The 20 Best Women’s Winter Coats and Jackets to Snuggle Into This Cold Weather Season

The 20 Best Women’s Winter Coats and Jackets to Snuggle Into This Cold Weather Season

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Winter coats and jackets for women are those seasonal necessities you can’t live without. Like timeless leather pants, cozy pajamas, or a warm sweater dress, the best outerwear provides warmth, and versatility and, nowadays, can be downright fashion-forward. Offering a stylish finishing touch to any cold-weather ensemble, the best winter coats are truly your most important buy of the season. However, let’s not forget the real reason for wearing a coat. 

Kate Bellman, the Managing Fashion Editor at Nordstrom, tells WWD Shop, “Coats and jackets are probably the single most important purchase for the winter months because they are that essential item that adds both function and fashion to your wardrobe.” She continues, “It’s important that we stay warm (and dry!) throughout the winter season, so finding the right one based on your environment is important.” Based on where you are living or perhaps a trip you might be taking, your search for winter outerwear may look a bit different from another. 

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Tim Hamilton, VP/Head of Global Creative at The North Face, agrees, telling us, “Jackets provide both outer layer protection against the elements, as well as an immediate expression of style. The best jackets offer style, warmth, performance, and versatility in wear.” The elements can really dictate the kind of coat you might be searching for, depending on your needs. 

“A women’s coat is also a forever piece, so it makes sense that it’s such a considered purchase and worth spending the time to find the right one,” Bellman states. “Even though we want to look chic and stylish in our coats, they also need to be useful as we move throughout our lives commuting or participating in winter activities. Two essential details for me are always a hood and functional pockets. I rarely consider a coat without both or either.” This return to a function-first mindset is being seen across the board. 

“We’re seeing a return to classic, trusted design elements from outdoor performance outerwear,” Hamilton says. “Consumers want technical performance capabilities that feed into the style component.” Overall, consumers are looking for products that offer fashion and function all at the same time. Because of this, many brands have started investing in this demand and focusing their outerwear efforts on the best technology, fabrics, and resources to create the best products. 

Functionality is, at the core, the one common component that must be considered in your hunt for the best women’s winter coat or jacket. Still, when it comes to the look and style of things, Bellman tells us, “a big trend in outerwear this season reflects that of fashion in general, which is a bright, bold color. Most of us already have a neutral coat, but this season, electrifying color adds a great refresh across all outerwear styles.” Investing in something with color will breathe new life into your coat closet and break up the doldrums, bringing a refreshing twist to this year’s investment.  

Below, keep scrolling to find the best winter coats and jackets for women to buy now, along with expert tips for what to look for in a warm winter coat and the different types on the market that you can choose from.

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Top Winter Coats and Jackets for Women 2022

Apparis Catalina Faux Leather & Shearling Bomber Jacket
Best Faux Shearling Winter Jacket for Women

Sizes: XS-XXL 
Colorways: Black and white 
Fabric: 100% polyethylene with 100% polyester faux shearling     

Apparis is known for its fashionable faux fur designs, and this leather bomber style, complete with faux shearling trim on the collar, pocket, and cuff, makes for a stylish jacket that will look cool while protecting you from the elements. It has an oversized fit with plenty of room for layers, from your favorite fitted turtleneck to a chunky cashmere crew. Wear with your favorite jeans for a sleek, city-chic look that will go from day to night effortlessly. 

Apparis Catalina Faux Leather & Shearling Bomber Jacket $500 Buy Now

The North Face Women’s Summit Series Pumori Down Parka
Best High-Performance Puffer Winter Jacket for Women 

Sizes: XS-XL 
Colorways: Red   
Fabric: 100% recycled nylon with non-PFC durable water-repellent (non-PFC DWR) finish   
Special features: 800 fill ProDown with water repellency; certified to the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) by Control Union

“Another current favorite for those extra cold temperatures is our Summit Series Pumori Down Parka,” Hamilton says. “This product’s Cloud Down construction helps increase overall warmth but offers light carry and packability.” Featuring an 800-fill pro-down, this lightweight puffer will keep you extremely warm and dry. It’s also small enough to be packed in a suitcase and has a helmet-compatible hood and adjustable internal cinch cord to ensure the right fit.

The North Face Women’s Summit Series Pumori Down Parka $650 Buy Now

Orolay Women’s Thickened Down Jacket   
Best Mid-Length Winter Coat for Women

Sizes: XXS-5X  
Colorways: 13 colorways, including beige, black, gray, green, navy, red, yellow, khaki camo and green camo   
Fabric: 100% polyester; Body/Sleeve Filler: 90% duck down, 10% duck feather     
Special features: Polyester with a density 60% higher than usual in the market. It has excellent windproof and warm-keeping quality  

Amazon’s viral Orolay coat doesn’t show signs of losing its caché anytime soon. Still one of the favorite outerwear purchases on the site, the Thickened Down Jacket has a warm, fleece-lined hood, special side zippers, and lots of pockets to create this cute and casual coat that will keep you warm when outside facing the elements. Hitting below the hip, it offers coverage and practicality, offering excellent windproof and warm-keeping qualities. Available in a variety of colorways, there is something for everyone.

