A good coat is the very core of any fashion girl's cold-weather wardrobe. Get the right coat, and fashion success in the cooler months will be yours. That sounds like a pressurising task, but the truth is our team is already narrowing down their extensive coat-shopping lists to secure "the one," and some of us are finding that our top choices are already selling out. Take deputy editor Emma Spedding and her desire for a faux-fur Stand coat—one particular robe style has already gone and all the other 'It' coats are already selling out fast.
We've cut through to the most poignant breakout coat trends as seen on the catwalks and shopped out the styles so that you can nail the look before everyone else. From smart checked coats to faux-fur jackets, there are so many styles to choose from, and we guarantee you'll find your new favourite. There's no rule that one coat style alone provides nowness—the outerwear world is your oyster right now. So go forth, find the style that feels most suited to your natural tastes, and be cosy, cool and the source of many covetous glares. From camel to faux fur, click through to shop the best coats for winter.
A khaki coat with attitude.
For work or weekends, this coat is the epitome of effortless, and with major French vibes.
The ultimate in a grown-up camel coat.
Will look great with dark denim.
Shearling is always a winner.
For the worst of winter's weather.
A brilliantly luxe take on a workman's classic.
Military-style coats never date.
A serious coat to see you through the week.
The ultimate "buy now, wear forever" buy.
Belt up, look sharp.
Surprisingly, pastel blue will go with everything.
The burgundy style has already sold out. Be quick.
This will stay in your coat collection for life.
So chic and cosy.
Who can resist the charms of a duffel coat?
A classic coat with a chic twist.
It'll go with everything you own.
A sophisticated cover-up.
Be unapologetically preppy in this Gucci masterpiece.
Any coat that's named 'disco pink' gets our vote.
The perfect leopard print cover-up if ever we saw one.
A coat this colour can only make you feel good about winter.
Experiment with an autumn hue without breaking the bank.
The colour-pop details on this make it so special.
Borg coats are set to have a moment this season.
Will add a graphic touch to even the most serious of weekday outfits.
Like a cosy sleeping bag - but way chicer.
This will look perfect with navy trousers and jeans.
The cropped puffa is back for 2018.
Joseph should be high on your list for a classic coat.
K-Mids would like this one for sure.
Sensible - with a price tag that's not nuts either.
A two-in-one masterpiece of functional and desirable design.
We can definitely make room for all-over animal print.
Feeling a short silhouette? You can't go wrong with a pea coat.
Next up, the autumn/winter 2018 fashion trends we want you to know about.