Coat Trends: Fall's 25 Most-Wanted Toppers

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Coat Trends: Fall's 25 Most-Wanted Toppers
Coat Trends: Fall's 25 Most-Wanted Toppers

Biker Chic

A sophisticated take on the biker staple, this jacket innovatively mixes oxblood-colored leather with black fabric panels. We’ll pair it with a sharp pencil skirt and pumps for the office, and skinny black jeans on weekends.

Get it now: ASOS Collection colorblock leather jacket, $224 at

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Supersized Silhouettes

Dramatically oversized silhouettes are, um, huge this fall. Sharp tailoring and cropped sleeves balance the voluminous proportions of this herringbone coat to keep the look chic rather than sloppy. Pair it with slim trousers or a pencil skirt.

Get it now: H&M tweed coat, $129, for stores see

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Tall Order

Tall girls need fabulous fall coats, too! Designed with a long-legged girl’s proportions in mind, this timeless double-breasted trench with epaulette trim is super-chic and ultra-flattering -- color-blocking creates the illusion of a trimmer waist and slimmer silhouette.

Get it now: Long Tall Sally ‘Color Block Coat’, $215 at

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In The Trenches

The classically cool trench is forever in style. So how amazing is this elevated version of our perennially favorite topper in a rich cabernet shade and a wool-cashmere blend? This coat is definitely a keeper.

Get it now: J. Crew ‘Icon’ wool-cashmere trench in cabernet, $325 at

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Mixed Media

The classic parka gets a modern twist with buttery leather-like trim and jacquard fabric panels in a graphic black-and-white pattern. Let’s just say that you’re guaranteed to stand out from the crowd.

Get it now: ASOS jacquard-paneled parka, $310 at

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Equestrian Accents

What better way to finish off your fall look than with a classic riding coat? The lightly padded insulation works perfectly during in-between seasons, and it’s even water- and stain-resistant!

Get it now: L. L. Bean quilted ‘Riding coat, $149 at

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Winter White

Military-inspired styles and crisp white hues are two major looks to wear this winter, and this fresh peacoat hits on both trends. A double row of polished buttons marching up the stand collar shows that this topper is far from standard issue.

Get it now: Mango pea coat, $190 at

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Mad for Plaid

Tartan instantly gets us in the mood for fall, and we’re loving all the season’s new takes on one of our favorite patterns. Exhibit A: This colorful, charming plaid coat with the warm welcome of fleece lining. We adore the shapely silhouette, and it even has a hood.

Get it now: Maurices hooded houndstooth coat, $54 at

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Red Alert

Who said puffers have to be puffy? This fitted silhouette with ribbed insets is ultra-flattering, and the lightweight filling makes it the perfect fall-into-winter transition piece. Plus, you just can’t beat the price.

Get it now: Merona quilted jacket, $39.99 at

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Toggle Time

It’s not all black and white; gray is a neutral worth noting this fall. Here, the timeless toggle coat gets a fresh look in that just-right shade of charcoal with the unexpected contrast of vibrant plaid lining. A detachable hood makes the sharp cut even more sleek.

Get it now: Superdry ‘Classic Duffle’ coat, $330 at

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Puff Love

Fashion meets function on this streamlined parka with diamond-patterned, quilted texture, serious insulation in a featherweight style—plus pops of eye-catching yellow at the collar and cuffs. Major bonus: It’s machine washable!

Get it now: Victorinox Swiss Army hooded parka, $295 at

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Graphic Impact
While graphic black-and-white houndstooth makes a sharp statement this season, it’s the details that make the difference. An oversize collar and the surprise of luxurious hot pink satin lining capture our collective fashion heart.

Get it now: Foxhead ‘Fox Harlem’ jacket, $99.50 at

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Cape Crusade

Capes are swooping in to save the day this season -- and we consider this one nothing less than a style hero. Hot-pink trim offers the perfect counterpoint to its sharp, clean-lined tailoring. Not to mention that the roomy silhouette can camouflage any number of flaws and flatter every body type.

Get it now: Juicy Couture “Wren” cape, $298 at

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Tough Love

How cool is this? The motorcycle jacket in a longer, elegant cut and a luxuriously warm blend of wool and cashmere. Plus, winter white is just so right. It’s the perfect classic-meets-street chic coat that will look equally adorable over jeans and dresses.

Get it now: Topshop Premium ‘Longline Biker Coat,’ $350 at

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Pretty In Purple

The vivid, jewel-toned hues of this amethyst-colored coat will invigorate all the neutrals in our closet. Soft, waist-defining gathering adds just the right touch to the demure cut. Luck be a lady!

Get it now: H&M tweed coat, $149 for stores see

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Blue Crush

Electric blue hues give a jolt to fall-winter wardrobes, and you just can’t go wrong with this update on the traditional pea coat. It’s classic without being boring, and a slightly boxy cut leaves room to add layers as the temperature drops.

Get it now: Ann Taylor ‘Park’ peacoat, $228 at

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Checks and Balances

Polish off your work look with this power topper. The assets: Cutting-edge tailoring, leather trim, and luxe, double-faced Italian fabric that is tweed on one side and Prince of Wales plaid on the other (featured on the sleeves).

Get it now: All Saints ‘Tula’ coat, $435 at

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Scarlet Fever

Bundle up in this cozy, boiled wool wrap coat in crimson and prepare for compliments. The volumized proportion is not only fashion-forward, it’s also forgiving and can gracefully accommodate layers.

Get it now: Boden ‘Iona’ coat, $194 at

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Cardi Party

Who says shimmer is just for evening? And here’s a style that proves the naysayers wrong. Our favorite chunky knit cardi is made over as a cozy wool coat, woven with metallic thread. Fashion with a serious comfort factor.

Get it now: Boden metallic knit coat,” $218 at

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Call Of The Wild

This dressed-up take on leopard print offers an understated way heed the call of the wild. We love the deep gray hue and splashes of cobalt blue. With a touch of silk and cropped three-quarter sleeves, it looks elegant a.m. to p.m.

Get it now: Ann Taylor ‘Legacy’ leopard jacquard coat, $248 at

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Gray Matters

Singer and actress Jennifer Hudson debuts her first namesake fashion collection for QVC this fall. Clean-lined and classic, this coat goes with absolutely everything. Bonus: The flattering flared hem balances hips and thighs for a slimming effect.

Get it now: Jennifer Hudson Collection charcoal coat, $170 at

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Cozy Corner

Known for workwear-inspired designs, Carhartt has expanded to include some super-cute styles like this suede-like coat with faux sherpa lining. The earthy tone and cozy texture add up to weekend bliss.

Get it now: Carhartt ‘Boulder’ parka, $145 at

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Varsity Club

Game on! Comfort and cuteness tag-team on the season’s must-have sporty jacket. We’re into the colorful ribbed trim and logo patch, while the detachable hood adds warmth and versatility.

Get it now: Superdry ‘Stadium Mix’ jacket, $190 at

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Sporty Chic

The latest sporty styles gets a collegiate twist, as retro-inspired varsity jackets offer the finishing touch for off-time. A minimalist, sophisticated take on the trend, this style can easily be dressed up or down. It looks equally adorable over jeans or a little black dress.

Get it now: Madewell ‘Stadium’ jacket, $298 at

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Every style, every shape - an assortment of some of our favorite coats to take you into fall and beyond.

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