“You know what? I want to look like a giant marshmallow today,” said no New Yorker ever.

But in order to stay warm as we schlep outside through freezing wind, sleet and snow, fashion takes a backseat and we basically end up wearing a giant bedroom comforter for three months.

Not this year. Ta-da: Seven ways to wear puffer coats that are actually stylish.

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PUT A BELT ON IT

Remember when we taught you how to belt your scarves? Well, this figure-flattering coat is your new best friend.

Get the look: Michael Kors ($200)

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OFFSET THE PUFF WITH SOME FLUFF

Pick a puffer with fur around the collar (or add your own) to shift the focus to your shoulders instead of your midsection.

Get the look: Mackage ($795)

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UNZIP AND LAYER OVER KNITS

…And roll up those sleeves so the cuffs can peek out.

Get the look: Zara ($119)

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BRIGHTEN IT UP

Yeah, yeah, we know black is slimming. But instead of going all black like a burned s’more, try wearing black clothing under a bold-colored puffer. Much better. 

Get the look: Moose Knuckles ($795)

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START LIGHT AND ADD ON LATER

Don't wear your blizzard parka every day. Go accessory-free in a lighter coat on warmer mornings, then layer up with a sweater, scarf, hat and gloves as the evening gets cooler.

Get the look: Burberry ($595)

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COLOR-BLOCK TO STREAMLINE YOUR LOOK

Play with bold blocks of color (even if it's just a white scarf with a black coat and gray pants) to disguise a bulky jacket.

Get the look: T Tahari ($645)

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EMBRACE THE BULK

Hey, sometimes puffy can be stylish, too. (As long as you pair it with skinny jeans.)

Get the look: Duvetica ($566)

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