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16 best trench coats for your autumnal wardrobe refresh

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle adore a trench coat, and we do too

There's a reason the classic trench coat never goes out of style. It's the ultimate wear anywhere jacket, come rain or shine - just ask royals from Kate Middleton to Meghan Markle, who've all banked a stellar trench coat fashion moment.

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Since Autumn is here, 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, whatever the occasion. 

Trench coats make the chicest cover-up

It's 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 while leather and denim finishes are having a moment.

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 high street trench coat

Double-breasted trench coat, £79.99/$129.99, Mango


Mango's trench coat is a classic design, with double breasted fastening and adjustable belt.  coat is crafted from soft Tencel for a luxurious, comfortable fit, and has handy side pockets for your bits and bobs.

Best affordable trench coat

Trench Coat, £35.99, Stradivarius


This classic style is fitted, with an adjustable belt and luxe-looking details.

Best classic trench coat

Trench Coat, £130/$241, River Island


You can't beat River Island's single-breasted trench coat. Available in sizes 6-18, it's created from cotton fabric with flap detailing and a tie waist.

Best designer trench coat

Burberry Long Kensington trench coat, £1,790/$2,250, NET-A-PORTER


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.

Best short trench coat

Short trench coat, £135/$199, Arket


If a shorter, springier trench coat is your bag, we love Arket's cropped trench coat for pairing with high-waisted jeans.

Best green trench coat

Stormwear Cotton Trench Coat, £75/$135, Marks & Spencer


We love the khaki green of this M&S trench coat, for something non-beige but muted.

Best black trench coat

Black Trench Coat, £99.90, Uniqlo


Switch your black quilted coat for a classic black trench, like this timeless design from Uniqlo.

Best linen trench coat

Linen trench coat, £270/$268, Reformation


Trench coats don't have to be heavy - a linen blend is a lightweight option for spring and summer.

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Best quilted trench coat

Quilted Trench Coat, £135/$179, & Other Stories


Since quilted jackets are in high demand, go against the grain and try a quilted trench coat. Cosy and cool.

Best maxi trench coat

Maxi trench coat, £169, Aligne


This trench coat is not only a great price, but the longer length adds a bit more drama to the look too.

Best bright trench coat

Warehouse Red Trench Coat, £80.90, Debenhams


You could of course, opt for the boldest of hues - a gorgeously rich red, like this Warehouse trench coat. It'll definitely put a smile on your face.

Best pink trench coat

Pink Trench Coat, £60, Nasty Gal


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 hooded trench coat

Topshop Hooded trench coat, £50/$86, ASOS


Forget the 'brolly, just rely on this trusty trench coat to keep you dry - it has a hood!

Best leather trench coat

Faux Leather Trench Coat, £89/$125, Urban Outfitters


Urban Outfitter's faux leather trench coat is a great update on the classic.

Best sleeveless trench coat

Sleeveless Trench Coat, £85/$158, River Island


Need something even lighter? A sleeveless trench coat doubles up as a dress too!

Best patterned trench coat

Patterned Trench Coat, £68, Boden


A patterned trench coat makes for a fancy evening coat - we love Boden's tropical floral design.

Best sustainable trench coat

Trench coat, £290, Gaâla


Channel French girl chic in this classic trench coat from Gaâla. The best bit? It's made from luxurious upcycled materials.

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