Meet the high street's best puffer coats and jackets for women...

Not long ago a major fashion faux pas, puffer jackets (or puffer coats, if you like), are this season’s most unexpected outerwear trend.

The latest in a long line of nineties trends to make a return, the puffer jacket joins our already bulging #tbt inspired wardrobe. And much like many of the other nineties pieces to be given the revival treatment, the puffer coat is essentially luxe sportswear.

Spotted on the AW16 catwalks at Balenciaga, Stella McCartney and Marques Almeida, the padded puffer is having a chic comeback. Already backed by the celebs (Rihanna, Gigi and Hailey are all fans) and street style set, it was not long before the humble high street jumped on the bandwagon.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Callahan/ACE/REX/Shutterstock (5621258an) Gigi Hadid Maybelline photoshoot, New York, America - 29 Mar 2016

From statement oversized coats (we’ve got our eye on a red Balenciaga dupe) to sleek, streamlined jackets, there’s a puffer style to suit everyone. Available in all your classic neutrals (black, grey, navy etc), we love the bright puffer offering out there right now – think everything from dusky pink and mustard yellow to khaki green and shiny silver. As per, Zara has one of the biggest selections but don’t forget Topshop, Monki and Uniqlo for your puffer coat fix too.

The puffer scores point in both the sartorial and practical terms – hallelujah! When the chill really sets in nothing will keep you cosy like a snug puffer. After all you are essentially wearing a human shaped duvert – ideal for days when leaving the warm comfort of your bed is particularly problematic. Plus, the hood and waterproof material means you are prepared for any unexpected downpours. Yep, this is a coat your mum would definitely approve of.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Startraks Photo/REX/Shutterstock (5585950b) Hailey Baldwin Hailey Baldwin out and about, New York, America - 11 Feb 2016 Hailey Baldwin Outside of the Trump Soho Hotel WEARING SAINT LAURENT bag and TOPSHOP HIGH-STREET jeans

Forget it’s Michelin man associations, this is THE item to bundle up in when the temperature drops. Shop our selection of the high street’s best below.