From the ski slopes to the streets, the puffer jacket is the royal approved winter coat of this season

If it's good enough for a royal!

The humble puffer jacket has been a stylish seasonal saviour for decades, with Princess Diana known for rugging up in the oversized silhouette on ski trips and brisk English mornings. Since then, modern royal style icons like Princess Catherine and Meghan Markle have cocooned themselves up in chic puffer jackets on cold days. 

And if it’s good enough for a royal, you can bet you’ll find us wearing one this season too! 

Although Australia doesn’t hold a candle to England’s chilly weather, when autumn and winter come around the weather can take a turn.  

The puffer jacket is the ultimate low-maintenance, comfy outfit this season- simply pair one with a pair of jeans on a casual day out or some leggings on your morning walk and you look instantly stylish. 

So, if you want to emulate the comfy, cosy and downright trendy look of the puffer jacket this season, read on, because we are taking a look at some of our favourites to shop this year. Including a spot on dupe for Princess Diana’s covetable firetruck red oversized puffer! 

The best winter puffer jackets to shop in Australia 2024

Women's metallic shiny puffer jacket quilted
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CRISSREXO women’s metallic shiny puffer jacket quilted 

from $99.58 at Amazon

Emulate Diana’s favourite skiing look with this bold and bright red puffer jacket from Brave Soul. It’ll keep you toasty warm all winter long and can be styled a myriad of ways. 

Key features: 

  • 100 per cent polyester
  • Available in seven colourways
  • Two side pockets 
  • Front full zipper closure 


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Dickies alatna long puffer jacket in black

$314 at ASOS

Become a warm style icon with the Dickies long line puffer jacket. Offering an added layer of protection from the elements, this hooded and cuffed sleeve beauty is the perfect winter wardrobe addition. 

Key features:

  • 100 per cent polyester lining
  • 100 per cent polyamide outer
  • Adjustable toggle hood and zip front fastening 
  • Two pockets 


Levi's women's selma hooded puffer
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Levi’s women’s selma hooded puffer jacket in Lichen Green 

$133.31 at Amazon

Levi’s have made their mark when it comes to puffers and we love this neutral sage hue for winter this year. If you prefer to make a more bold statement, no worries, as they have endless other colourways to choose from too!

Key features:

  • 100 per cent polyester
  • Machine washable
  • Available in 11 colour variations
  • Centre front zipper closure hidden by placket 
  • Detachable hood with adjustable draw cord


Gihuo women's winter warm puffer jacket
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Gihuo women’s winter warm puffer jacket in brown

$59.69 at Amazon

We are loving this chocolate-y hue for autumn and winter this year. Cosy, stylish and light weight, does it get much better?

Key features:

  • Material composed of polyester
  • Convenient zip-up closure
  • Two side pockets
  • Available in five colour variations 


EllenWell women's sleeveless puffer vest
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ELLENWELL women’s sleeveless puffer vest in apricot

$52.23 at Amazon

Find a full jacket little heavy? Try out a vest style this winter, particularly if you live in less freezing climates like Sydney or Queensland. This taupe vest is the perfect neutral layer. 

Key features:

  • Made from polyester
  • Features front-zip closure 
  • Premium soft fabric
  • Available in four colour variants 


Steve Madden women winter jacket
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Steve Madden packable quilted puffer parka coat

$157 at Amazon

You’ll be green with envy without this jacket in your wardrobe this winter. It adds a bold pop of colour to any outfit, whilst keeping you warm and comfy in style. 

Key features:

  • 100 per cent polyester
  • Two deep side pockets
  • Whether-resistant fabric
  • Wide hood and large collar


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All Day puffer jacket

$230 at LSKD

Stay in style – sustainably – thanks to this brand new puffer from LSKD that is insulated with Repreve Insulation 100% recycled PET bottles. It’s breathable, water repellent and so comfortable you’ll never want to take it off. 

Key features:

  • Insulation made from 100 per cent recycled PET bottles
  • Fleece lined collar and chinsulator
  • Water repellent 
  • Removable hood 


Miss Selfridge satin belted puffer
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Miss selfridge satin belted puffer in black

$53.50 ($117.99) at ASOS

The flattering waist belt on this puffer accentuates the figure more than the usual shapeless style of the puffer jacket. 

Key features:

  • 100 per cent polyester
  • Baseball collar with zip fastening
  • Belted waist 
  • Zip side pockets


P.E. Nation zero drop jacket
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P.E Nation zero drop jacket 

$379 at The Iconic

Ideal for workouts on especially cold mornings, this P.E Nation puffer keeps you toasty during the chilliest of conditions. 

Key features:

  • Made from 100 per cent recycled nylon
  • Hooded neckline 
  • Quilted design
  • Zip-up front


Threadbare tall ruby diamond quilted puffer in navy
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Threadbare tall ruby diamond quilted puffer jacket in navy

$72 at ASOS

If you are looking to stray away from the traditional black puffer jacket, then why not change it up with a touch of navy? 

Key features:

  • Made from 100 per cent polyester
  • Zip fastening and high collar


Are puffer jackets good for winter?

Winter in Australia certainly does vary in degree (quite literally). So, when it comes to rugging up in cooler climates the puffer jacket is the way to go. Despite being very warm, the puffer jacket is often quite light weight, making it an excellent day-to-day and travel companion. Not only are these winter cover-ups functional, but they are available to shop in a variety of styles, silhouettes and colours, making them a stylish piece in your wardrobe.

Are puffer jackets still in style 2024?

In our opinion, puffer jackets will never go out of style. In 2024 layering and keeping warm is in. Whether stacking jumpers under trench coats or layering with a vest, the puffer jacket is an excellent option to add to the mix.  

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