The Easiest Way to Look Chic this Winter (While Staying Really Warm)

When it comes to looking chic in winter while actually staying warm, there are few trends that actually fulfill the job quite like quilted clothing. One of F/W 19's biggest runway trends—quilted clothing went far beyond a handbag or coat on the catwalks—the trend extended to gorgeous creations from jumpsuits to blouses and trousers, bringing fashion girls who live in colder temps a sigh of sartorial relief this season.

The refreshing insulated outfits came in all forms, colors, and patterns—just take a look at Rachel Comey’s pretty pieces in vibrant pastel hues and Oscar de la Renta’s statement quilted strapless evening gown—proving the cozy fabric has major legs for day and night. A quilted jacket or coat is, of course, one of the easiest ways to nail the trend, but if you fancy something a little out of the box, opt for a cool skirt, jumpsuit, or pants instead.

Scroll below as we share some of the coolest runway and street looks, and shop our must-have quilted pieces to take on the trend this season. Because who doesn’t want to dress in their duvet when it’s 20 degrees out!?


On the runway:
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Dior had us lusting over its sleek black quilted jumpsuit, which we want to wear ASAP with sheer tights popping through and pretty pointed-toe pumps. The dream winter work-to-weekend outfit.


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Obsessed is an understatement. At Rachel Comey, quilted pants and jackets came in pretty pastel hues that would be fit for winter and spring. We want to be wrapped up in this cheery quilted set all winter long.


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At Isabel Marant, quilted blouse-jacket hybrids in warm autumnal hues were paired with equally luxe-looking leather skirts for one expensive-looking winter outfit.


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At Prabal Gurung, quilted coats came belted at the waist in bright colors of hot pink and vibrant red—the perfect statement coat for a compliment-inducing winter look.


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Quilting got the glamorous treatment at Oscar de la Renta, where a stunning emerald gown was created from the insulating fabric—proving quilting is not just for daytime casual wear. We want to show up to all our winter wedding invites in this stunner.


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Swap your slip skirt for a quilted one instead this winter, as seen at Tibi. Pair with a chic black sweater for the easiest warm winter outfit you'll want to live in this cold-weather season.


On the Street:
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Add instant polish to a quilted coat by cinching it at the waist with a belt and wearing it over chic, cream tailored trousers. So posh.

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Add a refreshingly modern touch to your outfit with a cushy quilted midi skirt, which pairs perfectly with your boots and sweaters. 



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For the fashionably fearless, quilted pants will be your cozy new best friend this winter. 

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A fabric quilted vest is an easy way to nail the trend in a cool and unique way. Wear over sweaters, blouses, and dresses alike.

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Brighten up your winter wardrobe and try a quilted robe coat in a vibrant hue. A chic belt will add elegance.

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A chic insulated scarf is a trend-forward addition to every winter wardrobe.

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Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear and has worked in fashion for nearly a decade. Judith started on the Shop Who What Wear team, creating content and managing a team of merchandisers for the Who What Wear shopping app. She later crossed over to the editorial team, where she shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands in her shopping-focused stories and social takeovers. She has become one of the top affiliate earners during her six plus years at Who What Wear. Before working in fashion, Judith was a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) and shared her passion for travel and food. She studied at the prestigious London Academy of Dramatic Arts as well as Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York. She later studied fashion merchandising and design, which laid the foundation for her career in fashion.

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