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Best Puffer Vests For Winter 2012

Bigger Is Better: 11 Puffer Vests That Make the Cold-Weather Cut

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Blame it on the Winter temperatures: the puffer vest — a sportier gilet, if you will — is having a moment. While you may be concerned about the inevitably voluminous (read: not as flattering) shape, we're here to dispel those hang-ups with a fresh batch of vests that are sure to look good, even layered up and at their puffiest. We've got the pros on tap — a Moncler staple (in its flashier patent finish), Brit brand Boden's classic reversible iteration, and the iconic North Face version providing subzero-temp salvation — along with some exciting new finds to fuel our latest cold-weather shopping excursion. And as layering aficionadas, we can't deny this seasonal opportunity to pair the puffer vest with cozy knit sweaters, shearling-lined boots, and a coat on top. So, you may not be rocking formfitting silhouettes in the freezing weather, but you will be warm, cute, and prepared. Click through to shop the 11 puffer vests we (and you) need now.

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