It pains me to start writing about cold weather clothes while the weather is still so warm out—I’m burning up just thinking about picking out a new plus size quilted jacket. It’s simply too hot out still.
But I know how fashion trends work, and the weather’s already starting to change. This means it’s time to start thinking about our fall fashion picks. And who doesn’t want to be ready for next season’s fashion a little earlier?
Quilted jackets are a unique trend to me. I’m on the fence on whether I love or hate them because they remind me of a legitimate quilt. But I get the cozy appeal—they really do make a cuddly companion when the warm weather fades away.
What is a quilted jacket (and why do you need one)?
A quilted jacket is exactly what it sounds like—a coat that features a quilt-style design. These jackets are filled with down, synthetic, or another filler, which helps to keep the heat in.
While this style of jacket isn’t for everyone, it could absolutely make a great addition to your winter wardrobe. If you’re looking for something stylish that will keep you warm in colder weather, this is what you need to be looking at.
Short plus size quilted jackets
The standard style of plus size quilted jacket is something shorter that lands around the hips. It’s a classic design that looks great on a ton of women. Whether you’re looking for classy or casual there’s something here for you:
Made of 100 percent polyester, this short quilted jacket by London Fog is perfect for those that live in cool, but not necessarily cold, climates who are looking to cover up with some puffy goodness.
This jacket features a double closure with a full-front zipper and buttons to close it all off. The fashionable faux-fur accent can be detached if it doesn’t fit your particular style of fashion and it comes in five fashionable colors.
Wearers note that if you want to get extra cozy in this puffer jacket with a fuzzy sweater underneath, you’ll definitely want to take a look at the sizing to make sure something will fit. It’s a great zip jacket to fight off the cold weather.
Marc New York
If you’re looking for a trendy black jacket to add to your fall fashion wardrobe, this Marc New York quilted jacket is the perfect pick.
This jacket features a removable hood, zippered closure, and a drawstring interior waist to help provide some additional shape. With a standard chain-link quilt design, it’s the perfect windproof jacket to keep the breeze off.
Wearers love this jacket. They say not only does it look incredibly fashionable, but it features a zippered closure with a button-up top to keep the cold off. But make sure to double-check the sizing options before you buy.
If you’re happy to skip the hood on your puffer jacket, then you’ll want to check out the Wantdo model. It’s simple, cozy, and super cute—perfect for the fall.
This waist-length jacket is breathable, soft, and lightweight to wear. It’s also perfect if you’re traveling to a warmer destination, due to its ability to be packed down small and thrown into your suitcase or backpack. It also features two zippered pockets to warm your hands or keep your things safe.
Wearers of this jacket say it’s incredibly stylish and works fantastically for cooler weather. They say if you’re going to travel with it, your best bet is to pack it in a pouch, instead of trying to roll it up like a sleeping bag.
I personally love the bold blue that the Big Chill by Columbia Sportswear lightweight jackets come in. But if blue isn’t your pick there are three other color choices available.
Made of 100 percent polyester, this jacket is belted at the waist to help bring a little extra definition. It features faux leather features, along with front pockets and detailed chevron quilting.
Wearers note that the colors of this jacket can vary and a few suggest that it fits a little big, so check the sizing chart. They say it’s a comfy, cozy coat to wear during the cool winters in New York.
Mid-length plus size quilted jackets
If you’re looking for something in between a full-on cozy long coat and something short and sweet, you should definitely be eyeing something in the mid-length range.
These jackets tend to fall above the knee, which means they block the wind from sneaking in when you bend over a bit and giving you a chill down your back. But they’re not crazy-long, and they don’t typically restrict your movement.
My biggest piece of advice re:mid-length coats is to watch out for the zipper breaking. I bent over last year in my mid-length coat and the zipper broke. Now if I wear it, I basically have to be chiseled out.
If you’re looking for a plus size packable down jacket, this Calvin Klein style is for you.
With six fashionable colors available in their plus size model (including a super cute dusty rose), there’s a puffer jacket for all plus size ladies here. With a nylon outer and a down blend inner, it’s a jacket that’s bound to keep you warm.
Wearers of this coat say they love it. It’s warm, lightweight, and fits perfectly. It’s also truly a packable jacket, which means it’s great if you’re headed somewhere cooler on vacation.
This black London Fog jacket is the perfect example of a mid-length quilted coat that will keep you cozy during the cooler fall and winter days.
It’s fully made of polyester, though there’s a faux-fur accent around the hood that can be removed if that’s not your thing. It has some pretty stellar reviews—wearers say that it’s well-made, lightweight, and fits true-to-size.
Though it should be noted, a few say that the zipper isn’t always the most reliable (not super cool), and you might want to opt for a thinner sweater underneath. Even still, it’s the perfect coat to get you through those cold Minnesota winters.
The Calvin Klein plus size quilted jacket is a mid-weight style coat with diamond quilting and a zipper and snap combined closing that gives it a little extra oomph.
This jacket features a standing collar and removable hood. It has two zippered side pockets so you can keep your hands warm and an adjustable side tab to help with providing shape.
Wearers of this jacket say that it works well for those with broad shoulders and a slimmer waistline. They add that they love this jacket, but note that it’s probably not perfect for weather that’s too cold because not everyone can fit a sweater underneath.
The Dickies plus size quilted bomber jacket is the perfect casual fall find for anyone looking for something a little more on-trend.
It’s made of polyester and features a front zippered closure along with rib-neck, cuffs, and waist. It’s a warm pick that also has two side pockets so that you can keep your hands toasty during the cold weather.
This fashionable jacket is perfect for a truly casual look. Wearers note that this jacket works well for women who are on the shorter side. They say it’s comfortable and lightweight, perfect for travel.
Plus size quilted jacket FAQ
Are quilted jackets warm?
Quilted or puffer jackets are filled with down, synthetic, or other filler that help to lock in that heat and keep you cozy. So, the right quilted jacket can keep you quite warm.
Are quilted jackets preppy?
Quilted jackets can absolutely be considered a preppy item of clothing (though they don’t have to be). But regardless of whether or not you associate them with preppy style, they are a timeless piece you can add to your wardrobe.
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