When it’s cold outside, the first thing anyone sees is your coat—so you always want to make a good first impression. This winter, add a puffer to your outerwear rotation when you need a break from your trusty wool coat. From sporty puffer vests to chic fur-trimmed parkas to long quilted coats, we have every kind of plus size puffer jacket you’ll want in the sizes you need. Featuring functional details like detachable hoods, zippered pockets and snap closures, our puffers are designed with your curves in mind, so they keep you warm and toasty without adding unwanted volume.
Curvy girls tend to avoid plus size puffer jackets and quilted coats for fear of adding extra bulk, but there’s no reason to shy away from the look if you keep a few things in mind. To avoid the Michelin Man look, consider how and where the quilted padding sits on your body. As a general rule, opt for lightweight styles with smaller quilts rather than wide padded panels. If you have an hourglass shape, go for a belted puffer that accentuates your existing curves. If you’re rectangular, try one with a nipped-in silhouette and princess seams to give your waistline extra definition. If you’re an apple with extra weight in your tummy, look for one with diagonal lines or small insets at the waist to create the illusion of an hourglass figure. If you’re very busty, get a style that’s roomy at the chest but more narrow at the waistline. Avoid details that add extra volume to the upper part of your body like shawl collars. If you’re a pear shape, avoid short, boxy cuts. Try a length that hits below your hips for a streamlined silhouette.
The key to styling your plus size quilted jacket without looking like a marshmallow is to keep the proportions balanced. Pair your puffer with skinny pants, a short, slim skirt or play up the sporty vibe by pairing it with jeans and sneakers. Brave the elements in style by belting it and wearing it with leggings and booties. Or try it with a sweater dress and chunky heels for a cool Saturday night look. Once you get the hang of it, your plus size puffer jacket may become your new go-to.