The puffer is arguably the most classic piece in your winter wardrobe, but it’s gone through a number of exciting transformations lately, so it’s imperative to get the right one. VALLEY rounded up the top puffer trends this season — prints, bright colors, cropped, long, faux leather, and metallic — and shopped them all out for you to easily pick a favorite.
According to Forbes, “Today, puffer coats come in all shapes, sizes, and degrees of warmth — and plenty of lightweight options, too.” The line between function and fashion is hyper-important when it comes to a practical garment like the puffer and some brands are nailing both. Moncler and The North Face are known for great outerwear so they are an obvious go-to for exemplary, and cute, puffers, while activewear brands like Alo Yoga and Lululemon have perfected technical yet trendy puffers.
Trending Puffer Jackets
Moncler – Part of a capsule collection in celebration of Moncler’s 70th anniversary, the classic Maya jacket gets an update with a drawcord hood, a snap storm placket, and snap cuffs. A signature logo patch adorns the left sleeve’s flap pocket. $1,980 USD
Alo Yoga – Your new outerwear obsession: the Aspen Love Puffer Jacket. Crafted with high-tech ripstop fabric, this regular-length puffer locks in warmth during cold weather months. Snap front buttons and side zip pockets keep this jacket on-trend while the removable hood lets you adjust your cozy look as desired. $248 USD
The North Face – Built for mountain and city life, the Women’s 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket has an unmistakable silhouette. Featuring a water-repellent ripstop fabric and oversized baffles for warmth, this throwback design will help keep you dry and covered. $320 USD
Lululemon – This wonderfully warm-down puffer has a cinchable waist and hem that lets you customize the shape and keep out cold drafts. $298 – $348 USD
House of CB – Oversized and cut in a C shape for an ultra-cool aesthetic, ‘Hero’ is all you need for casual layering to keep you ultra warm. Quilted with a zip-through front and fully lined. $149 USD
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