Wrap up: 10 cosy puffer jackets guaranteed to keep the cold at bay

There was a time when I was against the very idea of a puffa (puff, puffer, padded coats, etc) jacket. They swamped my petite frame in such an abundance of material that I would quickly dismiss them, forgetting their most important function: to protect one from the bitter Irish weather. And when the temperature dips to freezing point, those puffers (the more of them, the better) start to look a whole lot more appealing. Yes, they are a nineties trend that's made a comeback, and yes, they are essentially a variation of luxe sportswear, but our Fashion Director Marie Kelly prefers to describe them as "wearable duvets," which, is a necessary wardrobe staple for us all as we come into winter. You can make a statement with an oversized coat and if you're worried about getting lost in one, opt for a coat that's nipped at the waist - as well as the sleek silhouette, it gives the jacket a more feminine edge.

Scroll below for our ten puffer jacket picks - to suit a variety of different budgets - and be sure to wrap up when you're out and about.

High collar puffer jacket, from ZARA, €79.95

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Water-repellent quilted coat from Mango, €79.99

Chunky Corduroy Puffer Jacket from Topshop, €80

Quilted jacket from Mango, €89.99

Padded jacket from H&M, €39.99

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ASOS Puffer Coat in Check Print, €44.24

Longline Puffer Jacket from Topshop, €98.00

Madewell Quilted Puffer Parka from Nordstrom, €148

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Quilted parka with hood from ZARA, €99.95

Black Leopard Print Reversible Puffer Jacket from New Look, €84.99

 

Padded jacket with removable hood from Benetton, €79.95

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