Winter Coats, Marie Claire edit

Winter Coats: The Marie Claire edit

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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 of 2016.

The silver lining to the clouds in the sky is the promise of snuggling up in everything from pastel pinks to statement faux fur coats this season. With the weather as unpredictable as ever, no doubt they’’ll be needed right up until next April – the winter coat is one of the hardest working pieces in your wardrobe.

And there’s something out there to suit every style this winter, too: Puffas, parkas, Yeti-like chubbies right through to sharply tailored numbers as well as no-fuss longline woolly confections – the perfect winter counterpart to summer’s lightweight duster coat.

So what’’s in-store? And what do you need to know about this season’’s cover-ups? Well, there’’s something for everyone. Marie Claire has trawled the rails and online stores to hand-pick the best coats 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.

New season styles to consider are the Marks & Spencer full-length military inspired coat (you’ll need to snap this gem up quickly though as it’s sure to fly off the shelves), the ultra-fluffy Shrimps number and the gorgeously cosy Whistles grey coat are all sure to be sell-outs this season.

Length-wise this season, the longer the better is the sartorial mantra. Though cool midi styles will look equally chic when teamed with cropped tailored trousers, an on-trend turtleneck and statement boots or fuss-free trainers.

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.

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