The 12 Best Teddy Jackets for a Fashionably Fuzzy 2023

The Ugg Frankie trucker jacket is just begging to be snuggled into.

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Best Teddy Jackets for a Fashionably Fuzzy

InStyle / Reese Herrington

I’m pretty proud of what resides in my coat closet. Over the years, I’ve added a trench coat, a puffer, a leather bomber, and about four different teddy jackets. The clear bias towards the teddy look simply comes from its versatility — both my leggings and pantsuit look comfortable yet put together when paired with a teddy coat. Stylist Alison Bruhn confirms that they are definitely “having a moment right now, with more colors, lengths, and styles readily available at various price levels."

Aside from being trendy, they’re also an inter-seasonal jacket. A lightweight jacket, made of only faux shearling, will be the perfect layering piece in the fall and spring. A more dense teddy, lined with leather or covering a thick puffer, is the warmest jacket offered in the wintertime. The Ugg Frankie Teddy Jacket is warm enough on its own while providing room to layer underneath, and is therefore our top choice for this roundup.

Best Overall

Ugg Frankie Sherpa Trucker Jacket

Frankie Sherpa Trucker Jacket


What We Love: The pockets are fleece lined to keep your hands warm.

What We Don’t Love: Because of how deceivingly lightweight it is, it will require some layering to keep you warm.

Ugg is no stranger to creating soft and plush apparel, and this teddy jacket comes prepared to keep you cozy through the cold weather. Lined with fleece, the pockets will keep your hands toasty (in case you ever forget your gloves), and the two chest pockets offer a bit more storage opportunities for a folded mask or apartment key when you're running out for a quick errand — the side pockets don't appear to have any closure to them, so things might slip out, making the chest pockets significantly more useful.

It might not be as warm as your typical cold-weather coat, though; Ugg confirmed that the jacket actually feels lightweight because it's intended for chilly spring or fall days. Thankfully, the oversized cut lets you layer sweaters underneath, so you can easily get away with wearing it in the winter without feeling too cold.

Price at time of publish: $195

Material: Polyester, elastane | Size: XXS-3XL | Colors: 5 

Best Splurge

Shoreditch Ski Club Maya Shearling Puffer Jacket



What We Love: The jacket is water-repellent. 

What We Don’t Love: It’s a little short.

New to the scene is Shoreditch Ski Club, a sustainable outerwear brand that uses recycled materials and animal by-products to craft its pieces. For a brand that only launched in 2018, it’s already caught the attention of Bella Hadid, Karlie Kloss, and HoYeun Jung, which means it’s only a matter of time until the rest of us consumers follow suit.  As they solely focus on ski and winter outerwear, they have perfected the art of functional yet stylish jackets. This piece in particular, with its water-repellent finish, teddy-lined collar (which can be zipped all the way up), and eco-down featherless fill, can be worn in below-zero temperatures. So if you wanted to wear it on your next ski adventure, you absolutely can. The only con worth mentioning, however, is that it’s a little short. If you were to wear it on the slopes, you'll need some high-waisted ski pants for proper protection.

Price at time of publish: $1,395

Material: Sheepskin, polyamide | Size: XS-L | Colors: 1

Best Budget

Merokeety Winter Long Sleeve Button Sherpa Jacket

MEROKEETY Womens Winter Long Sleeve Button Sherpa Jacket


What We Love: It comes in 15 colors, giving you more options outside of your standard neutrals.

What We Don’t Love: The sewing could be sturdier.

Anyone sick of the typical neutrals with teddy coats will appreciate the whopping 15 different colors this jacket comes in. With everything from hot pink to rust red to icy blue, you're bound to find something that speaks to you. And while it might look a bit thin, reviewers actually say they stayed warm in it — the lightweight layer can be thrown on top of warmer sweaters, too, especially if you size up for ample layering. Just note that stitches came undone rather quickly, especially around the pockets, and some holes formed faster than expected.

