The Best Maxi Coats to Burrow Into This Winter

From fuzzy teddy bear styles to longline puffers.

Tamu McPhereson in a black maxi coat
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It's officially bundle-up season. Cozy blanket scarves for swaddling. Cashmere sweaters that feel like cumulus clouds woven into yarn. Cocooning coats to burrow into and block out a chill. Arielle Siboni, RTW Fashion Director for Bloomingdales, says the latter is an especially worthwhile investment for the 2024 season. "The best maxi coats are the perfect items to elevate any outfit this fall, with minimalism being such a big trend," she details, referencing the ongoing quiet luxury mood emphasizing easy-to-wear essentials.

In addition to protecting you from the harsh weather, cozy, long coats also possess enormous potential for a high-style payoff. Take it from Siboni: "Lately, I’ve been constantly reaching for monochromatic outfit formulas, which allow my maxi coat to be the star of the look." Picture this: an ensemble consisting entirely of one shade—dark gray, trendy cherry red, or sky blue—with a statement, ankle-length coat atop that ties the look together for maximum impact.

Ahead, Siboni breaks down what you, dear reader, should consider when shopping for long coats this fall and winter. And be sure to keep scrolling: you'll find a tight edit of the best maxi coats on the 2024 market, each of which was selected based on customer reviews, quality of materials, and varying price points.

What to Look For

  • Color Trends

"Two of the biggest colors we saw on the Fall/Winter '23 runway were chocolate brown and grey, and they happen to be some of my favorite tones for a maxi coat."

  • Touches of Texture

"I also love adding texture to my outfits through outerwear with fabrications like herringbone or embellishments like fringe."

  • Strong Shoulders

"Another trend I am seeing is bold shoulders with longline silhouettes, which I am excited to wear this fall."

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Meet the Fashion Expert

Arielle Siboni
Arielle Siboni

Arielle Siboni is the Ready-to-Wear Fashion Director at Bloomingdale’s, overseeing contemporary, advanced contemporary, and designer apparel. In her role, Arielle leads trend forecasting in the womenswear space and translates trends in an accessible way, making it easy to discover pieces that complement one’s personal style. Arielle works alongside merchants to curate an apparel assortment of up-and-coming and established designers, and the editorial looks seen in Bloomingdale’s campaigns, leading to a cohesive fashion voice each season.

Emma Childs
Fashion Features Editor

Emma is the fashion features editor at Marie Claire, who writes everything from trend reports to fashion featurettes and long-form profiles. Previously, she was Marie Claire's style editor, writing shopping e-commerce guides, assisting with market for fashion photo shoots, and assigning and editing fashion celebrity news.

Emma also wrote for The Zoe Report, Editorialist, Elite Daily, Bustle, and Mission Magazine. She studied Fashion Studies and New Media at Fordham University Lincoln Center. When she's not writing fashion deep-dives, you'll find her stalking eBay for designer vintage, reading literary fiction on her Kindle, and baking in her tiny NYC kitchen.