I remember the bleak days of combing through the racks at Burlington Coat Factory, hoping and praying that something, anything would fit me. Being fat has never been easy (not that I have to tell you that) but less than 10 years ago, being fat with an NYC winter season rapidly approaching was downright terrifying. Fortunately, there are a lot more options at more price points and more sizes than ever before. While we may not be able to find quite the right style or temperature rating every season, we can find more than enough plus size statement coats to satisfy our fashion urges.
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ELOQUII Crocodile Trench Coat, $139.95
Why wear an ordinary khaki trench when you could have a patent leather crocodile-embossed coat instead?
From the instant this coat hit the ELOQUII website, I was in love. One part Matrix, one part Missy Elliott “The Rain” music video, and one part badass, this coat makes an undeniable statement.
It’s very warm, in the way that many other raincoats are because they aren’t made out of the breathable fabrics. However, it also makes this coat excellent in the cold fall & winter rain, which at the moment feels never-ending in Arkansas.
There’s just one problem with this attention-grabbing trench: it’s sold out. Fortunately, ELOQUII has kept the product page up with the waitlist activated, so that means a restock is imminent. Add your email & size to be notified with it’s back in stock!
What I’m Wearing
Wide width hiking boots: ASOS, $56
Cat-eye sunglasses: Tom Ford (years old)
Outside of the fact that this coat and I share a name, I fell in love with it’s millennial pink and leopard print combination the instant I saw it.
Addition Elle is a Canadian brand that isn’t talked about often, but their outwear selection right now is particularly good. They have also been quietly increasing the size range up to 5x in some styles. While this coat only goes to a 3x, there’s a robust assortment available in up to 5x.
There’s more than one way to make a statement, and that doesn’t always involve bright colors or bold prints. Good design always makes a statement, and Universal Standard has never shied away from making elegantly-designed puffer coats for plus sizes (sizes 0-40, to be specific).
The Kanda, in particular, incorporates a classic wrap-style with the traditional puffer coat fabric and silhouette. I reach a point every winter where I am tired of wearing the same puffy coat and feeling like a big block of puff, which is one of the reasons why the Kanda’s design is so refreshing.
Animal prints are trending hard this fall, as evidenced by the crocodile, leopard, and snakeskin prints dominating this roundup. If the ELOQUII crocodile trench being out of stock is giving you major FOMO, this ASOS Curve green snakeskin version is sure to fill that void.
This trench has all of the classic design details: double-breasted, statement belt, and shoulder epaulets. Unfortunately, the size range isn’t as expansive as some of the other coats on this list (tops out at a 24), it’s a great option if fit into the size range.
ELOQUII Drama Faux Fur Coat, $199.95
I couldn’t imagine a more appropriate name for this pink faux fur/teddy bear coat mix than Drama, which is exactly what it adds to any outfit. Combining three pervasive coat trends (teddy style, faux fur collar, bold color), this coat is sure to grab attention wherever you go.
Although I’m a big fan of all three trends this style encompasses, I’m especially fond of the teddy bear texture. It’s soft and comfortable to wear, without the added volume that often comes with faux fur. Bonus points for the particular shade of pink, which should transition nicely into the early spring.
What’s been your favorite outerwear purchase this season? Tell me about it in the comments below so I can be jealous!