Price at time of publish: $43

Material: Polyester, spandex| Size: XS-XL | Colors: 15

Best Plus Size

H&M Teddy Bear Jacket

H&M Teddy Bear Jacket


What We Love: You can machine wash this jacket on cold.

What We Don’t Love: It runs quite small.

Thanks to its more bouclé-like texture, the jacket discreetly hides seams and slit pockets, which are practically camouflaged, giving this jacket a more streamlined look. But the exaggerated collar that sits flat on your shoulders still adds a bit more pizzazz to the jacket, in case you worried it would be too much of a snooze. Just think, though: a clean-cut piece like this will be easy to pair with just about anything, so you'll likely find a lot of use for it. It also helps that the boxy fit will make it easy to layer additional sweaters underneath, although it does run a bit small, so keep that in mind when choosing what size you want. The best part, though, is it can be machine washed on cold (avoid the dryer, FYI), so maintenance is easier than ever.

Price at time of publish: $65

Material: Acrylic, modacrylic | Size: L-4XL | Colors: 1

Best Fleece

Net A Porter VINCE Sherpa fleece jacket

VINCE Sherpa fleece jacket

Net A Porter

What We Love: The loose fit makes it easy to layer different pieces underneath.

What We Don’t Love: There are no pockets for your hands to slip into.

Made from polyester, this Vince fleece jacket comes with a button closure down the front, which acts as a charming style element — we love the trucker jacket inspiration — but also ensures you can properly close it to keep any chilly winds out. The jacket also goes past your hips in a straight, oversized cut, but the sleeves, on the other hand, look to crop right at your wrists, which keeps the jacket from looking too bulky, especially if you layer sweaters underneath this jacket.

If you’re not a bag person, however, be prepared to become one: this jacket doesn't have any side pockets to slide your hands into, and we doubt you'll find much use for the mainly decorative pockets on the chest.

Price at time of publish: $425

Material: Polyester | Size: XS-L | Colors: 1

Best Teddy Lined

Abercrombie Vegan Leather Shearling Jacket

Vegan Leather Shearling Jacket


What We Love: It’s thick and warm enough for an east coast winter.

What We Don’t Love: The jacket is quite stiff at first and needs to be broken in.

This jacket features a full teddy-lined interior, with a vegan leather exterior. It’s quite sturdy and thick, according to the reviews, which helps make it extremely warm, albeit a little stiff. You could easily wear it in an east coast winter and still remain toasty. And while you typically have to sacrifice style in order to get such warmth, this elegant piece draws the viewers' eyes right in, with its statement teddy cuffs and collar. There’s a bit of teddy outlining the two large pockets, too, and a single line of fluff can be seen wrapping around the middle as well. The rest of the jacket falls straight down past your hips in a boxy cut, which can look a little awkward on petite bodies. Several shoppers have opted to size down after trying it on, which we recommended you do as well.

Price at time of publish: $180

Material: Polyurethane, polyester | Size: XXS-XL | Colors: 1

Best Puffer

The North Face High Pile Fleece Nuptse Jacket

The North Face High Pile Fleece Nuptse Jacket


What We Love: With a 600-fill-power down, it’s extremely warm.

What We Don’t Love: It doesn’t come with a hood like the classic North Face puffer does.

As one of North Face’s warmest offerings, the teddy version of their classic puffer comes with 600-fill-power down, extra soft fleece, and Heatseeker Eco insulation — a 100 percent recycled fiber that stays warm during both wet and dry conditions. Compared to Hailey Bieber’s go-to North Face jacket, this one comes slightly cropped but has the same loose silhouette that makes it so easy to layer underneath. And while it doesn’t have the same removable hood, it does have quite a high collar to keep your neck nice and warm. The jacket also comes in two colors on Nordstrom but can be found in dark green and blue on North Face’s webpage as well.    

