It Can Take Time to Find the Perfect Trench Coat—We've Just Found 31

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 spring, and it's already made a 2022 appearance or two. 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, whatever the texture, never go out of style. 

But you may not have been so lucky. As the spring weather feels so changeable, 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? 

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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 trench coats worthy of a spot in your repertoire. 

Best Trench Coats: Jessica Skye wears a trench coat from ASOS

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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. Scroll through the gallery to see and shop our pick of the best trench coats for 2022. 

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The gathered sleeves and exaggerated collar make this classic trench feel more trend-led. 

White trenches are sophisticated and fabulous in equal measure. 

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

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

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

How beautiful is the contrasting stitching on the edge of this coat? 

Two-tone trenches are a thing right now. 

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

The checked panels on this trench give it a trendy spin but one that won’t date. 

Logo motifs are all the rage for spring/summer 2022. 

Navy presents a softer trench coat option than pure black, making it ideal for spring. 

The oversize silhouette on this trench coat is sublime. 

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

The tie-detail cuffs really elevate this classic camel trench. 

This belted style will appease minimalists. 

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

As timeless as trench coats get. 

You need to zoom in on the embroidery on the back of this trench coat. 

Wear this off-white trench with black tailoring or dresses for a cool monochromatic clash. 

Sometimes, the simplest things are the most effective.

No need to size up—this trench is already very oversized. 

This trench feels fresh and ready for spring. 

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

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

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