For many of us who are not a size two, sweater season is like walking a tight rope between frumpy and puffy. A lot of times even the right knits add a little too much volume and the wrong bomber jackets can make anyone look blown up – in both of those instances ‘issa no for me dawg.’ As the weather gets colder, tis the season for trendy jackets and coats that won’t make you look like a marshmallow. We did the sourcing for you so you can look bundled up in confidence.
Women’s Plus Size Faux Fur Trim Parka
Parkas with a fur trim are all the rage right now. The problem is parkas are supposed to be frumpy and warm but this Who What Wear for target coat does the opposite. It’s warm with a waist, which is totally clutch for a look that is slimming and stylish. Who What Wear for Target $70.
Wool-Blend Belted Walker Coat
This peacoat creates a sleek silhouette that will make whoever wears it look polished. It’s form fitting without being tight or constrictive. Overall, it’s what a coat should be. And can we talk about how cute the Burgundy is? MICHAEL Michael Kors, $130
Miss Sixty LONG WOOL COAT
I know what you’re thinking, $519 is steep! And I agree with you, however, I just want to put this brand on your radar. Their coats have a waist, buttons in the right place, and pleating where it just looks beautiful. Tip: Go to Nordstrom, Macy’s or Off 5th during the holiday sales for a deal. Miss Sixty, $519
Women’s Plus Size Printed Trench
Another way to avoid the frumpy factor is to find great statement pieces with patterns. This snakeskin trench is affordable and also just plain cute! Target is on point right now. Who What Wear for Target, $39.
Faux-Fur-Trim Water-Resistant Coat
Another variation on the parka, this fur trim coat is fitted with a high waist. This style is the best of both worlds, you can wear out for fashion or for functionality. Halifax, $150
River Island Faux Shearling Aviator Jacket
Shearling aviator coats are everywhere this season! Pair this with a thick sweater and big scarf to keep the rocker vibes of the jacket. And Asos has a great plus-size selection so it’s always great to browse their options. ASOS, $143.
Wool-blend Bouclé Coat
This coat is just plain fashionable. I love the asymmetry and that the shape is neither puffy or form fitting–it’s just right. It’s also a look that could be belted if you wanted to create a waistline. H&M, $70
Women’s Quilted Velvet Bomber Jacket
I know what you’re thinking, “quilted” and “bomber” are two terms that mean puffy. You’re not wrong but this coat in particular is acceptably puffy and the color is gorge! I bought it last week and I haven’t stopped getting compliments on it. Who What Wear for Target, $45