The One Piece to Wear With Dresses This Winter

Navigating winter stylishly can sometimes be a tall order. Layers can look chic up to a certain point—but once you start piling them on it can take a turn for the worst. And when you’re wearing a dress, there’s only so much a thick pair of tights and over-the-knee boots can do to keep you warm. That’s why we’re so thrilled that puffer jackets are officially cool this season.

Though once reserved for bitterly cold days, puffer jackets are now a fashion statement. And good thing, because they also do the best job of keeping you warm when temperatures plummet. The way to pull them off really comes down to some key styling tricks.

First, try belting them. This helps to give you some shape instead of looking boxy. Next, try wearing it off your shoulders. While we wouldn’t recommend styling it off the shoulder on seriously cold days, it’s a cool secret fashion girls use to make puffers look modern. Finally, pay attention to color and try a monochrome look. Matching the color of your dress to your puffer will instantly read as chic.

Go on to see and shop our favorite puffers, then see how fashion girls are styling theirs.


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Try belting your puffer coat for a chic and flattering look.


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Pull your whole outfit together by matching your dress to the inside of your coat.


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Mix textures by pairing a leather dress with your puffer coat.


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Stay extra warm in a turtleneck and tights layered under your dress.


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Dress your long puffer coat up with heeled knee-high boots.

You’ll never want to take this warm (and waterproof) jacket off.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Be bold in this metallic jacket. 

Available in sizes XS to 4X

Wear this jacket winter after winter.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

Show off this jacket by layering over a neutral-colored dress.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Match your jacket to your dress for a sophisticated outfit.

Available in sizes 36 to 44.

This black jacket will pair perfectly with any dress.

Available in sizes 38 to 48.

Rock this trend by wearing a silk dress under your puffy coat.

Available in sizes XXS to M.

Stand out by wearing this orange jacket over a bright dress.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

A red jacket is classic and on trend.

Available in sizes 2 to 16.

Layer a patterned dress under this jacket, then finish the look by adding a colorful belt on top.

Available in sizes XS to L.

This statement jacket is sure to be your new favorite.

Available in sizes X to 3X.

Never get cold in this sleek jacket.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Button the bottom half of your jacket and wear it off your shoulders for a fashion-forward look.

Available in sizes 36 to 40.

The pockets are an added bonus.

Available in sizes 14 to 28.

This slim-fitting jacket is perfect for traveling because it is so lightweight.

Available in sizes XXS to XL.

There is nothing better than a reversible jacket.

Available in sizes XS to L.

We love the contrast zipper detail and pink inside.

Available in sizes 34 to 42.

This cropped jacket is flattering over a midi dress. 

Available in sizes S to L.

Next, get some chic winter outfit inspiration.