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10 best black coats to keep you warm and stylish on your walks

We all need the perfect black coat in our wardrobe...

Carla Challis

Give your lockdown walks a chic makeover with a classic, black winter coat. A warm winter coat in black acts as an anchor for your outfit, whatever you're wearing; whether it's off-setting your sweats or a practical piece to bundle you up against the elements.

Come loungewear or activewear, you won't go wrong by pairing your look with the staple of all staples, a black winter coat. Here's our pick of warm women's winter coats from the high street.

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Best black puffa coat

This simple but stylish puffa coat has the added benefit of a funnel neck, so 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.


Longline Puffa Coat, £345, Reiss


Best black running coat


Lightweight padded puffa, £55, Marks & Spencer


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 M&S jacket is lightweight yet padded, so you won't overheat nor freeze. Warmth rating: Like a sunny day.

Best black wool coat

For something smarter, a wool coat will stand you in good stead – we love the fit of this Dorothy Perkins coat, a universe flatterer. Warmth rating: Hug in a mug.


Wool coat with collar, was £59.99, NOW £41.99, Dorthy Perkins


Best black teddy coat

A textured coat is a fun alternative to a wool finish, and a teddy coat is the most jolly of them all. This longer version will keep you warm from top to bottom. Warmth rating: Fuzzy feels.


Long Teddy Coat, £85, Monki


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Best black leather jacket

You cannot BEAT a classic black leather jacket for all weathers and occasions - and Saint + Sofia's is the ideal mix of timeless but trendy too. Warmth rating: Hot chocolate by the fire.


Leather jacket, £295, Saint + Sofia


Best black aviator

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.


Aviator Jacket, was £55, PrettyLittleThing


Best black belted coat

Elevate your coat game with a belted version, perfect for cinching in the waist whatever you’re wearing underneath. Go for this & Monsson version for a super chic, wear time and time again look. Warmth rating: Snug as a bug.


Belted coat, was £150, NOW £75, Monsoon


Best black parka

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 New Look coat. We love the furry hood to elevate your parka game. Warmth rating: Hot water bottle.


Parka, was £49.99, NOW £29.99, New Look


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Best black faux fur coat

Upping the glam factor with a black faux fur coat is what we all need this winter. We’re so here for this Dorothy Perkins coat, as it’s a slimline version of a traditionally bulky coat. Warmth rating: Bear hugs.


Faux fur coat, was £59.99, NOW £28.79, Dorothy Perkins


Best black military coat

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 Jigsaw for a nod to the trend. Warmth rating: Blanket on the sofa.


Military coat, was £270, NOW £81, Jigsaw


Best black hooded coat

Brave the rain in this hooded puffer coat from Gap. It's made from upcycled materials and features high-performance insulation to help keep you cosy through the winter. Warmth rating: Fireside feels. 


Upcycled Lightweight Puffer Coat, £54.99, Gap


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