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With over 100 years of history in fashion, you can never go wrong with a classic trench. TFG has rounded up the hottest trench coats women will love for the fall or spring season!

 


Best Women’s Trench Coat

Written By: Laura Pulling


 

 

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A versatile wardrobe staple that looks chic in any situation, you’ve got to be talking about a classic trench coat!

But, what is a trench coat? Originally designed by British brands Aquascutum and Burberry, a trench coat was a military piece, made for officers to wear in the trenches during World War I. Hence the name! With buttons, shoulder epaulets, and the famous belt, it’s a wardrobe icon.

 

 

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TFG Editor wearing Columbia Carson Pass jacket

 

They have lived on and surpassed their military heyday and are loved on the catwalks and by fashionistas as a “must-have” every year. (I purchased a navy blue trench coat by Ralph Lauren five years ago and I’ve managed to wear it every year since and it still looks amazing!)

They’re great for fall, as the weather begins to transition to the colder winter months, and can even suffice in a milder winter if you layer well underneath them. They’re also a great spring coat since you can layer as needed.

Plus they are oh-so-chic to style, you can play around with the belt, have it nipped in at your waist, or worn flared open for an effortless look. And they also look stellar over any outfit (honestly, just try it!) From a date night dress to a long romper, and simple jeans. With so many gorgeous choices for coats, it can be hard to pick only one!

 

Let us help you choose—we’re hopping on the “classic” bandwagon and sharing these top picks for the best ladies trench coat!  

 

 

Best Trench Coat for Women

 

 

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Shop Eddie Bauer: Regular Sizes XS-XXL | Plus Sizes 1X-3X | Tall Sizes (XS-XXL) | Petite Sizes (XS-XL)

 

Top Pick: Eddie Bauer Girl on the Go Rain Trench Coat With Hood (Plus Size Available)

 

TFG readers love these women’s trench coats by Eddie Bauer. And we know why! This modern style has a zipper closure, unlike the traditional buttons, and secure zipper pockets, making it more convenient and easier to slip in and out of. It’s DWR finish sheds moisture, so you needn’t worry about being caught in the rain, and it has a removable hood too. 

This is one of the top-rated waterproof trench coats women love with over 1,200 glowing reviews! One has it as her go-to travel favorite, “This coat has a flattering fit and looks great both as a raincoat and coat for chilly weather. In the rain, the water beads up on the coat so the coat does not feel wet. It is perfect for my frequent travels to many different climates.”

Available in Regular (XS-XXL), Tall (XS-XXL), Plus (1X-3X), and Petite (XS-XL) sizes.

 

 

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Shop Regular (XS-XXL) and Plus (1X-3X) Sizes: Amazon

 

Columbia Carson Pass II Women’s Trench Jacket (Plus Size Available)

 

If it is rainy and cold, bring something heavy-duty like TFG editor-in-chief Alex’s go-to winter trench coat: the Columbia Carson Pass jacket. (Read her full review here!)

Available in a ton of colors, including this white trench coat, its belted style is adored by reviewers who give it a ton of 5-star ratings. They share that the Omni-heat technology and fluffy hood keep you warm, even in negative temperatures, and it’s SO stylish too. 

Available in Regular (XS-XXL) and Plus (1X-3X) Sizes. 

 

 

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Shop J.Crew: Classic Sizes 00-18 | Petite Sizes 00-12 

 

J Crew Women’s New Icon Trench

 

This classic cut J. Crew khaki trench coat is just what you picture when you think “trench”, in a shade that goes with absolutely anything. Available in petite and regular sizing, this water-repellent, double-breasted coat really does deserve its iconic name. 

Reviews are great for these cute trench coats. One wearer shares, “This coat is a timeless addition to any wardrobe! The color and styling are perfect. The style of the coat, though classic, is trendy enough to make it a great complement for business or going-out attire. I have no doubt that this amazing trench is a piece that I will wear for years to come!”

 

 

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Shop Regular (XS-XXL) and Plus (1X-3X) Sizes: AmazonColumbia | Zappos

 

Columbia Pardon My Trench Jacket Women’s Style (Plus Size Available)

 

One of TFG readers’ favorites is the Columbia rain trench coat! It’s a modern, short trench coat with a hood that has a water-resistant construction for lightweight coverage on drizzly days. Plus it comes in an extended size range from XS-XXL and 1X-3X, and in over 15 color options including cute pastels and even a bold red trench coat.

Reviews are fabulous for this lightweight trench coat, with lots of people owning it for travel, one shares, “This is the perfect spring/fall trench coat. Light enough to wear on balmy wet days, layer up with a sweater for cooler days. Excellent fit and great for packing on trips.”

 

Check out the best packable and beautiful cardigan sweaters that you’ll want for your next trip!

