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18 Best Plus Size Women’s Winter Coats for Every Style and Budget

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Temperature dropping? Yup. Snow flying? If not yet, then soon. That means it’s time to break out your warmest cold weather gear — and if you’re a plus size gal in need of a new winter coat this year, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up the best plus size women’s winter coats to suit every budget and style, so whether you want a trendy puffer coat, a stylish trench coat, or a wool coat for a dressier look, you’ll find what you need here.

These stylish plus size winter coats and jackets are from brands you know and love, like Canada Goose, The North Face, and Columbia, and from brands you may not be as familiar with, like Universal Standard and Noize. They all have a few things in common, though: Fashionable touches like faux fur, practical features like being waterproof (great when that “wintery mix” is falling) — and of course, all of them will keep you toasty warm when the cold weather hits!

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What is the warmest winter coat?

If you spend the winter months in an especially frigid climate, you need a coat that isn’t just fashionable and comfortable, but can stand up to subzero temperatures and gusty winds. Down, wool, and synthetic down all provide this kind of serious warmth, and you’ll also want to look for features like hoods with fur (or faux fur!) ruffs, fleece lining, and water-repellant outer shells. Storm plackets cover the front closure of a coat and can help keep the wind out, and long coats offer coverage for your rear end and even legs.

Should you buy a winter coat a size bigger?

This is a question people often wonder about, because when you’re pulling a coat on over layers of winter clothing and thick sweaters, you might need a little extra room. However, many coat manufacturers have thought of this, and built in some extra room already. When you’re shopping for the best plus size women’s winter coats, you may already be looking for sizes at the upper range of what is available, so don’t worry too much about going up a size. Reading customer reviews can be helpful for hints as to sizing, and remember: Many online retailers offer free returns and exchanges, in case the size doesn’t feel quite right.

How many winter coats should a woman own?

How big is your closet? There are so many different styles of plus size winter coats for women out there, it’s hard to limit yourself to just one. In general, it’s a good idea to have one coat for everyday and one for more formal occasions: a casual puffer like this one from L.L. Bean (Buy from L.L. Bean, $269), and a luxurious wool coat like this one by Bernardo (Buy from Nordstrom, currently on sale for $150), for example. But it’s also nice to have a trench coat for rainy winter days (like this one from Universal Standard) and a lightweight down jacket (like this Canada Goose packable down coat) that’s easy to ball up and carry with you in case a surprise blizzard blows in, or the weather suddenly warms up and you want to shed a layer.

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The Best Plus Size Women’s Winter Coats of 2022

Plaid Double Breasted Wool Blend Coat

Best wool plus size women's winter coat
best plus size women's winter coats
Nordstrom
40% off!

Buy from Nordstrom, $149 (originally $250)

Why we like it:

  • Gorgeous plaid design
  • Tapered silhouette
  • Soft, wool-blend material

For dressier winter events, you might want to trade your puffer for something a little more refined, and we’re obsessed with this gorgeous plaid number by Bernardo. It’s made of a soft wool blend that will help keep you cozy, especially when layered with sweaters and scarves, and the tapered silhouette offers a chic, streamlined effect. Button closures, notched lapels, and front welt pockets add to the polished look of this coat, and while it’s not designed for extreme cold, it’ll do the trick on those milder winter days.

Mara-OS Long-Length Parka

Best quilted parka for plus size women
long vegan puffer coat
Noize
30% off!

Buy from Noize, $206 (was $295)

Why we like it:

  • Comes in 4 colors
  • Machine-washable
  • Free shipping

We love vegan retailer Noize, and we love them even more now that they have a dedicated plus size line, called “Curve Size.” This long, quilted parka, which comes in four great colors, is available in sizes up to 3X and will keep you cozy all winter long. Bundle up with a detachable hood, deep cozy pockets, and a belt you can cinch tight or leave loose. When it needs a refresh, just throw it in the washer and hang it to dry — no dry-cleaning needed!

Bernardo Packable Water Resistant Down & EcoPlume Coat

Best lightweight down winter coat for plus size women
quilted plus size winter coat
Nordstrom

Buy from Nordstrom, $225

Why we like it:

  • Lightweight yet warm
  • Packs into an incorporated drawstring bag
  • Machine washable and safe to tumble dry

This packable plus-sized puffer comes with its own carrying bag, which is part of the hood. You can cinch it right up with a drawstring and take it on the go! Made from a lightweight, compressible blend of premium down and EcoPlume insulation, it’ll keep you toasty warm while still feeling stylish with its tailored look. The pockets zip to keep your belongings secure, it’s water-resistant so you’ll stay dry in a squall, and it’s even machine wash and tumble dry safe!

