We Try Before You Buy: 8 Coat Trends Our Editors Love

Our We Try Before You Buy series aims to take the stress out of shopping and eliminate the number of post office visits you make each month to return failed online orders. We test new-season buys and styling ideas so you don’t have to. Here, we’re letting you know what’s actually worth investing in.

This time of year, the biggest wardrobe decision on most of our minds is Which coat should I buy? As fashion editors, it’s one of the most common questions we get asked as soon as the leaves start to turn. We don’t blame anyone for asking—it can be quite overwhelming. That’s why our latest We Try Before You Buy was an obvious choice. We called in as many coats as we could fit in the fashion cupboard and tried them all on in order to find the best options across this season’s biggest trends for all budgets.

As self-confessed outerwear addicts, this task was hardly a chore, and more than one may have ended up in our online shopping baskets by the end of the day. Amongst our favourites, you’ll find everything from the most talked-about coats (yes, that J.W. Anderson trench does live up to the hype), brand-new styles (Kitri’s recent drop has us all majorly excited) and some unexpected heroes (Mint Velvet’s snake-print trench, anyone?) Keep scrolling to see and shop our editors’ top picks from the biggest coat trends of 2019.

1. The Trench

Joy Montgomery wears the J.W. Anderson trench coat with flared jeans.

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2. Vinyl

Emily Dawes wears navy vinyl trench coat with faux fur collar from Kitri.

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3. Faux-Shearling

Elinor Block wears faux-shearling blue coat from Stand with jeans and Converse trainers.

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4. Animal Print

Mary-Anne wears leopard print faux fur coat from Warehouse with jeans and black ankle boots.

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Joy Montgomery wears snake-print trench coat from Mint Velvet with white T

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5. Oversized Tailoring

Alyss Bowen wears grey wool coat from Arket with leather trousers from Marks and Spencer and Grenson boots.

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Joy Montgomery wears rust brown oversized wool coat from Cos.

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6. Checks

Emily Dawes wears checked pea coat from John Lewis with sand coloured denim jeans and white T-shirt.

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Elinor Block wears checked wool Isabel Marant coat.

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Mary-Anne Norton wears houndstooth tailored coat from Marks and Spencer

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7. Camel

Emily Dawes wears camel wool wrap coat from Nanushka.

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8. Puffa Jackets

Alyss Bowen wears Kitri puffa jacket with Marks and Spencer leather trousers.

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Next: Read about more of the biggest autumn-winter trends here.

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