The puffer jacket trend is literally the greatest thing of all time. You basically just get to wrap yourself in a sleeping bag and then go out in public as if that’s socially acceptable. The only downfall is that these coats will make you look fucking massive, especially when paired with chunky sweaters and blanket scarves. Here are a few that won’t make you look like a human marshmallow.
This puffer is hip-length, which is usually problematic in terms of avoiding looking like the Michelin Man. However, the hem is both notched and adjustable, so it’s like, way more flattering.
The wide puff panels (is that a thing?) and interior waist cincher on this Madewell parka will allow you to pull off the puffer trend without looking enormous. Now you’ll have to blame other things, like your Chipotle obsession.
Okay, so the puffer jacket trend is supposed to be giant puffy coats, but if you’re really not down for that, this one is close enough. The puffs are way smaller because they’re stuffed with lightweight goose down.
Most puffer jackets have panels with horizontal stitching, which can be super unflattering if you are anyone besides Kendall Jenner. Luckily, this one also has a few slimming puff panels (I’m just leaning in) to help the cause.
The slanted pockets and asymmetrical zipper are basically optical illusions. You’ll look more like a bitchy teen snow bunny in an ABC Family movie (I know it’s called Freeform now, hop off) than a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade float.