Elegant Coat Options for a Fancy Holiday Party

Elegant Coat Options for a Fancy Holiday Party

Arrive in style at every Christmas party in a coat that compliments your outfit. There are many coat styles to choose from, and they come in sizes to fit every body. There are regular, tall, plus, and petite women’s winter coats and jackets with Warm, Warmer, and Warmest ratings, so you can find the right coat for your climate.

The Long Wool Dress Coat

One of the best coats for fancy holiday parties is the wool dress coat. For the most coverage and warmth, opt for a long length with insulation. PrimaLoft® insulation is eco-friendly—it doesn’t contain any down or feathers and dries quickly if it gets wet. Most wool and wool-blend coats fall into the Warmer rating, which means they’re suitable for temperatures between 8 and 33 degrees F.

Longwool dress coats have stand-up collars for a dressy look, along with convenient zipper closure. Wear one of these coats with a cashmere turtleneck and dress pants for luxe holiday style, or layer it over your favorite party dress. One thing that’s great about long coats is that they work with virtually every outfit, whether you’re dressed in winter layers or wearing a simple sheath dress and blazer.

The Long Down Coat

If your winter outerwear preference is a down coat, choose a long style to stay warm on cold evenings. Long down coats with a 600-fill power keep you toasty in frosty temps, and some styles are equipped with faux-fur-lined hoods to keep your head protected. Other features to look for in a long down coat include a two-way zipper and hidden on-seam pockets for discreetly carrying small items.

This coat style is versatile enough to wear to elegant parties, but you can also wear it to the office. It’s suitable for casual occasions too—making it one of our winter faves. Whether you layer it over a sweater and midi skirt or leggings and a tunic, you’ll stay warm and look fashionable.

The Quilted Stretch Down Wrap Coat

Another type of down coat is the quilted stretch wrap style. It provides warmth without excess bulk and flatters every body type. The fabric is enhanced with a light stretch for comfort, and there are hidden snaps for a sleek look. Features like internal storm cuffs and a down-insulated shawl collar safeguard against cold temperatures, as does the below-hip length.

Wear one of these coats with any party outfit, whether your style is skinny jeans and a sparkly top or a classic dress. It comes in neutral and fashion-forward tones, making it easy to find one that complements your wardrobe.

The Quilted Puffer

There are waist-length quilted puffer jackets made with down and down-alternative ThermoPlume. They come in colors that range from neutral to bright, and they have pockets for warming your hands or carrying your must-haves. These coats are made with water-resistant polyester that repels rain and snow, with a zipper closure and internal storm flap.

Puffer jackets can work with formal party outfits if you choose a classic color like black or navy. If you’re attending a casual function, consider a festive hue like bright red. Or choose winter white for a classically stylish look. This coat style is also a warm, on-trend option for everyday wear.

The Classic Parka

Another coat you’ll want to wear every day is the parka. This coat style is an excellent choice for wearing to holiday parties on cold nights, as it has 600-down fill power for plenty of warmth. Parkas have multiple pockets, so you can carry items and keep your hands warm. Some are equipped with removable hoods with sherpa lining and faux fur. This coat style falls to the mid-thigh for plenty of coverage and cinches at the waist for a structured look.

Parkas are another coat style that complements a mid-length skirt. You can also wear one with a longer dress or any type of pants. Fleece-lined leggings with boots and a tunic sweater is an outfit that pairs well with a parka, although you can also wear parkas with jeans, dress pants, or any other type of apparel.

Accessorizing Your Coat

Complete your holiday party look by accessorizing your winter coat. There are women’s scarves and hats in cashmere and synthetic cashmere to dress up your coat and add warmth, along with an array of gloves to protect your hands from the cold. If you want to add a glitzy touch to your look, wear a bold brooch or pair of statement earrings with your outfit. Women’s winter boots are another holiday party must-have when it’s snowy or slushy—you can carry party shoes in a bag and change when you arrive at your destination.

There are plenty of warm coats and jackets that you can wear to holiday parties. Explore different styles to find your favorite outerwear for all occasions.

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