Here are the hottest winter coats for your wardrobe

  • Madhavi Marasini, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Nov 21, 2015 15:59 IST
The overcoat never goes out of fashion. (Instagram/carriebradshawlied)

With the temperature set to drop drastically over the next few weeks, you should start sorting your winter clothes. And if you are adding anything to your winter wardrobe this season, let it be a new winter coat.

Each winter we find ourselves facing the coat-picking-dilemma, yet we want to spend our day out in the chilly weather in style.

The overcoat never goes out of fashion. It completes your look and is the perfect addition to you ensemble. And doesn’t everyone want a coat that makes a statement and never goes out of style?

So here are the best kinds of overcoats for you. You’ve seen your favourite stars wearing them so check them out and update your winter wardrobe with the season’s most fashionable coats.

Trench Coat

Audrey Hepburn’s unfailing elegant style gave life to the trench coats.

As the mercury drops, stay warm yet stylish in an evergreen trench coat. How can we forget the most iconic trench coat diva, the effortless Audrey Hepburn, who brought the stylish revolution in the world of fashion. Her unfailing elegant style gave life to the trench coats. Bangalore based fashion stylist Prasad Bidapa says,“It is very easy and comfortable to wear while travelling and will be a wonderful travel companion.”

Duster Coat

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This full bodied coat is an ideal jacket for chilly winters and can help you ace any look. The long and loose duster coat can never disappoint you. “Whether you pair yours with tonal separates or opt for a subtle palette of navy and black, ensure your coat hits a few inches above the ground to get the perfect look”, says Nitin Chawla, Theorem. “Invest in a dressy duster which can be teamed with any Indo-western dress very easily”, says designer Nachiket Barve. And who can forget The Duke riding in the cold desert nights in his rugged dusters.

Wrap Coat

Warp coat can be hobo-chic when worn with sneakers, beanies and boyfriend jeans. (Shutterstock)

These coats are designed to make you look sophisticated and cosy and it doesn’t matter whatever you want to wear with this because it makes its own statement. “Wrap coats are classy and elegant when paired with office wear and can be hobo-chic when worn with sneakers, beanies and boyfriend jeans”, adds designer Nitin Chawla. Whether you are curvy like Kim Kardashian or slim like Olivia Wilde, the wrap coat will definitely suit you.

Chesterfield Coat

They’re a fashionable alternative to your normal winter coat or jacket. (Shutterstock)

Whether you love James Bond or Harry Styles, the Chesterfield coat is the perfect accompaniment for the dapper gents. “It is generally worn over suits and younger men can carry it off well”, adds designer Nachiket Barve.

Parka coat

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One of the most underrated coats of the winter. But it will keep you extra warm on the chilliest of days. “Yes, Parka can be a bit boring if you don’t mix it up with smart pants and high heels maybe”, says Nachiket Barve. People don’t find it appealing because of its furry-edged collar but still can carry off the hood. And Tom Hardy as Bane didn’t help change that opinion.

Pea Coat

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Pea coat is an all time classic and is a must have for everyone. One thing to remember while buying a peacoat is buy the right fit and make sure that it should end right below your hip. Too long or short could make you lose that edgy look. “For those looking for something slightly more individual, consider purchasing one in a rich camel or burgundy colour way. Every style-conscious man should own this coat”, adds designer Nitin Chawla.

Cape coat

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Why not make wrapping up in the chilly weather a lot more stylish? The cape coat can do the wonders for the simplest outfit. “Women wore capecoats in 1940’s and 50’s, right after independence. It was fashionable to wear it over sarees and my mom beautifully carried it in those days. Capes are making a comeback now”, says fashion stylist Prasad Bidapa. “If you decide on wearing a winter cape coats, play up their retro features and team them with some wide legged jeans or flares for a ‘70s inspired feel”, adds Nitin Chawla. But guys remember to keep the detailing simple and don’t overdo that royal look and you’ll look like Cumberbatch in no time.

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