Best Plus Size Jackets & Coats For Winter

Winter coats and jackets can be one of the most difficult things to find for plus size women, and I’m no exception.  I spent YEARS wearing inadequate coats that either didn’t fit well or weren’t warm enough in the coldest winter months.

When I moved to New York and spent a LOT more time outside during one winter working in Manhattan, I knew I had to figure out the coat situation… and I really started diving in and researching exactly what I needed to round out my winter wardrobe.

Now, living back in Kentucky and working from home instead of traipsing around NYC every day, I don’t require as much long-term cold weather protection, but it’s still important to have a variety of coats for different temperatures and occasions.

Today’s post features my absolute favorite coat styles that I wear on a daily basis when the temperatures drop.  I think these styles will work great for any plus size person looking to stay warm and look cute this winter.

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Miranda Schultz of the Plus Life Blog in a fall outdoor scenery wearing plus size workwear from Lane Bryant.

Where to Buy Plus Size Workwear

Maybe I’m weird, but workwear is one of my favorite categories to shop.  Now that I don’t work in an office, I have fewer excuses to buy plus size workwear but I still love a good blazer, dress, or nice pair of slacks.

I know finding the perfect workwear can be difficult for people of all sizes, but it can be even harder when you’re plus size.

Not to mention… even figuring out what is/isn’t acceptable in your workplace can be overwhelming when you’re starting a new job.  In my opinion, you can’t go wrong with “over” dressing.  You know the saying… “dress for the job you want, not the job you have.”

I think it holds some weight.  Not to mention, it’s fun to dress up, especially when your dressy clothes are equally comfy.

Trend Alert: All Things Animal Print

If you’ve been following the Fall 2019 fashion trends, I’m sure you’re not shocked to see me writing about this topic… animal prints!  From the runways of NYC to the mall down the street, you’ll be seeing leopard print, snakeskin and other animal prints everywhere you turn.

As a lifelong animal print aficionado, I couldn’t be more excited that this trend is back and better than ever!  I counted and I already have 10+ leopard print pieces in my wardrobe that I’ve accumulated over the years and, honestly, I would be wearing them still even if they weren’t “in”.  My absolute favorite is when a print or pattern I consider to be a classic or wardrobe staple gets REALLY popular again.  It’s the perfect time to stock up.

I get that you may be a bit less over-the-top excited than I am about the trend, so if you’re just dipping your toe in… don’t worry, I’ve got options for you too!