These 20 timeless trench coats for women will survive the trend cycle

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Few pieces in fashion can boast the influence or staying power of the trench coat. There is arguably no more versatile piece of outerwear; a traditional trench is light enough for between seasons but tough enough to withstand the cold, and its iconic silhouette can transform a pair best high waisted leggings and one T-shirt track-ready. (Just ask Gigi Hadid.) Whether long or short, cropped or oversized, leather or fur, belted or loose, khaki or colorful, the trench’s signature features—a draped fit, a breast collar, and a so-called storm flap—make it easy to remix for decades to come.

First popularized during World War I—the conflict’s infamous trench warfare gave rise to the coat’s “trench” moniker—the patches proved essential to British officers who wanted lightweight and weatherproof jackets to protect them (and to distinguish them from lower-ranking soldiers). Although both Burberry and Aquascutum take credit for designing the first trench, the look has become so ubiquitous that it inspired thousands of imitations and interpretations. That’s a good thing for fashion lovers, but so does the process of uncovering right trench coat women want to wear even more difficult. Ahead, we’ve rounded up our favorites at several price points and in a variety of styles to help you on your hunt. In the words of a famous trench carrier: “The answer is out there.”

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A transitional favourite

Petal and puppy

Camberwell coat

Available in Tan, cream, brown
Sizes XS-XL

A metallic style

Simon Miller

Tomb of Cato

Available in Silver
Sizes XS-XL

Corduroy style

Rouje

Adina coat

Available in Brown
Sizes 34-44

The best budget choice

London fog

Single-breasted long trench coat

Available in Khaki, black
Sizes M-XL

An extra long fit

embossy

Double-breasted Duster Trench Coat

Available in 6 color options
Sizes XS-2XL

A mid-length fit

Latteliers

Knee-high trench coat

Available in 6 color options
Sizes S-XL

A faux leather style

Babaton

Tabloid trench coat

Available in 7 color options
Sizes 2XS-2XL

A unique collar

Cuyana

Relaxed trench

Available in Tan, gray
Sizes XS-XL

A smart print

Everlane

The Gathered Drape Trench

Available in Black, Tan, Check, Houndstooth
Sizes XXS—XL

A classic

Burberry

Pedley double-breasted trench coat

Available in Tan
Sizes 2-12

A sporty look

Eddie Bauer

Girl on the go insulated trench coat

Available in Black, Navy, Charcoal, Green
Sizes XS-XXL

An oversized fit

Dance

Oversized reflective trench coat

Available in Tan
Sizes FR 34-38

A tailored fit

148 Lafayette

Tailored cotton trench coat for outdoor use

Available in Taupe
Sizes 2XS-2XL

A cropped fit

Thakoon

Cropped Trench Jacket

Available in Camel
Sizes 0-12

A faux fur style

Hi Yoga

Sherpa grave

Available in White, Camel, Black, Dusty Pink
Sizes XXS—L

A denim style

Karen Millan

Denim Utility Trench Coat with volume sleeves

Available in Denim
Sizes 2-12

A colorful splash

Christopher John Rogers

Mark Test Oversized Trench Coat

Available in Multi
Sizes XS-XL

A plus-size fit

Jessica London

Plus Size leather trench coat

Available in Black, olive, snakeskin
Sizes 12-28

An unorthodox silhouette

Chloe

Trench coat in wool with sleeves

Available in Beige
Sizes 2-10

A high-fashion take

The row

Evia silk scarf trench coat

Available in Tan
Sizes XS-L

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