We love an on-trend, brightly coloured coat as much as the next person, but sometimes, you just need a winter coat that's as classic as it is cosy – and a black winter coat will tick all of the boxes. Trust us.
A winter coat in black acts as an anchor for your outfit, whatever you're wearing; whether it's off-setting your sequins or a practical piece to bundle you up against the elements. Come loungewear or party wear, you won't go wrong with pairing your look with the staple of all staples – a black winter coat that'll keep you totally toasty too. 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 autumn dress and heeled boots. Plus, Reiss are offering 20% off everything at the moment! Warmth rating: Duvet status.
Longline Puffa Coat, £345, Reiss
Best black wool coat
For something smarter, a wool coat will stand you in good stead – we love the oversize fit of this Mango coat, a universe flatterer. Warmth rating: Hug in a mug.
Oversize Wool Coat, £89.99, Mango
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 budget black coat
This H&M coat is a classic design and great if you're on a budget too. Warmth rating: Hot chocolate by a fire.
Single-breasted Black Coat, £39.99, H&M
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.
Mint Velvet Aviator Jacket, £169, John Lewis
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 & Other Stories version for a super chic, wear time and time again look. Warmth rating: Snug as a bug.
Oversized Belted Coat, £205, & Other Stories
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 Orolay coat. We love the furry hood to elevate your parka game. Warmth rating: Hot water bottle warm.
Orolay Parka, from £103.99, Amazon
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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 Stand Studio coat, as it’s a slimline version of a traditionally bulky coat. Warmth rating: Bear hugs.
Stand Studio Coat, £180, The Outnet
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 Karen Millen for a nod to the trend. Warmth rating: Blanket on the sofa.
Minimal Military Coat, £329, Karen Millen
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, £69.95, Gap
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