 

 

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Shop Nordstrom: Sizes XS-XL

 

Cole Haan Women’s Double Breasted Trench Coat With Hood

 

Cole Haan is a popular brand, and this belted trench coat womens style will surely keep you looking great and though it’s not waterproof, but water-resistant material; you can enjoy your adventure without getting totally soaked when you use a travel umbrella with it. It’s comfortably lined with a removable hood and classic notched lapels, and belted cuffs.  

Comes in a multitude of colors. A great all-weather coat, this chic piece will stick with you for multiple years!

 

 

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Shop Quince: Sizes XS-XL

 

Quince Water-Resistant Classic Trench Coat Womens Style

 

SO CHIC! We love this water-resistant Quince tan trench coat so much. It has a classic style and detailing, like the military trench coat of a bygone era, but still beautiful in today’s modern times. Plus it comes in regular and petite sizing.

Reviews are outstanding for these fashionable trench coats. One owner gushes, “I love it! Super comfortable and love the stretch of the fabric.” Another one adds, “Waterproof, great quality, hits at just the right length for my 5’5” frame, and the small still has room to layer a thick sweater underneath. It’s perfect for fall and spring to throw on over something sophisticated or casual.”

 

 

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Shop Nordstrom: Sizes XS-XXL

 

Sam Edelman Classic Women’s Double Breasted Trench Coat 

 

For a classic neutral shade, that’s a little easier to keep clean, try this luxe Sam Edelman’s navy trench coat. This brand is TFG reader’s favorite for jackets that are well-built and long-lasting. This water-resistant trench coat will last you for years to come—a sound investment buy!

Wearers love these Sam Edelman trench coats womens styling, with tonal faux-horn buckles and buttons lend delightful detail to a season-spanning trench coat that’s essential for any capsule wardrobe. Also available in short trench coats womens style!

 

 

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Shop Sizes 6-14: Lululemon

 

Lululemon Women’s Trench Coat With Removable Hood

 

For an easy to dress up or down option, check out this Always There Short Trench Coat by Lululemon. This versatile, (not full length, but short) trench coat, has a removable hood and a storm flap and with hidden zippered chest pocket under the storm patch. Available in two colors, it even comes in a nude color! 

This womens nude or black trench coat is waterproof and windproof. The removable hood is perfect for extra stormy days. 

 

These are the most popular rain jackets for travel!

 

 

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Shop Sizes XS-XL: AmazonHelly Hansen

 

Helly Hansen Wesley II Women Rain Trench Coats

 

Not all trench coats are waterproof, but this Helly Hansen green trench coat is! If you’re going somewhere very rainy, it’s the perfect pick to keep you warm and dry. This modern coat even has the belt and buttons of traditional trench coat styles, the adjustable waist will flatter your figure and keep you protected from the elements. And it comes in a few colors.

Wearers adore this waterproof trench coat womens style, one explains,  “This is a great looking jacket that bridges the gap between a traditional trench coat and a rain jacket. The fabric is so nice and makes this jacket polished enough for work and casual enough for play. Love it!”

 

 

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Shop Sizes XS-3X: Nordstrom | Kohl’s

 

London Fog Water Resistant Trench Coat Women (Plus Size Available)

 

A popular brand with TFG readers, London Fog offers this stylish short trench coat. With a faux leather trim traces the clean lines of this timeless trench coat and a water-resistant body, it may not be the best for wet days but looks like a dream for creating a chic trench coat outfit. This coat has a removable hood and buttoned hand pockets. An awesome practical choice for travel. 

Wear it open or properly fastened for different looks, and this clever spring trench coat womens style has a cool design belt detail too! One wearer says, “This London Fog is exactly what I was looking for. I already have a heavy, lined and hooded rain coat in a shorter length. This 3/4 length coat is well made, classic style and will be perfect for mild days and will look good with pants or skirts/dresses.” Also available in removable hood here!

 

See what our readers ranked as the best packable rain jacket to travel with!

 

 

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Shop Sizes XS-XXL: Nordstrom

 

Bernardo Women’s Modern Belted Trench Coat 

 

The Bernardo long trench coat womens style offers a slightly more modern take on the classic cut. Look like you’re up to something official even if you’re just headed to the office in this lightweight trench coat designed with a storm flap and tie belt.

Comes in a range of classic colors including sand, smoke grey and tan color. These trench coat selections are great for layering and also pack well for travel because it’s lightweight too. 

 

 

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Shop Sizes 0-16 on Nordstrom in Honey | Midnight and on Neiman Marcus

 

Burberry Kensington Womens Long Trench Coat

 

We had to include it, considering it’s the Granddaddy of the style, but coming in at a tad over our normal TFG budget is the Kesnsington trench coat by Burberry. This designer trench coat is the original, so we can’t complain about the aesthetic features—simply put, it’s divine! 

This weather-defying Burberry trench has the traditional check lining and will be a wardrobe staple forever, without you having to replace it for several years. Also available in color Midnight here!

 

TFG readers recommend their favorite travel vest womens styles!

