The best jacket for AW16 is like wearing a duvet all day every day - the puffa is back!
The puffa jacket is back. That's right, it's basically ok to wear a duvet in public for autumn/winter 2016.
This season alongside the hyper-embellished pieces expected for holiday dressing (yes, designers really do plan for your Christmas and New Year's outfits a year in advance) there was a dressed down, almost practical feel to many runway shows. Nothing said this more than the reappearance of the puffa jacket. (Is it puffer or puffa? The debate will continue as long as we’re wearing them!)
The original 90s puffa jacket was given a shake up at Balenciaga, where they were made oversized and off-the-shoulder. At Stella McCartney, here, models strutted their stuff in long velvet numbers suitable for the evening, and at Sacai, the puffas came cropped and biker style. It would seem that, for once, designers have thought about the cold, grey and thoroughly soggy reality of a British winter. What could be better than walking around warm and snuggly in a wearable duvet this winter?
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Here's hoping the puffa jacket is here to stay.
So how do you where them? The only thing to remember is they’re not just for walking the dog. A puffa jacket can work with pretty much everything this season. They come in every autumnal shade and then some: in hot pink at Marques’Almeida, they can be worn with trousers, a skirt or even a dress; layer sportier puffas over skirts and dresses for a fresh take on eveningwear and off-the shoulder versions over a roll-neck with jeans and trainers for the day.
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Whichever way you wear it you’ll be a happy, chic and flu-free lady!
Here’s our pick of the best puffa jackets for autumn/winter 2016.