As a nearly life-long plus-size shopper (I was wearing a size 12 by middle school), I can confidently say that shopping for coats used to be a waking nightmare. When I was in high school and college, there were very few options in plus-sizes, and the options we did have were often bulky, matronly, and completely out of style. Thankfully, things have changed: While there are still fewer plus options across the board compared to straight sizes, there are some real gems out there, including the hundreds of plus-size coats and jackets on offer as part of the Macy's Friends and Family sale.
Right now, you can shop over 200 plus-size coats and jackets on sale. Sale prices vary, but the majority of them are 30 percent off when you use the code FRIEND at checkout. It's not just transitional outerwear, either: There are deals on everything from puffers, to jean jackets, to overcoats, leathers, and more.
Of course, my personal favorite pick of the sale is one on the more expensive side — but IMO, it's also a closet essential that never goes out of style. The Tahari Leather Belted Trench Coat is made with imported leather, and has a notched collar, front buttons, side pockets, and a removable belt. It works on it's own all bundled up with a beanie and a scarf, and on milder days it would look amazing over a hoodie and a T-shirt (because cold weather is really all about layering). It's also the kind of piece you'll have in your closet forever, and while it is on the pricier side of the sale, if you use the code FRIEND, you can get it for a nearly-$200 discount. In other words, you save enough on the leather to buy a second coat.
Shop now: $448 with code FRIEND (Originally $640); macys.com
And if you're not really a leather person, there are plenty of options otherwise. Favorites include this Calvin Klein Faux Fur Collar Maxi, this sexy and retro Jones New York Faux Fur Maxi (the entire thing is pelted faux fur) and this DKNY Plus Size Hooded Puffer, all for 30 percent off.. See them below, or head to the Macy's plus size-outerwear section and see the full range of offerings for yourself. Shopping for a coat has never been better.
Shop now: $138 with code FRIEND (Originally $280); macys.com
Shop now: $285 with code FRIEND (Originally $580); macys.com
Shop now: $260 with code FRIEND (Originally $530): macys.com
Shop now: $385 with code FRIEND (Originally $550); macys.com