Let’s talk about coat trends. I’ve worked as a stylist and editor in this industry for almost a decade now, and I’ve seen so many statement styles have their moment in the spotlight and then fade into the background again. Of course, we’re big believers at Who What Wear in buying pieces you personally truly love, whether they’re considered “on-trend” or not. That way, you’re guaranteed to get the most wear out of your buys over time. But if you’re currently on the hunt for a new coat, and you’re looking to avoid the rotating conveyor belt of trends, there is one style that is guaranteed to be considered classic forever. Yes, I’m talking about the simple black coat, and I’ve rounded up the very best black coats for you below.
Ashley Olsen is rarely seen without her black coat.
A black puffer coat is just as timeless as a long wool style.
Let it be known that a black coat certainly doesn’t have to be boring. Even the most feature-less versions will always feel incredibly chic. Whether you opt for a tailored wool style, a maxi length or an oversized fit, a cosy puffer or a leather trench, it will not only go with everything you own but also add that cool effortlessness we’re basically all striving for.
You only need to look to some of the world’s best dressed people for proof that a black coat is a wise investment. Enter: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen who are very rarely seen without theirs, and it would be controversial if their show for The Row didn’t include a version.
Abi shows us how to elevate a simple black coat with leather trousers and heels.
Whatever your budget and taste, I’m 99.9% sure you’ll find your dream style below. I’ve scrolled and scrolled through high-street offerings and all the luxury sites to bring you the very best black coats on the market in 2023. From beautiful quality classics to unique versions. Keep scrolling to shop (and you can thank me years later when you’re still wearing it on repeat).
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