Padded/puffer coats and jackets are perhaps the most popular items to wear during cold days, and today they are very trendy – every fashionista and celebrity is wearing them! Going to buy one but don’t know what to choose to look awesome? Don’t worry, this guide will help you choose a right model, filling, design and all the rest you may think of!
The filling maybe natural, which is down and feather, or synthetic, which is polyester. Remember that if you are buying a padded coat with natural filling, it should be at least 70 or 80% down, if there’s less, then it won’t keep you warm on cold winter days. Polyester padded coats are more lightweight, but you should consider its density. The denser the filling is, the warmer your coat will be.
Stitching is necessary to keep the filling of your padded coat in place. If the stitches are too few, the filling may not stay in place, and if they are too many, the filling will get flat inside and will partly lose its warming up features. Prefer padded coats that come every 15 centimeters or a bit more.
The trendiest and edgiest lengths for today are midi and knee, and as for silhouettes, these are straight and barrel-style ones. Of course, you can wear anything that fits your lifestyle and you consider comfortable but these are ideas are currently the hottest.
Oversized Padded Coats
Choose a right design of an oversized padded coat and highlight it with a belt if you want. If you have a winter wardrobe done in basic or neutral colors, go for a very bright padded coat – orange, red, yellow, green or even some neon shades. Wear such an oversized coat with skinnies, with cropped or palazzo pants or pencil skirts to compensate the excessive volume in the upper part.
Metallic Padded Coats
These are for sporty people, they will look very nice with such outfits and will be awesome to go to ski or snowboard somewhere. Such a padded coat will give a young and daring feel to your looks, it’s amazing if you want to make a bold statement.
Padded Blanket Coats
This is a less feminine idea but a very modern and trending one, the main advantage of such a piece is that it’s super comfortable. Choose such a coat in a bold color – they usually come in very bright shades to make a statement with it. Wear it with anything you want as such a coat usually hides anything, enjoy!
Leather And Velvet Padded Coats
These are amazing for more refined and chic style, they will spruce up your casual outfits or your strict office looks. The leather-like texture looks very unusual, yet bold and chic, you’ll definitely stand out with it.
Velvet padded coats are another super trendy idea, this is of course not real velvet but polyester that imitates its looks. This is a cool way to stand out a lot and look bold, chic and modern without any hints on sport that padded coats usually bring. Rock a bold color or a jewel tone to highlight the texture and look of the coat.
Woolen Padded Coats
This is another idea to stand out a lot, it’s a chic idea to make your outfits less sporty and more elegant. This is usual fabric but it imitates woolen prints and textures and looks very refined – a nice idea for those who don’t want anything shiny or sporty.