Annabel Rosendahl wearing Acne Studio puffer jacket.
I feel like this is a safe place to admit I’ve never owned a puffer jacket. Considering I live in the UK, where it’s cold for more months than it is remotely warm, this seems crazy, right? There’s a few reasons why I’ve swerved puffers year after year (even though I’m perpetually cold). The first reason being I’ve found a lot of them, well, ugly. And the second main reason being every time I’ve tried them on they seem to swamp my 5’4″ frame. The thing is, though, with more and more brands creating iterations, there are so many more lengths in puffer, quilted or padded styles to choose from. Making it better for us women on the more petite side.
So this year, I’ve decided it’s time to invest in a coat that’ll makes me feel like I’m swaddled up in my much-loved duvet. While I love the Arket puffer everyone wore last year, it’s the designer versions that have caught my eye this year. If it isn’t the quilted version from the new Ganni x Barbour collaboration, it’s the new contrast Totême style. Add to this a sprinkling of Jil Sander, Prada and Gucci and I think I’ve found the best (measured on a scale of coziness and aesthetics) puffer coats around. While they’ll always be more of an investment buy thanks to their specialist thermal qualities, I’ve found styles to suit different budgets.
Scroll on to discover the best designer puffer coats for women, just in time for the cold snap.
Scarf coats are sticking around for yet another year.
Fresh from the second collaboration between Barbour and Ganni–obsessed!
It doesn’t look like your average waterproof jacket, it’s definitely more stylish thanks to the cool minty shade.
This thin liner is designer to regulate body temperature, and it could easily be added under another coat as an extra layer.
Ready and waiting to be taken on those winter walks in the countryside.
Chocolate brown is having a serious moment so this glossy coat is an all-round winner.
Love, love, love this logo ski jacket from Goldberg. If you get extra cold throughout winter, a professional ski puffer will end up being your most-worn coat.
This quilted style by Max Mara makes puffer coats look as luxe as they feel.
The contrast detail makes the Totême quilted jacket feel fresh.
Basically a hug in coat form.
If you’re heading to the slopes, this is for you.
Moncler is one of the most-known brands for puffers, and this khaki and pink cropped version is a winner. You can also pop it on a 30-degree wash!
Canada Goose is renowned for its brilliant puffer coats, and this classic will be worn year after year.
There will be no risk of being cold with this high-neck style by Rick Owens.
Of course Jil Sander has a style destined for minimalists.
Because we all know red is the colour of the season.
Cropped styles are so easy to style with everything from jeans to midi dresses.
This Prada longline style with nipped in waist will stop smaller frames from feeling swamped in fabric.
Love the subtle monogram print on this Gucci number.
Butter yellow is another shade to invest in this season.
This Saint Laurent maxi will stay in your wardrobe forever.
Logomania isn’t going anywhere.