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These are the best winter coats and jackets to shop right now

A winter coat will keep you warm, cosy, and stylish all season long

If you need one fashion item right now, it’s a stylish and comfortable winter coat. From classic trench styles to warming wool jackets, there are many options for every outfit and occasion, from cheering on a rugby game to heading out for dinner.

We’re currently wearing our winter coats with fleece leggings for extra comfort, paired with sporty sneakers or dressier boots. A necessary style staple for the cold and wet weather, these are the best winter coats for women to shop now.

The best winter coats for women

The trench coat

The trench coat is a versatile and timeless winter wardrobe essential. Its classic design, clean lines and elegant silhouette suit various occasions.

From left to right: Prima Pleat Trench Coat, $720, from Aje, Classic Longline Trench Coat, $99.99, from Glassons, The Fated Aliah Trench, $188, from The Iconic.

Perfect for layering and keeping you dry in winter, a trench coat is also the ideal trans-seasonal piece for the weeks leading up to spring.

From left to right: Active Premium Woven Trench, $104.99, from Cotton On, Trench Coat, $329.90, from Seed Heritage, AERE Organic Cotton Trench, $313.49, from The Iconic.

The wool coat

A wool blend or wool coat is one of the warmest winter staples you can invest in. A natural insulator, wool is also breathable, ensuring you don’t overheat or feel too stuffy.

From left to right: AERE Double Breasted Wool Blend Coat, $326, from The Iconic, Rebellion Coat, $800, from Aje, Wool Blend Double Breasted Pea Coat, $399.90, from Seed Heritage.

Wool blend and wool coats are found in various colours (like this bright blue number) and patterns, but if you have a penchant for dressing like the royals, you may like to take cues from Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, who are often spotted in a camel-coloured variation.

From left to right: Atmos&Here Aurelia Wool Blend Wrap Coat, $225, from The Iconic, Merino Ainsworth Hooded Jacket, $999.99. from Icebreaker.

The rain coat

A rain coat is an essential piece of outerwear, perfect for our New Zealand winters, where it can be windy and rainy at any time. Its primary benefit is its ability to repel water, but many rain coats now provide wind resistance, shielding you from chilly gusts.

From left to right: Shell+™ Merino Cotton Windbreaker, $429.99, from Icebreaker, Hooded Running Jacket, $140, from Nike, RepelShell Rain Jacket, $269, from Lululemon

Rain coats are typically lightweight and easy to fold or pack, making them super convenient to carry around when there’s a chance of rain, and they come in various styles and lengths, suitable for every lifestyle. When choosing your rain coat, check whether it’s water resistant or water repellant, the latter of which will protect you from a serious downpour.

For a fashion-forward rain coat, Australian brand P.E Nation offers an array of trendy and colourful jackets. You also can’t go wrong with The North Face for its high-performing apparel designed to withstand the elements.

From left to right: Warm Up Woven Anorak, $64.99, from Cotton On, Amble Elements Waterproof Raincoat, $287, from The Iconic, Man Down Jacket, $277, from P.E Nation.

The faux fur jacket

A fashionista’s choice, high-quality faux fur coats closely mimic the appearance and texture of real fur, providing a luxurious and opulent feel.

From left to right: Faux Fur Fluffy Cropped Jacket, $89.99, from Glassons, Atmos&Here Vale Faux Fur Coat, $200, from The Iconic, Ena Pelly Minimalist Faux Fur Jacket, $437, from The Iconic.

Faux-fur coats are perfect for winter, providing comfort without compromising on warmth. To continue on the fluffy theme, you could also consider a stylish fleece jacket (like this colourful zip-up number).

From left to right: Hugs Coat, $289, from Sophie, Whistle Faux Fur Jacket, $119.99, from Farmers, ASOS DESIGN oversized hooded Faux Fur Jacket, $193, from ASOS.

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