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Winter warmers: 7 of the best puffa jackets for women

These cool coats won't fail to keep you warm, says Katie Wright

M&Co Herringbone Padded Jacket, £45.50 (was £65)
M&Co Herringbone Padded Jacket, £45.50 (was £65)
Kate MacMahon Navy Long Padded Coat, £75 (was £150), Debenhams
Topshop Ecru Corduroy Puffer Jacket, £59
Roman Silver Metallic Faux Fur Trim Padded Coat, £40 (was £70)
Miss Selfridge Khaki Jersey Hood Puffer Coat, £65

By Katie Wright

If you're searching for a winter coat that will keep you from shivering when the mercury plummets, it doesn't get better than a puffer jacket. Not only are they incredibly well insulated, these quilted coats look so cool, having become the celebrity go-to for ski trips and Christmas getaways.

If you're searching for a winter coat that will keep you from shivering when the mercury plummets, it doesn't get better than a puffer jacket. Not only are they incredibly well insulated, these quilted coats look so cool, having become the celebrity go-to for ski trips and Christmas getaways.

A while back this wasn't the case, but now the padded jacket has returned from the fashion wilderness and become a cold weather staple.

The trend has evolved too in large part thanks to outerwear specialists like Moncler, whose collaborations with fashion designers like Richard Quinn and Valentino's Pierpaolo Piccioli have resulted in some truly bonkers puffer pieces.

In turn, high street designs have become increasingly creative - and while we're yet to see a floor-length down-filled cape debuted by a retailer, this season's coats are more exciting than ever.

For starters, you've got touchable textures like velvet and corduroy taking over from standard synthetics fabrics.

Then you have the skiwear inspired pieces in metallics and on-trend prints with fur trims.

Fashion's continued obsession with streetwear can be seen with the longline and oversized puffers in muted hues, while asymmetric quilting gives short jackets a fresh feel.

Plus, now's a great time to buy because some end-of-season discounting has already begun, so you can get more puff for your buck. Here are seven of the coolest women's puffer jackets on the high street...

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