14 Puffer Coats and Jackets That Serve Fashion As Well as Function

The cold never bothered me anyway.

winter coat
(Image credit: Design by Susanna Hayward)

Welcome to The Essentials, our weekly series highlighting a must-have classic, key to building a timeless, pulled-together closet.

One of the most critical pieces in a winter wardrobe is a legitimately warm coat: When the temperature hits below zero, fashion tends to take a backseat. But that doesn't have to be the case with a puffer jacket or coat. This thick, cozy style comes in a wide variety of colors, textures, lengths, prints, and price points. Whether you're hitting the slopes or walking around town, the right puffer coat will keep you warm and looking stylish. Below, our 14 favorite puffers in varying lengths, ranging from highlighter hues to luxe velvets.

Shelby Comroe
Shelby Comroe

Shelby Comroe is the Credits Editor and Fashion Assistant at Marie Claire covering all things fashion and giving credit where credit is due. Check her out @shelbycomroe on Instagram if buying designer handbags is your idea of a retirement plan!