One reviewer, who bought the coat when it was available in pink, writes, “This is a gorgeous, stylish coat and so happy it’s available in plus size. I have gotten compliments from friends, family, and co-workers any time I wear it. I sized up as recommended and glad I did. Would highly recommend!”

Gallery Quilted Jacket with Removeable Hood

Best plus size coat with removable hood
quilted plus size winter jacket
Nordstrom
32% off!

Buy from Nordstrom, $86 (originally $125)

Why we like it:

  • Comes in two color choices
  • Machine wash, tumble dry

Chevron and diamond quilting adds a textural effect to this plus size jacket, which has a zip-closure front, zippered pockets. Available in black or taupe grey, it’s made from 100 percent polyester and machine wash, tumble dry safe.

Wine Long Recycled Puffer

Best long puffer coat for plus size women
wine puffer coat
Girlfriend Collective

Buy from Girlfriend Collective, $328

Why we like it:

  • Made with 100% recycled plastic bottles
  • Comes in four colors
  • Available in sizes up to 6XL

Want to stay warm and also help the planet? Girlfriend Collective has you covered! Their puffer coats are made from 100 percent recycled plastic bottles — for each one of these long puffers, 138 plastic bottles were diverted from landfills! Wind-resistant and water-repellant, this coat will stand up to any storm, and keep your warm in temps as low as 18-28 °F. Two side pockets and an inside chest pocket provide plenty of places to stash your phone, keys, and gloves, and the cuffs compress to fit easily into your gloves. These popular coats sell out fast, so if this style isn’t available in your size or preferred color, check out the cropped puffer, the midi puffer, and their classic recycled puffer.

4-in-1 Hybrid Puffer

Best convertible winter coat for plus size women
4-in-1 hybrid puffer coat
Universal Standard

Buy from Universal Standard, $298

Why we like it:

  • Removable hood and skirt
  • Available in sizes up to 4XL
  • Comes in 3 colors

Can’t decide between a short puffer and a long one? You don’t have to with this convertible coat, which features a removable skirt so you can wear it either way! The hood is also detachable, so you can actually style this puffer four different ways. You can wear this from fall right through spring, on the days you need a cropped puffer with no hood as well as those blustery days when you need to bundle all the way up. Fleece-lined pockets keep your hands toasty, extra pockets at the chest will fit your phone, and stretchy jersey at the wrists feature thumb holes, so you can keep your hands tucked up inside the sleeves. This is the only coat you need!

Universal Standard Everest Long Hooded Puffer

Best long hooded puffer coat for plus size women
plus size long puffer coat
Universal Standard

Buy from Universal Standard, $288

Why we like it:

  • Two-way zipper
  • Removable hood
  • Fleece-lined pockets

Looking for a long puffer coat in a plus size? Look no further! The Everest Long Hooded Puffer from Universal Standard is made from water-resistant fabric so you’ll stay nice and dry, has fleece-lined pockets to keep your fingers warm, has a hidden zipper for its removable hood, and features a two-way zipper so you can zip it from the top or the bottom.

One happy customer writes, “I bought the short version of this coat in orange last winter and it quickly became my main coat. It’s warm with plenty of pockets without feel overly frumpy. When I saw they made a longer version in this beautiful olive color, I had to get it! Love that it’s long enough for my legs to be covered when I’m wearing tights or thinner leggings in the winter and it will be helpful when I’m waiting for trains/buses in Chicago’s crazy cold winters. I’m almost always a size 20, so sized up to the L (22/24) because I mostly wear sweatshirts and big sweaters and I wanted to make sure I’d be able to zip up this coat comfortably.”

Canada Goose Alliston Packable Down Coat

Most flattering winter coat for plus size women
best plus size women's winter coats
Nordstrom

Buy from Nordstrom, $995

Why we like it:

  • Sleek silhouette
  • Available in black or white
  • Extremely lightweight

Look sleek and stylish this winter with this gorgeous down coat that will warm you up on a dreary winter day! Available in classic black or bright white, it’ll make you’ll feel like a million bucks, thanks to its chic, fitted silhouette, and you can also adjust the waist to your desired fit with the interior drawcord. Aside from its aesthetics, it’s also incredibly warm (in true Canada Goose fashion), though it’s shockingly lightweight and can even be packed into its own pocket, making it perfect for travel. Another plus? It’s washer- and dryer-friendly!

Happy customer: “BEST COAT EVER!!! This seriously is the warmest coat I have ever owned! It is also very lightweight and packable. It is super stylish! I get so many compliments on it! Seriously I couldn’t be happier with the purchase!!!”

