Fabulous outerwear can keep you warm, elevate your look, and keep you looking chic through the cold season no matter the weather. At Trilogy, we have some fantastic designer jackets and coat styles from top brands such as Harris Wharf London, Smythe, Vanessa Bruno, RAINS, and more.
Read on for a guide through the world of jackets and coats - from classic wool overcoats to trendy puffer jackets and everything in between.
What’s the difference between a jacket and a coat?
The key differentiation between designer coats for women and women's casual jackets lie in their length, weight, and material. Women's winter coats tend to be hip length or longer, and are often made from weatherproof materials with warmer linings. This is to protect the wearer from the elements, creating the perfect final layer for colder, wintery days. Designer jackets for women are usually shorter and tend to be lightweight. They are often more suited to the spring and summer months with warmer days that only require a lighter layer.
Women's coats styles
Women’s wool coats offer a warm layer with a stylish and timeless flair. Often featuring a knee length design, designer wool coats are an investment piece to wear year after year. With versatile styles and features, wool coats are one of the most popular winter looks. From a statement coat with flattering tailoring and muted military colours (such as royal blue or dark green), to oversized boxy fits for more casual days, designer coats are as stylish as they are practical.
How to style a wool coat
Belted wool coats, belted puffer coats, and belted trenches for warmer months have grown in popularity to become a wardrobe favourite. Popular in muted, versatile colours such as stone, camel, black and brown, women’s belted wool coats are the perfect blend of traditional heritage style and casual chic. Often featuring a fur hood, belted puffer coats create a flattering, feminine figure, accentuating the figure and nipping in at the waist. Expect to see this style on the ski slopes as well as the high street thanks to their practical design.
How to style a belted coat
Elevate your look with leather coated jeans and heeled sandals, or keep things casual with light blue wide leg jeans and heeled boots.
Women’s designer raincoats are as functional as they are flattering and a practical investment for your wardrobe. Versatile styling ensures there are women’s designer coat styles for every occasion, from a formal evening out to a blustery winter walk. Women’s rain jackets for spring and summer are often lightweight and tend to be a shorter length, making them the perfect throw-on layer for drizzle on a sunny day. Winter raincoats are often knee length and practical, with a fur-lined hood and extra cosy padding to keep you warm, dry and protected from all weathers.
How to style a raincoat
For warmer, mizzly days, pair a lightweight rain jacket parka with a pair of relaxed straight leg jeans and trainers for a chilled-out look. For colder, rainier days, opt for a longline waterproof puffer jacket and hood, which pair wonderfully well with skinny jeans and boots to keep you snug all day.
Faux Fur Coats
A designer faux fur coat is another key investment for your outerwear collection. Gloriously soft, women’s designer faux fur coats are the epitome of luxe outerwear. Black faux fur coats are a go-to for a classy evening look, and oversized faux fur coats bring a pop of individuality to your wardrobe in the colder months.
How to style a designer faux fur coat
Longline faux fur coats are a sophisticated staple that can blend from day to night with ease. Versatile and flattering, style your faux fur coat with luxe leather coated skinnies for a stylish evening look. Keep it casual with cropped boyfriend jeans and loafers, or effortlessly elevate your look with dark wash bootcut jeans and boots.
Double breasted vs single breasted coats - What’s the difference?
A double breasted coat features two rows of buttons on the chest. Double breasted coats can be shorter in style and feature a high collar. Single breasted coats feature a single row of buttons or a single button, and tend to be hip length or longer.
Featuring two rows of buttons, designer double breasted coats for women are versatile, practical and stylish. Double breasted coats are luxe, chic and flattering, evoking traditional masculine military style with an accentuated collar and tailored detailing. Perfect for daywear and eveningwear, the various styles of double-breasted coats mean you can find the ideal fit and look for you. From a wool blend double breasted pea coat in deep blue, to a light camel double breasted trench, it’ll become a coat you reach for again and again.
How to style a double-breasted coat
Pair with dark wash skinny jeans and boots for sophisticated chic. For more relaxed days, opt for an oversized double breasted coat with straight leg jeans and trainers.
A fresh take on warmth for winter, women’s puffer jackets are a cosy comfortable must-have. A statement investment piece, puffer jackets are the best coat style for truly wintery days. From quilted jackets to cropped puffer jackets with hoods, puffer jackets are as stylish and versatile as they are practical.
