The coat edit!

Coats! Every winter we need them, but this season coats are more than just a necessity, they’re a trend! So, the coat edit we have prepared for you showcases just a few of the HUNDREDS of coats out there this winter.

From boyfriend, to duster, to slouchy, to belted, to pea, to trench – you name it, this year you can buy it. The brands have gone coat mad. So, for this coat edit, we’ve piacked a few of our favourite stores and tried to whittle their massive range of coats down to a handful from each.

Let’s start with French Connection, who have coats to die for this winter. This coat edit was tough, but we plumped for seven we adored. French Connection have a mix of fun and serious, from belted to check and boyfriend shapes. Pink features in most of our stores coat edits. Once again it’s the colour to be seen in. And we couldn’t resist this pink marshmallow fluff coat!

French Connection coat editClockwise, from top left: Blue check coat, £190, pale blue, £225, pink fluffy coat, £195, gold military style coat, £195, dark green boyfriend coat, £170, fur trimmed coat, £145, pink zipped and belted coat, £250, all French Connection

BHS have kept things quite safe and traditional with their coats. Our coat edit picked out a gorgeous red belted number though, that would brighten up any winter day. And we love the oversized check and cosy fake fur.

coat edit 2014 bhsClockwise, from top left: Pink check, £65, fake fur, £70, red belted, £60, Dorothy Perkins blue boyfriend, 65, faux shearling, £80, collarless boucle, £65, all BHS

H&M are winning the coat battle hands down. They have SO many to choose from. Our coat edit was tough, but we plumped for gorgeous belted coats, quirky cocoon shaped quilted, loose fake furs, and a gorgeous classic camel overcoat.coat edit H&MClockwise, from top left: Camel coat, £59.99, red belted, £99.99, cream quilted, £89.99, black belted, £69.99, pink belted, £79.99, fake fur, £69.99, white overcoat, £59.99, navy long belted, £99.99, all H&M

White Stuff offered a simple coat edit, with a few styles – a retro checked double breasted coat was our absolute favourite.


white stuff coat editClockwise,from top left: Textured velvet coat, £110, navy velvet, £95, moleskin coat, £95, check, £120, all White Stuff

JOY have kept their coat selection very vintage and retro this season. We wanted to put so many more in our edit! We love the fur trims, we adore the bold colours.

coat edit 2014 joyClockwise,from top left: Red fur trimmed duffle, £125, pink fur-trimmed, £125, green overcoat, £125, black fur trimmed, £75, mustard overcoat, £125, check fur-trimmed, £125, blue funnel neck, £125, all JOY

Debenhams have plenty of coats to choose from – all shapes, all styles, all colours. From bright striped fake furs, to fluffy fabrics, they have lots of coats in the stylish boyfriend shape that’s a key look this winter.

coat edit debenhamsClockwise, from top left: Red Herring curly fur pale blue, £60, Butterfly by Matthew Williamson pink boyfriend coat, £110, Red herring cream fake fur, £79,Star by Julien Macdonald striped fake fur, £82, Betty Jackson deep green boyfriend coat,  £99, Red herring orange boyfriend coat, £65, RJR.John Rocha overcoat, £150, all Debenhams

And over at New Look they also have plenty of the boyfriend shape, as well as lots of checks, some timeless leopard print and a brilliant long black duster coat.

coat edit 2014 new lookClockwise from top left: Long black duster coat, £34.99, wool blend check coat, £79.99, fake leopard print fur, £44.99 (was £54.99), unlined yellow coat, £34.99, grey long check, £44.99, purple green check boyfriend coat, £64.99, camel fur-trimmed coat, £59.99, black and white checked coat, £64.99, all New Look

We hope our coat edit helps you choose the right coat – or two – for the winter ahead!

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reduction

The perfect Winter coat!

A winter coat is an essential in this country. But where do you start, and what style of winter coat do you like? Fur? Princess style? Military? fur-trimmed? Cocoon? Bubble? Boyfriend? There really is a winter coat for everyone! But it can be tricky to find the style, or colour, that suits you, is comfortable and keeps you warm from thje winter chills.

Make a bold statement on a dreich winter day with a bright coloured winter coat. Pinks, oranges, purples and blues – whatever colour you choose, you are sure to brighten up your own day, if not everyone else’s when they see you in it!

Winter coats brightClockwise, from top left: red duffle coat, £60, BHS, pink fur-trimmed coat, £195, orange boucle wool coat, £200, both French Connection, pink bubble coat, £150, Jonathan Saunders Edition @ Debenhams

Grey seems to be a popular choice for winter coats. Plain grey, grey patterned, grey and blue, just grey. Just don’t wear too much grey with it, or you will disappear into the winter landscape. Watch the cut of your coat – double breasted styles are more flattering if you are on the larger side – a single breasted coat can appear shapeless.

Winter coat grey 2

Clockwise, from top left: Fur trimmed coat, £64.99, New Look, blue/grey cocoon coat, £120, Butterfly by Matthew Williamson @ Debenhams, single-breasted herringbone coat, £60, BHS, zip coat, £150, Preen Edition @ Debenhams

Make sure your coat fits properly – if it’s fitted, make sure it is. If it’s a boyfriend style -meant to be worn loose, make sure it isn’t too loose or too tight.

Winter coat grey 1Clockwise, from top left: Funnel neck coat, £34.99, H&M, grey wool boyfriend coat, £64.99, New Look, grey jacquard coat, £80, Red Herring @ Debenhams, grey tailored coat,£169, J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams

Military style, or checked, anything goes with a winter coat. There are key trends every year (the pink coat this year!) but it really is what you most feel comfortable in. A winter coat is a great way to make a personal style statement.

Winter coat checkClockwise, from top left: London check coat, £195, French Connection, check coat, £49.99, H&M, blue military coat, £50, BHS, doube breasted coat, £75, White Stuff

And here is that pink coat. Perfect in a Princess style. Perhaps fur-trimmed cream is more your thing? Or on the other end of the spectrum, a black fake fur coat, or a fur-trimmed jacquard print winter coat?

winter coat black pale

Clockwise, from top left: Black fake fur coat, £49.99, New Look, Jacquard print fur collar coat, £75, BHS, cream fur-collar coat, £160, Star by Julien Macdonald @ Debenhams, pink Princess wool coat, £195, French Connection

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reductions