I never owned a long puffer coat.

It always seemed to me that they were bulky and unflattering and often heavy too.

However, when I recently visited Uniqlo for some warm clothes for my son for our trip to Europe, I came across this long, light down coat and i couldn’t take my eyes off it.

As I still had some winter coats I did not feel I needed it but I loved the soft silky fabric and the coat was so LIGHT. It would be so warm and cosy for my trip to Europe.

long down coat worn in London | 40plusstyle.com

The coat was really affordable and I decided to buy it and I’m so glad I did!

It travelled with me to The Netherlands, Rome, London and Winterberg (in Germany) and wore this coat almost every day the last 3 weeks as it’s really warm, but not too warm. I really njoyed the silky fabric and I felt snug, warm and comfortable.

I felt stylish too!

This is largely due to the belt that gives structure to the coat and still gives the overall look definition and shape. Add a textured scarf and voila, every outdoor outfit looks good.

It’s also NOT black.

A long down coat for winter (here worn in Winterberg, Germany) | 40plusstyle.com

Why puffer coats can be a great choice for winter | 40plusstyle.com

Truly, it’s like a sea of black in almost every city here in Europe. The grayish/brown color of this coat is still a great neutral and you can wear it with just about any outfit. I feel it’s much better than a black coat as this color is more flattering and you will also do your part breaking up the all-black pattern in the streets.

This coat is pretty timeless too as the overall design has a classic shape.

If you are venturing into cold weather, I can highly recommend this coat which is now on sale at the Uniqlo website.

My my warm puffer coat worn in Rome | 40plusstyle.com

My puffer coat and some other great options can be shopped in the boutique below.

So what do you think of puffer coats? Do you love them or hate them?


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