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The 19 most stylish trench coats that you’ll wear forever

Trench coats are something everyone should have in their wardrobe. Versatile, classic and ready for all sorts of weather conditions; you just can’t beat them. 

Whether you’re ‘team layer’ and prefer to wear yours atop a T-shirt and blazer for that extra bit of warmth, or you’re a ‘drape-it-over-the-shoulders’ sort, a trench coat has the magical ability to make every outfit feel a million times more finished. They are a transitional-dressing staple, too. Too cold to ditch the winter coat but too warm (and rainy) to wrap up in faux fur? While a parka, puffer or raincoat are all perhaps more suitable for walks in the countryside, a trusty trench coat is the answer to everything else.

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Are trench coats in for 2022?

Yep. Better yet, the trench coat has expanded its remits. Needless to say, the classic Burberry trench coat women love so dearly will never lose its space (the camel and toasted brown colourway is still huge, while their navy is forever a classic), however there are some great high-street alternatives these days.

If you want a more unusual take on the trench, contemplate pops of colour, leather or denim, as influenced by Mango, Urban Outfitters and Warehouse.

If the idea of adding colour or texture into your wardrobe appeals, consider incorporating the “it” shades of the season: pastels; they’ll elevate an otherwise mainstream outfit to new heights. There’s a reason Warehouse’s colour block trench is selling so fast.

For a timeless trench coat, make a beeline for Burberry’s Waterloo double-breasted design or Totême’s suede offering. Coats from both designers are stellar investment pieces that’ll last for years. On the high street, Topshop and Mango – where you can save money on your next purchase with our Mango discount codes – have followed in designer footsteps with chic, well-priced designs.

The wishlist trench coat of the season? Chloé’s perforated leather and organic denim trench coat. Not only does it tick off numerous AW22 trends, but it will serve your capsule wardrobe for years to come.

To help you on your way, we’ve whittled down the best high street and luxury trench coat offerings to 19 perfect pieces. Shop them below.