If you live in a location where the winter temps drop drastically, you know that owning several women’s sweaters and at least one women’s long jacket is absolutely essential for maintaining your usual routine. Whether you’re scraping the ice off your windshield before work or heading to an elegant evening at the opera, it’s helpful to have a closet full of women’s coats so you can commute to all your favorite places in style and comfort. Let’s explore some of the most versatile women’s long winter jackets and where to wear them.
On off-duty days, you’ll want something casual to slip on over your jeans and sweatshirt. Ultra-plush and cozy teddy coats are the style of the moment, while long fleece jackets are a staple you’ll reach for over and over again. On extra-frigid days, we’d recommend layering a wind-and-waterproof shell over your fleece jacket, because once it’s wet, your fleece will lose all its warmth. Another versatile necessity for every winter wardrobe is a long puffer jacket. These are typically made from synthetic insulation that’s designed to look, feel and act like down, even when it gets wet.
The 9-to-5 Grind
If you’re driving to work and won’t be exposed to the elements for too long, you can probably get away with a stylish wool coat like a single-breasted maxi coat or a classic walker coat in a hue that pairs well with everything. If you commute via public transportation each morning, you’ll want something a little more substantial like a long down coat with a high amount of fill. Search for down coats with a weather-resistant shell and a large hood for extra coverage in the event of a snowstorm.
An Evening Out
Special occasions call for a totally different type of long winter coat that’s a bit more elegant and polished. We love the way a wool wrap coat slips on effortlessly over cocktail dresses and evening gowns. Plus, its cinched-waist silhouette always looks flattering and refined. Remember to ensure that your coat is long enough to cover (or mostly cover) whatever dress or skirt you’ve decided to wear for the evening.
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