Our guide to choosing the perfect winter coat!

We love winter. There, we said it. Ok, we don’t really love the freezing weather and the rain, but we DO love the chance to dress up warm in tights, boots, hats, scarves and gloves. Possibly the best thing about winter fashion, though, is choosing a coat.

This season there are some gorgeous styles out there, but it can be hard to know which is best for your shape and style.

Here are some great, multi-functional options that we love. The hard part is choosing just one…

The Parka
Liam Gallagher knew his stuff. Parkas are warm and practical, but they’re also bang on trend. Dress one up over a cute dress or wear it low key over skinny jeans. This lightweight option from Oasis (€85) is sleek enough to be worn to the office, too:

The Oversized Coat
Mannish styles and cuts are everywhere this season, and no better way to showcase the trend than with an oversized wool coat. This dove grey option from Dunnes (€50) is also available in soft pink – we love the feminine colour palette!

The Cape
A great alternative to a standard coat. Capes can be a little girly-girly, but there are some great functional options out there, like this grey zippered one from Warehouse (€120). We need this in our lives… now.

The Faux Fur
You’ll be the belle of the ball in a glam faux fur coat – perfect for not freezing your bum off on a night out. This silver/grey one from River Island (€120) is a total showstopper:

The Printed Coat
An all-over print gives great symmetry to your body shape, so it is a great option for curvier girls. We are salivating over this fur and tartan winter woolly from New Look (€85.99). It’s the perfect mix of preppy and edgy:

The Mac
If only winter was all freshly fallen snow and gentle winds. Sadly in Ireland it’s more like rain, rain, rain… with a side of rain. This PVC mac from Warehouse (€82) will keep you dry, while also giving your outfit a touch of summer sun!