Puffer Coats Are Officially Dressy

It’s easy to throw fashion out the window when temperatures plummet. It’s hard to get a glimpse when the crisp air feels like knives against your skin! Typically, a giant duvet is the sign of a fashion defeat. No matter how fab the outfit underneath is, a matte black ankle-length puffer jacket rarely makes you feel more stylish. But it turns out you can both be cuddly And formal this winter, at least that’s what celebrities are showing. Stars like Rihanna, Irina Shayk and Bad Bunny have all elevated their duvets by choosing styles in unexpected colors or silhouettes.

Of course, for some years now we have been seeing high fashion down jackets on the catwalks. Do you remember Balenciaga’s fall 2016 collection, where a red puffer jacket was paired with a jeweled turtleneck? So far, though, that juxtaposition between formal and sport seemed more editorial than wearable, but today’s stars bring the idea to the streets. Earlier this month in New York, Rihanna emerged with a color-blocked puffer jacket with faux fur trim. It was already a flashy coat in itself, but he enhanced it even more with a pair of metallic Balenciaga boots. Shayk offered a minimal hold. His long, voluminous puffer jacket was offset by his more tailored trousers and sleek, discreet trainers.

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Fun and unexpected colored puffers have also been a big hit with celebrities. Both Kim Kardashin and Billie Eilish preferred long, puffy coats in a deep crimson color. Bad Bunny wore a mint green puffer jacket to the American Music Awards this month, proving that a pastel style can also be red carpet ready. Lil Nas X, meanwhile, performed at the iHeart Jingle Ball wearing a metallic pink puffer jacket and pleated skirt, giving it a more theatrical touch.

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This proves that the down jacket is truly the coat to go with anything this season. It adds a sportier, more casual touch to just about any outfit, so be sure to pair it with more high-fashion accessories or refined clothing, to replicate that true A-lister feeling.

Below, other stars who have nailed the elegant duvet.

Irina ShaykPhoto: Splash News
Kim KardashianPhoto: Getty Images
Lil Nas XPhoto: Getty Images
Billie EilishPhoto: Getty Images

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