Best plus size jackets for women from leather to denim and more

 (Best plus size jackets 2022)
(Best plus size jackets 2022)

After the heatwaves and hosepipe bans of summer 2022, there has been a definite but distinct cold snap.

Just a few weeks ago it would have been unthinkable to add an extra layer to your outfit, but with the mercury slipping as we head into autumn, it’s time to start adding to your daily ensemble.

The transitional shoulder season is a famously unsettled time when a daily lottery of sunshine and showers leaves fashion in flux. You could pass people wrapped tight in a trench and scarf, and others still clinging to summer in tank tops and shorts, all on the same street.

It’s a challenge, especially if you’ve got curves to clothe. Decent options used to be far and few between, but thankfully the tide has turned. More retailers have added autumn-ready jackets and cover-ups in extended sizes to their offering than ever before.

From tailored trench coats and fleecey shackets to classic biker jackets all designed to celebrate diverse body shapes, autumnal dressing isn’t as binary as it used to be.

Our edit below is proof of the sheer variety on offer, for every taste and budget. Look fabulous and stay warm whatever the weather with our hit list of the best plus size jackets for the season and beyond.

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Nasty Gal Plus Size Two Tone Oversized Trench Coat

Sizes: 16 - 28

Nasty Gal subverts the idea of a classic trench with an oversized version, available in two shades of beige or a beige/green palette. It’s got all the hallmarks of the classic coat - think notched lapels, double-breasted front, deep pockets - but with sizing so generous we had to go two down from our usual.

The benefit? You can keep the piece in your rotation well into winter when bulky jumpers and scarves come into play. For now, wear the 100 per cent cotton design open, or cinch with the tie-belt for a more together look.

Buy now £47.40, Nasty Gal

Simply Be Tan Fringed Suedette Shacket

Sizes: 10 - 32

Festival season may be over, but fringing lives on. Bring the trend home with this suedette shacket, finished with fun tasselling that promises to add dimension to your look. The tan-coloured piece is an effortless layer to add over a tee and distressed jeans. Made from 100 per cent polyester.

Buy now £65.00, Simply Be

Karen Millen Plus Size Leather Military Biker

Sizes: 18 - 24

Brighten up your wardrobe without straying too far from darker tones thanks to this wine red biker from Karen Millen. Also available in classic black and a warm honey hue, the sumptuously soft jacket is full of small details to elevate the look: think gleaming metal hardware and expert panelling for the perfect, flattering fit.

Buy now £292.00, Karen Millen

Nasty Gal Outta The Way Plus Faux Leather Blazer

Sizes: 16 - 26

Whether you’re in a dress, culottes or jeans and a jumper, it won’t take much to smarten up your act thanks to Nasty Gal’s PU tan blazer. The long, relaxed cut makes it ideal for layering while the notched lapels and button closure gives it a power play effect. One to reach for on sunny days that start or end with a chill.

Buy now £35.40, Nasty Gal

Warehouse Plus Size Double Breasted Peak Lapel Blazer

Sizes: 18 - 24

Olive green has that magical quality of making everything you’re wearing look much more expensive. Warehouse’s blazer is offered in the hue (there’s a cream version available too), made in part with recycled materials as part of the brand’s sustainable Ready For The Future range. With tortoiseshell-style buttons on the double breast closure, it’s ready to be teamed with a host of other pieces in your autumn wardrobe.

Buy now £65.40, Warehouse

Simply Be Green Quilted Bomber Jacket

Sizes: 10 - 32

Building its reputation for offering a selection of extended sizes, Simply Be is an excellent port of call for plus size shoppers. This quilted green jacket is light enough for cooler temperatures and has versatility in spades, working for all manner of AW22 occasions. Pair it with a black rollneck and cream coloured jeans to amp up the luxe country vibes.

Buy now £65.00, Simply Be

Warehouse Plus Size Dogstooth Cropped Jacket

Sizes: 18 - 24

As sure as you’ll find a bouquet of floral frocks for spring, so too a classic houndstooth makes a regular seasonal appearance for autumn. And why not? The look has legs, offering impact to an otherwise mundane daily office uniform.

