It’s getting colder outside, and we’re welcoming the winter season—and all that it entails—enjoying gingery cocktails by the glittering fireside, 5 p.m. dinners, walks in the diamond-like snow, spending time with those who we love, and gifting ourselves and the ones we adore with gorgeous little luxuries. It’s the season of gold and gifts, and it’s essential to stay as warm and cozy as we possibly can during the winter.
Enter the Teddy Coat—the sartorial equivalent of hibernation—a quintessential winter piece that’s ideal for layering and will keep you protected from the elements and the blustery cold all season long. The teddy bear coat dates back to the 1920s—and today’s iterations of the uber-cozy, oversized design are just as classic and warming. Life is for celebrating, and your holiday season will be even more joyous if you’re wrapped in something classic, snuggly, and gorgeous.
Here, a few of the best teddy bear coats to swathe yourself in this winter.
Leave it to Stand Studio—this super sophisticated take on the Teddy Bear Coat is elegant enough to wear to any holiday party or event. We love the ever-classic pairing of caramel leather and ivory. You’ll keep this for years to come. Pair it with a cashmere scarf and a fabulous pair of gold statement earrings and voila—you have a golden holiday ensemble.
The Simple Teddy Bear
Available in several hues, this simple iteration of the coat is great for everyday wear—it’s the perfect jacket for a day of errands.
The Elegant Crop
Vince created the perfect, slightly shorter version of the teddy bear coat, and we’re here for it. We love it in both color tones—it’s elegant, minimalist, and super wearable. We’d pair it with trousers or a great silk or pleated skirt for happy hour or dinner out. The walk home will be oh so cozy, and it’s beautiful enough to keep on while inside.
The True Teddy
This coat literally looks—and feels—like a bear’s coat. Enough said. Layer it with a luxurious, jewel-toned scarf and prepare to be the coziest cub.
This Ganni number is comprised of recycled materials, so in wearing this coat you’re maximizing your warmth and comfort while minimizing your carbon footprint. We love that it’s belted—it’s feminine, sophisticated, and super cozy. Pair it with jeans, a great pair of leather boots, and a fabulous bag and you’ve got your go-to office-to-happy-hour look.
Known for their playful prints, this Opening Ceremony jacket is a total eye catcher. We love the notion of this swirling, tigeresque print making an appearance on a teddy bear coat, and the structure is strong. It’s a great piece for wearing over a silky slip for cozy martini evenings at hotel bars. It’s also a great date night piece.
The Cozy Quilt
Sandy Liang’s take on the classic is artful and delightful. We love the colorblock quilting. This piece is ideal for pairing with jeans or trousers for a day of strolling the farmer’s market and meeting your friends for drinks and an art opening. It’s playful and yet toned down enough to wear every day.
The Sophisticated Green
This number pays homage to winter greenery, winter mint, evergreen wreaths, and the abundance of the season. It’s ideal for wearing to the office, evenings out, and holiday parties. You’d have to work really hard to get us to take this coat off while inside at wintertime events.
This artful colorblock coat is a composition of bear browns and beiges. Pair it with jeans and boots or wear it with a romantic dress—it’s casual enough for day to day wear, elegant enough for evening, and we love that it’s cropped. We’re also totally sold on the faux fur collar and wrist detailing—it’s a sophisticated winter must-have.
The Lavender Dream
This is a total wintertime knockout. We love the fantastical fairytale tone, and can already imagine taking snowy walks (with a hot matcha to go in hand) in this parma-violet purple coat.
It's called the icon for a reason. Max Mara's teddy coat has become an evergreen closet staple among the fashion-forward since its first runway appearance in 2013. This one involves dropping some serious cash, but you can at least rest assured knowing it will be in your closet forever.
The (More Affordable) Classic
This less expensive option is a soft, lengthy essential. We love the generous length and oversized collar—it’s a great option for everyday wear, as it doesn’t feel precious. Wear it and you’ll feel as though you’re still in bed all day—in the best possible way.
