25 High-Street Trench Coats to Make You Look Rich and Unbothered

There are some items in fashion that transcend all trends, eras and personal styles A trench coat is one of them. Like a good Breton, Gucci loafer or Chanel handbag, a classic trench remains one of those perennial wardrobe pieces that don’t age—one we reach for every year to elevate all our outfits. Purchase the perfect style, and you’ll turn to it again and again. I personally wear my favourite trench year-round, layering and de-layering as necessary. They truly shine in spring, though, when you’re desperate to wave goodbye to your wool coats for another year, but the transitional weather still calls for some protection from a cool breeze (or flurry of snow if this spring has anything to do with it). 


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Abi wears a Karen Millen trench

Turn up to any fashion event in April, and I can guarantee you at least 50% of us will be wearing a trench, so you know it comes well and truly fashion expert approved. It helps that they work thrown over dresses, jeans, skirts, tailoring and just about any outfit you can think of. Dressed up or down, for a wedding or weekend, they always make you look polished. And the best part? You don’t need to spend thousands on a designer style to get that look. Yes, a Burberry or Totême style is a fantastic investment—one you’ll likely wear forever, so the cost per wear makes it worth it. But with so many amazing classic (and trend-led) versions on the high street these days, you can easily spend a lot less on a seriously impressive style. 


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Anouk wears COS's oversized trench coat

So where to go to find the best on the high street? Keep scrolling, and you’ll find 25 beautiful trench coats from the likes of COS, H&M, Arket and more that you’ll never regret.

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Emily Dawes
Affiliate Editor

Emily Dawes is the very definition of a fashion multi hyphenate. An editor, stylist and writer with over eleven years’ worth of experience in the industry, Emily is known for her impeccable taste, elegant outfit choices and being able to spot the next big thing in fashion from a mile off. Our readers loyally trust her advice and shopping suggestions; so much so she began her own column documenting the most expensive-looking pieces on the high street, which has become a top-performing piece of content for the Who What Wear brand.

Emily has worked for Who What Wear UK since 2020 in a myriad as roles, spanning from contributing editor and branded content editor. Now, she holds the position of affiliate editor and is responsible for the brand’s overall affiliate strategy, ideation and content execution. Working closely with Who What Wear UK’s affiliate manager, Emily has been instrumental in securing and nourishing brand partnerships, surpassing her goals as standard. Leading the team in tentpole shopping moments including Black Friday and Peak Trading, with Emily’s guidance and leadership, team Who What Wear is in a stronger affiliate position than ever before.

Prior to joining the Who What Wear team, Emily served as YOU Magazine’s acting fashion editor where she managed the fashion team and oversaw all fashion content output for the fast-paced weekly title. Emily is a stylist in her own right, having worked with a slew of VIP clients including writer and television personality, Elizabeth Day, as well as styling and art directing several celebrity cover shoots for glossy print publication, Grazia. Her adept fashion knowledge means brands regularly sought out to work with her as a consultant: previously she has developed marketing and content plans for brands for Cocoon and Edge of Ember. Before entering the industry, Emily obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies with International Study from Nottingham University. Fun fact: Emily spent a year studying in America which saw her join a sorority during her time there.

When she’s not working or tracking down the chicest, new-in items to share with our audience, you’ll find Emily bestowing her East London home with her stylish flair, reading everything from the classics to cowboy romance novels and escaping to the country with husband, baby boy and dog, Roo, whenever she can.

Emily is currently on maternity leave.