Price at time of publish: $320

Material: Recycled polyester, high-pile fleece | Size: XS-3XL | Colors: 4

Best Coat

NA-KD Double Buttoned Hairy Coat

NA-KD Double Buttoned Hairy Coat


What We Love: It’s mostly made out of wool, which will keep you extra warm.

What We Don’t Love: There isn’t much structure around the coat, which runs the risk that it might look like a robe.

It’s no surprise that this long oversized teddy coat is one of Na-kd’s most wanted pieces. With a fuzzy texture and a relaxed cut, it oozes comfort. Plus, thanks to its make-up of 72 percent wool, you’re guaranteed to stay warm and dry because wool famously wicks away water (or sweat) and traps heat. We also love that it comes in such a wide size range, covering everyone from an XXS to 7XL. 

You’ll find all the classic coat detailings, including four buttons holding the jacket together at the front, two slit pockets on the side, and a large lapel collar.  We only wish it had some more structure to it because if not styled right — we suggest pairing it with a pair of dark wash denim jeans, a fitted turtleneck sweater, and edgy boots — it might look a bit robe-like with its cream color and texture. But luckily, the brand provides ample photos to determine how it might look on you (as well as some styling inspiration).

Price at time of publish: $166

Material: Wool, polyamide, polyester | Size: XXS-7XL | Colors: 1

Best Cropped

Alo LA sherpa jacket



What We Love: Despite the cropped length, the plush teddy jacket is quite warm.

What We Don’t Love: They sell out fast.

As the name suggests, the LA teddy, with its cropped hem, is intended for warmer winters. But despite its shorter style, the fleece lining and teddy outer manage to keep you surprisingly warm, according to the reviews. As a matter of fact, it seems like those who have tried it only have positive things to say about it (hence the perfect five-star rating), including that it accentuates the hips beautifully, that it fits true to size, and is extraordinarily cozy. Where it lacks in length, it packs in style — with a generous hood, minimalist seams, and zippered pockets. It comes in three neutral colors, black, beige, and ivory, but what we know about Alo Yoga is that their inventory tends to run low, especially when celebrities like Jennifer Garner, Addison Rae, and Chrissy Teigen. Make sure to order fast before it sells out again. 

Price at time of publish: $188

Material: Micro fleece, faux teddy | Size: XS-L | Colors: 3

Best Midweight

Lamarque Badu Jacket

Lamarque Badu Jacket


What We Love: The oversized fit will let you layer a bunch of clothes underneath.

What We Don’t Love: It only comes in beige, which will be difficult to keep clean.

This midweight teddy jacket has some eye catching design elements, like faux leather trimmings, dropped shoulders, and belted sides, that give this piece a unique look. It comes in an oversized fit — the model is wearing a size small for reference — and can easily be worn over thicker hoodies if needed, which makes it ideal for multiple seasons. That being said, I would probably be careful not to wear it too often or in questionable weather as the beige color will be difficult to keep clean. And considering you can only dry-clean this piece, it can become a hassle to do so every few weeks. 

Price at time of publish: $395

Material: Polyester, polyurethane | Size: XS-XL | Colors: 1

Best Moto

Madewell Oversized Shearling Motorcycle Jacket

Oversized Shearling Motorcycle Jacket


What We Love: It’s made of genuine leather and real shearling

What We Don’t Love: The real fur might shed slightly.

When you’re ready to invest in a forever piece, this moto jacket is made of genuine leather with a timeless cut to ensure you a lifetime of wear. Yes, it’s pricier than some of the other options here, but you’ll never have to buy another thick, warm, leather jacket again. With its motorcycle appeal (which has been and will remain relevant for years to come), real shearling, and an oversized cut, this jacket can be paired with nearly everything and will remain sturdy and warm for decades to come. Shearling in its nature tends to shed ever so slightly on your first few wears. Give it a few months and it should even itself out with time.

