Sunday, 20 November 2016

11 gorgeously warm padded coats–the coat you need right now–Updated

Pyrenex quilted shell down coat
I seem to be writing about coats and winter warmers every week right now.  Ok don’t say it… twice this week.  But there’s simply never been a better time than now to invest in a padded coat – there are constantly new styles appearing in the stores and many are already being discounted (late delivery? something they know that the forecasters haven’t yet told us about?) either way, if you haven’t updated your warm coat wardrobe so far this winter and you’re in the mood you should take a look at these.
Andrew Marc padded coat with faux fur hoodEliza J satin down coat with faux fur hoodMax Mara padded coat with detachable hoodBurberry quilted coatMarc O'Polo denim blue down coat - other colours
My advice as always is not to buy anything designed for ‘weather’ without a hood.  I cannot see the point of a parka or padded coat without one.  So even if you find one in the sale I suggest you leave it alone, it will really annoy you when you’re snug and warm and it starts to rain/snow/sleet.  And it always does, particularly if you’re hoodless.  To my mind there’s nothing more daft than a brolly when the white stuff is coming down.
Gaastra black down coat - red alsoBarbour Icefield Quilted CoatMarc O'Polo black down coatBarbour Rosendale padded quilt coatGap black down coat
Most of these coats and jackets won’t be hanging around for long, so if this is something you’ve been considering or looking for, go for it.  Right now.

When you’re choosing a down coat I suggest you don’t go for something belted unless you really know that you can wear it, nor a coat that looks like an eiderdown – you can end up looking like the Michelin Man….and I know these things.