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11 best trench coats to wear, whatever the weather

Princess Kate and Meghan Markle adore a trench coat, and we do too with these high street trench coats

Best trench coats
Carla Challis
Carla ChallisCommerce Partnerships Editor
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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.

Since the weather is a little inbetween right now, it's time to think about getting yours. And the high street's best trench coats are going to be your BFF this season, and next, acting as the cover-up of the moment, whatever the occasion. 

Best trench coats - at a glance

Royals wearing trench coats

The royals love a trench coat - and I mean love. Princess Kate's preferred style is a Burberry trench, which instantly adds an elegant finish to any look.

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Meghan Markle, Princess Kate and Queen Camilla wearing trench coats

Meghan Markle's also a Burberry fan (particularly a silk trench coat) and Queen Camilla's £630 Bristol trench by Camilla and Marc has been spotted on the royal on numerous outings.

How to wear a trench coat

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.

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Trench coats make the chicest cover-up

Not sure whether to go single breasted or double? In theory, a single breasted trench coat has a more slim, modern and streamlined look while a double breasted trench is a classic fit that suits all figures, and has a more formal look.

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.

How I chose the best trench coats to shop

  • Design: Traditionally, trench coats are made from heavy-duty, waterproof material but as needs and trends change, they're now made in a range of fabrics and I've only listed coats that look, in essence, like a trench coat. They might not all be waterproof, but stylish they are.
  • Colour: Yep, there's the traditional beige/neutral colourways but don't dismiss other shades, like blue, green, red and pink. You'll find a variety below.
  • Style: If you thought a trench coat was only double-breasted, think again. The high street is full of trenchs, both double and single, and I've included both styles to suit your preference.
  • Price: Designer trench coats can retail for upwards of £3,000 - to include all budgets, you'll find a range of price points in this selection so you can spend a little or spend a lot.

Shop the best trench coats for women

  • Best high street trench coat

    M&S trench coat

    Marks & Spencer Trench Coat

    This M&S trench coat is a classic, with all the markings of the traditional trench coat - double-breasted, belted and with stormflaps.

    This trench uses the M&S Stormwear technology to keep you nice and dry. Also available in khaki.

  • Best affordable trench coat

    New Look Trench Coat

    New Look Trench Coat

    For under £50, you can snap up New Look's brilliant trench coat.

    Available from size 6 to a size 22, this stone trench coat has a flattering fit and flare shape and comes in three shades.

  • Best classic trench coat

    River Island trench coat

    River Island Trench Coat

    You can't beat River Island's double-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 Trench Coat

    Burberry Trench Coat

    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 Princess Kate, Meghan Markle and more.

  • Best short trench coat

    Arket Trench Coat

    Arket Trench Coat

    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

    Stories trench coat

    & Other Stories Trench Coat

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

    The relaxed shape gives a contemporary feel, and has duo welt pockets with flaps.

  • Best black trench coat

    Mango trench coat

    Mango trench coat

    Switch your black quilted coat for a classic black trench, like this timeless design from Mango. Available in sizes XXS to XL.

  • Best linen trench coat

    Linen trench coat

    NA-KD Trench Coat

    Trench coats don't have to be heavy - a linen blend is a lightweight option for warmer autumnal days, or for layering over knitwear and sweatshirts.

  • Best maxi trench coat

    Align trench coat

    Aligne Trench Coat

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

    Available in sizes 6-22, this runs large so size down.

  • Best pink trench coat

    ASOS pink trench coat

    ASOS trench coat

    A pink trench coat is a fun alternative to the traditional beige, and perfect for  brightening up a dull day. This ASOS coat is gloriously rosy!

  • Best faux leather trench coat

    Leather trench coat from Anthropologie

    Anthropologie faux leather trench coat

    Adding something into the mix is Anthropologie's faux leather trench coat, in a buttery soft green.

    Has all the same design points as a traditional heavy-duty trench, but created from a faux leather, with belt, double-breast and stormflaps.