Price at time of publish: $748

Material: Genuine leather, teddy | Size: XXS-XXL | Colors: 1

Best Denim




What We Love: The teddy works to keep you warm from the interior lining.

What We Don’t Love: The sleeves are a little short.

We were delighted to find that Levi's updated their classic denim jacket with a teddy lining, allowing you to wear the versatile jacket in colder weather, too. But for those only interested in the teddy accents for warmth, aside from around the collar, you can’t really see the soft texture from the outside, so it’s only a subtle design detail, rather than an overt statement. And for those with a monochromatic wardrobe, the black version features black fur, instead of white for the other colorways. Overall, the jacket has a slim cut, which left a lot of shoppers confused about what size to opt for — the sleeves and the hem are cut a bit short, which can be annoying if you’re working with long limbs, so we suggest sizing up. 

Price at time of publish: $108

Material: Cotton | Size: XS-XL | Colors: 3

What to Keep in Mind

Shearling vs. Teddy

Shearling and teddy are not one and the same. Shearling is made of real fur, typically from a lamb, that has only been shorn (removed of fur) once. The Madewell Oversized Shearling Motorcycle Jacket, for example, is made of genuine leather and real shearling. Teddy is faux shearling, meaning it’s made of materials like cotton, polyester, or acrylic fibers. It mimics the sheep-like fluff and is intended to work as an alternative to animal products.


Teddy can be constructed using cotton, or synthetic fibers like polyester and acrylic. Cotton has a natural softness and comfort to it, so jackets that have an interior lining of teddy typically opt for this fabric. The Levi Original Teddy Trucker Jacket is a great example of this. However, polyester functions better as an outerwear for its strong, rip-resistant, and quick drying properties. You’ll notice that most of the options listed here therefore are made of polyester, including the Ugg Frankie Teddy Trucker Jacket,  Vince Teddy Fleece Jacket, and  The North Face High Pile Fleece Nuptse Jacket

Your Questions, Answered

How do you style teddy jackets?

Each teddy jacket comes with its own cut and style, which will ultimately require a different styling guide. But overall, the fuzzy look can be dressed up and down, making it a versatile piece in your wardrobe. The Alo Yoga LA Teddy Jacket functions as a perfect addition to your loungewear and athleisure. For a casual everyday look, “I love a teddy jacket over a structured collared blouse and some classic denim,” says influencer Rosey Blair. The Abercrombie Vegan Leather Teddy Jacket, for example, would work wonderfully in her description. The Na-kd Double Buttoned Hairy Coat on the other hand can be dressed up for special occasions with a maxi dress and some heels. “I would style a teddy jacket with a long sleeve knit dress and cowboy boots,” says stylist Ashleigh Ashton

Are teddy jackets warm?

The simple answer to this is, yes, teddy jackets are very warm. The thick fluff is excellent at retaining heat and providing a soft, comfortable layer to snuggle into. That being said, teddy jackets don’t put up a great fight against the wind. If you’re dealing with some breezy weather, expect that air to flow right through to your skin. That’s why the combination of teddy with something more airtight makes for the warmest of jackets. Think genuine leather plus teddy, like in the Madewell Oversized Teddy Motorcycle Jacket, or teddy with goose down, like in the The North Face High Pile Fleece Nuptse Jacket. For Ashton, the fluffy look suits a winter backdrop better, she claims. If you’re dealing with just teddy, like in the Ugg Frankie Teddy Trucker Jacket or Vince Teddy Fleece Jacket, consider them more as spring and fall options, rather than weather proof winter jackets. 

Why Shop With Us

Bianca Kratky is a commerce writer for InStyle with two years of experience covering fashion and lifestyle products. With a personal preference for teddy jackets during the winter, she has experience shopping and vetting the best teddy jackets on the market already. In order to write this article, she consulted stylists and influencers (Rosey Blair, Ashleigh Ashton and Alison Bruhn) to get an insider scoop on what to consider and how to style different teddy jacket.

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