The 19 Best Puffer Jackets for Women to Stay Warm In

The cold never bothered me anyway.

Puffer Jackets for Women
(Image credit: Design by Susanna Hayward)

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One of the most critical pieces in a winter wardrobe is a legitimately warm coat. Fashion tends to take a back seat when the temperature hits below zero—but that doesn't have to be the case with puffer jackets. The puffer, a plush and cozy staple, can come in various colors, textures, lengths, prints, and price points, but one thing is critical: It needs to keep out the elements. Whether you're hitting the slopes or walking around town on a chilly day, the best puffer jackets will keep you warm and looking super stylish to boot. Ahead, discover our favorite puffers in varying lengths, ranging from versatile neutral designs to highlighter hues and luxe textures.

Laura Lajiness Kaupke
Laura Lajiness Kaupke

Laura Lajiness Kaupke is a freelance writer and editor covering fashion, accessories, fine jewelry, and lifestyle topics, including beauty, home, fitness, and travel. You can see her work across various outlets, including VOGUE, Harper’s BAZAAR, ELLE, Glamour, Town&Country, InStyle, Esquire, Women’s Health, Brides, Refinery 29, Coveteur, The Zoe Report, Popsugar, Byrdie, WWD, Footwear News, Well+Good, The Editorialist, among other titles and brands. Laura has worked in the fashion industry for over 11 years and held senior fashion editor positions at Popsugar and The Zoe Report, with additional experience as a copywriter and fashion publicist.