21 Winter Coats to Fall in Love With Right Now

Let’s be honest. Winter has very few redeeming qualities. In fact, we can only think of one: the coat. For about five months of the year, the epicenter of your entire wardrobe is boiled down to this one very important item. It’s your winter opus, your swan song. So choosing the right winter coat is paramount.

Whether you reach for a padded puffer or a colorful faux fur, there’s one golden rule to live by: a good coat is like a good relationship — it needs breathing room.

Shop the slideshow above for the 21 best winter coats that won’t let you down.

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