These trending winter coats are going to become your snuggly new best friend

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If you’ve pulled out your trusty winter coat from the back of your closet only to find that it has a little bit too much wear or tear for its own good, or you simply want to update your winter wardrobe, then you might be in search of your next winter staple.

And since we’re already heading into the colder months (where has the year gone?!), you’ll want to find your next winter coat sooner rather than later.

Whether you’re desperately trying to find a coat to snuggle up in or you’re just in need of a refresh on your winter coat rotation, there’s a whole world of options to choose from.

We’ve taken it upon ourselves to find the best winter coats you can grab right now – happy shopping!

The best winter coats to shop in Australia in 2024


AERE Draped Oversized Trench Coat

$175 (usually $250) at The Iconic

Add a pop of colour to brighten up a gloomy winter day with this stunning pale blue trench coat by AERE.

Key features:

  • Button closure
  • Self-tie belt to waist
  • Twin side pockets
  • 120.5cm length
  • Linen blend fabric
  • Lined with 100% cotton


Harlen White Teddy Coat

$129.99 at Beginning Boutique

Similar to shearling jackets, this borg (vegan sheepskin) material jacket is like pulling a welcome giant blanket over you, all while looking super stylish. 

This white teddy coat from Beginning Boutique is a winter wardrobe must.

Key features:

  • Midi length
  • Fully lined
  • Outer fleece material
  • Heavy weight with no stretch
  • Clasp closure
  • Waist tie
  • Two side pockets


ONLY Chloe Trench Coat Double Breasted

$103.96 (usually $129.95) at The Iconic

Trench coats never go out of style, and they are the jacket of the season this year in particular. The beige colouring makes it the perfect addition to any and every winter outfit. 

Throw it over your jeans for the Saturday morning coffee run, or dress it up with a pair of boots and a dress – the world’s your oyster in this style.

Key features:

  • Double breast style 
  • Functional side pockets
  • Collar and lapel detailing 
  • Belted waist 
  • 124cm length
  • 100% polyester


Ultra Light Down Long Coat

$199.90 at Uniqlo

They’ve hung about for years, often the uniform of any chilly town or city come winter. But this year, puffers are back with a twist. 

The epitome of warmth, you can get them either in a cute cropped style or oversized like this design by Uniqlo.

Key features:

  • Matte fabric
  • Durable water-repellent coating for light rain
  • Pocketable design, including its own carrying bag
  • Removable hood
  • Knee-length design for superb warmth


Forever New Becca Single Breasted Coatigan

$159.99 at Myer

Another goodie for those with a petite frame is a classic pea coat – finishing on or above the knee, this timeless style will live in your wardrobe for plenty of winters to come.

Key features:

  • Tailored fit
  • Warm woven fabric
  • Notched lapels
  • Welt pockets
  • Single button fastening
  • Lined


Kennedy Faux Leather Longline Jacket

$129.99 at Cotton On

A leather jacket knows no bounds, nor does it belong to any defined era. That’s why you’re in for a win if you’re planning to buy a leather or leather look style this winter. 

This slightly oversized style is just one of many options.

Key features:

  • Front button closure
  • In-seam pockets
  • Fully lined

What is the warmest type of winter coat?

Down is one of the warmest materials you can get when it comes to coats. Comprising a fine layer of bird feathers, down is the perfect insulator to keep you warm amid the winter chill.

Uniqlo has a great line of down-padded jackets which are ideal for colder climates.

What is the difference between a winter jacket and a winter coat?

It can be confusing working out if an item classifies as a jacket or a coat, but it’s actually quite simple. 

The key difference between a winter jacket and a winter coat comes down to length – coats are hip-length or longer, while jackets sit at or above the hip area.

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