It Can Take Time to Find the Perfect Trench Coat—We've Just Found 25

The best trench coat is a lifelong keeper. It's the kind of trusty wardrobe staple you know is ready and waiting whenever you need it, but it doesn't vie for your attention at all times (or get upset when you shove it to the back of the rail for a few months).

It took me a long time to find my holy grail of outerwear. My perfect trench coat arrived early in 2015 when Finery launched, and I scooped up the double-face crêpe trench the brand continues to riff on today. I still dig it out every year, and it's come in handy during this unseasonably chilly spring. It's made of a weighty fabric in a flattering fit with a slight '70s vibe and an overall finish that looks way beyond its high-street price tag. 


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Trench coats never go out of style. 

But you may not have been so lucky. As the transition into spring is always so unpredictable, it's high time to invest in or rediscover an amazing trench coat that you can wear right now. We all know the classics—Burberry's macs are beyond covetable, as are those from COS and Toteme—but what else is out there? 

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Come rain or shine, you can always rely on a trench coat. 

From unorthodox takes to tried-and-tested camel cotton iterations, we've sifted through the lot to bring you an edited selection of the most reliable, luxe and gorgeous women's trench coats worthy of a spot in your repertoire. 

@emswells wears her trench coat with wide-leg trousers and a cross-body bag

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Emily shows us how to layer the classic style in the chillier weather.  

And the good news? It's looking like designers, fashion people, celebs, editors and high-street brands are all still loving the versatile outerwear style. Don't just take my word for it. Trench coats are set to be a must-have item for 2024. In fact, searches for "women's trench coat" have risen by 208% in the last five years and search levels are currently at an all-time high in the UK.

Scroll through the gallery to see and shop our pick of the best trench coats for 2024. 





This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated. 

Promo image: @emswells

Hannah Almassi
Editor in Chief

Hannah Almassi is the Editor in Chief of Who What Wear UK. Hannah has been part of the the Who What Wear brand since 2015, when she was headhunted to launch the UK sister site and social channels, implement a localised content strategy and build out the editorial team. She joined following a seven-year tenure at Grazia magazine, where she led front-of-book news, fashion features and shopping specials as fashion news and features editor. With experience in both print and digital across fashion and beauty, Hannah has over 16 years in the field as a journalist, editor, content strategist and brand consultant. Hannah has interviewed industry heavyweights such as designers including Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Anderson through to arbiters of taste including Katie Grand and Anna Dello Russo. A skilled moderator and lecturer specialising in the shift to digital media and e-commerce, Hannah’s opinion and work has been sought by the likes of CNBC, BBC, The Sunday Times Style, The Times, The Telegraph and, among many others. Hannah is often called upon for her take on trends, becoming known as a person with their finger of the pulse of what’s happening in the fashion space for stylish Brits.

Hannah currently resides in Eastbourne with her photographer husband, incredibly busy son and highly Instagrammable cat.