Best winter coats for women to keep out the cold and rain

As the colder months approach, it’s time to put away your swimsuits, polos, and summer shorts and open up your cozy pullovers, roll necks, and warm pants. And what better way to mark this transitional moment than by investing in a new winter coat?

Few things are as crucial as quality outerwear, especially when we live in the reliably unreliable UK and have to deal with rain, wind, and snow throughout the season. If you’re in the market for a style you’ll want to wear for years, looking for classic silhouettes in neutral colors (trench coats, double-breasted, and wrap-around – we’re looking at you), don’t be afraid to increase your budget for a style that will stand the test of time.

You may favor water-resistant models that protect your clothes from the elements, or maybe following trends is your thing, which means it’s the leather you’ll want to watch out for. You might even like to envelop yourself in an ultra-chic oversized wool design – make sure you remind your umbrella of that or risk compromising your outfit and mood.

Most coats are all-encompassing when it comes to designing your new purchase, so we’re looking for the flash of sleeves, the pop of a roll neck, or the swish of a pant leg. If you like to clash colors, you can go bright with a neutral design, or to keep your classic look, go for a neutral-toned piece that looks like The Row – and then amp it up with chunky hoops.

We’ve done a great job and put together a selection that will keep you in style on the cold sidewalk. Happy shopping.

Weekday Isolde Trench Coat

There’s nothing quite like a classic beige trench coat. Swedish label Weekday’s design consists of two layers, a long double-breasted undershirt and a tailored double-breasted jacket joined by a simple button to form a classic trench – and you can’t argue three styles for the price of one. It’s ideal for transitional fall with plenty of styling opportunities and a design that can sing and dance to anything.

Raey Batwing-sleeve organic-cotton trench coat

If you’re looking for a classic coat that you can throw on over anything from jeans to a dress, Raey’s black trench is the answer. The double-breasted button front and batwing sleeves hark back to the Hollywood glamour of Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe, whilst the jet black colour brings a sense of modern cool – especially when paired with a full black look. Channel the undercover spy you always wanted to be.

MUSIER Paris Dorothee single-breasted woven trench

French brand MUSSER Paris is an expert in Parisian cool-girl aesthetics, and their khaki trench coat is a prime example. Wear it with everything from sportswear to evening wear, and you’ll be ready to take on the city’s sidewalks in style.

Joseph Plaid Wool Rodsley Coat

As a brand that prides itself on designing timeless luxury essentials, Joseph’s wool coats promise to serve you winter for years to come. This single-breasted style coat has a windowpane design and a relaxed silhouette that exudes effortless, understated chic.

With a detachable belt, roomy slash pockets, and button tabs on the cuffs, it’s a coat that’s as practical as stylish. Pair it with matching pants for a complete look.

Monki Dark brown classic double breasted coat

Classic tailoring at its best, Monki’s dark brown double-breasted coat will give the most casual of outfits a smart makeover. Crafted in a versatile dark brown, it’s a design that will go with almost anything in your wardrobe – and at £75 it’s a bargain. Just size up if you’re looking for a more oversized fit.

Nanushka Alamo Reversible oversized robe coat

Budapest-based brand Nanushka’s Alamo coat is for those times when you need a little TLC. Reminiscent of your favorite robe – but even better if you’re planning to leave the house – it’s an easy-to-wear silhouette that will wrap any of your clothes in a cozy layer of wool.

With a brown check on one side and a grey tone on the other, it’s a reversible design – so, in effect, each coat costs just £397.50. When you look at it that way, it’s rude not to.

Stine Goya Namei Coat – Shamrock Green / Pastel Lavender

Copenhagen-born label Stine Goya is the brand bringing a pop of colour to Scandinavia. Crafted using 100 per cent recycled nylon, this joyful coat is an oversized design that will make you stand out in the crowd. Designed in a shamrock green with colourblocked sleeves, it’ll be your lucky charm – now all you need is the pot of gold.