Derjon Trench Coat

Best winter trench coat for plus size women
trench coat
Universal Standard
35% off!

Buy from Universal Standard, $188

Why we like it:

  • Comes in black and khaki
  • Sizes up to 4XL
  • Water-repellent coating

When you don’t need as much warmth and want a more sophisticated look, a trench coat is the perfect option. This one from Universal Standard is simple, stylish, and seriously warm. A hook and bar closure at the collar and a half belt with buttons let you customize the fit to your comfort, and a little bit of hidden stretch in there makes it extra comfy. The shell is a cotton/polyester blend that’s treated with water repellent coating, so you’ll stay dry even if you forget your umbrella. And while you’re there, Universal standard has many of the best plus size women’s winter coats, from puffers to leather jackets, so be sure to check out all their offerings!

Happy customer: “This coat is everything! Nicely made, lightweight, flattering. Don’t have to fuss with the belt. It reminds me of Burberry coats, just timeless perfection! Worth every sweet penny!”

Heavenly Long Hooded Jacket

Best-selling plus size women's winter coat 
best plus size women's winter coats
Columbia

Buy from Columbia, $170

Why we like it:

  • Comes in 8 great colors
  • Water-resistant shell
  • Warm but not bulky

This toasty jacket is filled with synthetic down insulation and covered with a water-resistant shell to keep you warm and dry no matter what the weather throws at you. An interior pocket keeps keys, phones, and other necessities safe, and clever cuffs featuring thumb holes prevent sleeves from riding up and leaving your wrists exposed to the elements. From the attached hood to the drop tail, this coat has you covered from head to, well, caboose!

Happy customer: “It is sleek and stylish, but keeps you very comfortable even in howling winds and rain! The hood doesn’t drape over your face and the thumb holes keep your hands warm! Absolutely love this coat!”

Canada Goose Sherbrooke Parka

Best Canada Goose winter coat for plus size women
canada goose sherbrook parka
Canada Goose

Buy from Canada Goose, $1,150

Why we like it:

  • Comes in sizes up to 3XL (depending on color)
  • Extremely well-made — this coat will last for years
  • Stylish, streamlined look

Canada Goose is known for making warm, sturdy winter coats that are coveted by women everywhere — unfortunately, not all of their designs come in plus sizing. This one, however, runs up to size 3XL, depending on the color you choose. The Sherbrooke Parka is a serious winter coat that has it all: It’s well-made, extremely warm, stylish, and functional. Reflective details on the cuffs and an interior backpack strap are just a couple of the small details that make this coat special. It’s also got three exterior pockets, two interior pockets, an adjustable hood with a wired brim, and a removable fur ruff to protect your face from harsh winds.

Happy customer: “This parka exceeded my expectations! I live in freezing Alberta and am naturally a very cold person… It is like wearing a beautifully tailored duvet! I have bought many other winter jackets and have an older Canada Goose and neither compare to the warmth of this one! This jacket has been life changing and that is not me just being dramatic… Overall, if you are a cold person who doesn’t want to drown in a marshmallow of a coat, you need this!”

Roaman’s Women’s Plus Size Classic-Length Puffer Jacket

Best plus size women's winter coat under $100
best plus size women's winter coats
Amazon
Great deal!

Buy from Amazon, starting at $65

Why we like it:

  • Detachable hood with faux fur trim
  • Available in 6 great colors and a floral pattern
  • Sizes up to 5X

Looking for the best plus size women’s winter coats coat on a budget? This lovely jacket comes in under $100 and has everything you need: A detachable hood, soft fleece lining in the pockets and inside the collar, and a two-way zip front with a placket so the wind can’t get in. It hits just below the hip, comes in a variety of colors and sizes up to 5X, and is machine-washable as well!

Happy customer: “Terrific plus-sized parka; good fit, and excellent length — not too short or long. I was hesitant to order at first because it has a poly filling, not down, but it kept me extremely warm in 15 degree temperatures. Can’t beat the style and the cost.”

Women’s Ultralight 850 Down Hooded Coat

Best down plus size women's winter coat
best plus size women's winter coats
L.L. Bean

Buy from L.L. Bean, $259

Why we like it:

  • Nylon shell is durable and weather-resistant
  • Machine washable and can be tumble-dried
  • Comes in 4 lovely colors

This light down coat has a durable, weather-resistant nylon shell that’s filled with 850 FP goose down to keep you snug when the mercury plummets. It’s machine washable and can go in the dryer, too, has an adjustable, insulated hood, zippered hand pockets, and is practically weightless (it can fold into its own pocket!). In other words, it’s the perfect down winter coat, so if you’re looking for the best plus size women’s winter coat, look no further!

