The Low-Key But Luxurious Coat Trend That Will Take Over This Winter


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Do you feel that frigid gust of wind? Whether you like it or not, winter is on the horizon. With the transition into the new season, you've likely already realized that you're nowhere near being ready for the transition from fall to winter. Frankly, we don't blame you. It can be jarring to go from dressing for the optimal fall weather to finding that a cold front has snuck up on you. It's even more overwhelming if you realize you don't know what to wear or don't even have suitable staples for frosty temperatures. Luckily for you, we're all about ensuring you don't wake up in the dead of winter unprepared. In our minds, the best possible way to ensure just that is to start by investing in a winter coat.

Hear us out. It's the only piece you need to be prepared for the winter. Sure, it's fun to buy into boot trends or invest in leather gloves, but if you're on a limited budget, then the only thing you should focus on is ensuring you have the best possible outerwear for the season. Of course, determining what's worth your attention can be challenging, especially with so many different types of coats out there. But we believe one style is worth your time: double-breasted coats. Defined by parallel columns of buttons, an overlapping front closure, and typically made from wool, this coat style has been around for centuries and will continue to be.

While the coat may seem "basic" compared to trendier styles, we've actually seen designers find ways to make this low-key style feel luxurious in their fall/winter 2023 collections. From adopting floor-sweeping maxi hemlines to using faux exotic materials to adding detachable scarfs, there's no shortage of ways this coat has been reinvented for fall. But you don't have to take our word for it. Ahead, we've rounded up a few examples of this coat on the runway to show just how glamorous it can be. Additionally, we scoured the internet to find the 30 best double-breasted coats for women based on quality, longevity, price point, functionality, and trends. Consider this coat the only item required for your winter starter pack. 


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Jasmine Fox-Suliaman

Jasmine Fox-Suliaman is a fashion editor living in New York City. What began as a hobby (blogging on Tumblr) transformed into a career dedicated to storytelling through various forms of digital media. She started her career at the print publication 303 Magazine, where she wrote stories, helped produce photo shoots, and planned Denver Fashion Week. After moving to Los Angeles, she worked as MyDomaine's social media editor until she was promoted to work across all of Clique's publications (MyDomaine, Byrdie, and Who What Wear) as the community manager. Over the past few years, Jasmine has worked on Who What Wear's editorial team, using her extensive background to champion rising BIPOC designers, weigh in on viral trends, and profile stars such as Janet Mock and Victoria Monét. She is especially interested in exploring how art, fashion, and pop culture intersect online and IRL.