How This 'Ugly' Jacket Got Its High-Fashion Status
After watching our favourite fashion girls wear puffer jackets during Winter in the US and Europe, we've been dying to do the same. Not only has the topper (previously reserved for ski trips and dads only) been given a high-fashion makeover, it looks like the warmest, comfiest item of all time.
Balenciaga is the fashion house that really catapulted the practical jacket to cult status. Oversized puffers fastened high around the neck and pulled off the shoulder were key in its 2016 Fall show and appeared surprisingly wearable. But let's not forget the versions that popped up at Alexander McQueen, Marques'Almeida and DKNY during the same circuit.
Since then, Vetements and Yeezy right through to high street brands like Sportsgirl and Witchery have dropped their own iterations of the jacket, cementing it as a staple for 2017.
The key to making it work — as you'll find below — is all in the styling. Pairing it back with more refined pieces, like a slip dress for example, is crucial in making the puffer jacket look "high fashion" as opposed to "I just went skiing".
Scroll to see how to the trend graduated from the runway and into the wardrobes of celebrities and street style stars. Then, shop one for yourself!