What reviewers say: “I have had this jacket for one year now, and I love it! It still looks like new, and I have used it to death. It fits great, and by great, I mean the sleeves, cuffs, and bottom of the jacket fit perfectly, but the body of the jacket allows for layers underneath. The hood is amazing, soft, and super warm. The jacket also has a ton of pockets. You do not need a purse when wearing this jacket.” 

Orolay Women’s Thickened Down Jacket    $149.99 Buy Now

Mackage Women’s Mai Coat  
Best Wool Winter Coat for Women

Sizes: XXS-XL  
Colorways: Camel  
Fabric: 100% wool     

Mackage has been perfecting luxury outerwear since 1999, and their classic Mai coat does not miss the mark. Made from 100% wool, the double-faced, oversized silhouette drapes perfectly on every body shop. Designed with an oversized shawl collar and easy belted tie-waist, the coat is practical, versatile, and fashion-forward. The smart design goes well with everything from knit dresses and heeled boots to jeans and chunky boots for a more casual approach. 

Mackage Women’s Mai Coat   $950 Buy Now

Moose Knuckles Women’s Belle Cote Down Parka 
Best Long Puffer Winter Coat for Women  

Sizes: XS-XL 
Colorways: Black 
Fabric: 100% nylon shell and 90% down/10% feather fill     
Special features: Removable hood and drawcord-toggle waist 

If you’re looking for something that will flatter your figure but keep you toasty, this calf-hitting puffer coat is the one. The drawcord-toggle waist will nip in at the waistline, so you don’t feel like you’re wearing a full-on sleeping bag. The medium weight will ensure you don’t overheat through whatever elements are in store. Extra add-ons include a versatile two-way zipper, a removable hood, and a puffed collar for added warmth. Wear yours for everyday warmth with everything from sweats to floral dresses.

Moose Knuckles Women’s Belle Cote Down Parka  $1090 Buy Now

Stand Studio Maria Coat 
Best Fashionable Winter Coat for Women

Sizes: 32-44FR  
Colorways: Mint/Off White Check 
Fabric: 80% polyester/20% wool shell and 100% polyester fill   

Stand Studio is a Copenhagen-based brand specializing in outerwear, all with a unique, Scandinavian touch. The plush Maria coat is made from heavyweight, non-stretch faux fur and fits oversized for a cool-girl spin on the sherpa trend. Made with a mint green and cream grid print pattern, this cozy option will be great for days when you want to make a statement. From casual to dressy, wear yours for a stylish alternative to your classic menswear coat.

Stand Studio Maria Coat  $695 Buy Now

Canada Goose Everleigh Bomber Performance Satin Jacket  
Best Bomber Winter Jacket for Women

Sizes: 2XS-3XL  
Colorways: Willow grey, black, white, quicksand, and stillwater blue 
Fabric: Made from performance satin and 625 fill power 
Special features: Water-repellent and responsibly sourced duck down used in fill 

When you are looking for something sporty and simple, Canada Goose’s Everleigh bomber jacket melds both elements for a stylish, casual option. The classic coat hits at hip length and is offered in their ultra-soft Performance Satin, a midweight, water-repellent fabric designed with performance and durability in mind. The weight of this jacket is best for temperatures ranging from 14°F to -4°F and is also entirely fur-free.

What reviewers say: “Love Love it!!!! Love the large hood for blustery days. It’s so warm!!!! Had lots of compliments.”

Canada Goose Everleigh Bomber Performance Satin Jacket   $1150 Buy Now

Musier Paris Myriam Velvet Trench Coat  
Best Winter Trench Coat for Women

Sizes: 34-42FR  
Colorways: Brown 
Fabric: 89% polyester, 9% nylon, 2% elastane    

When temps are above freezing, a classic trench in a corduroy material is ideal for commuting to the office or out-of-office meetings when a little polish is needed. Musier Paris’ velvet trench blends your favorite coat shape with an iconic cold weather-appropriate fabric for a totally ‘70s feeling in the best ways. This coat has an oversized shape, belted waist, and classic trench silhouette and is easy to layer and style with anything in your closet. Wear yours with winter whites for an afternoon coffee date or a winter floral dress for a slightly more elevated look.

Patagonia Women’s Recycled High-Pile Fleece Down Jacket

Best Fleece Winter Jacket for Women

Sizes: XS-XL 
Colorways: Oyster White and Bearfoot tan  
Fabric: 100% recycled polyester ½”-pile fleece, insulated with 700-fill-power Recycled Down     
Special features: Lined with 100% recycled polyester ripstop to block cold and wind and Fair Trade Certified™ sewn  

If you are looking for something that will be eco-conscious yet still keep you extremely warm, Patagonia’s Recycled High-Pile Fleece Down Jacket is your best bet. Made from ultra-warm recycled polyester and insulated with recycled down, this is a style you can feel good about investing in from head to toe. The asymmetrical front shawl collar design and raglan sleeves keep things modern and fresh. The boxy fit hits hip length and is great for a day of errands or a casual adventure. 

