Posted on: October 24, 2023 Posted by: Comments: 0

Sure, we all know what wardrobe essentials for work professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right incarnation in stores. In “The Hunt,” we search the stores for a basic item that every woman should have.

Statement winter coats aren’t as versatile as classic winter coats, nor are they as functional as puffer coats — but if your mood or outfit needs a jolt of energy, statement winter coats provide that in spades. I thought we’d go on a hunt for statement winter coats to wear to work… which are your favorites?

Readers, what kind of winter coat do you want this season? Which, if any, of these statement coats are calling your name?

{related: the best winter coats to wear on your commute}

Before we get to the statement coats for this year, let’s review some of the classic choices…

Classic Style Winter Coats for Women

Some of our favorite classic coats for work as of October 2023 include: olive / blue / green / caramel / black / gray (not pictured but also)and don’t forget to check out our editors’ favorite washable winter coats!

Above: olive / blue / green / caramel / black / gray (not pictured but also)

Classic Winter Coats for Women in Plus Sizes

Some of our favorite plus-size coats of Oct. 2023 include these brands: one / two / three / four / five (also, also!) — also, note that both Soia & Kyo and The North Face are now available up to size 3X!

Statement Winter Coats for 2023/2024

J.Crew Daphne Topcoat in Italian Boiled Wool

J.Crew is one of the reader favorites for classic coats, but they’re also one of the best spots to check first for statement winter coats because they often have really fun colors for coats, and usually at a great price point.

The pictured boiled wool coat is $298 full price, but down to $209 today. It’s available in petite, tall, and regular sizes 00-24. (I also like the wide lapels on their Villa coat!)

Cuyana Wool Cashmere Short Wrap Coat

We’ve featured this short wrap coat from Cuyana before, and it remains one of my favorites — it can be tricky to style just so, but it’s warm and super stylish. It’s $398 available in XS-XL.

(Note that Soia & Kyo has a very similar option on sale!)

Ted Baker Roseika Flared Wool Blend Coat

Ted Baker has had a coat like this for a number of years — a wrap coat with big, floppy lapels (that actually do close at the neck for warmth). This version is a bit longer and flouncier than previous coats, though, and I love that! The coat is available for $525 in two colors, sizes 2-14; there’s a very similar option in a gray herringbone.


Reiss is a great spot to look for tailored but dramatic coats, and this wool/cashmere coat is no different – I love the dolman sleeves and super, super wide lapels. You can wear it as a wrap or open, as pictured. It’s $1145, available in two colors in sizes 2-12 at Reiss.

Totême has some similar options at the moment!

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