For me, yes. I'm also fine with a silk carre under a coat in the winter, and find that it's warm enough for me. I suppose it really depends on the coat you're wearing. What I love about the mousseline shawl is that there's not so much extra material and drapes beautifully. Here's a photo of my Bolduc Changeant Mousseline Stole and Chanel Half Moon Wallet-on-a-Chain:MillStream if you drape it around your neck - does it keep the wind out on fairly cold days?