.

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Vero Moda Longline Leopard Print Jacket, £55

Vero Moda Longline Leopard Print Jacket, £55

If you want to stand out from the crowd this winter, this is the coat for you. Admittedly not one for rainy days, this faux fur number is incredibly soft and warm, and surprisingly wearable. “Leopard print is a neutral” is our motto here at MNHQ, but, if you're hesitant, try pairing it with an all-black outfit and a swipe of red lipstick for instant glam (sunnies optional).

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Monki Puff Coat, £65

Monki Puff Coat, £65

If you fantasise about wearing your duvet out and about on cold wintry mornings, say hello to your new favourite trend: puffa coats (yep, they're back!). This Monki coat is the closest thing to bedding that it is socially acceptable to wear in public. Plus, if you forget your scarf it's got a cosy shawl neck that will keep out any unwanted drafts. Keep the rest of your silhouette streamlined to avoid any Michelin man comparisons and enjoy being toasty – and on trend – all winter.

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F&F Parka, £49

F&F Parka, £49

This F&F parka looks and feels a lot more luxurious than its modest price tag. With a generous faux fur trim, padding for extra warmth and a shower-resistant exterior to ward off the inevitable drizzle this supermarket coat is an absolute steal. It's available in either khaki or navy but we're struggling to pick a favourite…

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Topshop Duster Coat, £65

Topshop Duster Coat, £65

If you're after a coat that will sit beautifully over the top of any outfit, then this hardworking Topshop number is the one for you. This simple, yet chic, coat looks as good with jeans and converse as it does with a dress and heels meaning you'll get plenty of bang for your buck. Plus, the long lapels make it the perfect option to showcase an extensive scarf collection.

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Boden Aileen Coat, £170

Boden Aileen Coat, £170

A splash of colour can make all the difference on a dreary winter morning and the Boden Aileen coat is an easy way to brighten your day. Available in four shades, with a flash of contrasting colour under the collar and reversible back tabs, you can really make this coat your own and mix it up when you feel like it. While the longline structured shape makes it smart enough for work, the bright colours and printed lining keep this coat playful – now you just have to pick your favourite shade…

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North Face Arctic Parka, £350

North Face Arctic Parka, £350

We know, we know, this one is rather steep but it comes highly recommended by your fellow MNers and they really do know their onions – or, should we say, down-filled parkas? The North Face Arctic Parka is waterproof and has a removable hood, removable trim, flattering elasticated waist and, best of all, is filled with responsibly-sourced down. We promise, you've never felt warmth like it.

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Mango Lapels Faux Fur Coat, £119.99

Mango Lapels Faux Fur Coat, £119.99

Instead of opting for yet another black or navy waterproof layer, why not push the boat out and go for a jewel-toned faux fur coat instead? Hear us out: yes, this emerald creation is not the world's most sensible coat, but it really is very beautiful and faux fur coats deserve credit for being both glamorous and extremely cosy – a rare combination by all accounts.

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