We’ve Fallen in Love With ‘Grandma Coats,’ Winter's Viral Fashion Trend
Warm and cute, quilted styles are having a moment.
Buying a new winter coat can be kind of tricky. On one hand, you want something that will last, so you don't have to keep shelling out money for something that's necessary to keep you warm. But on the other, you don't want to purchase a style that's so simple it's almost boring, especially considering how often you'll wear it. Thankfully, this season has brought us a trending outerwear option that happens to be both classic and cute. It's the good ol' quilted coat — a 'grandma coat,' if you will.
I've personally come up with this nickname because, looking at quilted coats, I can't help but picture my own grandma, walking around Brooklyn with shopping bags after leaving the "beauty parlor." I vaguely remember her wearing something similar with a scarf styled around her head, which now seems very Gucci to me, but also very Queen Elizabeth, who, yes, is also a grandma.
It's practical and familiar, but also quirky and fun. It's sleeker than your average puffer, but a bit bolder than a pea coat. And, the good news is that there are so many choices to shop. You could go with a versatile olive green quilted coat, or find one with a floral print.
Ahead, see some proof that the 'grandma coat' is ready to take over winter 2021, then shop similar options to get on board.
Try Something Neutral
This way, it can go with everything, from bright colors to earth tones to your classic black and white combo.
Style your quilted coat with pieces that are part of the same color family to create a monochromatic look.
Go With a Puffer
Warm and on-trend — the best kind of combo.
Now shop the style that best suits you:
Farewell Frances Sadie Coat
Shop It: $500; farewell-frances.com
Ganni Recycled Ripstop Quilted Coat
Shop It: $425; nordstrom.com
Native Youth Oversized Long Line Coat in Quilting
Shop It: $103; asos.com
Gallery Fleece Lined Quilted Hooded Jacket
Shop It: $179; nordstrom.com
Kate Spade New York Hooded Quilted Coat
Shop It: $147 (Originally $245); macys.com
Everlane The Cotton Quilted Jacket
Shop It: $98; everlane.com
LaQuan Smith Quilted Puffer Coat
Shop It: $1,500; fwrd.com
Moncler Genius + 8 Richard Quinn Candice Belted Quilted Shell
Shop It: $3,955; net-a-porter.com
Shop It: $87 (Originally $148); gap.com
& Other Stories Belted Quilted Coat
Shop It: $179; stories.com
Minjukim Belted Quilted Printed Satin Coat
Shop It: $266 (Originally $665); net-a-porter.com
Shop It: $225 (Originally $375); nordstrom.com