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Winter coats are the staple in any wardrobe, and this season we've been overwhelmed with choice: Marie Claire edits the best winter coats.

The silver lining to the clouds in the sky is the promise of snuggling up in the best winter coats. With everything from millennial to the best faux fur coats leading the trends this season, we can’t wait to stock up now that the weather begins to get ever chillier.

With the weather as unpredictable as ever, no doubt  be needed right up until next April, the winter coat is one of the hardest working pieces in your wardrobe. Which is why it’s not a decision you’ll want to make lightly, especially if you want to invest in a piece that’s a bit more spenny.

Fortunately, there’s something out there to suit every style this winter. Puffas, parkas, trenches, right through to sharply tailored numbers, as well as no-fuss longline woolly confections – all of which make the perfect winter counterpart to your spring wardrobe’s lightweight duster coat.

So what’’s in store (literally)? And what do you need to know about this season’’s best winter coats? Well, there’’s something for everyone. Team Marie Claire has trawled both the in-store rails and online outlets to hand pick you the best cover-ups for all tastes and budgets. From the high street heroes that’ll have you doing a double-take on the price tag, to investment winter coats you’ll be cherishing for years, it’s all here.

The number one new season style to consider is actually not that new – the classic trench coat is AW17’s go-to buy. So whether you like Zara’s high street hero, or Burberry’s slightly pricier version, there’s a trench coat out there to suit you and your budget. For those of you into shearling, Weekday and Topshop have you sorted – here’s hoping it finds its way into the Topshop Black Friday sales.

As ever, pair your newfound coat with new season ankle boots or classic white trainers (if you dare, what with the weather).

Best Winter Coats for Tall Women

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Floral Tapestry Coat, £125, Topshop

This dramatic coat looks like it should be hung up in an art gallery somewhere, amidst the tapestries. It’s beautiful buttoned up or left hanging loose and instantly adds a vintage vibe to any look.

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Best Winter Coats with Hoods

This gorgeous emerald coat from Weekday is a chic minimal choice and it has a hood. With a high collar and zipper detail, it’s also got hulking great pockets for you to shove everything in.

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Best Winter Coats for Plus Size Women

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Curves Black Speckled Faux Fur Collar Coat, £49.99, New Look

This gorgeous winter coat from New Look brings the drama with a sophisticated faux fur collar and dappled print. As part of New Look’s Curves range, the sizes run from UK 18-30 and we’re sure you’ll find something else to pair with it in their AW17 range.

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Best Puffer Winter Coats

 

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Light Before Dark Sand Corduroy Cropped Puffer Jacket, £85, Urban Outfitters

This may be the most unexpected way we’ve seen the corduroy trend rear its head. This puffer jacket is an absolute streetwear staple this season and looks utterly cosy.

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This season’’s line-up is brilliantly diverse, so this winter’s coat edit comes with a caveat: you may find yourself wishing for extreme cold just so you can pile them on all at once.

Credit cards at the ready, scroll on to shop the best winter coats now.

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