When we go outdoors in winter, the first thing that people see is our outerwear – making your choice of coat or jacket paramount. Although the colder and often wetter weather of the season means that practicality must always be a consideration, there are some great stylish trends around this season, which can be found among ranges like the plus size jackets at JD Williams.
Before purchasing your coat, it’s important to consider where and when you will be wearing it. In the winter, it’s often advisable to have two coats: a smarter, tailored option for wearing to and from work and perhaps even to the bar for after work drinks, and a cosy, snuggly number to protect you come what may. Browse through our selection of maxi dresses to look good this winter .
The parka coat is a style that keeps you prepared for unexpected inclement weather without weighing you down too much. As these usually come trimmed with faux fur or fleece on the hood, they are a top choice for keeping out the winter chill, though the look can be a bit too casual for the office.
The Princess coat favoured by the likes of Alexa Cheung is a perfect selection for those who want to look professional and stay warm, but don’t want their movement to be too restricted. Far shorter than a lot of tailored coat choices, Princess coats usually feature double breasted buttoning to the waist and finish at the knee.
For taller ladies, a woollen maxi coat looks elegant and protects the wearer from the elements. To make yours look more individual, try swapping the coat’s wool belt for a distressed leather one.
Whatever style you choose, sticking to classic shades like black, red, navy and cream will make your choice more fashion durable and help you to maximise the number of items your outerwear can be matched with. With this in mind, you may want to avoid coats featuring strong prints if you want to be able to take them out of the wardrobe year-after-year.