Best Teddy Bear Coats
I love when trends and cozy comfort meet, so it’s difficult for me to limit myself to just one teddy bear coat. (I mean, I need a teddy coat with a hood too, right?) While I’m obsessing over my next acquisition, here’s my picks for the best teddy bear coats to snag this winter:
Choosing the best Teddy Bear Coat
I’ve tried to include a pretty wide range of of teddy coats in this list so there’s something for everyone. But if you want to jump on the trend and aren’t sure what type of coat to purchase, here’s some things to consider:
What’s the weather like where you live? A longer coat, or one with a hood will keep you warmer. Teddy vests and cropped coats are cute, but probably not what you want for a harsh winter.
How will you style it? Long teddy bear coats will tend to be a little more versatile as they can be styled with dresses as well as jeans. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a petite teddy bear coat, a shorter or cropped version might fit better. Similarly, the oversized coats look amazing on models, but can overwhelm a small frame.
That long Max Mara teddy coat is my dream coat, but money aside, I’m 5’2″ and don’t think I could pull it off. On the other hand, something closer to Zara’s version of the teddy coat would probably work better as it’s a more flattering length for me. Not to mention it’s way easier on the budget.
If you’re on a budget, there’s still some pretty cute and cheap teddy coats. I’m loving all of Kensie’s offerings, and Urban Outfitters has a great go-to option as well.
If I had to choose one that’s a perfect combo of style and price, I’d go with & Other Stories Faux Sherling Teddy Coat. It’s the perfect shade of brown, has a nice low pile while still being textured. The style is so classic too, which is important if you want to wear the coat for more than one season.
Teddy bear coats are a sort of marriage of your favorite fleece coat with a faux fur coat, all done with a more fashiony twist. They’re usually a low pile fleece or faux fur material, so they’re vegan friendly. And true to the name, the coats are often the warm brown hue of your childhood teddy bear.
You’ll find teddy coats and jackets in quite a few different styles and influences; everything from 50s vintage styling to flowy boho versions. It’s really up to you and what your style is. I think some of the most prototypical designs are those that are vintage influenced. The teddy coats that are clearly pulling from 50s, 60s and 70s design will probably be more wearable in the following years.
Designers and customers have responded with a resounding yes to this question! Teddy coats are very much still in style for 2021– everyone from Max Mara to Ann Taylor has a version available. And to be honest, I’m not about to give up my warm, cozy teddy coat. After the dumpster fire that was 2020, we could all use some comfort.