We love this two-tone number—it’s at once elegant and playful—the ideal piece for wearing apres ski or to dinner. It’s sophisticated but casual, and it can be paired with anything from jeans to your most elegant dress with ease. Everyone needs a shearling piece, and this will keep you looking and feeling warm and polished for many winters to come.
The Winter Evening Knockout
This gorgeous black coat is perfect for everyone who owns—or dreams of owning—a poodle. It’s elevated and super warm—think of it as your new go-to piece for winter evenings.
The Fusion Coat
Junya Watanabe and Versace came together to create this statement paneled teddy coat—a perfect blend of print, function, and style—and we can’t wait to get our paws on it.
The Polar Express
This coat evokes the fur of a polar bear. It's reminiscent of the classic holiday book The Polar Express, and is elegant enough to wear on the adored Oriental Express. It’s a great coat for wintertime strolls in the snow, adaptogenic hot cocoa dates, and evenings out.
This option will bring a dose of color to winter days. Pair it with nudes or a great pair of flared black pants and boots for a sophisticated errands-running list—it’ll keep you cozy as you shop for yourself and loved ones and make seemingly endless trips to Whole Foods for tequila, charcuterie board ingredients, and all of your other wintertime essentials.
We love the shell pink tone of this robe-like coat. It couldn’t look or feel more gentle and cozy–and we’re here for it. The tie makes the oversized coat a bit more feminine, and you’re sure to be super comfortable all day while wrapped in luxury.
Cream of the Crop
Pair this slightly cropped Donna Karan coat with pleated silk pants or an amazing dress and boots with printed tights, and you have the perfect warm outfit for casual dinners out, coffee dates, and the office. It’s a perfect layering piece and the snow white tone will keep you matching with the clean, bright winter snow.
This super cozy coat is perfect for every winter evening activity, from fireside drinks with old friends to dinner with the in-laws to holiday shopping trips. It’s sophisticated and timeless and will pair beautifully with everything in your closet. For a stunning look, pair it with a brightly printed silk or cashmere scarf and trousers.
The Teddy Cardigan Jacket
Leave it to Thom Browne to create the perfect prep school-esque cardigan jacket Teddy Bear Coat. It’s a perfect two-in-one piece, as it’s reversible—wear the ivory white sweater for a cozy, elegant daytime look, and then reverse it for a cool, nighttime-ready leather jacket that’s lined with an incredibly soft, cozy fur lining. We’re dreaming of wearing this piece with everything from jeans to a silky nighttime number. Pair it with a great skirt, dress, or trousers and a leather bag, and you have the ultimate sophisticated wintertime look.
Enter the ideal super-casual coat for everyday wear. Wear this adorable J.Crew coat with straight-legged jeans and loafers and you have a winter go-to outfit. This is a no-fuss teddy bear coat that you’ll rely on for many winters to come.
The Shaggy Teddy
This more affordable option is replete with long, shaggy fur—making it even more cozy and plush. We love the deep caramel tone of this jacket. It’s a stunning piece that we recommend pairing with trousers and striped shirt for day, or gold jewelry and a silk slip for night. It’s a date night essential—whether you’re meeting your best friends, significant other, or taking yourself out for a spicy margarita and tartare at a bar.
The Boxy Brown
Available in olive and rust tones, this super-affordable coat has a huge collar, which makes it a warm, uber-comfortable option that’s ideal for pairing with jeans and sneakers for daytime. It’s a soft, sumptuous piece that’ll keep you feeling and looking warm and stylish as you go about your wintertime to-dos.
The Subdued Teddy Coat
This Eileen Fisher piece is mature and timeless. Think of it as a blend between an oversized button down and a teddy bear coat. It’s the perfect piece for keeping on while you’re inside. Pair it with trousers, a cashmere turtleneck, and a heeled boot for a totally ideal daytime look that’ll also take you to luxurious evening meals out.