Who says dressing for winter needs to be dull? From Topshop to Debenhams here's our pick of the best colourful coats

The purchase of a new winter coat is easily one of the biggest shopping decisions of the year.

With UK winter starting in September and lasting till some time in April it's a decision best made with careful consideration.

Cold temperatures and dark nights can make the season a very long and miserable one. What better way then to brighten up the outlook than with a colourful winter coat.

Yes camel may be classic, black is timeless and navy is very elegant, but the trend this winter is to add a pop of colour with a brightly hued overcoats.

Primary colours like bright blue, red or yellow make the biggest statement. For something a little softer but equally as colourful try pastel shades of mint, apricot and lemon.


Photographer Helen McArdle

Stylist Emma Akbareian

Model Marieke at Profile Model Management

Hair Fabio Nogueira at Frank Agency using Aveda

Make-up Aly Hazlewood using Embryolisse skincare and MAC Pro

Shot on location at The Roof Gardens, Kensington. The Winter Terrace at Babylon restaurant is now open, roofgardens.virgin.com