STYLE - APR 14, 2022
Find Your Best Women's Trench Coat: Plus 15 Outfit Ideas to Try
By Gemma Prior
Ranking with jeans as one of the most versatile, practical, and timeless pieces in any wardrobe, the women’s trench coat is a
staple when styling outfits for almost every situation, in any season.
A capsule wardrobe centrepiece.
Although the idea
originated nearly 100 years before World War 1,
as the name suggests the trench coat became well-known as an essential during this war for men who spent the majority of their time mired
in muddy trenches.
It was Thomas Burberry, the man who established the iconic brand we know today, who submitted a design for an Army officer's
raincoat to the United Kingdom War Office in 1901.
It was known as the trench coat.
Now, over a century later the trench coat has taken a very different, peaceful and privileged course, and has become a staple in so
many of our wardrobes. A fashion icon.
They’re capsule wardrobe
essentials you can wear for nearly any occasion, whether it’s with basics like jeans and a t-shirt, or, for a more elegant look, over
a dress when heading out for dinner or drinks.
You can even grab it to lift your sweats when racing out to grab some groceries or pick up the kids, and then you can turn around and
pair it with a classic tailored pant and heels for work.
The options are endless making it extra rewarding for a capsule wardrobe.
Keep reading to see 15 ideas for trench coat outfits you can use in every season, plus 16 of the best women’s trench coats available
now, all both timeless and on-trend.
15 outfits you can create with your trench coat
Due to their versatility as capsule wardrobe essentials, your trench coat can be used to style outfits for almost every season and
Whether you use your trench for layering with a chunky knit, oversized blazer and scarf on cold days, or in warmer months with light basics
and sandals, there are endless options.
See below for 15 ideas for the best women’s outfits you can create with a trench coat, for any occasion.
Trench with sneakers
Trench Over a Dress or Skirt
With Some major heels!
with boots & mini dress
Casual Look dressed up with heels
Trench with chunky sandals
Paired with activewear
Trench with shorts
With A slip dress
Neutral Colour Blocking
Roll up your sleeves
Where to find 17 of the Best women's trench coats now
When spending money on a piece for your capsule wardrobe, it’s best to invest in something with longevity, although subtle
playful details could still work. It’s also important to consider the quality of the piece you're buying.
If it's poorly made in cheap fabric, signs of wear will likely show early on, which of course is not what you want and could end with
becoming a potential landfill.
Instead, saving and investing in a piece that’s well made and of quality fabric, is the best way to go. This means your trench will
last for years, possibly decades, which is best for both your wallet and the planet.
The classic colour of the trench coat is camel, while black and navy are also pieces with longevity.
But there are other colours appearing as well such as white, dark green, and brown.
Check out below for 17 of the best women’s trench coats to consider for your capsule wardrobe, to wear now and for years to come.
mango Cotton Classic Trench coat $149.95 AUD, FROM mango
LOCATION: US & Others
The true classic, this style of trench is what we all know best and is certainly a keeper. The colour is both easy to style and
without any end date in terms of trends.
& other stories trench coat $240 AUD, FROM &
LOCATION: EU & others
Featuring a double breasted silhouette, this piece is still a classic style but in a light blue check pattern for a simple
sportscraft audrey trench coat $429.99 AUD, FROM the
With a cut and colour to represent the classic trench, it's still one you can wear with anything from a little black dress to
sneakers and sweats.
the frankie shop trench coat $609 AUD, FROM the
LOCATION: Us & others
Made from 68% recycled nylon and produced using an eco-friendly water repellent treatment this piece features an oversized collar
and drop shoulders in a relaxed silhouette.
& other stories classic trench coat $250 AUD, FROM &
The classic style which will still be working for your wardrobe in years to come, this piece is a gorgeous simple style perfect for any
third form trench coat $380 AUD, FROM third
A contemporary addition to your wardrobe, this timeless piece is elevated by the oversized proportions giving it a striking
hansen & Gretel Dempsey trench coat $359 AUD, FROM fox
DISSH fallon Off white linen blend trench coat $199.99 AUD, FROM DISSH
Another tencel and linen blend piece, but in a lighter colour if you're after something that's a little different to the original
trench coat look.
witchery leather trench $799.95 AUD, FROM witchery
Appearing still in the classic style of the trench, but in an original fabric, this trench coat comes in leather sourced through
Witchery's Leather Working Group, which is committed to sourcing ethical leather.
everlane gathered drape trench coat $309 AUD, FROM everlane
Another trench with a subtle original style, showing gathered detail at the shoulders and a high back slit, but still the
longevity that makes them so valuable.
arket linen cotton trench coat $369 AUD, FROM arket
Cut in the original design for a regular fit, this is a double breasted trench coat featuring the classic details such as shoulder
epaulettes and loose-hanging yoke at the back.
saba tia trench coat $449 AUD, FROM the
Another classic style with some sleek modern updates, this version features a wide collar and doesn't show the button detail
associated with the trench.
matt & nat Vegan trench coat $320 AUD, FROM matt
The classic double-breasted trench coat with cuff-belt detail, a lapel collar, and self-tie belt at the waist, this piece is cut to sit
a little higher on the leg then many others.
g-star RAW high trench coat in raw denim $379 AUD, FROM g-star
Classic style in contemporary fabric, this sleek tailored trench is made from raw denim in a vintage dark blue shade.
arnsdorf alessandra trench coat $1250 AUD, FROM arnsdorf
A brand dedicated to timeless sustainable and ethical fashion, this piece is a contemporary take on the classic style. Plus,
it's made largely from recycled polyester!
toteme signature trench coat $1140 AUD, FROM Incu
As the name suggests this is another classic piece, although with subtle modern detail such as an extended double-breasted
silhouette and an oversized fit.
burberry kensington trench coat $2908 AUD, FROM burberry
The ultimate original from the brand who claim to have invented this icon, Thomas Burberry submitted his design for an Army officer's
raincoat to the UK War Office in 1901. It was known as the trench coat.