Welcome to The Essentials, our weekly series highlighting a must-have classic, key to building a timeless, pulled-together closet.
Fluffy down-filled jackets are ideal for trekking around in sub-zero temps, but elevated outerwear is key for dressier occasions. Don’t let your coat choice remain an afterthought: Invest in a classic black tuxedo-style dress coat, or play with trendy options that are sure to impress. Have fun with faux furs, embellishments, and color-contrasting waist belts. Ahead, we’ve got 10 dress coats to add to your winter wardrobe now.
1. Ganni Double Breasted Midi Coat
Classic as they come, this navy cinched-waist jacket will look polished with jeans and a tee or left open over a knit dress and boots.
2. J.Crew Italian Wool Jacket
This jacket is crafted from double-cloth wool to keep you warm in less-than-ideal cold weather temps.
3. Stand Studio Belted Zebra Print Jacket
A vibrant zebra print, satin lining, and a detachable belt makes this coat the perfect dressy outer layer for your favorite little black dress.
4. L’Autre Chose Floral Jacket
The floral embroidered pattern gives this jacket a special vintage feel.
5. The Marc Jacobs Faux Fur Red Belted Jacket
This fawn-inspired faux fur jacket will surely stand out in a sea of plain black overcoats.
6. Guess Longline Jacket
For those who prefer a bit of edge, this cool check coat still reads sophisticated thanks to a form-fitted silhouette.
7. Wales Bonner Embellished Collar Jacket
No coat rings in the holiday season more appropriately than this jewel-encrusted collar version.
8. Lauren Ralph Plaid Jacket
This plaid coat’s A-line silhouette marries perfectly with a fuller skirt or dress peaking out underneath.
9. Shrimps Faux Fur Embellished Button Jacket
Party dressing is extra fun in this faux fur jacket with ornate crystal embellished buttons. An extra roomy collar means you can skip the scarf.
10. Raey Navy Tuxedo Jacket
If you’re looking to invest in only one coat for the season, make sure this do-it-all tuxedo lapel jacket is on the list. It’ll look sharp with a power suit or dressed up for a night on the town.