What reviewers say: “This fleece is extremely cozy and has a great fit all around. Perfect for super cold days with lots of layers.”

Patagonia Women’s Recycled High-Pile Fleece Down Jacket $299 Buy Now

Perfect Moment Women’s 2 Layer Sub-Peak Jacket 
Best Ski Jacket for Women

Sizes: XS-L   
Colorways: Navy and black  
Fabric: 90% polyester, 10% polyurethane    
Special features: RECCO System Reflector, which makes you searchable to the rescuers should rescue be needed  

Perfect Moment is known for their high-quality skiwear, ensuring a design that works in snowy, rainy, and dry conditions. This jacket offers two-layer insulation, four-way stretch, and 3D mesh shoulder protection, all for a highly technical approach to dressing for the elements. Other features include an internal balaclava, cuffs, a goggle pocket, and an adjustable hood for extra warmth and protection. This jacket needn’t be reserved for only the ski lift either. Its many high-tech functions will prove high-powered on the street as well.

Perfect Moment Women’s 2 Layer Sub-Peak Jacket  $1250 Buy Now

Topshop Faux Leather Trench Coat
Best Faux Leather Trench Coat for Women

Sizes: 4-12 
Colorways: Black 
Fabric: 100% polyurethane     
Special features: Machine washable 

Upgrade your favorite spring coat shape to a winterized version by choosing a faux-leather version, like this Topshop style. The faux leather structure will ward off the winter wind factors, all while keeping you on-trend. This trench has a chocolate brown hue and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Pair yours with a holiday dress for your next cocktail party or jeans and a sweater for a day of shopping.

What reviewers say: “Loved the feel, but my usual size (6-8) was huge!”

Topshop Faux Leather Trench Coat 167  $133.6 Buy Now

Baum Und Pferdgarten Dua Oversize Puffer Jacket 
Best Belted Winter Jacket for Women

Sizes: XS-L  
Colorways: Red  
Fabric: 100% recycled nylon with 100% polyester fill 
Special features: Made from recycled materials 

High-volume color is a must for this season, and Baum Und Pferdgarten’s oversized puffer jacket in bold red checks off all the boxes in terms of function and design. Made from shiny, vibrant recycled nylon, the puffed coat features a flattering waist belt and deep front pockets to hold your phone, credit card, keys, and more. The sporty style can be dressed up with heels and a festive skirt for your next holiday gathering or simply worn for an apres ski lunch on your next winter getaway.

Baum Und Pferdgarten Dua Oversize Puffer Jacket  $439  $263.40 Buy Now
Isabel Marant Étoile Gabriel Coat
Best Plaid Winter Coat for Women

Sizes: 32-44FR 
Colorways: Ecru and anthracite 
Fabric: 63% wool/33% polyester/4% other fibers     

A tailored wool coat is a mainstay in every closet. Try Isabel Marant Étoile’s blanket coat, cut from a seasonal plaid printed fabric, to make yours that much more standout. It’s an ideal topper when you want to look a little more pulled together without carrying too much bulk. The knee-length coat has an easy button front, side slits, and relaxed collar and shoulder design for that effortless take on French dressing. Throw a coordinating scarf and your favorite beanie atop for a no-frills winter look.

Isabel Marant Étoile Gabriel Coat  $695 Buy Now
Aritzia The Super Puff₂O Long Coat 
Best Women’s Winter Coat for Extreme Cold

Sizes: 3XS-XL  
Colorways: 11 colorways including forest pine green, modern taupe, marble grey, dark moss green, seagrass green, rich mocha brown, truffle, elegant charcoal, gunmetal green, black and total eclipse  
Fabric: 100% polyamide; Back coating: polyurethane; Lining: 100% polyamide; Cuffs: 81% nylon, 19% elastane; Fill: 90% goose down, 10% goose feathers    
Special features: 100% responsibly sourced goose down, certified to the Responsible Down Standard, and 100% waterproof fabric 

By now, you most likely have heard about Aritzia’s Super Puff outerwear collection. This season, they have upgraded their iconic goose-down puffers to be entirely waterproof. This long winter coat for women has all the bells and whistles you need to get through the coldest months ahead. It has high-tech features, including water and windproof fabric and side slit snap closures. It delivers warmth up to -40°F, making it the warmest winter coat for women. So, jump on this highly coveted style before it sells out.

Aritzia The Super Puff₂O Long Coat  $450 Buy Now
Ganni Quilted Ripstop Coat 
Best Quilted Winter Coat for Women 

Sizes: 4-14   
Colorways: Teak  
Fabric: 100% recycled polyester    
Special features: Made from recycled materials   

“A quilted jacket is a timeless style that is the workhorse of my wardrobe,” Bellman tells WWD Shop. “It’s as seamless to wear on the weekends casually or transition to more dressed-up occasions. There are a lot of modern silhouettes in stores this season, so there truly is a version for everyone.” Bellman’s current pick? This boxy coat from Scandinavian It-brand Ganni. This is an outerwear option you will reach for time and again, featuring plenty of fashion-forward details like the oversized, inverted pleat swallowtail collar and notched side hem. 

