You love them, you hate them, you can't survive a freezing winter without them. Puffy coats—are they the final sign that you've given up? Or simply a cold-weather classic look?

It's that time of year again! Temperatures are starting to dip, and you're starting to assess your outerwear choices. Do you go for something trendy and chic or opt for a comfortable puffy coat?

If you choose the latter, you're in good company. Even the Queen in the North is known to sport one on a chilly day.


Edgy Rose McGowan goes for the shiny puffy coat for that one-two punch.

Paris Hilton won't hit the slopes without one on. Wouldn't you, if you had a rainbow-hued version and matching ski goggles?

The fashion world is somewhat split on the subject. Haute couture has luxe versions from Moncler that look like they belong in a Disney movie, albeit as enchanted forest extras.

Not all puffy coats are a fashion success though. Even NFL royalty isn't safe from puffy coat bullying. Seriously, Tom, Gisele couldn't find you something just a little less boxy?

Let's face it; there's a reason why puffy coats are sold all over the world, every single year. They're versatile. They're durable, and everyone wears them. They're "hey-I'm-wearing-a-comforter-to-work" warm. And there's nothing wrong with any of that.

So in summary, you do you. Don't let the naysayers make you rethink your fashion choices. You'll get the last laugh when your cooler friends are still shivering. Long live puffy coats!

Where do you stand on the puffy coat conundrum? Do you love them or leave them? Let us know in the comments! Don't forget to forward this to a friend who spends their winters in padded bliss!