How to style a puffer coat
Pair an olive green puffer jacket with dark wash skinnies and combat boots for a military chic look. For casual, laid-back style, pair your puffer with light wash boyfriend jeans and white trainers.
Women’s jacket styles
Designer quilted jackets for women have become popular in the last few seasons. Lightweight, roomy and versatile, quilted jackets are perfect for transitional weather, marrying fashion and function. The ideal throw-on layer as we transition from winter to spring, quilted jackets evoke utilitarian chic with laid-back, practical style. Popular in olive green, khaki and muted neutrals, quilted jackets often feature a collarless neckline, lightweight padding and tonal piping.
How to style a quilted jacket
Pair with black straight leg jeans and boots for a utilitarian winter style. For spring style, pair a bright quilted jacket with a crop top and high rise jeans, or opt for chilled scandi style with a neutral quilted jacket, and lightweight playsuit and trainers.
A feminine take on a jacket synonymous with traditional workwear, fitted blazers have transcended traditional routes and have become a must-have in many wardrobes. Fitted blazers for women can be worn to work, or complement heeled boots and dark wash, slimming jeans for a sleek evening look.
How to style a fitted blazer
Fitted blazers are a form-fitting alternative to a traditional blazer. Tailored to fit well for a sophisticated look, fitted blazers have a slightly slimming design. For a smart, feminine look, pair with dark skinny jeans and heeled court shoes.
Traditionally created for military use due to their robust, protective material and naturally long-lasting design, a women’s leather jacket is a must-have for your wardrobe. Since the first designs emerged in the mid-20th Century, the traditional leather jacket for aviators and bikers soon became a statement jacket in the 50s, with black leather jackets for women remaining popular ever since.
How to style leather jackets
For a chilled out look, pair your leather jacket with boyfriend jeans and white trainers. For a flattering, feminine yet edgy look, opt for a fitted women’s leather jacket with form-fitting black skinny jeans and ankle boots.
For a vintage-inspired look that's casual and chic, go for a denim jacket. Often featuring pocket detailing and brass buttons, designer denim jackets are a perfect light layer in between seasons. Popular in traditional light wash as well as darker denim dyes, oversized denim jackets for women and cropped denim jackets are popular as winter transitions to spring.
How to style a denim jacket
Designer denim jackets are a versatile addition to your wardrobe, and can be dressed up or down with ease. Pair with a white tee, skinny jeans and trainers for everyday wear, or smarten up your look with a black roll neck jumper, black jeans and black boots.
Utilitarian chic meets practical everyday wear with the military-style jacket. Popular in muted greens, blues and neutral colours, women’s military jackets are a great statement jacket for your wardrobe. The perfect light layer, military jackets often feature button detailing, and can cinch in at the waist for a fitted and flattering look. Try a Velvet military-style jacket in oatmeal or a Rails ladies casual jacket in military green.
How to style a military jacket
Pair with straight leg jeans and knee length books for a practical, edgy look. Style with a casual tee and trainers for every day wear. Pair with the Paige Mayslie jogger for laid back luxe.
Trilogy’s Favourite Designer Coats And Jackets For Women
Timeless, versatile, and long-lasting, Harris Wharf wool coats are a favourite at Trilogy. With a great range of colours to effortlessly elevate your outfit, check out Harris Wharf London at Trilogy. Explore our collection of designer women’s jackets and coats for more inspiration.
What to look for in a designer jacket
Sympathetic design that evokes the original jacket style
What to look for in a designer coat
High quality, cashmere or cashmere-blend wool
Best outerwear for formal occasions
Wool coats are the perfect choice for the best coat for a formal occasion. Smart, warm, and on trend, we love the Harris Wharf London Boxy Coat.
Best outerwear for work
Blazers and tailoring work wonderfully well for work. Blazers and tailored jackets can be worn as part of a suit effortlessly, and also work as smart separates. Good for everyday wear, at Trilogy we love the Smythe Classic Duchess Blazer in navy and the Veronica Beard Dickey Jacket in Black.
What material is best for a winter coat?
We recommend either a high quality wool or cashmere blend wool for your investment winter coat. Wonderfully warm, soft, and versatile, wool coats for women are a timeless investment you’ll reach for again and again.
How many jackets and coats should you own?
Aim to create a capsule wardrobe with a number of key pieces, such as a statement lightweight jacket and fitted blazer. Some must-haves include a timeless wool coat and a statement coat, such as a bright puffer jacket or luxe faux fur coat. This will enable you to instantly change up your look no matter the occasion.