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When it comes to winter coats, I’ve sacrificed style for warmth many a time. But being absolutely freezing is something most of us don’t ever want to experience! I think there are enough options that if you want to have both fashion and warmth, it’s completely possible.

 

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The Puffer

If you live in a cold climate, a down puffer is a no-brainer. Personally, I prefer a three quarter length style that hits just above the knees for added warmth as opposed to a shorter one – but it’s personal preference. Puffers are often not the cute outerwear option, but it’s a necessity in the cold and there are ways to step up the style.

For one, you might want to consider a shade other than black. Try a plum, teal, metallic or cranberry to make it more interesting. Color makes a huge difference! But if you prefer black, you can look for a puffer with other interesting details: a diagonal zipper, faux fur lined hood, or a mix of textures.

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Wool Coat

Wool coats are often not quite as warm as a puffer, yet are a more sophisticated option for those who prefer a dressier option for Shabbos or on days when it’s not quite as frigid.

A camel color is always a classic and beautiful option – just remember that regardless of the color you choose, a tailored fit is key. Most clothes are actually made for a 5”8 woman and of course, that is not the majority of us. So don’t be afraid to invest in a tailor for the perfect fit!

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Teddy Coat

If you’re looking to purchase a trend piece this season, teddy coats have been seen everywhere and are all the rage. Exactly what it sounds like, teddy coats are basically a hug in a coat – a comfortable, cozy and snuggly teddy bear that you get to wear all winter long. Yes please!

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