Vinyl Trench Coats: Not Just for Spies and Really Sassy Ladies

When it comes to the best new coats for autumn and winter, we have a new contender to win Trend of the Season: The vinyl trench coat. Not just for the super sassy out there, the right high-shine trench is a true investment piece. It’s also the easiest way to make sure your entire A/W 17 wardrobe stays consistently on point.

Jeans and a tee? Instantly elevated by a glossy trench. Chic office wear? Only bolstered by a belted vinyl number. Don’t even get us started on the magical way you can layer them over evening ensembles without detracting from the dressy vibe. Like we said, a true—if unexpected—investment purchase. So naturally we’ve already started to round up the best vinyl trench coats to shop right now.

If you’re new to the art of a statement coat, dipping your toes into the vinyl trend with a classic black trench might be the best way to start—there are plenty to choose from, thanks to this belted beauty from Mango or Topshop’s double-breasted version. If you’re feeling bold, however, we’d suggest opting for a rich burgundy, bright red or Millennial Pink; all of which you can find in the gallery below. Start scrolling now to see the Who What Wear UK edit of the best vinyl trench coats to shop stat.

Power dressing just upped its game.

There are statement coats, and there’s this.

Looped labels and buttoned cuffs give this extra polish.

We’re obsessed with this ultra-glossy finish.

Is it wrong that we want it to rain now?