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Designer winter coats that are worth the investment

Refresh your outerwear collection with these designer winter coats

Assortment of Designer Winter Coats
Orin Carlin
Orin CarlinContent Writer
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As we edge closer to the depths of winter, there becomes a point where our autumn outerwear collection simply won't cut it. 

Much as it pains us to admit, our beloved oversized blazers and lightweight trenches need to be retired in favour of pieces that are a little more heavy-duty and won't see us shivering as soon as we've left the house.

Nothing compares to a stylish coat in its ability to elevate an outfit - indispensable either when what lies beneath is slightly lacking, or if you want to dial up your party 'fit for your big entrance.  

It may be the last addition to your ensemble before heading out the door, but your outerwear oughtn't be an afterthought.

READ: Best winter gloves for a stylish hit of warmth

Woman wearing silver large earrings, a black and white checkered tweed pattern with white oversized fluffy sheep collar and sleeves buttoned long coat© Getty
Copenhagen Fashion Week AW23

How we chose the pieces: 

  • Style: Naturally, a super flattering coat silhouette is essential. When combing through the internet's top fashion sites for the best styles, we made sure that each of our picks were either bang on trend for AW23 or had a certain classic appeal for maximum wearability. We've delivered on scope - from buttery faux furs to glossy A-line pieces, these are the pieces we're lusting after this winter.
  • Brand: Investment dressing might feel like a drag, but pieces that you will wear often deserve to be made to last. We can't stress this enough – if you're wearing a select few coats on rotation, or even if you wear the same one pretty much on the daily, quality is key. Often, designer coats are head and shoulders above their high street counterparts in terms of fabric and construction. All our picks are by designer labels, ranging from Rabanne to Nina Ricci.

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Hello! Fashion shares the best designer coats to shop this winter:

  • Best Designer Winter Coats

    Brown and white fluffy belted coat

    Karlie Oversized Belted Faux Fur Coat


    Wear with...

    Thigh-high boots and a beret. 

    Crafted from cosy faux fur, Sea's 'Karlie' coat feels every inch the party piece. The abstract spots feel quirkier than a plain hue, and the detachable faux leather belt is perfect for creating a sense of shape. 

  • Tan coat with sherpa lining

    Shearling-lined Leather Coat

    Magda Butrym

    Wear with...

    Square-toe boots and semi-sheer tights.

    Steeped in 1970s flair, this lamb leather piece by Polish label Magda Butrym is devoid of bulk, offering a clean, streamlined silhouette. The oversized lapels and XXL shearling cuffs feel classic and cool.

  • Brown, black and white leather coat

    Sonja Belted Patchwork Leather Coat

    Nour Hammour

    Wear with...

    Flat chunky boots with platform treads.

    I am positively aching for this dreamy lamb leather piece by Nour Hammour. The cutwork is super interesting, simply oozing vintage appeal. Not a want, but a need

  • Buttermilk yellow fluffy coat

    Double-breasted Shearling Coat


    Wear with...

    Straight-leg jeans and a knitted hood. 

    Crafted in Italy from sumptuous shearling, this relaxed-fit piece by Blancha pays tribute to one of this season's hottest hues: mellow yellow. Like butter wouldn't melt. 

  • Red vinyl A-line coat

    Heritage Vinyl Coat


    Wear with...

    A black polo knit and cat-eye liner.

    It's giving 60s glam, and I can't get enough. A-line shapes are infinitely flattering, but there's something about Courrèges' glossy red vinyl that feels fresh and energising this season.

  • Brown fluffy belted coat

    Joni Double-breasted Faux Fur Coat

    The Frankie Shop

    Wear with...

    Leather trousers and a voluminous blow dry. 

    In a glossy deep tan, The Frankie Shop's 'Joni' coat feels timeless and high impact, despite its forgiving neutral colourway. Plus, the silhouette is super forgiving, so you would totally be able to layer it over a chunky knit if it's parky out.

  • Black leather coat

    Double-breasted Belted Leather Trench Coat

    Nina Ricci

    Wear with...

    Dark denim jeans and chunky Dad trainers. 

    Constructed in Italy from soft, supple leather, this double-breasted trench by Nina Ricci would come in handy both this season and beyond. Versatile and sleek, this piece breathes a new lease of life into a coat classic. 

  • Zebra print coat

    Zebra-jacquard Brushed Wool-blend Coat


    Wear with...

    Zebra print runs the risk of looking cheap, but this brushed wool piece by the newly reinvented 'Rabanne', feels calculated and luxe. Plus, I adore the coolness of the silver embossed buttons against the gentle warmth of the ivory.

  • Grey double-breasted coat

    Double-breasted Herringbone Wool-blend Coat

    Ami Paris

    Wear with...

    A grey knitted midaxi and combat boots. 

    A tailoring triumph, this double-breasted herringbone piece by Ami Paris will go down a treat with 'Quiet Luxury' fans. The generous fit exudes effortlessness and would look great with a figure-skimming dress silhouette underneath.

  • Orange floral puffer coat

    Oversized Padded Quilted Printed Shell Coat

    Dries Van Noten

    Wear with...

    A high-neck blouse and wide-leg jeans.

    It's giving elevated soccer mom, and we're honestly so here for it. In an earthy colour palette, Dries Van Noten's padded florals feel season-appropriate and categorically elegant. 

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