Ganni Quilted Ripstop Coat  $475 Buy Now
Christopher Kane Double Breasted Coat  
Best Menswear-Inspired Winter Coat for Women

Sizes: 2-12 
Colorways: Grey 
Fabric: Outer: 90% virgin wool, 8% cashmere, 2% elastane; Inner: 100% viscose 
Special features: Gold-tone metal chain embellishment at back  

Invest in this Christopher Kane double-breasted wool menswear style as an option to wear through the years with style and substance. The traditional cut receives a modern-day treatment with a delicate chain belt that trims the waist, making for a unique touch that still feels refined. Deep front pockets keep your hands warm when needed, while the below-knee-length hemline keeps you covered on inclement-weather days. Wear yours for work or play, you will find it to be that versatile.

Christopher Kane Double Breasted Coat   $2245 Buy Now
Lululemon Pack It Down Jacket
Best Lightweight Winter Coat for Women

Sizes: 0-14  
Colorways: Green jasper, pomegranate, cassis and black 
Fabric: 85% nylon, 15% elastane body and 85% grey goose down/ 15% grey goose feathers fill 
Special features: Water-resistant, Diamond Stretch™ fabric and 100% of down is certified to the Responsible Down Standard (RDS)

Winter brings on a lot of layering, and Lululemon’s Pack It Down Jacket makes for the ideal in-between piece that can be worn as a standalone jacket or layered up with your other favorite coats for optimum warmth. Made from their signature, water-resistant Diamond Stretch fabric, you won’t need to worry about rain, snow, and more when wearing this slim-fit style. It sits just below the bum, offering coverage for those who might feel more comfortable. Hidden phone sleeves, a removable hood, and an included stuff sack add to the wide range of diverse extras, making for a well-rounded option. 

What reviewers say: “I love this jacket! It doesn’t get super cold here (Northern CA), so the jacket is perfect. Fits great, has a little stretch, and sits at just the right length. I washed it, and it looked good as new after a gentle cycle and low dryer.”

Lululemon Pack It Down Jacket  $198 Buy Now
Columbia Women’s Whirlibird IV Interchange Jacket
Best Shell Winter Jacket for Women

Sizes: XS-XXL   
Colorways: 9 colorways including marionberry crossdye, nocturnal look-up print, chalk aurelian print, white terrain print, white lookup print, cirrus grey crossdye, dark nocturnal, black crossdye and nocturnal aurelian print    
Fabric: Legacy Dobby 72% nylon, 28% polyester shell  
Special features: Omni-Heat™ reflective lining and Thermarator™ 100% polyester insulation 

True to Columbia’s versatile designs, the Whirlibird IV Interchange jacket features removable layers that can be added or removed depending on your needs. The Omni-Tech waterproof capabilities ensure that you will remain dry no matter the condition, and the Thermarator Insulation ensures extreme warmth. It’s a great option for days on the slopes or other outdoor winter activities and will make you feel fully protected and comfortable. 

What reviewers say: “I love this jacket! It fits great and is comfortable. I really like the inside synthetic jacket as well! Great ski jacket option and converts if it’s warmer outside. I recommend it!”.

Columbia Women’s Whirlibird IV Interchange Jacket $230 Buy Now

The North Face Women’s 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket 
Best Plus Size Winter Coat for Women

Sizes: 1X-3X   
Colorways: Black, harbor blue, dark oak, and wasabi   
Fabric: 100% recycled nylon ripstop with non-PFC durable water-repellent (non-PFC DWR) finish and 700 goose down fill 
Special features: Certified by the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) and made with recycled materials 

“I, of course, have to recommend The North Face Nuptse,” Hamilton says. “An icon in its own right. The Nuptse was the first of its kind to prioritize performance that could stand up in the mountains, but with timeless iconic style fit for city streets.” Available in both regular and plus sizes for women, this jacket receives The North Face’s highest warmth rating with 700-fill down, a waterproof finish, and a removable hood. A classic with good reason, the oversized fit is inspired by the brand’s iconic streetwear design from the ‘90s. 

What reviewers say: “Unbelievably warm, able to pack it in my big pocketbook as I’m shopping or driving, for storage!”

The North Face Women’s 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket  $320 Buy Now

Nobis Gibson Ladies Reversible Oversized Puffer  
Best Printed Winter Coat for Women

Sizes: XXS-XXL 
Colorways: White floral and plain chalk/atomic, fawn, black, marine and chalk  
Fabric: Premium 3-Ply Micro Denier to Premium Lightweight Nobis DP Nylon fabrication     
Special features: Contains lower impact materials with sustainability attributes, including bluesign® approved and Standard 100 by OEKO-TEXT certified materials 

Windproof, waterproof, and seam-sealed, Nobis’ Gibson for women is a high-functioning coat made to withstand the elements. Offered with a lifetime warranty, this cute winter coat for women is a purchase you can feel good about investing in. Featuring a Sympatex membrane to seal out any water and Durable Water Repellent to repel moisture, you’ll be sure to stay dry. Another great design function is the reversible element, so when you tire of the soft white floral print, you can turn it into a black winter coat for women.

