Welcome to The Essentials, our weekly series highlighting a must-have classic, key to building a timeless, pulled-together closet.
Fluffy down-filled jackets are ideal for trekking around in sub-zero temps, but elevated outerwear is key for dressier occasions. Don't let your coat choice remain an afterthought: Invest in a classic black tuxedo-style dress coat, or play with trendy options that are sure to impress. Have fun with faux furs, embellishments, and color-contrasting waist belts. Ahead, we've got 10 dress coats to add to your winter wardrobe now.
Classic as they come, this navy cinched-waist jacket will look polished with jeans and a tee or left open over a knit dress and boots.
This jacket is crafted from double-cloth wool to keep you warm in less-than-ideal cold weather temps.
A vibrant zebra print, satin lining, and a detachable belt makes this coat the perfect dressy outer layer for your favorite little black dress.
The floral embroidered pattern gives this jacket a special vintage feel.
This fawn-inspired faux fur jacket will surely stand out in a sea of plain black overcoats.
For those who prefer a bit of edge, this cool check coat still reads sophisticated thanks to a form-fitted silhouette.
No coat rings in the holiday season more appropriately than this jewel-encrusted collar version.
This plaid coat's A-line silhouette marries perfectly with a fuller skirt or dress peaking out underneath.
Party dressing is extra fun in this faux fur jacket with ornate crystal embellished buttons. An extra roomy collar means you can skip the scarf.
If you're looking to invest in only one coat for the season, make sure this do-it-all tuxedo lapel jacket is on the list. It'll look sharp with a power suit or dressed up for a night on the town.