16 of the best puffer coats and quilted jackets for women on the high street

Puffer coats and quilted jackets have been enjoying a style moment for the past few seasons, but for 2021, they’ve really come into their own. From long to cropped designs, black, khaki or bright, the high street is awash with padded and down coats to keep us cosy as the colder temperatures set in.

Before you recoil at the word ‘puffer’ – perhaps due to leftover 90s connotations of ‘overstuffed and overly shiny’ – you should know that the genre has had something or a reinvention in recent times. The best puffer coats on offer today come either in an eternally wearable neutral palette of blacks, creams and taupes, or in vibrant shades and patterns to brighten up your winter. Choose one that’s long enough to balance your silhouette without excess bulk, striking the right balance of snug and stylish well before you hit Michellin man territory.

But it’s not all about looks – puffer coats and quilted jackets are also exceedingly practical, and will keep you warm whatever the Great British weather has to throw at you. While they may be ticking the trend boxes particularly hard at present, invest in a great one and it won’t be a flash-in-the-pan purchase; it’ll be your favourite defence against the elements for years and maybe even decades to come.

16 of the best puffer jackets and quilted coats for women

Feather and down puffer coat, £129, Marks & Spencer

river island leopard print puffer coat

Leopard print puffer coat, £95, River Island

Mango quilted belted jacket

Belted quilted coat, £89.99, Mango

Mango quilted coat

Buttondown jacket, £49.99, Mango

whistles khaki puffer

Longline Hooded Puffer, £169, Whistles

arket blue quilted jacket

Quilted overshirt, £79, Arket

Leopard print puffer coat

Leopard print puffer coat, £35, Marks & Spencer

matalan-coat-quilted

Khaki quilted coat, £40, Matalan

pink quilted coat

Pink quilted jacket, £120, & Other Stories new look quilted khaki jacketKhaki quilted jacket, £33.99, New Look

arket black puffer coat

Long down puffer coat, £225, Arket

Short velvet puffer coat, £149, Hush 

Water-repellent puffer coat, £79.99, Zara

next quilted black coat

Quilted coat, £70, Next 

Faux leather puffer coat, £99.99, Zara

Hooded black puffer coat, £49.99, H&M