A classic trench coat is the ultimate jacket – just ask a raft of royals from Kate Middleton to Meghan Markle, who all rely on a trench coat to keep them covered up come rain or shine. Since Autumn is on the horizon, it's time to think about getting yours!
And the high street's best trench coats are going to be your BFF this season, acting as the cover-up of the moment for the alfresco dining and picnics we're all going to, or to chic up the school run.
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A trench coat is an all-occasion babe too - the best jacket for throwing on over jeans, dresses, workwear, partywear, loungewear… you name it, a trench goes. Don't worry if you're not so keen on a traditional trench coat in camel – they look equally as cool in black, navy and pink too.
Kate loves to rewear her classic Burberry trench coat
From the covetable Burberry trench coat worn by celebrities and royalty to timeless trench coats from the high street, here's our pick of the best trench coats to shop now.
Best lightweight trench coat
Lightweight trench coat, £188, Free People
Trench coats don't have to be heavy - a linen blend is a lightweight option for spring and summer. Free People's lightweight trench coat comes in four colours, including this fresh cream and camel too.
Best high street trench coat
Double-breasted trench coat, £69, Marks & Spencer
We love that this M&S trench coat includes its patented Stormwear technology, designed to be as water-repellant as can be - meaning you'll stay cosy and dry during those inevitable spring showers!
Best Insta-loved trench coat
Navy mix trench coat, £75, ASOS
This is the one to pair with joggers or jeans and flaunt all over Instagram, with its navy mix collar and oversized fit.
Best designer trench coat
Burberry Long Waterloo Heritage trench coat, £1,690, Harvey Nichols
If you're looking for the trench coat of the royals, there's only one label to go for - Burberry, the creators of the original fashion trench and the luxe label loved by Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and more.
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Best classic trench coat
Trench coat, £120, & Other Stories
The relaxed silhouette of & Other Stories' trench coat makes it a cool yet classic style that'll transcend trends to become a wardrobe staple for years.
Best denim trench coat
Denim trench coat, £59.99, Mango
This 100% cotton denim trench is a relaxed approach to what is typically a smart jacket. Try doubling up your denim and throwing on over jeans, or wear over party dresses for a more casual vibe.
Best maxi trench coat
Maxi trench coat, £45, Pretty Little Thing
This Pretty Little Thing trench coat is not only a great price, but the longer length adds a bit more drama to the look too.
Best short trench coat
Short trench coat, £135, Arket
If a shorter, springier trench coat is your bag, we love Arket's trench coat for pairing with high-waisted jeans.
Best green trench coat
Hush green trench coat, £90, John Lewis
Or try a trench coat in this delicious sage green shade, if you want something non-beige but muted.
Best bright trench coat
Red trench coat, £69.99, Superdry
You could of course, opt for the sunniest of hues - a gorgeously bright red, like this Superdry trench coat. It'll definitely put a smile on your face.
Best pink trench coat
Belted trench coat, £75.95, Joules
A pink trench coat is a fun alternative to the traditional beige, and perfect for throwing on over your shorts on sunny days or brightening up a dull winter's day.
Best black trench
Classic trench coat, £80/$115, Weekday
Switch your black quilted coat for a classic black trench, like this timeless design from Weekday.
Best hooded trench coat
Hooded trench coat, £58, ASOS
Forget the 'brolly, just rely on this trusty trench coat to keep you dry - it has a hood!
Best sleeveless trench
Sleeveless trench coat, £36, Warehouse
Need something even lighter? A sleeveless trench coat doubles up as a dress too!
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