Nobis Gibson Ladies Reversible Oversized Puffer   $1095 Buy Now

What to Look for in a Winter Coat for Women

Insulation Type: “When shopping for the right down parka or puffer jacket, it’s important to understand what level of fill-down you need,” Bellman explains. “The higher the number, the warmer the jacket.” Hamilton adds, “I’d also look for jackets created with responsibly sourced or recycled down.”  

Coverage: “Seek fit and function, and for me, the right ‘fit’ means a comfortable fit with room to layer,” Hamilton says. “You should also factor in decisions about purchasing cropped or waist length based on your warmth needs. For example, you’ll need ¾ or longer for full body warmth.” Bellman adds, “When it comes to long coats, I also look for dual options of both snaps and a zipper in case I don’t want to close the full length.”    

Quality: “Quality is key when it comes to jackets, so you’ll want to look for a timeless design from a trusted brand that knows how to make great outerwear,” Hamilton points out. “The best outerwear brands should also be able to produce the same high-quality jackets more sustainably, so if there is an option, I would also recommend looking for sustainably-sourced jackets when possible.”  

Style: “If I had to boil it down to the most essential coats to have in your wardrobe, they are a cold-weather down parka, a casual quilted jacket, and a midi to long-length wool coat,” Bellman says. “With winter weather becoming more unpredictable, it is key to have options,” Hamilton adds. “I recommend a capsule of high quality, top performance jackets ranging from a light shell for the rain to varied insulated weights for colder temperatures.” Additionally, once you have secured your go-to winter coat, experiment with different hues such as green, navy, and white winter coats for women.

The Different Types of Winter Jackets and Coats for Women

Puffer Jackets for Women: From mild to moderate, puffer coats and jackets are essential to every climate.  From styles that are lightweight and packable, lending themselves to be great for travel or when extra layers are needed, to full force parkas with high down count and cushiony layers, there are a variety of types to find the perfect one for you. 

Women’s Leather Jackets: Leather is a quintessential cold-weather material that is generally worn when temperatures are not subzero. It can make for a great going-out jacket or coat or can be layered with a liner for more warmth on chillier days. Bellman suggests a leather trench coat, telling us, “Leather is also a chic update to the classic trench silhouette.”  

Sherpa/Faux Fur Coats for Women: Faux fur and sherpas have been on consumers’ minds for the last few seasons due to their cozy and fuzzy nature and have become a must-have in every closet. From teddy jackets to longer, full-length styles, this is always a classic choice.  

Women’s Shell Jackets: Whether rain, shine, ski, or beyond, shell jackets will protect you from the elements without being too bulky. Its versatility makes it a great piece for the in-between months, often being waterproof. Look for fleece and down linings if you need something with a bit more heat. 

Tailored Wool Coats for Women: “The wool coat is a classic investment piece that is the singular elevated essential of your wardrobe,” Bellman proclaims. “This style makes a great wear-to-work coat, as well as for winter holidays. Timeless and tailored, these coats add a lot of refinement to a well-wounded coat closet.” 

Meet the Experts

Kate Bellman started with Nordstrom in November 2012, and after a decade with the company, has held roles in the Designer Digital Merchandising area, as a Fashion Director for Footwear, and now as her current role as Head of Editorial for fashion campaigns and content. 
Tim Hamilton has been with The North Face for more than five years, leading the brand’s creative vision and direction for its innovative product design. Tim Hamilton is also an American fashion designer known for minimalist sportswear. Previously, he launched his own menswear label in 2006. He is a three-time CFDA nominee and the winner of the 2009 CFDA/Swarovski Award for Menswear.

Meet the Author 

Kristina Rutkowski is a New York-based freelance writer and editor focusing on fashion. She was previously the Senior Fashion Market Editor at InStyle, covering everything trends and shopping. She has also worked in the fashion departments at Self and Glamour. Her bylines have appeared on,,, and Editing fashion throughout her career, she has been able to see, try and research the best brands available today. 

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Trust Sharon Stone to always make a statement, be it with her words or her sartorial choices.
The Hollywood icon, who also starred on Vogue Arabia’s September 2022 cover, flew over to Saudi this weekend to attend the opening night of Red Sea International Film Festival 2022. And in true Stone fashion, the 64-year-old opted for an all-eyes-on-me ensemble for the special occasion. While most stars attended the event in shades of white, Stone stood out in a dusky rose ruffled number by Monsoori that was equal parts bold and feminine. Take a closer look below.
Sharon Stone in Monsoori. Photo: Amina Zaher
Drenched in ruffles from head to toe, Sharon Stone’s Mansoory gown was tied together at the front and styled with jet black accessories—namely a set of elbow-length gloves. The actor stuck to her trademark hairstyle for the event, and amped up the romantic side of her look with peachy pink makeup.
Prior to walking the red carpet, Sharon Stone also took to Instagram to share a sneak peek of her look. The image came with a simple caption that announced her arrival in the kingdom, “Love from the @redseafilm.” Check it out below.

