It Can Take Time to Find the Perfect Trench Coat—We’ve Just Found 32

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 autumn, and it’s already coming in very handy as the temperatures continue to drop. 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. 

Trench coats never go out of style. 

But you may not have been so lucky. As autumn 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 JW Anderson and Totême—but what else is out there? 

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. 

So many fashionable trench coats are coming through this season. 

And the good news? It’s looking like designers are hooked on re-creating trench coats in the most exciting ways. After one look at the new checked, colourful and vinyl versions, we guarantee you’ll be grateful for a bad weather forecast. But don’t just take my word for it. Trench coats are set to be a must-have item for winter 2022. 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 2022. 

The water-resistant fabric will keep you dry from sudden showers. 

The trench coat all of our editors have their eyes on. 

As timeless as trench coats get. 

Totême’s double-breasted trench coat is a fashion-person favourite. 

This trench looks so premium. 

This sleek option also comes in brown. 

The gold buttons really make this black trench coat feel polished. 

There’s a vintage feel to the design of this faux leather trench. 

The very dark grey could easily pass as black, and will seamlessly integrate into any wardrobe. 

This chic coat comes in sizes up to UK28. 

Black trench coats are just as versatile as their camel counterparts. 

You’ll pull this out every autumn. 

This cosy wool iteration comes in a striking plaid. 

This a-line silhouette is so wearable. 

A real stand out. 

The cut and print of this trench are so classic. 

Two-tone trenches are a thing right now. 

Take two classics to create a perfect hybrid. 

Frankie Shop always comes through with the minimalist appeal. 

What’s not to love?

The oversize silhouette on this trench coat is sublime. 

This powder-blue shade will look so sleek paired with cream, tan and burgundy pieces. 

Such a gorgeous hue. 

Brighten up dark days with this mustard hue. 

Naturally, I think this looks great styled with the matching satin trousers. 

This trench coat comes in several colourways, but this one is my favourite. 

This tone of blue really caught my eye. 

This khaki tone is just as classic as beige or black. 

This trench feels so fresh. 

I’m here for the whole look. 

I haven’t stopped thinking about this show-stopping piece. 

Leopard print was a huge trend on the runways this season. 

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