Cropped to the waist, this version of the pattern comes in lime green and black, finished with matching black clothed buttons on the central opening.

Buy now £66.00, Warehouse

Good American Plaid Shacket

Sizes: XXS - 5XL

Want to bring a wholesome outdoorsy look to your autumn wardrobe? There’s nothing like a checked plaid to heighten the hygge aesthetic. Good American may be famed for its form-fitting denim, but the brand offers plenty of other apparel, including autumn-ready jackets. This version comes in two other colourways (ivory and pecan, and monochrome), allowing you to style easily with the pieces you already own.

Buy now £188.00, Good American

M&S Collection Faux Shearling Aviator Jacket

Sizes: 6 - 24

Keep cosy without feeling like you’re swamped in layers in M&S’s aviator-style jacket, offered in dark khaki as well as black. The inner borg lining holds body heat well, keeping you warm on crisply cool days, while the oversized collar and turned back cuffs remain faithful to the aesthetic. There are two pockets too with zip closings to ensure your precious essentials don’t accidentally fall out.

Buy now £49.50, M&S

Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Parka

Sizes: 2XL, 3XL

No amount of poor weather will rain on your parade when ensconced in Uniqlo’s Ultra Light Down Parka, which is available in sizes to 3XL and comes in endorphin-raising colours. We think this lilac is particularly fetching, adding a pretty pop of colour to your ensemble. There’s also pink, white, black and navy to choose from.

It has a fold back hood which can be zipped away when needed and the whole design can be packed compactly into a stuff bag (a little like a sleeping bag bag), making it perfect to stash in the car for walks and shopping trips.

Buy now £79.90, Uniqlo

Boden Classic Denim Jacket

Sizes: 6 - 22

Everyone needs a good denim jacket in their wardrobe. Boden’s 100 per cent cotton version is offered in a classic cut with a semi-fitted shape that allows you to layer up with tees and jumpers underneath. Also available in a mid-vintage wash.

Buy now £85.00, Boden

Only Curve longline shacket in houndstooth

Sizes: 16- 24

If you’re not convinced a shacket offers enough protection against the changing elements, one with an exaggerated length will serve to put your mind at ease. The look and coverage of a coat but the lightness of a thick shirt, this monochrome houndstooth-print shacket makes a convincing case to join your colder weather wardrobe. A button fastening means you could even wear it alone as a shirt dress with tights, boots and a belt to cinch in the waist.

Buy now £49.00, ASOS

Karen Millen Plus Size Peplum Mono Faux Fur Pu Belted Jacket

Sizes: 18 - 24

Monochrome with a glamorous edge thanks to the inclusion of faux fur, this jacket has us feeling toasty just by looking at it. The large collar adds to the cosiness, while leaving plenty of space to add in a scarf for colder days. A notched belt allows you to create a more cinched in shape.

Buy now £135.20, Karen Millen

Joanna Hope Faux Fur Jacket

Sizes: 10 - 32

Anyone who says jackets can’t be dressy clearly haven’t seen this faux fur option from Joanna Hope. The longer length bolero fastens at the neck with a reverse button, keeping bulk minimal. A lovely option to wear over casualwear or with a winter wedding guest dress, it’s fully lined with matching black satin. Also available in ivory.

Buy now £62.30, Simply Be

M&S Collection Faux Leather Collared Biker Jacket

Sizes: 6 - 24

There’s nothing like a black biker to emulate Kate Moss-levels of cool.

Bring an edginess to your wardrobe with this faux leather piece from M&S, which sports all the tell-tale details of a true biker, from an exposed zip front to popper hardware at the hem and zipped pocked for the essential.

Easy to wear over all sorts of outfits, this one jacket could buy your summer dress collection a few more weeks of wear before you store them away.

Buy now £49.50, M&S

Monsoon Stacy-ann suedette biker jacker black

Sizes: 8 - 24

A biker with a twist, this suedette version gives you a reason to switch away from leather/PU styles for something a little more elevated. The timeless piece features a zip fastening and metal hardware. It also comes in a dark grey version. Machine washable.

Buy now £89.00, Monsoon