By Alexandra DeRosa
Updated Jan 09, 2015 @ 4:20 pm
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If you buy one wardrobe update this season, let it be a new winter coat. Your coat is the finishing piece to your every look—and having a statement style makes bundling up less of a burden.

For fall, designers sent lavish coats down the runway. Some styles were dramatic with shape, like the two-tone robe coat at Altuzarra and others were ornate with beautiful beading or stamped with a leopard print, as seen at Celine. Other memorable styles were the dreamy satin-detailed Aquilano.Rimondi menswear-inspired coat, and the floral Dries style.

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From top left: Altuzarra, Celine, Aquilano.Rimondi, Dries Van Noten

When choosing a style for you, think about the rest of your wardrobe and how it will blend in—or rather, standout. You want to find a coat that makes a statement but also one that will never go out of style (think: leopard print, metallic finishes, and rich textures). It's important to remember that if your coat is ornate or covered with a bold print, fit is key. You'll want to pick a style that has a sleek silhouette and clean lines. So look for a coat with strong framework, like a structured neckline or a sharp lapel. Ahead, you'll find styles that suit every taste.

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