Wrap up and be ready for whatever the British weather throw at us, without spending a fortune, with gorgeous outerwear from JD Williams
Buying a coat to take you into the new season and beyond is a big decision. Not only does it have to work with your entire autumn/winter wardrobe, it’s also an investment purchase that you want to look just as good at the start of the season as at the end.
Fortunately, JD Williams has a huge choice of stylish coats to pick from, ranging from light cover-ups that make the perfect finishing touch to cosy coats you’ll love to cocoon yourself in. Every option is covered with sizes ranging from 10-32 to suit all budgets
You’ll find classic checks nestled alongside fashion-forward designs, each cut to fit and flatter your shape beautifully, concealing the parts you’d rather hide while making the most of your best bits. New takes on timeless trends are also a key theme with updated trenches, biker jackets and light cover-ups all making it onto our wishlist, as well as plenty of head-turning colour – from the palest pinks to fiery reds.
Detail is also the order of the day – think three-quarter-length sleeves just right for showing off a statement bracelet or watch, zips, buttons and pocket flaps that raise the style stakes in a flash and smart tie belts that give you your waist back from underneath chunky knit jumpers or layers. With so many styles on offer, your only dilemma will be choosing which one is your favourite.
As multi-talented as an LBD, a smart dogtooth-check coat is indispensable, suiting every occasion from casual weekends to dressed-up evenings. A new take on an old favourite, an oversized shawl collar gives it a modern twist and is great for wrapping up warm against winter chills. Forget fiddling with buttons with frosty fingers – this timeless monochrome number comes with an easy popper fastening and an on-trend wide belt, ideal for cinching in your waist to create a flattering silhouette in one clever move. Whether you pair it with cropped trousers and flats or a pencil skirt and boots, it’s effortlessly elegant.
Buy it: Shawl Collar Coat, £99
Call off the search for the perfect light mid-season coat, we've found it. In vibrant Poppy Red and longline for a slimming effect, this stunning jacket skims your hips for a super-slender shape. Cut from softly flowing crepe and with handy deep pockets, it looks just as good with smart trousers as it does with a pair of classic denim jeans and a simple white shirt. Finish with some statement costume jewellery to offset the vibrant colour - chunky rings or skinny bangles work a treat. If scarlet isn't your shade, it also comes in wear-anywhere black.
Buy it: Crepe Duster Jacket, £30
Don't just keep easy-wear pastels for spring and summer - there's always room for a pretty jacket in our wardrobe. Cool and sophisticated rather than sugary sweet, this double-breasted coat is an instant style win with its grown-up blush hue, oversized tailored cut and neat button detailing. Three-quarter length bracelet sleeves and a wide collar make it the perfect partner for almost any outfit, from day dresses to casual tops and trousers in contrasting colours. Try wearing it with luscious wine shades for extra eye-catching appeal or choose classic black pieces for the ultimate in understated chic.
Buy it: Double Breasted Jacket, £89
Is there anything more fabulous and feminine than the graceful draping folds of this gorgeous trench coat? We don't think so. Combined with a delicate dusky blue shade and roll-up sleeves that secure with a button fastening, it's amazingly versatile, working just as well during hazy autumn days as it will cooler months. Floaty waves of fabric create an enviable waterfall-effect on the front, while on the back, an extra layer adds a luxe look. No matter your shape, its simple belt tie is just the thing for nipping in your waist to create a slender figure.
Buy it: Soft Trench Coat, £55
If you can't resist a Breton-striped top, we're sure you'll love this stylish edge-to-edge jacket with its striking horizontal bands of black and white. Its longline cut is ultra-flattering and great for concealing your lower half. Made from soft, fluid jersey fabric so it hangs beautifully on even the curviest shape, it looks great teamed with everything from jeans and a T-shirt to casual dresses and slim-fit trousers. Turned-back cuffs, on-trend cropped sleeves and useful side pockets are the extra details that guarantee this will be the go-to mid-season cover-up you'll be reaching for again and again.
Buy it: Jersey Blazer, £22
Animal prints never go out of style so they're a seriously versatile wardrobe addition. This Leopard Print coat is a smart update on the trend - its dense all-over pattern brings all the subtle sophistication you'd expect but with a noticeably sexy edge. With design details including concealed side pockets, a hidden button fastening and mock flaps, it's an investment piece that'll look good for years to come as well as keeping you cosy. Pair it with a classic polo neck jumper and smart trousers for an outfit that'll take you anywhere you want to go.
Buy it: Leopard Print Coat, £75
There are so many ways to wear this urban-inspired jacket that it might turn out to be one of the hardest-working coats you'll ever own. Whether you wrap it around your shoulders over a long dress on warmer days, team it with over-the-knee boots and a flared skirt or wear it with skinny jeans and a pretty floral top for a new take on a classic look, the choice is yours.
Buy it: Biker Jacket, £55
We've all got those outfits that don't seem to look right with a dark winter coat or casual jacket. Enter the solution - this Zip Detail Coat looks just as polished draped over a smart trouser and skirt combo as it does a sleek fitted dress. Its barely there blush pink shade means it's neutral enough to wear with almost any outfit, yet the big, bold gold zip fastening and zip details on the pockets make a striking fashion statement. A rounded neckline and slim fit ensure it'll make the best of your shape too, disguising lumps and bumps for a smooth, elegant silhouette.
Buy it: Zip Detail Coat, £80
We love it when practical is stylish too, so a classic trench coat is definitely an item you should have in your fashion arsenal. Also available in black, khaki is the colour to choose, as both a nod to the trench's heritage as well as working brilliantly with denim, cropped trousers, crisp tailored shirts, flats, pumps or heels. This comfortable version has a traditional double-breasted fastening with front flap pockets and shoulder detailing, plus it comes in two lengths so you can find a fit to flatter. So chic you won't want to wait for a rainy day to break it out.
Buy it: Trench Coat, £69