Sharon Stone, Yousra, Alessandra Ambrosio… What Your Favorite Stars Wore to Red Sea International Film Festival 2022

Sharon Stone, Yousra, Alessandra Ambrosio… What Your Favorite Stars Wore to Red Sea International Film Festival 2022

Sharon Stone in Monsoori. Photo: Amina Zaher
On the evening of December 1, 2022, all roads led to Jeddah, where the second edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival took over the Ritz Carlton Hotel. Just like the debut celebration in 2021, this year’s opening night was a star-studded affair, with talents from not just the kingdom, but the whole world coming together to spotlight some of the best creatives across the globe.
White seemed to be the winning choice for the evening, with Tara Emad walking onto the red carpet dressed in a sparkling Chanel ensemble, and Fatima Al Banawi opting for an equally glamorous look: an embellished ivory Rami Kadi pantsuit. Salma Abu Deif went the elegant route in a flowy white Valentino gown, and Passant Shawky tooo favored relaxed silhouettes in a snowy maxi.
For those who opted for color, however, the evening’s motto was to go big, bold and brave. Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosia was unmissable in her royal blue draped Yousef Akbar gown, while Lucy Hale made a statement in a strapless green gown. Mahira Abdelaziz’s pick for the special evening was a bold red Maison Yeya number with a sequined skirt.
On a more muted note, Rym Saidi was a vision in black this year, wearing a beaded Nicolas Jebran gown, complemented with a sleek updo. Also opting for a minimal aesthetic was Thai actor Bella Ranee Campen, who gave classic pantsuits a feminine spin.
And then there were the statement makers. Hollywood star and Vogue Arabia’s September 2022 cover star Sharon Stone made sure all eyes were on her in a voluminous gown covered in ruffles by Monsoori, and iconic actor Yousra drenched herself in gold.

Below, take a closer look at what your favorite stars wore to the second edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival.
Alessandra Ambrosio in Yousef Akbar. Photo: Amina Zaher
Annabella Hilal. Photo: Amina Zaher
Jon Kortajarena. Photo: Amina Zaher
Cynthia Samuel. Photo: Amina Zaher
Raya Abirached in Zuhair Murad. Photo: Amina Zaher
Salma Abu Deif in Valentino. Photo: Amina Zaher
Tara Emad in Chanel. Photo: Amina Zaher
Rob Raco. Photo: Amina Zaher
Zuhair Murad. Photo: Amina Zaher

16 homegrown UAE brands that have gone global

16 homegrown UAE brands that have gone global

Born in the UAE, but growing globally.
These luxurious brands have made their imprint around the world and have undoubtedly received a universal stamp of approval.
The Giving Movement

By disrupting stereotypes, Dubai-based lounge and activewear brand The Giving Movement has always gone against the grain. The founder of The Giving Movement, Dominic Nowell-Barnes, has highlighted the importance of pushing boundaries on several occasions. The brand has reached global icons and content creators with its premium collections being loved by all those who are seen in them. From Haya Salman to Natalie Sallaum, various fashion enthusiasts have been spotted in the brand.
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The luxe activewear label founded by Lyndsay Doran in 2019, has filled in the apparent athleisure gap in the country. With plans to eventually open a UK office and warehouse, the brand has customers from around the world including in Europe and the US. With new launches every season, the brand is constantly innovating and encouraging women to live healthier lives.
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This contemporary womenswear label has reinvented the wardrobe classics for the modern-day wearer. Founded by Faiza Bouguessa in 2014 in her studio in Dubai Design District, the brand has now made its mark global, as its e-tailer includes one of the largest players in the market, NET-A-PORTER. Designed to empower strong sophisticated women, several A-listers such as Priyanka Chopra and many more have been spotted in the Dubai-based brand.
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Made in Dubai, this iconic label was started by Lilian Afshar in 2019. Designed for the sophisticated woman, the brand is combined with contemporary handcrafted designs, made in Dubai with luxurious yet industrial elements. The brand is stocked around the globe including NET-A-PORTER, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, Harvey Nichols and many more. From Queen Rania to Kendall Jenner, the brand has made remarkable strides globally.
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All Things Mochi

Ayah Tabari launched her label in 2013 with patterned hues infused into every element of the brand. While combining traditional prints and embroideries with quintessential tailoring, each piece is created by hand in individual ateliers by a team of talented makers. The brand has been shown at New York Fashion Week and appeared on people with a global reach. The Hungarian-inspired label has previously retailed on NET-A-PORTER with centuries-old embroidery techniques infused into the collection.
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Bil Arabi

