There were so many different coat trends in the winter and fall fashion shows that I couldn’t resist dedicating a trends article to coats alone. I think it’s a clear message that it’s time to get out and about again. So, let’s look at the winter coat trends 2021.

Winter coat trends 2021

A great coat can add not just warmth but a little ray of style and sunshine on even the dullest of days. You’re sure to find your own favorite style of outerwear as there are so many choices. Which would you most love in your closet this winter season?

fabulous florals

Floral coats for winter |

Jason WuVictoria BeckhamErdem

While you might tend to associate florals with spring and summer, there were a plethora of flowers featured on the coats of many designers this winter.

You could either mix your patterns, or let your coat be the standout star of your outfit and wear with something simple underneath. I particularly loved the florals mixed with graphical prints at Jason Wu.

trench coats

Trench coats for winter 2021 |

Burberry – Gabriela Hearst – Fendi

The trench coat is, of course, an absolute classic. And, every year, designers come up with a slightly different take on this style. This time around, there were very sleek and simple trenches, leather options and trench coats featuring shoulder details.


Shearling coats |

ChanelJonathan Simkhai Chloé

If you want to stay cozy this winter, you could try a touch of shearling. A shearling trim could give you a different take on the classic moto jacket.

cardigan coats

Cardigan coats |

Chanel – Ports 1961 – Giambattista Valli

For transitional weather, a hybrid between a coat and a cardigan could be perfect – step forward, the coatigan!

A long cardigan can be a great way to add long, lean, flattering lines to your outfit. You can see that a key trend is to opt for a coatigan with contrasting colors down the center.

faux fur coats

Faux fur coats |

Prada – BurberryVersace

Faux fur could add warmth and glamour to your outfit. You could wear day-to-day or add a little faux fur over your eveningwear.


Quilted coats for winter 2021 |

Hermès – Max MaraChanel

There were lots of quilted styles on the catwalks for the upcoming season. But, this can be a tricky style to wear as it can add unwanted bulk.

Many designers opted for very puffy styles, but you could try a more subtle, streamlined version of the trend as showcased by the likes of Hermès and Max Mara.

caped crusaders

Capes on the catwalks |

Christian Dior – Hermès – Valentino

Another great trend for transitional weather is the cape. Choose a strong print, a pop of bright color, or neutrals. Anything goes when it comes to this coat shape.

My favorite was the strong monochrome print at Valentino.

crop jackets

Wearing crop jackets with wide leg pants |

Chanel – LaQuan Smith – Giorgio Armani

The coats I have shown you so far have been more substantial. However, many designers also opted for a cropped style, which can be ideal to add a more formal look you any outfit.

Cropped jackets are particularly good for making your legs look longer. Team with the high-waisted wide pants that are also very on trend for the upcoming season.

moto jackets

Moto jackets for winter 2021 |


Do you already have a moto jacket in your closet? There were plenty of classic black options on the catwalks, but also rich shades like the deep green on display at Zimmerman (center).

A moto is always a good way to continue to wear your summer dresses. Just pop a moto jacket on top and add long boots underneath.

tweed and heritage fabrics

Tweed coats |

Chanel3.1 Phillip LimChristian Dior

While many of the coat trends on display for the upcoming winter season were playful, there was also a strong sense of tradition with some of the heritage prints and fabrics showcased.

I would team with something edgier so your outfit doesn’t look too “old ladyish”.

military styling

Floor length militar coats |

BalmainChristian DiorZimmermann

Designers obviously meant business for the upcoming season as there was plenty of military styling on display. A floor-sweeping military coat will definitely add drama to even the simplest of outfits.

wraps and ponchos

Wraps and ponchos for winter |

Chloé – Giorgio Armani – Colville

Stylishly nonchalent and super cozy, a wrap can be ideal if you want to add some warmth and aren’t too worried that it will rain. If you’re somewhere really chilly, you could always layer on top of other pieces of knitwear, such as a turtleneck sweater.

bright colors or gold and bold

Bold coat trends for winter 2021 |

Prada – ChanelJason Wu

If you love to stand out from the crowd, then a bright pop of color or wearing metallics could be and answer. You can see that Jason Wu (above, right) combined two trends in one by teaming a bright red with florals.

high necks

High neck coats |

Giorgio Armani – Victoria Beckham – Roksanda

You’re used to high-neck sweaters, but not necessarily having a high neck on your coats. The styles on display from the likes of Victoria Beckham and Roksanda will keep your neck warm without the need for a scarf.

animal prints

Animal print coats |

FendiChristian DiorMichael Kors

Animal prints are always on trend and, this winter season, anything goes whether you prefer a zebra print, leopard or reptile.

Which of these winter coat trends 2021 do you like best? Let me know if you’ll be treating yourself to a new coat for the upcoming season.

Continue reading:

  1. How To Wear The Fall And Winter 2021 Fashion Trends
  2. The Best Winter Coats For Women This Season And How To Choose A Coat
  3. Warmest Winter Coats For Women: The Best Women’s Coats For Extreme Cold

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