With the cold weather quickly approaching (and in some areas of the country, already here), it’s important to be prepared with a warm, comfortable and fashionable winter coat. We’ve done the research and have chosen the 10 best winter coats for women. All these options will keep you warm against the harsh cold of the winter while still keeping you looking your best.
4.8 Stars from 254 Reviews (!!!)
“This coat is amazing” – Actual Review
We thought we had seen popular winter jackets, but when we came across this Columbia’s “Lay ‘D’ Down” we were blown away! It essentially jumped to the top of our list. Over 250 reviews with a near perfect 4.8 Star Rating. It seems that keeping it simple works best when it comes to a comfortable, warm and cozy winter weather coat.
The jacket is extremely warm even if harsh climates of Michigan and Utah. One customer remarked that she wore it in -20 Degree Fahrenheit with only a t-shirt! The down filling and scientifically tested material/fibers of Columbia brand coats insures the best protection possible against the cold.
It’s also extremely stylish. As shown above it is not bulky at all, and the short length gives optimal flexibility and maneuverability when on the move. A perfect jacket for a quick run to the store or a long hike in the woods, it seems Columbia has found the best of both worlds with this one.
4.6 Stars from 113 Reviews
“Exquisitely Made, Exceptionally Warm” – Actual Review
This was the most popular and best reviewed coat we found during our extensive research. At nearly 150 reviews the coat has a near perfect rating of 4.6 Stars. The long length and down insulation provide “exceptional warmth” even in the coldest temperatures.
Customers report fast shipping, and excellent fit. Virtually no negative comments at all about this coat.
4.4 Stars from 149 reviews
Rounding out our Top 3 is the Quilted Down Toggle Coat from BGSD, one of the most popular coats we found during our research. With nearly 150 reviews it has an extremely high schore of 4.5 stars.
According to real customers who have bought this coat it is “flattering” to the figure, “warm and cozy” in freezing or near freezing temperatures, due to its down quilt and trimmed hood.
NOTE: Many reviewers suggest to order 1 size larger then you need, which leaves room for additional sweaters/bulk clothes, if necessary. While many expected this to make them look large, it trimming effect of the slim coat give’s it a slender figure even at the larger size.
The perfect coat for taller women, according to one reviewer: “I’m 5′10″, so I prefer longer coats, and the length is awesome”.
The coat is praised for it’s stylishness, warmth and affordable price, with nearly all reviewers claiming to be extremely happy with their purchase.
4 Stars from 40 Reviews
Carthartt is a brand know for winter weather apparel, but often offers bulky, utilitarian jackets and coats. This one however, according to one reviewer “[is] finally a FEMININE coat from Carthartt”.
It’s slim and slender but provides the warmth necessary for cold climates such as the Pacific Northwest and the Northeast. Large pockets provide the hands with a respite from the wind.
A huge advantage of this coat is that it is machine washable. No need to go to the dry cleaners if the coat gets covered in snow, rain, mud/etc.
The coat is available is many sizes, and Amazon’s offer of FREE RETURNS makes it’s easy to get the right one. Many reviewers have made use of the free return option and are very happy with the results.
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This cozy, faux-suede is great for the fall-to-winter transition. Neutral colors have it matching with a variety of different accouterments, include autumn/earth tones and more robust dark tones. Perfect feel for the nippy weather with super soft and warm faux-suede.
Don’t get bogged down with a super-bulky cold-weather jacket, this slim, sleek and soft choice from Ovonzo with leave you comfy warm but sleek at the same time.
4.3 Stars from 41 Reviews
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This classic white winter jacket is slender and stylish, but provides superior protection against the cold. It is made using “thinsulate”, a synthetic insulator, which is perfect for people that are allergic to natural down.
Reviewers report wearing the coat in temperatures as low as -10 Degrees Fahrenheit, and in the brutal winter environments of Chicago and Canada.
Columbia jackets are some of the most efficient insulators and ruggedly tested winter apparel, and this jacket is no exception. For a simple, stylish, yet warm and cozy cold-weather jacket that can stand up to the elements, this is a perfect choice.
4.4 Stars from 11 Customer Reviews
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Looking to spice up your wardrobe for the winter? This is a perfect option for you. This highly praised Down Coat from Jessie G. combines warmth and style with slender fit and affordable pricing, a perfect fit for fall and winter.
The jacket comes with a detachable hood and a faux fur trim. Customers are happy with the versatility of the style, the warmth of the jacket and the perfect fit. Available in many sizes.
4.0 Stars from 163 Reviews
Colors Available: Blue, Red, Black, White
Using a different, bolder approach to winter styles, this thickened, long winter jacket from Orolay has proven to be one of the most popular cold-weather jackets available this year. The manufacturer makes special note to tell customers to buy larger sizes, as plentiful covering is what this coat is made for.
This coat tends to run small, so order a size bigger than you would normally order. This coat is a deviation from the norm, so it’s perfect for switching up your style, and additional colors provide a punch that can brighten your wardrobe during those cold, white days of the winter months.
5.0 Stars from 2 Reviews
Colors include: Blue, Maroon, Black and Bone (Cream)
This is a serious winter jacket. Holden is known for making some of the most durable and advanced cold-weather apparel, and this is not an exception. In addition to being waterproof and breathable and up to 20,000 feet, this jacket stunning. Perhaps a verified customer’s one-word review sums it up perfectly: “Beautiful”.
It’s available in multiple colors, include dark-red/maroon and blue. This incredibly warm jacket comes with underarm vents to avoid sweat buildup and is 100% Nylon. Perfect for long winters and harsh climates, this is a no-brainer for the stylish, yet practical woman.
4.6 Stars from 26 Reviews
AVAILABLE COLORS: Graphite (pictured below), BLACK, IVORY
Rounding out our top 10 is “The North Face”, a brand most people associate with harsh climate, even mountain-climbing weather, and for good reason. They have historically been some of the best winter apparel on the market. However they’ve recently rolled out more female-oriented jackets that aren’t so bulky. This one is particular has been described as “flattering”, “slim” as well as “warm” and “cozy”.
The faux-fur hood provides excellent protection against wind, rain and snow. It has enough room to accommodate extra layers, like sweaters and scarves, without becoming too tight.
This model, like other North Face jackets, runs a bit small, so remember that when ordering. Overall customers were extremely pleased with this choice. A good option for those wanting weather protection without the bulkiness usually associated with heavy winter coats.
Thanks for reading! Looking for some other guides? Check out our recently published 2017 Guide to the Best Trench Coats for Women.