Winter Must-Haves For Women

April 17, 2019

Even if your closet is stuffed with clothes, there always seems to come a time when you lack at least one essential for the darkest, coldest days of winter. It is the rare woman who sails through the season relying on items she already owns. For most of us, a preseason wardrobe review that takes into account what you have and what you may need to purchase in terms of stylish winter outwear, makes for a more fashionable winter.

When preparing for the season, be sure you have these seven winter must-haves:

  1. A cold-weather dress — Choose a winter-friendly fabric like velvet, knit or wool for a dress that’s naturally warm, and a forgiving cut that makes navigating slippery streets a breeze. Choose a neutral shade and swap in accessories or jewelry to change the look of the dress.
  2. A cozy winter sweater — A sweater that can be added to any outfit is a definite must-have. A neutral color may be more versatile but choosing a sweater in a bright jewel shade can help chase away those winter-day blues. Dress it up with a skirt or pair of slacks or dress it down with jeans for the weekend.
  3. A comfortable pair of boots — Boots are cold weather must-haves — just be mindful of their fit and function as well as their look. Choosing a pair that are lower-heeled and can be worn with trousers, dresses or skirts is often a smarter choice than a higher, dressier pair that aren’t as comfortable for walking. Not sure about color? Black, brown, navy or tan are all choices that should coordinate with nearly everything in your wardrobe.
  4. A pair of black leggings — Leggings are a great addition to a dress or skirt for additional warmth instead of — or in addition to — tights. Add a blouse, toss on a chunky sweater, slip on some cute winter boots and you’ve got a great casual day look as well.
  5. A fashionable (and warm) hat — There are so many headwear choices today that there’s no reason to walk around with a cold noggin. For an easy, coordinated look, choose one that comes with matching gloves or mittens to up your stylish winter outwear game.
  6. A long-sleeve T-shirt or two — A tee that fits snugly against your body makes a great base that you can layer under a sweater, blouse or vest and will help keep you warm all day. Again, neutral shades make these shirts more versatile.
  7. A killer winter coat — Stylish winter coats for women’s every need and preference are available at a variety of price points. Look for a coat that is versatile, fashionable and warm. If you’re frequently outdoors, walk to and from work or simply hate being cold, consider a stylish women’s parka that actually generates warmth, such as Kelvin Coats’ on-trend heated jackets for women.

With these must-haves in your closet, coming up with stylish winter outfits for ladies will be as simple as catching a snowflake.


Size Chart

How to measure

Chest/Bust: Measure at the fullest part of the chest, under the armpits and over the shoulder blades.

Waist: Measure around the natural waistline, the smallest part of your waist below the rib cage.

Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips.  

Modern Fit | Loyola, Fullerton, Berwyn, Jarvis & Howard

Closer to the body fit for increased heat transfer

Women's Jackets

Size Chest Waist Hip
XS

32 - 34 in

81 - 86 cm

25 - 27 in

64 - 69 cm

34 - 36 in

86 - 91 cm

S

34 - 36 in

86 - 91 cm

27 - 29 in

69 - 74 cm

36 - 38 in

91 - 97 cm

M

36 - 38 in

91 - 97 cm

29 - 32 in

74 - 81 cm

38 - 41 in

97 - 104 cm

L

38 - 40 in

97 - 102 cm

32 - 35 in

81 - 89 cm

41 - 44 in

104 - 112 cm

XL

40 - 43 in

102 - 109 cm

35 - 38 in

89 - 97 cm

44- 47 in

112 - 119 cm

XXL

43 - 46 in

109 - 117 cm

38 - 40 in

97 - 102 cm

47- 50 in

119 - 127 cm

Men's Jackets

Size Chest Waist Hip
S

35 - 38 in

89 - 97 cm

29 - 32 in

74 - 81 cm

35 - 37 in

89 - 94 cm

M

38 - 41 in

97 - 104 cm

32 - 35 in

81 - 89 cm

37 - 40 in

94 - 102 cm

L

41 - 45 in

104 - 114 cm

35 - 39 in

89 - 99 cm

40 - 43 in

102 - 109 cm

XL

45 - 49 in

114 - 124 cm

39 - 43 in

99 - 109 cm

43 - 46 in

109 - 117 cm

XXL

49 - 53 in

124 - 135 cm

43 - 47 in

109 - 119 cm

 46 - 49 in

117 - 124 cm

 

Standard Fit | Jackson & Cermak

Regular fit contoured for slimming appearance

Women's Jackets

Size Chest  Hip Sleeve Waist
XS

32 - 34 in

81 - 86 cm

36 - 38 in

91 - 97 cm

30.5 in

77 cm

26 - 28 in

66 - 71 cm

S

34 - 37 in

86 - 94 cm

38 - 41 in

97 - 104 cm

31 in

79 cm

28 - 31 in

71 - 79 cm

M

37 - 40 in

94 - 102 cm

41 - 44 in

104 - 112 cm

31.5 in

80 cm

31 - 34 in

79 - 86 cm

L

40 - 43 in

102 - 109 cm

44 - 47 in

112 - 119 cm

32.25 in

82 cm

34 - 37 in

86 - 94 cm

XL

43 - 45 in

109 - 114 cm

47- 49 in

119 - 124 cm

33 in

84 cm

37 - 39 in

94 - 99 cm

Men's Jackets

Size Chest  Hip Sleeve
S

37 - 40 in

94 - 96 cm

36 - 39 in

91 - 99 cm

32.5 in

83 cm

M

40 - 43 in

102 - 109 cm

39 - 42 in

99 - 107 cm

33.25 in

84 cm

L

43 - 46 in

109 - 117 cm

42 - 45 in

107 - 114 cm

34 in

86 cm

XL

46 - 49 in

117 - 124 cm

45 - 48 in

114 - 122 cm

34.75 in

89 cm