Sometimes the only way to keep warm is not exactly a stylish option. Puffer jackets, if compared to a trench coat, would seem extremely dull and unattractive. Many would compare it as another culture-altering trend like Ugg boots, which is also a winter staple. It’s bulky, puffy and doesn’t provide any type of silhouette to your body — but at the very least, it protects you from the cold.
Also known as sleeping bag coats, these jackets are not designed this way for no reason. The way its stitched and its synthetic fibres provide a high level of warmth. It’s like creating a sort of microclimate around your body. There is explanation to the design but sometimes, it doesn’t make it more appealing.
But now puffer jackets are appearing on the runways more often than ever; reimagined into new silhouettes and styles. Burberry, Balenciaga, Valentino and Off-White are just some of the many big names that showcased puffer jackets down the runway this season. Activewear label Lululemon and fashion designer Roksanda, recently collaborated to release an exclusive collection — which also has a puffer jacket in its repertoire.
Can puffer jackets actually be stylish? A big yes, and you’ll be even more grateful to have them with you especially when you are out in a stormy, cold weather. Check out our favourites below.