 

 

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Shop Sizes S-3X: Kohl’s

 

Sebby Mild Winter Ladies Hooded Trench Coat (Plus Size Available)

 

The Sebby Collection soft shell trenchcoat must just be the ultimate travel trench, with incredible functionality at a budget friendly price. Aside from the chic style, it is designed to keep you comfortable and warm in the face of the elements with its wind- and water-resistant 100 percent polyester, back vent, and detachable button-hood. Making it the perfect stylish trench coat for fall, spring, and mild winter days.

This trench is unlined, making it less bulky and more packable, and it would be perfect layered over a merino wool sweater for extra warmth! One wearer says, “I never leave product reviews, but this jacket surpasses all expectations. Such great quality. This is not a super lightweight jacket. It is something you can wear in autumn, mild winter, and spring. Awesome removable hood.”

Available in a wide range of sizes from S-3X!

 

 

Womens Trench Coat Comparison Chart

 

BRAND | MODEL FEATURES | REVIEWS RATING | PRICE
Best Trench Coat for Women
TFG Readers’ Pick: Eddie Bauer Girl on the Go® Rain Trench Coat With Hood (Plus Size Available) “This coat has a flattering fit and looks great both as a raincoat and coat for chilly weather. In the rain, the water beads up on the coat so the coat does not feel wet. It is perfect for my frequent travels to many different climates.” Check Price
Columbia Carson Pass II Trench Jacket (Plus Size Available) Its belted style is adored by reviewers who give it a ton of 5-star ratings. They share that the Omni-heat technology and fluffy hood keep you warm, even in negative temperatures, and it’s SO stylish too.  Check Price
J Crew Women's New Icon Trench “This coat is a timeless addition to any wardrobe! The color and styling are perfect. The style of the coat, though classic, is trendy enough to make it a great complement for business or going-out attire. I have no doubt that this amazing trench is a piece that I will wear for years to come!” Check Price
Columbia Pardon My Trench Jacket Women's (Plus Size Available) “This is the perfect spring/fall trench coat. Light enough to wear on balmy wet days, layer up with a sweater for cooler days. Excellent fit and great for packing on trips.” Check Price
Cole Haan Waterproof Double Breasted Trench Coat With Hood Cole Haan is a popular brand and this belted trench coat womens style will surely keep you dry on any adventure. It's comfortably lined with a removable hood and classic notched lapels and belted cuffs.   Check Price
Quince Water-Resistant Classic Trench Coat Womens "Waterproof, great quality, hits at just the right length for my 5’5” frame, and the small still has room to layer a thick sweater underneath. It’s perfect for fall and spring to throw on over something sophisticated or casual." Check Price
Sam Edelman Classic Women's Double Breasted Trench Coat Wearers love these Sam Edelman trench coats womens styling, with tonal faux-horn buckles and buttons lend delightful detail to a season-spanning trench coat that's essential for any capsule wardrobe. Check Price
Lululemon Women's Trench Coat With Removable Hood This womens nude or black trench coat is waterproof and windproof. The removable hood is perfect for extra stormy days.  Check Price
Helly Hansen Wesley II Women Rain Trench Coats “This is a great looking jacket that bridges the gap between a traditional trench coat and a rain jacket. The fabric is so nice and makes this jacket polished enough for work and casual enough for play. Love it!” Check Price
London Fog Water Resistant Trench Coat Women (Plus Size Available) “This London Fog is exactly what I was looking for. I already have a heavy, lined and hooded rain coat in a shorter length. This 3/4 length coat is well made, classic style and will be perfect for mild days and will look good with pants or skirts/dresses." Check Price
Bernardo Modern Belted Trench Coat  The Bernardo long trench coat womens style offers a slightly more modern take on the classic cut. Look like you're up to something official even if you're just headed to the office in this lightweight trench coat designed with a storm flap and tie belt. Check Price
Burberry Kensington Womens Long Trench Coat This weather defying Burberry trench has the traditional check lining, and will be a wardrobe staple forever, without you having to replace it for several years.  Check Price
Sebby Mild Winter Trench Coat (Plus Size Available) “I never leave product reviews, but this jacket surpasses all expectations. Such great quality. This is not a super lightweight jacket. It is something you can wear in autumn, mild winter, and spring. Awesome removable hood.” Check Price

 

 

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Compass Rose Packing Cubes

 

How to Pack Womens Trench Coats

 

Now that you’ve done a trench review of which coat is best for you, it’s time to pack it! Start with packing cubes; they will seriously change the way you pack! We designed our own brand of slim packing cubes, with a unique color and numbering system, so it’s easy to remember where you’ve packed everything. See more in the video below.

 

Learn our hacks with packing cubes in the video above!

 

We also put together a five-part YouTube series showing the different methods to use packing cubes for travel. If you use this specific packing strategy, packing cubes can also compress your belongings. This method has helped many women travel carry-on only!

 

 


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