Women's Outerwear Buying Guide

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Women's Boots & Booties

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Get Inspired with the Latest Styles in Women's Outerwear Only at JCPenney

As the days grow shorter and the weather cools, you know it's time to break out the coats and jackets – but it's also important to stay on-trend. Thankfully, JCPenney is here to help. Our women's outerwear buying guide will help you understand the latest styles in women's coats, jackets, and winter accessories to help you stay warm while looking your best. We have an incredible collection of lightweight, midweight, and heavyweight coats and jackets that will make layering easier than ever.


Shop from popular styles like soft shell jackets and Sherpa jackets, or an extra cozy parka or puffer jacket. If you really want to be on-trend need something a little lighter, we also have a great selection of women's shackets (aka "shirt jacket") to choose from. They're the perfect in-between when you don't need a jacket but want something thicker than a regular shirt.


Choosing the Perfect Features, Fit, and Length for Women's Outerwear

Before you settle on your next favorite coat or jacket, it's important to consider the kind of features you might need. If you live in a rainy or snowy climate, you might want something that's water-resistant or even wind-resistant to protect you from the elements. If you're dealing with freezing temperatures, a fleece-lined jacket can offer that extra bit of comfort and warmth for any outdoor excursion. And of course, we have a variety of reversible jackets and coats with removable hoods, giving you even more flexibility with your personal sense of outerwear fashion.


When it comes to fit, you have a few options. Fitted jackets are perfect to layer over a tee for fall or under a big coat for winter. Classic fit jackets are timeless, giving you a look that's not too straight or boxy. Oversized coats are a great layering option over wide-sleeved sweaters, creating a dramatic silhouette. And boxy jackets fit great over a thick sweater or sweatshirt.


Lastly, consider the outerwear length. Not only is this a style choice; it's a functional choice. Choose from short or cropped jackets, knee or mid-length coats, or long coats such as calf-length or ankle-length. Whatever women's outerwear item you need, JCPenney is here to help you stay warm and cozy. Shop online and save today with free shipping available!


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