Think black coats are boring? Think again. A warm winter coat in black acts as an anchor for your outfit, whatever you're wearing; whether it's off-setting your outfit du jour or a practical piece to bundle you up against the elements.
Come loungewear, partywear, office wear or activewear, you won't go wrong by pairing your look with the staple of all staples. Here's our pick of black women's winter coats from the high street to serve you some seriously good looks.
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Best black puffa coat
Hooded Puffa Black Coat, £49.99, H&M
This simple but stylish puffa coat has the added benefit of a stand-up collar - no need for a scarf; it'll look as cool over your joggers and chunky trainers as it would a cute chuck-on dress and heeled boots. Warmth rating: Duvet status.
Best black wool coat
Kin Utility Black Coat, £169, John Lewis
For something smarter, a wool coat will stand you in good stead – we love the fit of this Kin coat, with a cocoon fit and oversized collar. Warmth rating: Hug in a mug.
Best black teddy coat
Gertrude long black coat, £195, UGG
A textured coat is a fun alternative to a wool finish, and a teddy coat is the most jolly of them all. Made from the softest sherpa with fleece lined pockets, this longer version will keep you warm from top to bottom. Warmth rating: Fuzzy feels.
Best black parka
Stormwear quilted black coat, £79, Marks & Spencer
Parkas have been tarred with the casual brush, but there are some ultra-cool options that are smart enough to wear to the office too – like this Marks & Spencer coat. We love the borg lining to elevate your parka game. Warmth rating: Hot water bottle.
Best black leather jacket
Leather black coat, £120, River Island
You cannot BEAT a classic black leather jacket for all weathers and occasions - and River Island's is the ideal mix of timeless but trendy too. Warmth rating: Hot chocolate by the fire.
Best black quilted coat
Quilted black coat, £60, New Look
The quilted coat is the puffer coat's lighter, breezier sister - and big news for 2021. Rather than opt for a shorter version, try this cosy belted style, which is light enough for a warmer autumn day and cosy enough for a super chilly winter's morning. Warmth rating: Stylishly toasty.
Best black belted coat
Belted black coat, £79.99, Bershka
A belted black coat is perfect for cinching in the waist, whatever you’re wearing underneath. Go for this Bershka version for a super chic, wear time and time again look. The oversized fit looks as great belted as it does undone. Warmth rating: Snug as a bug.
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Best black faux fur coat
Faux fur black coat, £159.20, Karen Millen
Upping the glam factor with a black faux fur coat is what we all need this winter. We’re so here for this Karen Millencoat, as it’s a shorter version of a traditionally bulky coat. Warmth rating: Bear hugs.
Best black military coat
Military black coat, £369, Ralph Lauren
Kate Middleton and Holly Willoughby LOVE a military style coat, and we can see why - they're smart, structured and stylish. Try this minimal version from Ralph Lauren for a nod to the look. Warmth rating: Blanket on the sofa.
Best black aviator coat
Aviator black coat, £99.99, Mango
Although technically a jacket, an aviator is one of the warmest around, thanks to its layers of leather and lined with faux fur or borg. Warmth rating: The central heating is ON.
Best black coat under £50
FatFace Puffer Coat, £49.95, eBay
Brave the rain in this hooded puffer coat from FatFace. Lightweight but thermally insulated, it's a great one to keep in the car when you're on the go. Warmth rating: Fireside feels.
Best black running coat
Thermal running black coat, £100, Sweaty Betty
If you've taken up running (good for you!) then you'll need a warm yet not stuffy jacket for those chilly winter runs. This jacket is lightweight yet padded, so you won't overheat nor freeze. Warmth rating: Like a sunny day.
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