For better or for worse, if you reside in the UK you’ll probably find yourself reaching for some type of water-resistant jacket or accessory at least a few days out of every week throughout the year. Luckily for us, weather-repellant fashion has come a long way in recent years, and rain coats are no longer the only option if you’re hoping to stay dry and look chic whilst you do it. As we work our way through this drizzly autumn, I’m more grateful than ever that these days, weather-resistant outerwear happens to be as stylish as it is sensible.
Jessica Skye wearing her trusty The Frankie Shop jacket at Who What Wear UKs Festive House event. This season, the quilted jacket—the raincoat’s cooler, chicer sister—has been working hard to keep the fashion set looking dry and polished no matter the forecast. Cropping up at so many of our favourite brands, quilted jackets are the outerwear trend we’ve been eyeing up for a few years now, but this season’s offerings are the best we’ve seen.
Here’s Marilyn showcasing the swingy volume of The Frankie Shop’s Insta-famous version. Whilst you might be familiar with The Frankie Shop’s Quilted Ripstock Jacket—which has been consistently sold out since its release in 2021—many of our other favourite brands have been putting their own spin on the lightweight garment in recent months.
Alyssa Coscarelli proves you don’t have to go for black or dark colours. A favourite amongst the Who What Wear UK team, quilted jackets were spotted on every corner during our autumn trip to Kin House for this year’s Festive House. Styled with cosy joggers and trusty denim, the versatile jacket was one of the most prolific trends amongst the fashion set.
Danielle Oreoluwa Jinadu in a simple quilted shell jacket. When the forecast look like that of a waterpark ride schedule, park your raincoat and brolly and opt for a chic quilted jacket instead. From The Frankie Shop’s inimitable version, to Zara’s chic style, shop my edit of the best quilted jackets to shop this winter below.
The coat that started it all. The Frankie Shop’s classic version remains as in-demand now as it was when first launched.
Khaki colours and quilted coats are the winter-wear match made in heaven.
Soft mushroom shades will easily blend into a winter capsule wardrobe.
Deiji Studios offers an elevated take on the everyday jacket style.
Toteme’s boxy jacket is ideal of casual weekend styling. Wear with you favourite jeans or throw it over a flowy skirt.
In my opinion, a fleece lined jacket is a winter weather essential, and this reversible style takes the cake.
Mango’s slightly cropped version pairs so well with high waisted trousers.
A flush of colour is exactly what’s needed to lift your spirits in the darker winter months.
This smart V-neck coat will layer so well with shirts this season.
If you’re in for a drizzly day, there’s no better option than a calf-length quilted jacket.
Bomber jackets are a growing winter trend this season.
Ganni’s playful long-line coat will add a touch of femininity to your outerwear wardrobe.
The oversized pockets and piping details elevate the feel of this classic khaki coat.
This also comes in five other colours.
Style with a wool jumper and chunky scarf to stay cosy on a winter day.
Wear this style zipped all the way up for a cosy finish that you won’t want to take off.
Wear this long-line jacket with dark-wash jeans for an errand-running look you’ll feel great in.
The adjustable waist and high-neck finish make for the perfect wet-weather design.
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This post was previously published at an earlier date and has since been updated.