Ganni leopard-print single-breasted coat

If you delve into Ganni’s brand DNA, seeing a tiny leopard print won’t take long. Featuring a linen and cotton blend coat with an oversized collar and slip pockets, this coat will satisfy all your animal print desires – whether you’re a fan of Scary Spice or Shania Twain. Let’s hope you’re more impressed than the latter.

Blumarine Pink Belted Wool Coat

Want to update your barbershop look for winter? Then, Blumarine’s bubblegum pink wool coat is just what you need. Known for its sexy, playful, and flirty designs, creative director Nicola Brognano creates fun pieces that embody the feminine aesthetic of the brand’s founders, Anna Molinari and Gianpaolo Tarabini. Pair with pink pants and shoes for maximum effect.

Rains String Parka

As one of the leaders in modern waterproof outerwear, everyone needs a Rains coat in their closet. The brand’s corded trench coat inspires from the classic fishtail trench coat and adds drawstrings to allow additional waist tucking and hem expansion opportunities.

Made from the brand’s signature PU rubber fabric, it’s a lightweight, soft, and 100% waterproof coat that will ensure you feel dry and stylish.

Arket Hooded Rain Coat

Arket is the place to go for wardrobe staples – and the brand’s hooded rain coat in black is a great addition to any coat stand. Made from a water-based PU, a more sustainable alternative to the conventional oil-based fabric, it’s a sustainable option that won’t break the bank. The perfect coat to grab and go on a rainy day.

Everlane The Long Mac Coat Stone

Everlane’s long coat is the perfect all-weather coat that will take you from fall to winter in style. It’s lightweight, waterproof, and features high-level design details like storm flaps, adjustable cuffs, and a clean button front. The oversized silhouette can be worn over even the heaviest winter knits to add a lightweight, rain-resistant layer.

COS Longline Quilted Liner Coat

COS combines quality craftsmanship with modern design to create fashion essentials that transcend the seasons. Lightly padded with long lines, you’ll feel like you’ve rolled out of bed and taken the duvet with you when you wear it on your morning commute. A removable waistband provides a personalized fit, while a back vent allows for wear on warmer days.

Marfa Stance Reversible detachable-collar quilted shell coat

Modular outerwear brand Marfa Stance takes a sustainable approach to design, creating coats that are functional, ethical, and modern in their home-based factory in Italy. The brand’s coats can be reconfigured in many ways – for example, this reversible style has a removable collar that can be replaced with other collars from their website so that you can switch up the design daily. It’s a coat you’ll never get tired of.

& Other Stories Belted Diamond Quilted Coat

Whether you’re going for a stroll in Hyde Park or a countryside walk, & Other Stories’ diamond quilted coat is the only outerwear you’ll need. Lightly padded, with a self-tie belt and concealed press buttons, it’s a relaxed silhouette that will keep you cosy whatever the weather.

Rejina Pyo Purple Hana Single-Breasted Vegan Leather Coat

Designed in deep plum purple, London-based designer Rejina Pyo’s leather coat is a luxurious masterpiece. It’s crafted from vegan leather and features a single-breasted design with a beautiful sheen that will make you shine throughout the night. Wear it with silky black shorts or a pair of cream jeans.

Massimo Dutti Nappa Leather Trench Coat With Belt

Look no further than Massimo Dutti’s ultra-soft Nappa leather trench coat for a leather coat that never goes out of style. Featuring storm flaps, a belt, and two side pockets, it’s a classic design that will stand the test of time. Go to hell in leather and pair it with the matching leather skirt.

Acne Studios Double-Breasted Leather Trench Coat

Stockholm-based brand Acne Studios is a top choice for quality leather. While this coat has a higher price tag, it has premium design details to match.

From the adjustable fastenings on the arms, the slit in the front, and the waist that allows you to show off your outfit underneath to your liking to the elongated sleeves and the most extended length, not to mention the super soft cream sheepskin – this is a coat you’ll keep forever.

 

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