Happy customer: “Love, love, love my new coat. It’s perfect in all sorts of weather. Until this coat, I never had an attached hood that worked. This hood keeps everything warm without restricting hearing or movement. The bonus was finding it has its own packing bag built right into the coat, so I’m able to easily take it with me ‘just in case’ or have the flexibility of taking it off and compacting it into its own neat zippered bag. Very clever. Well worth every dollar.”

Madewell Plus Courton Sweater Coat

Best Madewell plus size winter coat for women
madewell winter coat
Madewell
31% off!

Buy from Madewell, $129 (was $188) – Extra 40% off with code: CLASSIFIED

Why we like it:

  • Available in 2 colors
  • Comes in sizes up to 4X
  • Made from Fair Trade Certified wool

With its notched lapels and oversized patch pockets, this boiled wool coat makes a gorgeous and practical outer layer on a nippy day. Made to fit big, it’s generously sized and comes in the earthy umber hue pictured or a wintry cream. Just be sure to clean this oversized beauty only!

Women’s 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket

Best retro winter coat for plus size women
best winter coats for women
The North Face

Buy from The North Face, $280

Why we like it:

  • Made from water-repellant nylon
  • Available in 5 colors
  • Zippered hand pockets

There’s so much to love about this old-school North Face parka: It comes in five cute color combos, is available in sizes up to 3XL, and features oversized down baffles for maximum warmth. An internal pocket gives you an extra place to stash your stuff, a stowable hood keeps your head dry, and you can tuck your gloves securely in the zippered pockets. Plus, this coat comes with a lifetime warranty, so you can feel good about your investment.

Happy customer: “Love the colors — I get so many compliments! Reminds me of my 90s youth! Plus very warm, but lightweight and breathable. Love it!

Orolay Thickened Down Winter Coat

Best plus size women's winter coat on Amazon
amazon coat
Amazon
Great deal!

Buy from Amazon, starting at $159

Why we like it:

  • Comes in 13 different colors
  • Soft lining inside hood
  • Six huge pockets

If you’ve heard about the famous “Amazon coat” and wondered whether it came in plus sizes, you’re in luck! This fashionable coat, with its giant pockets and warm hood, is available in sizes X-Large, XX-Large, 3X, 4X, and 5X. (You’ll just have to check the inventory to see which colors are available in which sizes, as it varies according to what’s currently in stock). We think the side zippers make this coat particularly plus-size-friendly, as they offer a little extra room if you need it.

Happy customer: “SO WARM. So stylish! I am so in love with this coat. It seems very well put together and heavy and sturdy. I am usually a size L/XL in everything and the large fits perfectly with the zippers up on the sides. It gets a bit narrow around the hips but it’s adjustable so it’s fine! Absolutely love this coat.”

The North Face Arctic Parka

Best plus size women's winter coat for extreme cold 
north face parka
The North Face

Buy from The North Face, $300

Why we like it:

  • Comes in 5 colors
  • Sizes up to 3XL
  • Waterproof yet breathable

When you’re facing extreme elements, The North Face is a go-to brand, and their Arctic Parka doesn’t disappoint. The adjustable hood has a removable fur ruff that keeps your face warm even when the wind blows. The welt hand pockets are covered and zip securely shut, so the warmth stays in — along with whatever you stow in your pockets. Goose down with 550-fill power keeps the chill out, a storm flap covers the center zipper, and soft rib-knit cuffs keep your wrists cozy, too.

Happy customer: “This jacket has the most beautiful fit for such a durable winter jacket. It is not too puffy or bulky, which is great for movement. The fur hood is unbelievably soft and comfortable. I cannot wait to tackle Vermont’s upcoming winter in this piece!”

Eleter Hoodie Parka With Drawstring

Best plus size women's winter parka
plus size winter coats
Amazon
Great deal!

Buy from Amazon, starting at $56

Why we like it:

  • Stylish and versatile
  • Relaxed, roomy fit
  • Side pockets and button up design

Let’s face it: You can’t wear a puffer coat every day it’s cold outside! Sometimes you need something a little more versatile, and for those days, this hooded parka, which comes in a sleek black, navy, or casual green color, is perfect. It has side pockets to stash your gloves, but also has a drawstring that can cinch your waist and provide a slimming look. Made of a cotton and spandex blend, it also features an artificial lamb design to help keep you warm on those cooler days.

Happy customer: “This fabulous coat is surprisingly warm. The outer shell is a super-soft, lightweight microfiber, and just wonderful to the touch. The inner lining is also lightweight. It has a zipper closure, and for extra windy days, there is a flap you can button over it. I usually wear 1X, so I bought a 2X to fit over sweaters. It’s just right.”

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