Trend Report: Puffer Coat Hot! or Hmm?

Back with a vengeance, the puffer coat reigns as the coziest warmest winter jacket.


Over the past few seasons, the puffer coat is now the must-have trend. It’s fashion-forward remodel caters to the athleisure and streetwear trend, as the perfect hybrid between bubble coats and parkas. Its vibrant appeal isn’t just for show, as it’s practicality and sensibility are a plus. This is the perfect coat to bundle up in style.

Back by popular demand, this puffer coat trend got its groove back. Whether on the streets or walking down the runway, this trend is a perfect pair of femleisure. The outerwear staple was born in the ‘80s and ‘90s, where it was reserved for the ski slopes. Revived on the Fall 2016 runway, designers Balenciaga, Stella McCartney, Phillip Lim, Fenty x Puma, Kenzo, Opening Ceremony, Vetements and Acne Studios style the puffer in a whole new light. Literally, it’s cool bright colors and sleek silhouettes will keep you warm all winter long. Don’t believe me? Check out Rihanna and Gigi Hadid rocking the down coats. Now available with extended collars, knee and ankle lengths, vibrant prints, and multiple fabrics and shapes. Try pairing this look with a slip dress, graphic knits, knee-length skirts, or kick-flare jeans.


Be sure to shop our favorite styles below, for ways to style the puffer coat.

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Photo: InStyle/ Kim Kardashian in white overalls and heels, with a winter puffer coat and shades.
Photo: Vogue/ Fyodor Golan Autumn/Winter 2017 Ready-To-Wear
Photo: Vogue/ Christian Wijnants Fall 2016 Ready-to-Wear collection
Photo: Vogue/ Puffer coats have matching puffer scarves, what?!
Photo: Vogue/ Marques’Almeida Fall 2016 Ready-to-Wear collection.
Photo: Ssense
Photo: Vogue/ Marques’Almeida Fall 2016 Ready-to-Wear collection.
Photo: ADER
Photo: Karlina Caune for Air France Madame Cover Story
Photo by Darren Gerrish on Getty Images/ Gigi Hadid
Photo: ASOS/ Longline Green Puffer Coat
Photo: Pretty Little Thing/ Longline Grey Velvet Puffer Coat
Photo: Who What Wear
Photo: Fashion Gone rouge
Photo: Shopbop/ Ida Puffer Coat
Photo: The Zoe Report
Photo: Who What Wear
Photo: The Zoe Report
Photo: Moncler Fall/Winter 2017/2018
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