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Winter is coming… so it’s probably a good time to start thinking about winter coats and plus size outerwear options. Of course there are lots of styles available online and on the high street but lots of us in 2020 are trying to tighten our belt and shop wisely and that includes looking for investment purchases over quick fashion fixes.
If you’re looking for a coat that will take you from winter to winter, then avoid fad styles. Opt for classic coats that won’t date and you’ll look forward to dragging out the wardrobe as soon as temperatures plummet.
And when it comes to investment coat buys, nothing says lasting forever like a black coat. A good black coat is the ultimate investment purchase. Free from fads and trend led prints or colours, a good black coat will last you several seasons, meaning that your cost per wear is dramatically reduced and you can rest assured that your money has been put to good use. When it comes to plus size black coats there are lots of options for the season. From gorgeous tailored pieces that chic and smart for a back to work look or for saving for smarter occasions, such as heading out dinner; or you could try fashion’s favourite shape, the puffer coat. Now puffer coats of course can be tricky because they do add bulk, but they are also perfect for warmth, especially if you’re heading out for walks or to the park or simply for shopping and the school run. Look for more tailored puffer coat styles so that you don’t feel overwhelmed.
Here are 7 of our favourite plus size black coats to shop now.
This wool-blend coat is perfect for the colder months ahead. A wool-blend will obviously help with warmth, but the tailored fit is great over workwear or evening looks. This coat features a self-tie belt that will help give you some shape back when you’re bundled up and of course you can always replace the fabric belt for a leather one for a twist on the look.
If you’re looking for a layering piece that adds plenty of warmth but too much bulk then a shorter hip length jacket might be just what you’re looking for. This neat puffer with faux fur hood detail is great for everyday. The mixed panel detailing also offers some serious streamlining that will help create a more contoured fit, even with the padding.
We love the Violeta by Mango range for super chic plus size pieces and this coat is no different. Just so you know this tailored wool coat also comes in grey, which is just gorgeous. But we digress… A wool coat will keep you really warm, even if it doesn’t look quite as bulky as a puffer the fabric is a perfect winter choice. This is great for work or evening looks but will also help you sharpen up your dressed down attire as this coat over a fine knit and a pair of jeans is just gorgeous.
Everyone needs a parka style coat and this Evans one in black with faux fur hood trim and front zip pockets is the ultimate practical piece of outerwear. With an elastic at the waist, this coat also ensures you won’t feel ‘lost’ amongst the fabric and with it’s front popper flap, covering a zip fastening, it really will keep you protected from the elements. The parka style is still very much ‘in’ and is well loved by shoppers and the high street because when you simply don’t know what to throw on, a practical parka is always the answer.
If you’re really bracing yourself for some arctic winds then go for a longline coat. The more protection the better we say. We absolutely love this longline puffer from Torrid and to be fair we would probably wear ours to wait for a train on a cold January morning. Much like a duvet, a longline puffer offers up the ultimate in comfort and cocoon protection and of course in black it’s super smart and will keep you snug and classic for winters to come.
If you haven’t yet checked out River Island’s plus size range – where have you been… go go go. This coat combines a lot of our favourite outerwear aesthetics. Faux fur trim… check. Robe coat cut… check. Belt… check. This robe coat of course could be worn everyday but we love the faux fur trim as it definitely elevates the style for smarter occasions too. The belt as always could be swapped for a leather belt, or an obi belt if you want to add even more of a fashion twist. Plus under their current charitable initiative, £2 from the sale of this coat goes to the charity Mind.
Going for the ultimate decadent winter look this season? Why not! This longline faux fur black coat from Simply Be is so luxe and luscious and whether you throw it over a party dress, chuck it over jeans and Converse or pair it over a tailored work look you will feel like the ultimate boss of 2020 and that is never a bad thing right?
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