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The Ultimate Plus-Size Coats To Upgrade Your Winter Style

As the days grow shorter and the nights longer, the drop in degrees becomes more and more of a reality and our light fall jackets become more and more obsolete. It’s time to face it: the bone-chilling temperatures of winter are coming, and it’s important to get prepared now by filling out any gaps in your cold-weather wardrobe. While properly fitting plus-size tights, layer-friendly sweater vests, and a good pair of jeans are all important, we must not forget the most important defense against those cold temps: the coat. Shopping for a coat in person can be incredibly limited for the plus-size shopper. Shopping online is often the answer to finding the best and widest range of plus-size coats you’ll actually want to wear.

The days of limited stylish, plus-size coats are no more. Protection from the frosty is possible without donning that dingy, depressing coat that brings no joy. Whether you’re in need of a stylish trench, faux-fur winter warrior, or a versatile puffer, finding the proper (and attractive) coat to stand up to the fierce dip in temperature is imperative. Click ahead for 12 plus-size coats that’ll better equip you to accept your wintery fate.

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L.L. Bean Mountain Pile Fleece Coat

Size Range: 1X-3X ( petite & regular sizing available)
With this coat, L.L. Bean proves that cute can also be functional. It’s made from the plushest fleece and meant to provide serious warmth. It also provides a lot of coverage (all the way to your knees!) while still being fitted.

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L.L. Bean Mountain Pile Fleece Coat, $, available at L.L. Bean

Sanctuary Josephine Ponte Topper Jacket

Size Range: 1X-3X
A plaid coat goes a long way. It’s a bit more fun than a solid neutral while still feeling timeless. Although this isn’t protecting you from single-digit degree days, it can definitely be worn through fall and winter with the addition of proper layers.

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Nordstrom Rack Josephine Ponte Topper Jacket, $, available at Nordstrom Rack

Eloquii Faux Leather Strong Shoulder Coat

Size Range: 14-28
In anticipation of The Matrix Resurrections, we give you this faux leather stunner. The prominent will take any outfit to the next level style-wise while still being a classic style and silhouette.

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Eloquii Faux Leather Strong Shoulder Coat, $, available at Eloquii

Athleta Downtown Jacket

Size Range: XXS-3X
A simple, well-made black puffer goes a long way. It’d pair well with fancier dinner outfits, and it’d definitely go with a morning workout ensemble as well.

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Athleta Downtown Jacket, $, available at Athleta

Mango Faux-fur Lining Coat

Size Range: 1X-4X
For days when you are feeling like the coolest person around, this faux-fur lined coat from Mango will give you rockstar vibes with its retro cut and sweet leather details.

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Mango Faux-fur lining coat, $, available at Mango

Threadbare Curve Lousia Mac In Dusky Lilac

Size Range: 14-22
Who says you can’t do pastel colors in the winter? The lovely lavender hue and endless styling opportunities make this coat stand out. It’s perfect for cold weather rains showers and snowstorms. Layer it over a turtleneck for extra protection from the elements.

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Threadbare Curve Curve Louisa Mac In Dusky Lilac, $, available at ASOS

ASOS DESIGN Curve Borg Collared Belted Maxi puffer Jacket In Black

Size Range: 12-26
If you want a coat that really works against the coldest winter winds while also looking trendy, this is for you. Its padded design and cushy lining make it optimal for warmth galore. The beautiful wide collar and the wrap design also provide extra style and protection.

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ASOS DESIGN Curve Borg Collared Belted Maxi Puffer Jacket In Black, $, available at ASOS

Rachel Comey X Target Heathered Plaid Sherpa Collared Overcoat

Size Range: 1X-4X
It’s not too late to snag a piece of the latest Target designer collaboration. A few pieces, like this Rachel Comey coat, were released a little later than the bulk of the initial drop. Not only is it stylistically pleasing with heathered plaid and a beautiful sherpa collar, but it’s also very budget-friendly at only $80.

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Rachel Comey x Target Heathered Black Plaid Sherpa Collared Overcoat, $, available at Target

11 Honor´é Cora Merino Wool Blend Coat

Size Range: 12W-24W
This open-front coat has a shawl-like collar and is made from 50% Merino wool. While vibrant, this caramel hue will still mesh well with most other colors you may want to wear this season. The unique fabrics in this coat make it a prime option for a pile-resistant piece.

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11 honore Cora Merino Wool Blend Coat, $, available at Nordstrom

dRA Cozy Wool Blend Puff-sleeved Coat

Size Range: 1X-3X
Come for the exquisitely, whimsical puff-sleeves, stay for the warm wool and vibrant red coloring. This one runs large, so this can definitely accommodate someone that is larger than a standard 3X.

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Anthropologie Cozy Wool Blend Puff-Sleeved Coat, $, available at Anthropologie

Universal Standard Willow Wool Cocoon Coat

Size Range: 00-32
A classic camel-colored wool coat will be your best friend when the chilly season really starts to take hold. This one from Universal Standard accommodates a pretty wide range of sizes, so no one is left out from wearing this structural, cocoon-shaped piece. It’s also made from 60% wool which is ideal for keeping you warm & toasty.

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Universal Standard Willow Wool Cocoon Coat, $, available at Universal Standard

J.Crew Quilted Cocoon Puffer With Primaloft

Size Range: XXS-3X
Quilted coats are the perfect addition to your cold-weather wardrobe. They add much-needed texture and are great transition pieces. This one from J.Crew is already selling fast, and we can see why. Grab it now and wear it season after season.

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J.Crew Quilted cocoon puffer with PrimaLoft, $, available at J.Crew

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