I Hate Most Puffer Coats, Except for These Cool Ones

The first time you were ever encased in a puffy winter coat, chances are you more closely resembled the Michelin Man than a street style personality. So, we understand if you proceed with a bit of caution when navigating a warm yet potentially silly winter trend. But while everyone’s entitled to their own threshold for how voluminous their outerwear can be, let us assure you there are cool puffer coats out there that satisfy both your need to stay toasty and your desire to look your best.

Ahead, we’ve laid out 19 cold-weather essentials that feature unique textures, patterns, and colors. They offer fits that are both tailored and unapologetically cloud-like, depending on your preference. Furthermore, each puffer coat below will make for an exciting and interesting addition to any wardrobe. Keep scrolling to find one that not only speaks to you but is prepared to keep up with whatever winter has in store.

Leather puffer coats for winter



Look for unique textures, like this faux-leather iteration.

A classic black (faux) leather is always a solid option, too.

Opt for a longer puffer version to keep your legs protected, as well.

We're all about the glove-like sleeves and practical thumb holes.

Yes, the Danish brand you love makes cute puffers, too.

Those oversize front pockets lend a utilitarian vibe to this design.

Puffed and cropped: a combo worth exploring.

Rainbow colored puffer coats for winter



For a truly statement-making piece, pick a bright color… or a whole rainbow.

Here's that exact coat from above.

Consider this a modern take on the '80s ski jacket.

This long leopard version really stands out from the pack.

If stripes or plaid dominate the rest of your wardrobe, why not your winter gear as well?

The glossy-texture trend is infiltrating all garments this winter.

The perfect complement to your jeans-and-sweater outfits.

A sleek belted option keeps things from being overly puffy.

Classic plaid looks great on this practical winter piece.

A beautiful color, such as this shade of teal, makes this style a must-try. 

A traffic-stopping orange, on the other, is not for the faint-hearted.