Don’t get me wrong—there’s nothing better than a simple, classic peacoat or double-lined trench to get you through those long winter workweeks. But when it comes to the holiday party circuit, you need something with a little more oomph to layer over all those pretty cocktail dresses. Whether thanks to a statement hue, a dramatic silhouette, a flash of metallic or a dose of fur (real or faux, of course), the 25 toppers in the slideshow above are just the thing to complete all your cold-weather formal looks. So the next time you head out to a yuletide fête, don’t leave your coat at home (seriously, hypothermia’s not a good look on anyone)—just pick one that’s festive enough to hold its own against the rest of your look. Click through to shop my holiday outerwear picks now!