The 12 Best Trench Coats for In-Between Seasons

We're in the trenches.

Stylish and built to withstand any kind of weather, trench coats have expanded well beyond the classic beige-and-belted styles. The best trench coats of the season are crafted to make a lasting impression, and these are the styles to weave into in-between dressing season.

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The Ladylike Trench

Get inspired with fresh updates to the classic trench coat, like exaggerated shoulder lines, feminine collars, and refined pleat details.

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Alexander McQueen Trenchcoat, $3,990, and Bag, $1,490; alexandermcqueen.com.

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The Anything-but-Basic Trench

Up the ante with herringbone prints, color blocking, and a mixed media make up in your trench.

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Coach Trench, $1,300; coach.com.

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The Classic Trench

Never underestimate a classic. These tried-and-true trenches will see you through rain or shine.

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Dolce & Gabbana Trench, $2,745, and Bag, $3,595; (877) 70-DGUSA.

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The Suede Trench

There's really no "persuading" needed. A light suede trench will serve you on chilly fall days and will patiently wait for you come spring.

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Michael Kors Collection Trench, $4,990; michaelkors.com

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Sara Holzman is the Style Director at Marie Claire, covering runway trends and tracking down the latest finds to buy and wear. When she’s not writing about fashion, she pens about the best places to jet-off to.