Winter Coat Styles For Women

Women's Winter Coats

It's that time of year again. Winter is coming. How are you going to stay in style and keep warm at the same time? Have you thought about what type of women's winter coats are going to be your best choice? Every women needs a good winter dress coat. Just one.

I was lucky enough to find a beautiful black women's winter coat at Talbots. It was a full length dress coat, down almost to the ankles. I had it cut off to mid calf length and it's perfect. It was 1/2 price. A great buy. That was close to ten year ago. The coat is still in the closet, in the dry cleaning bag. I have it dry cleaned the beginning of every year, just in case.

What about the women's winter coats that we wear everyday? You have to make the choice sometimes between fashion and function. Is it more important for you to be comfortable walking to the office on a cold windy day or is it more important for you to be fashionable? Is it possible to be both? The answer is yes.

If you're in the market for women's winter coats look for one that buttons well up to the neck. Obviously this will help you to stay warm. A double breasted coat will give you an extra bit of warmth. Make sure that it's long enough to keep you legs warm, so at least mid thigh length. Look for women's winter coats that have close fitting cuffs. You want to stay away from short cut coats like boleros. You may be able to find women's winter coats with detachable hoods. This is a great way to get double duty out of a coat.

Women's winter coats can be quite an investment so you want to stick with more classic colors. Black, navy, grays and browns are colors that never go out of style. What about fabrics? Wool is probably one of the best known winter fabrics for a coat. Leather itself is not warm, but if it is lined and you can layer underneath of a leather coat it can be used for winter.

Some women prefer lighter weight coats that they can wear during more seasons to buying a coat specifically for winter wear. As with leather coats, if you can layer underneath lighter coats they will give you more seasonal wear.

Never fear. There are so many designers of women's winter coats that you'll have hundreds of options and you'll be able to choose from women's winter coats that are fashionable and warm. Choose from designers Dana Buchman, Kenneth Cole, Diane von Furstenberg, Ralph Lauren, Ellen Tracy, BCBG Max Azria, Sutton Studio, DKNY and lots more.