Established in 2006, by Nadine Kanso, this luxurious jewellery brand is an ode to the region and celebrated the Arabic alphabet in a refined manner. From earrings, rings, bracelets and pendants this fine jewellery brand has carved a niche for itself in the market. With modern heirlooms and bespoke projects, the brands have reached a global level through collaborative partners which include The Doha Jewellery, Christie’s and Harvey Nichols.
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The MAINE Group

Dubai-based restauranteur Joey Ghazal opened his first instalment of the MAINE Group years ago and has undoubtedly dominated the F&B space. The MAINE Group now consists of three restaurant concepts – The Maine Oyster Bar & Grill in JBR, The MAINE Street Eatery in Studio City and The MAINE Land Brasserie in Business Bay. Now, The Maine Mayfair has officially opened its doors in London.
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First bursting onto the Dubai foodie scene nearly four years ago, Chef Izu Ani’s brainchild has garnered a cult following for the delicious Mediterranean and Greek cuisine Gaia has to offer. With HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum being a keen visitor to the eatery, the restaurant has surely made a mark for itself in the region and globally. With a restaurant already in Monaco, it’s set to hit the UK with an establishment opening up in London, in the exclusive Mayfair postcode. With Sheikh Hamdan being a regular visitor to the UK, it begs the question if he’ll pop in for a meal at Gaia London. The restaurant shall soon be opening its doors in both Riyadh and Doha.
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Il Borro Tuscan Bistro

With authentic Tuscan flavours in the heart of Dubai, this Italian haven is located in Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel and is certainly loved by all those who dine there. From plush interiors to an undeniable charm when it comes to the ingredients and ambience, this restaurant provides the perfect backdrop for the finest wholesome cuisine in Dubai. With a true farm-to-table concept, this refined concept stays true to its roots. Il Borro London officially opened its doors earlier this year.
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La Serre

After opening in Dubai in 2013, La Serre announced it was going global last year. Having opened its door already in Riyadh, La Serre will be heading to the exclusive area Knightsbridge in London and eventually to New York City.
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Huda Beauty

Renowned beauty mogul Huda Kattan started her cult beauty brand in the UAE in 2013. Since launching, the brand has gained worldwide popularity by making remarkable global strides. From all the latest must-haves, the brand has upped its offerings to include foundations, concealers, lipsticks, eyeshadows, setting powders and much more while expanding with offices in the US and the UK, with plans for further expansion.
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Hindash Cosmetics

Famous YouTuber and multi-faceted artist Mohammed Hindash launched his own luxurious cosmetics brand which was unveiled to the public in Dubai earlier this year. Hindash has added a series of products varying from eyeliners to vegan matte eyeshadow pigments to enhance every look. From being advertised in Times Square, New York to launching on Cult Beauty, the brand is seen the globe over and is praised for its minimal fallout which sets it apart from all the brands.
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Founded by Dr. Lamees, this organic skincare brand is backed by the most potent organic ingredients with advanced science. Created to focus on the science of healing, each product is a powerful combination of active ingredients in therapeutic concentrations to heal the skin from within. For all your skincare concerns, whether acne issues or large pores, these organic products protect the skin and increase its uses well-being and is loved by celebrities globally.
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Shirley Conlon Organics

Dubai’s premium organic skincare brand ensures long-lasting benefits to the skin. Infused with skin-loving plant-based botanicals, the products gently remove pollution and makeup while still protecting the skin’s natural barrier. With ultra-lightweight botanicals that absorb into the skin, these formulas instantly absorb to minimize any concerned areas. Founded by Shirley Conlon, the products have reached around the globe, making a difference to people’s skin. With botanical ingredients from around the world, this beauty brand is not limited to a fanbase in the UAE.
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The UAE-based fragrance brand for founded to delve into the Middle Eastern traditions of perfume layering. Founded by beauty entrepreneurs Huda and Mona Kattan, this exclusive has created popular scents that are loved by many worldwide. Whether the scented vanilla perfume or the staple musk perfume, each ingredient makes this brand truly special. Created with luxe fragrance oils, this cult-favourite brand always spritzes things up with something new. The enticingly rich scents are loved by all with a customer base all over the world.
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Jumeirah Hospitality Group

When it comes to hospitality, Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts has made a mark globally. With around 24 luxurious properties, the resort is a leader in leaving its imprint around the world. The diverse set of employees also allows the company to stand out. From the Maldives to Mallorca, the brand has reached different corners of the world.
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Create memories that will last a lifetime this festive season with Pandora

Create memories that will last a lifetime this festive season with Pandora


by Team Emirates Woman
23 mins ago

IN PARTNERSHIP: The festive season is all about spending time with loved ones, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
When it comes to gifting, you can never go wrong with a timeless piece of jewellery, something that always evokes sentimental value.
Pandora is a true testament to this year after year, creating hand-finished gifts that are worth a thousand words.
To mark the festive season this year, the jewellery house’s much-loved Pandora Moments and Pandora Timeless collections welcome a series of new additions, designed to be the ideal gift.

