Cosy Up In Winter's Warmest Puffers

Puffer jackets have reigned supreme for some time now, and this winter you'll want to wrap up yet again in the cosiest and comfiest outerwear of all.

The jacket, popular back in the '80s and '90s before becoming synonymous with ski dads and tourists, was revived on the catwalks of AW16 by Demna Gvasalia for his debut at Balenciaga. Parading an off-the-shoulder siren-red number over a grey roll-neck, a thousand street stylers followed suit, pointedly shrugging off their padded jackets. Gvasalia's love for the puffer didn't end with the warmer weather, though; for SS17, sleeveless gilet puffers with extended collars were presented in black and sunshine yellow, before AW17's muted Queen Elizabeth-inspired offering, paired with a tweed knee-length skirt and matching headscarf.

Balenciaga wasn't the only fashion house to bring the puffer in from the cold during AW16. Stella McCartney gave us luxurious velvet finishes and quilted jackets, while Phillip Lim turned out city-suitable cropped pieces. Pucci delivered epic mountain scenes on longer coats, and Acne Studios dished up '90s nostalgia via low-slung trousers and cropped red puffers.

Fast-forward to this season and what's changed? The puffer is now more considered, with off-kilter shapes, vibrant prints and tactile fabrics providing a refresh. Fenty x Puma combined the outerwear of the season with the print du jour – check – in an ankle-skimming, almost-a-duvet number. Philipp Plein and Kenzo's take on the puffer came in oil-slick high shine, and Eudon Choi created a masterful hybrid of the classic parka and puffer.

If you associate the jacket with athleisure or streetwear, think again. This season's puffers look as brilliant over Ganni's floral midi dresses as they do with kick flare denim and a trusty knit. And did we mention you won't find a cosier coat? Click through to see our pick of the puffers to see you through the coldest months.

The piece that started it all.

Balenciaga Oversized Quilted Shell Down Jacket, £2,050, available at Net-A-Porter
90's streetwear meets Scandic-chic in this colourful number from Monki.

Monki Patent Padded Coat, £65, available at ASOS
Button-up halfway and pair with all black.

Rag & Bone Leonard Lace-Up Hooded Quilted Shell Down Jacket, £825, available at Net-A-Porter
Team with muted florals dresses and let the baby pink lining stand out.

Ganni Hooded Quilted Shell Down Jacket, £330, available at Net-A-Porter
We love this Acne showstopper.

Acne Cordella Quilted Down Coat, £500, available at Matches Fashion
Your classic trench silhouette in a lightweight puffer form. What's not to love?

Burberry Quilted Shell Down Coat, £750, available at Net-A-Porter
We'll be wearing this cape inspired piece with a high neck knit and wide leg trousers.

Herno Sleeveless Down-Filled Padded Coat, £350, available at Matches
We'll be wearing this luxe, high-shine puffer all winter.

Ivy Park High Shine Padded Coat In Burgundy, £99, available at ASOS
Play with colour in this metallic Mango piece.

Mango Faux Fur Hood Coat, £34.99, available at Mango
We'll be wearing this over a chunky knit and combat boots.

Zara Quilted Jacket With Textured Hood, £29.99, available at Zara
Mix it up and embrace texture with this corduroy cropped jacket.

Urban Outfitters Blue Corduroy Cropped Puffer Jacket, £85, available at Urban Outfitters
Team this decadent velvet piece with boyfriend jeans and a plain white tee.

Claudie Pierlot Hooded Velvet Puffer Jacket, £285, available at Selfridges
We're loving the oversized sleeves in this cropped number, courtesy of Rihanna's latest collection with Puma.

Fenty X Puma Hooded Cropped Shell Down Jacket, £480, available at Selfridges
Keep out the winter chill in this luxe piece from Lu Mei, filled with ethically sourced goose down feathers and a fitted high neck.

Lu Mei Adlington Coat Brass, £600, available at Lu Mei
Be bold in blue. We'll be paring this with fresh out the box converse'.

Topshop Cobalt Blue Puffer Jacket, £65, available at Topshop

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