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If you are searching for the perfect coat this year, the trench might very well be the one for you. Initially designed for a practical purpose—protecting us from wind and rain—the trench coat has become a wardrobe staple that has never really gone out of style. And this season, they are back bigger than ever. Some of the most important brands like Bottega Veneta, Prada, Burberry, and Victoria Beckham showed them in spades, proving just how ever-lasting they really are. With so many choices out there right now, we have done the heavy lifting of sifting through all the trench coats on the market to find the best ones for you. From epaulettes, wide lapels, storm flaps, belts, and military details, these choices really have all the classic trench characteristics upgraded with modern silhouettes, fabrics, and prints.
Belted Leather Trench Coat, Bottega Veneta
When Bottega Veneta’s creative director Daniel Lee sent this look down the runway, every editor in the room knew it was going to be a key piece for fall. This 100% leather trench in chocolate has all the characteristics of a typical trench, yet it’s anything but basic. Pair it with a neutral midi dress to match the runway.
To buy: $9,450, net-a-porter.com
Double-Breasted Cashmere Coat, Prada
Always an innovator, Prada created a loose fitting, double-breasted cashmere coat that is designed to be super soft to the touch while keeping you warm and comfortable. The detachable belt gives you the option to cinch the waist if you want a more snug fit.
To buy: $6,900, prada.com
Printed Velvet Coat, Gucci
Leave it to Gucci to always embed sophisticated fun into its designs. A trench coat men and women with bold personalities were born to wear, this ‘70s silhouette trench features a Ken Scott print with botanical elements and rainbow stripes.
To buy: $4,980, gucci.com
Classic Beige Trench, Dior
Dior gave the classic camel trench coat a remarkably modern twist. This standard fit shape is updated with notch lapels, a double-breasted eight button line up, and an adjustable waist, cuff, and shoulder button flaps. Plus, it’s made in France. What more could you want?
To buy: $4,800, dior.com
Classic Trench, Cuyana
Look no further for the double breasted blazer trench coat women will pine for this spring. This classic belted trench is composed of a certified Italian-made blend of sustainable wool and recycled polyester.
To buy: $395, cuyana.com
Monogram Belted Trench Coat, Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton’s revised, all-over Monogram-print trench plays with proportions. Large collar lapels matched with shortened sleeves and a lifted hem give this silhouette a retro feel.
To buy: $6,000, louisvuitton.com
Pinstripe Wool Trench Coat, Gauge81
This navy, pinstripe trench from Gauge81 means business. With lightweight wool and a sultry, oversized appeal, this coat transitions perfectly from day to night, and from street style to formal wear.
To buy: $344 (originally $860), net-a-porter.com
Coated Canvas Trench, Dolce & Gabbana
This one definitely stands out from the crowd. Dolce & Gabbana’s tailored canvas trench coat men are sure to want this season comes with a detachable hood and features a loose fit, making it perfect for daywear. Concealed buttons keep it looking streamlined.
To buy: $2,995, dolcegabbana.com
Supple Black Trench Coat, Hermès
Nothing says luxury quite like a 100% cashmere black trench coat. The noir hue of this Hermès top layer gives a sophistication that makes this trench coat suitable for wearing day or night.
To buy: $7,400, hermes.com
Single-Breasted Midi Trench Coat, Prada
If you are in a lighter mood, this camel trench coat from Prada might be the right one for you. It’s midi length gives it a unique look, while extra long sleeves with turn-up cuffs give you versatility to style it as you please.
To buy: $2,550, farfetch.com
Chelsea Long Trench Coat, Burberry
We couldn’t do a piece on trench coats and not include Burberry. A staple for the brand, Burberry’s trench coats for men and women are an all-time classic, like this Chelsea Long cotton-gabardine trench that is meant to weatherproof your look.
To buy: $2,185, net-a-porter.com
Leopard Paneled Trench Coat, Victoria Beckham
This leopard-paneled tech trench coat is not for the fashion faint of heart. Currently available for pre-order, this very on-trend print coat is perfect for day or evening wear.
To buy: $2,190, modaoperandi.com
Belted Trench Coat, Herno
This one is sure to get you noticed. It’s red hue gives what would otherwise be a traditional trench coat a dose of personality. Wear it on top of darker shades on cooler days for a winter look, or lighten it up for spring with softer hues underneath.
To buy: $995, farfetch.com
Gabardine Trench Coat, Armani
When in doubt, a wool trench coat is always a safe choice. Made from water-repellent wool gabardine, Armani’s lightly padded trench comes with a high collar for a polished look.
To buy: $2,695, armani.com
Vegan Leather Trench, Nanushka
If you’re looking for the faux leather coat dreams are made of, look no further. In beige, camel, or a rich yet subtle light pink, the vegan leather trench coat is one of the hottest new coats of the season.
To buy: $995, farfetch.com
Gancini Trench Coat, Ferragamo
It is all about the details for this updated classic trench. Trimmed in black Napa with raglan sleeves, it stays true to the Ferragamo brand with a jacquard Gancini pattern.
To buy: $2,700, ferragamo.com
Silk Raincoat, Stefano Ricci
This is not your average trench. Made out of 100% technical silk on the exterior, this light raincoat looks modern while serving a very practical function.
To buy: $3,450, stefanoricci.com
William Coat, Loro Piana
The William Coat by Loro Piana is luxury at it’s finest. Made in Italy out of vicuña—the finest, rarest animal fiber in the world—and baby cashmere, it is impeccably constructed and will be a staple in your wardrobe for many years to come.
To buy: $24,000, loropiana.com
Natural Trench Coat, Fendi
An organza midi trench with a Hortensia motif print is really the only statement piece you need for spring. A front closure with concealed buttons and matching belt keep an otherwise busy piece looking streamlined and chic. Balance is often the key to Fendi’s genius designs.
To buy: $3,890, fendi.com
Cassie Trench, Joseph
Why not lean in to spring colors when scouting for a new trench this season? This “marigold orange” Joseph number has a waterfall-paneled front and a waist-cinching belt.
To buy: $358 (originally $1,195), matchesfashion.com
Single-Breasted Belted Trench Coat, Prada
There is a lot to say about this single-breasted belted number. It’s the trench coat women will wear to stand out as a style maven. This beige and black beauty comes with impeccable details like a front side tie, a flared silhouette, Prada’s signature triangle patch on the back, and rear pleating.
To buy: $2,410, farfetch.com
Blake Trench Coat, Lafayette 148
This feminine take on a trench coat women will live in for spring is made out of a blend of wool, silk, and linen. Airy in feel, this grey calf-length option offers refined style thanks to a napoleon collar, drop shoulders, and a leather-trimmed D-ring buckle on the self belt.
To buy: $1,298, lafayette148ny.com
Madison Jacket, Aether
This thick wool trench coat will get you through the winter months. A slimmer construction gives it an easy-to-wear shape while the oversized collar and raw-edge seam detailing offer a little drama.
To buy: $495, aetherapparel.com
Fluid Satin Trench, Tom Ford
A perfect option for night time, this relaxed-fit satin trench is ideal for elegant affairs. A fabric belt, center back slit, slanted side pockets, and crepe satin lining say distinguished, yet classic.
To buy: $4,850, tomford.com
Cotton Twill Red Trench Coat, Bottega Veneta
News flash: the red hue trend is not just for women. This single-breasted cotton twill trench in lipstick red is a real showstopper. A high collar gives it a fully buttoned up look, while deep welt pockets at the chest and hips give it a truly functional purpose.
To buy: $2,500, bottegaveneta.com