Adding to the much-loved star and snowflake motifs, the new pieces in the Pandora Moments collection evoke a feeling of a winter wonderland with fresh takes on nature and celestial themes, creating a sense of wonder.
Meanwhile, the Pandora Timeless collection features a playful take on nature adding a Herbarium motif to its pieces. The new addition features a combination of stone cuts in the shape of leaves and petals, all available in 14k rose gold plating and sterling silver, designed to elevate any festive look.

Above all, Pandora aims to capture the true magic of the festive season, with gifts and pieces that are designed to be treasured forever.
Below, our editors highlight their favourite pieces for gifting this season.

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Watch Zainab Al-Eqabi Reveal Her Style Superstars, from a Graduation Gift to Her Mother’s Necklace

Watch Zainab Al-Eqabi Reveal Her Style Superstars, from a Graduation Gift to Her Mother’s Necklace

In the next episode of ‘My Style Superstars’, Zainab Al-Eqabi reveals her wardrobe’s most prized possessions, some of which happen to be gifts given at the most important points in her life.
First up, the para-athlete and presenter brings out her mother’s necklace which once belonged to her grandmother, and was later split into different pieces to be shared with her siblings. “It’s nice to know that I have the same necklace as my sisters,” she shares. Al-Eqabi also holds another jewelry piece gifted by her mother close to her heart. Given to her before she embarked on a year-long master’s course in the UK, the ring features the kahraman stone and served as a reminder of her mother while she was away from home. Al-Eqabi’s next item is sure to strike a chord with all those who have special memories of their first solo travel. Bought at a local Parisian shop during one of her first trips to the city, the bag marked a moment of celebration for Al-Eqabi’s independence. Al-Eqabi treated herself to another bag growing up—this time, after completing her master’s degree, “to tell myself that women should dream, and work hard to achieve their goals.”
Watch the video above to hear all the stories attached to the sentimental pieces in Al-Eqabi’s closet.

Watch Dior’s Pre-Fall 2023 Men’s Show Live from the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt

Watch Dior’s Pre-Fall 2023 Men’s Show Live from the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt

Dior Men Pre-Fell 2022
As Dior resumes its tradition of showcasing its menswear collections around the world, the Pyramids of Giza in Cairo, Egypt will become the backdrop of the fashion house’s Pre-Fall 2023 collection on December 3, 2022. Designed by artistic director Kim Jones and titled ‘Celestial’, the collection aims to celebrate a lifelong passion for travel.
Jones shares a special connection with the continent, having spent his childhood years in Africa, and is known for his love for globetrotting and staging his designs abroad. Although the upcoming show marks Dior’s first in Egypt, the French fashion house’s relationship with the country dates back to 2004. It is when Dior’s then-creative director John Galliano took inspiration from his travels to Egypt to create the iconic Spring/Summer couture collection replete with cultural details. The Pre-Fall show will also be the second one post-Covid after last year’s London presentation. Previously, Dior has staged collections in Spain, China, Greece, Italy, South Korea, the UK, and the US.
As always, Vogue Arabia is all set to bring exclusive content straight from the red carpet and runway to the readers via our website and social media. Make sure to keep an eye out for your favorite stars and tune into the show at 4:30pm Cairo time through the livestream below.

December’s – The Winter Escape Issue with Dr. Barbara Sturm

December’s – The Winter Escape Issue with Dr. Barbara Sturm


by Amy Sessions
2 hours ago

Creative Direction: Amy Sessions & Dan RobinsonPhotographer: Greg AdamskiProduction: Olivia MorrisFashion Assistant: Sarah JosephMakeup & Hair: Melanie Meyer by MMGVideographer: Mark MathewCover Star: Dr. Barbara Sturm
Welcome to The Winter Escape Issue.
For our cover, we are proud to have partnered with global skin guru Dr. Barbara Sturm. In The Skin Superwoman, we discuss what it takes to build and scale without compromising on quality. Sturm is everything you would expect from a powerhouse who has built a brand from the ground up, with a laser-sharp attention to detail and second-to-none wit that reflects deep-rooted intelligence.

In this issue, we get you ready for party season to close out 2022 and look at taking a break in climates both hot and cold. Soft Touch compiles an edit of the best tactile textures for FW22, The Edit delivers the coolest attire for a vacation en piste and Alanui shows us how to look cool while staying cosy in Après-Ski Attire.
The Gift Guide gives us a glimpse into the hero pieces the Emirates Woman team and some of the incredible women we know want to invest in and we look at the best locations to unwind over holiday season in The Wanderlust – The Cold Escape and The Wanderlust – The Hot Escape.
I’d like to take this opportunity on behalf of the team to thank AW. As the year draws to a close and we reflect on what we are grateful for, we have been grateful for both your guidance and support and are proud of what we have built together.
We wish you all a Happy New Year.
The best way to predict the future is to create it, see you in 2023!
December’s – The Winter Escape Issue – Download Now
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