17 Stylish Women’s Winter Coats That Can Stand Up to a Canadian Winter
For fashion lovers, the Canadian winter months mean an opportunity to showcase those layering skills and bundle up in luxurious fabrics and trendy styles. For those with a more practical approach to dressing for the season, it’s all about durability and weather-resistance. But why compromise when you can have it all? Get that wish list for Santa ready; because we’re bringing you the definitive list of this season’s most stylish – and warm – winter coats that can actually stand up to a Canadian winter.
Aritzia’s update to the classic pufferIntroducing: the Super Puff by Aritzia. Available in regular, mid and vest (long) size, this is arguably the coat of the season. The puffer style is back in full force, and no one’s doing it bigger, cozier, or in cooler colours than Canadian brand Aritzia. The perfect compliment to any outfit in this stylish hue they call modern taupe, the Super Puff will keep you warm in up -22 degree Celsius weather, and is made from responsibly-sourced Goose down. Looking to make a statement? Check this coat out in the “shiny black” colour option!
Aritzia Super Puff Long in Modern Taupe, $328.
Oak and Fort’s classic cocoon coatThis fully-lined wool blend cocoon coat from Oak and Fort has minimalist-chic styling in mind with concealed button closures and a timeless silhouette. Ideal for layering, this is the perfect coat to take you from day to night during the winter months.
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Oak and Fort Cocoon Coat, $188.
Lolë belted winter coatAccent your waist and maintain a flattering silhouette, without compromising on those added layers of warmth and weather-resistance with the elegant Emmy jacket from Lolë. Winter coat – check!
Lolë Emmy Jacket, $480.
RW&CO shearling biker jacketWith a wool-blend outer shell and plush shearling, this RW&CO biker jacket manages to keep you warm while looking on-trend for the season. An effortlessly-cool everyday jacket, this one is a must-have for any cold-weather wardrobe.
RW&CO Wool-Blend Shearling Jacket, $190.
The North Face retro jacketIn 2018, everything old is new again when it comes to fashion, and so far for the season, winter coats are no exception. Nods to past styles and trends are all over the runways, and The North Face is on board with their aptly-named 196 Retro Nuptse coat.
The North Face 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket, $350.
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Roots classic fleece coatThe fan-favourite brand of proud Canadians everywhere, the Roots brand is synonymous with all things Canadian style. The class Seymour jacket, in that signature plaid pattern, is crafted from a warm wool blend and offers added coverage with its funnel neck detail.
Roots Seymour Jacket, $148.
Smartwool’s “smart” jacketMade from 50% recycled wool insulation, the Smartloft jacket by Smartwool boasts a durable water-repellant finish, wind protection, stretchy knit panels for comfort and Merino-lined insulation, which works to help manage sweat and odour.
Smartwool Smartloft 150 Jacket, US $220.
HM teddy-bear coatThis list wouldn’t be complete without a cozy teddy-bear jacket option. This one, from HM, comes in a rich brown colour and features a short pile. Lined, this coat feels more like a warm hug than a winter coat.
HM Short Pile Coat, $99.
Moncler cape coatA modern twist on the classic women’s wool coat is this wool and suede cape-style coat from Moncler. Luxurious and warm, this trendy statement coat will make a cool entrance, and keep you nice and toasty as you make your exit, though it's quite the splurge.
Moncler Cape Coat, $1,285.
Lululemon commuter puffer jacketDesigned with commuters and women-on-the-go in mind, the Commuter line of winter jackets from Lululemon is all about customizable comfort. Water-resistant fabric repels the elements while an insulated 700-fill-power goose-down interior keeps you warm in even the most frigid temperatures.
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Lululemon Cloudscape Jacket, $248.
Zara faux-fur animal print coatEasily one of the biggest trends of the season, animal print is everywhere. One easy way to incorporate it into your winter wardrobe, and spice up an otherwise boring outfit, is with a statement coat, like this one from Zara. The faur-fur coat trend is here to stay, and the animal-print update makes it feel current, while keeping you oh-so-cozy.
Zara Animal Print Textured Coat, $189.
Søsken oversized coatFor the minimalist fashion-lover in your life, consider the Søsken cocoon coat. An oversized and cozy fit in a sumptuous (and super on-trend) colour, this coat is as Instagram-worthy as it gets. Fortunately, the Gigi coat is fully-lined for warmth – which means you won’t freeze getting the perfect #ootd shot!
Søsken Gigi Oversized Cocoon Coat, $795, currently on sale for $447.
Arctic Bay parkaIf you’re looking for a long women’s winter coat with style – and a lot of substance – look no further than the Belleville parka from Arctic Bay. Made in Canada, this jacket boasts a temperature rating up to -45 degrees Celsius and is available in 7 colours; ranging from this bold red to a classic navy blue.
Arctic Bay Belleville Parka, $1,200.
Moose Knuckles bomber jacketWe love the faux-fur tile print on this chic and cozy bomber jacket from Moose Knuckles. The detachable faux fur hood makes it customizable for days where you need a little extra coverage from the elements.
Moose Knuckles Bronte Bomber, $1,950.
Nicole Benisti statement shearling coatTopping the holiday wish lists of every blogger and celebrity style star this season is the Montaigne puffer from Nicole Benisti. Worn comfortably in up to -15 degree Celsius weather, it may not be the go-to coat for record-breaking frigid tempuratures, but it’s definitely the ideal statement coat for those chilly winter days. Add some colour to those hazy grey days with this coat in a variety of trendy hues, including metallic blue, red and white.
Nicole Benisti Montaigne Shearling Puffer Jacket, US $3,200.
Babaton for Aritzia’s classic wool coatThere’s not much debate when it comes to where to score the best wool coats for the winter season. Year after year, Aritzia takes top spot as the destination for luxurious wool-blend coats in classic and trendy styles. The Stedman coat offers comfort and warmth in a classic cut and 11 rich hues – you read that right – 11! Our favourites? The Savile colour (shown here) and the oh-so-pretty Rose Mist colour.
Babaton for Aritzia’s Stedman Wool Coat, $328.
Zara’s oversized robe-style coatWrap yourself up in comfort – and style – with Zara’s long belted coat. The belted detail allows you to find your waist and control your silhouette, while the oversized fit lends well to layering cozy knits underneath. The ultimate everyday long coat for winter, this belted style is one you’ll want to invest in for the season.
Zara Long Belted Coat, $269.
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