Coats made of wool aren't the least expensive kind of coat you can possibly get, but many wool outerwear products are very far from high-end pricing. If you need a good baseline to start with, try from a maximum of a hundred and twenty dollars to a minimum of seventy. This avoids the excessively cheap, poorly-manufactured coats as well as the coats where you pay for designer fashion more so than for the practical material.

The pea coat is one of the top fashions for wool-based coats for good reason. Women in particular favor it for its distinctive and attention-getting but sleek double-breasted, navy blue look. But pea coats are more than just fashion statements, being quite adequate for cold weather garments as well. In fact, that was their original design purpose in the navy, and so remains one of their biggest strengths.

A sometimes overlooked option for wool coats is the trench coat design. This is far from a men's only coat, or a non-wool only coat. Recent efforts in fashion have expanded its design elements considerably into a good-looking and effective piece of outerwear for women. But do remember that they were originally intended for rainy weather, and tend to do best in such an environment.

Not all wool coats are pure wool. In fact, most of them aren't. This isn't always a bad thing, since it keeps the coat lighter and less expensive. However, without knowing exactly how much wool is in a coat's blend, you won't be able to analyze the price tag right. A small percentage of wool should mean a cheaper coat, just as a larger percentage of wool should mean a more costly coat.

Even when it comes to the basic materials in your wool coat options, you have many choices available to you. **Women's wool coats** that are mostly nylon will be sleeker, lighter, and cheaper. Ones that are mostly low-grade wool will be a little more costly but also more warming. Top-quality wool is probably the best overall option, if you can afford it.

Avoid purchasing coats that are too small, as they won't do the job of keeping you warm no matter how thick they are. Also avoid much larger ones. This may seem counterintuitive, but excess of fabric will actually impede the insulation due to leaving air pockets. All you need is a wool coat that fits your body just right.

Especially typical to **women's outerwear vests** and other smaller coats is a design that only uses wool on the interior lining. This is a good way to get the comfort and warmth of wool, when you don't particularly want to give up the look of a non-wool material. For leather jackets and barn jackets, in fact, it's practically a standard.

Not everyone cares for standing out in every situation, especially when they're just going for a walk or shopping trip. Situations where you need wool to keep warm, but still want to maintain a casual appearance, can best be solved through the use of parkas. Wool parkas are an excellent combination for insulation and comfort.