A highly wearable, seasonally transitional item you won’t want to take off? That’s the teddy jacket. Like the fleece jacket before it, the teddy jacket has been around for several years now, and for good reason: it’s soft, it fits over layers for warmth or chicly hangs open in moderate temps, and it hits the sweet spot of easy, functional, and stylish. And it’s really, really soft — and generally surprisingly affordable. But all teddys are not created equal, so let this guide help you pick wisely.

  • Consider the Closure: A major factor in jacket warmth level — and the control you have over it — comes with how the jacket closes. A full zip keeps in warmth, while a fully open front keeps things breezy. Buttons let you micromanage where along your torso the air comes in. Think about not only when you’ll be wearing it, but how.
  • Consider Material Density: Durability, warmth, appearance, and feel are all affected by both the material and its density. Note double layers, linings, overall abundance of material, etc. as you’re choosing the right one for your climate.
  • Consider the Care: Will you be sweating? Will smells get trapped in the fabric? Is it likely to get dirty or spilled on? All those possibilities make garment care a factor. Check if the teddy coats can be machine washed or is dry clean only.

Our Picks for the Best Teddy Jackets for Women on Amazon

Top Pick Overall: PRETTYGARDEN Women’s Fashion Long Sleeve Lapel Zip Up Faux Shearling Shaggy Oversized Coat Jacket with Pockets Warm Winter

This (stylishly!) big and fuzzy choice has two layers of fleece for warmth. PRETTYGARDEN

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Also Great: Women’s Coat Casual Lapel Fleece Fuzzy Faux Shearling Zipper Coats Warm Winter Oversized Outwear Jackets

A Little Bit Lighter

A bit more tailored and lightweight than our top pick but with the same features, this single-layer choice is quite soft inside — and machine washable. Comeon

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Hood Option: Chase Secret Womens Long Sleeve Zip Sweatshirt Fleece Pullover Outwear Coat with Pockets (S-XXL)

Cool and Colorblocked

A super soft jacket with a slouchy, oversized fit, this comes with a hood or a collar, in a variety of colorblocked and other patterns. The half-closure in front means you can slip it on over your head. Chase Secret

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Knee Length: Angashion Women’s Fuzzy Fleece Lapel Open Front Long Cardigan Coat Faux Fur Warm Winter Outwear Jackets with Pockets

Lined Up

If you want to layer up without closing up, this is the pick for you. The knee-length cut and smooth liner fabric add a bit more warmth to balance it out, and also take it a notch to the dressier side. Angashion

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