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17 Trench Coats to Help You Embrace Spring in Style

This season's designs include leather and two-toned colors.

Design by Morgan McMullen

Originally a kind of weather-resistant military outerwear used during WWI, trench coats replaced soldiers' heavy wool jackets that were too bulky for the day's trench warfare. The style, first manufactured by Brooks Brothers in the spring of 1917, became an instant classic in fashion circles, and the trench coat remains a timeless piece of outerwear today. They're built to withstand weather, designed to walk the runways, and beloved as a key fashion piece that's extended beyond the classic beige and belted styles. The newest iterations are crafted in materials like leather and vinyl with prints and ruffles that add refreshing new details. Fashion houses like Monse and Simone Rocha have taken the silhouette to new levels for spring, remixing old favorites to reveal innovative styles.

Whether you're investing in a trench for the function, the fashion, or both, our hearts are set on these 17 iterations based off of that very same trench crafted 100 years prior.

A Glossy Trench Coat
Shiny Belted Jacket
Rains saksfifthavenue.com

Stay dry with this glossy raincoat equipped with rubberized snap buttons and ventilation on the arms and backside. This piece is practical for April showers and perfect as an outer layer over a puffer coat for snowy winter days.

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A Two-Tone Trench Coat
Two-Tone Trench
Monse farfetch.com

Upgrade your classic khaki trench with a two-tone version that will keep both work and weekend outfits pulled together.

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A Preppy Trench Coat
Twill Trench Coat
Harris Wharf London modesens.com

This quintessential British heritage coat checks all of the boxes with its A-line flare, classic back flap, and double-breasted front buttons. Keep it preppy with a cable knit sweater and pearls.

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A Limited-Edition Trench Coat
Oversized Soft Trench Coat
Banana Republic bananarepublic.gap.com

Part of a limited-edition collection, this oversize trench pairs perfectly with jeans and a tee, plus a pair of slip-on sneakers to master that cool-girl style. This coat runs true to size with the option to size up for a "borrowed from the boys" appeal.

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A Bold Floral Trench Coat
Floral Print Trench
Richard Quinn farfetch.com

Bold floral prints and a belted silhouette give this coat the illusion of a midi dress when worn on its own. Pair with dark jeans and flats for a retro feel, or with this matching floral print skirt for a head-to-toe flower power look.

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A Khaki Trench Coat
Whitstable Trench Coat
Boden bodenusa.com

For the classic trench coat devotee, this khaki outerwear has subtle grosgrain trim down the arms and a lining that you can wear on the inside or outside for a reversible option. You're really getting two coats for the price of one!

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A Denim Trench Coat
Denim Trenchcoat
Alexa Chung thewebster.us

Trade out your denim jacket for this cool denim trench.  Go for a denim-on-denim outfit when paired with your favorite jeans.

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A Classic Trench Coat
Icon Trench
J.Crew jcrew.com

It's always a safe bet to invest in a more classic trench. This J.Crew coat is an updated version of a previous 2011 bestseller. This outerwear has a higher waistline and a shorter hem, plus a luxe navy felt collar.

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A Lavender Trench Coat
Pastel Belted Trenchcoat
Tibi farfetch.com

The trench gets a girly update for spring thanks to the soft lilac hue. Another cool fact about this coat? It has deep side pockets for personal items like your phone, ID, and AirPods, so you can go purse-free.

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A Floral Trench Coat
Quilted Trench Coat
Tory Burch toryburch.com

Spring has sprung on this vintage-inspired statement trench that spares no attention to detail with its embroidered silk flowers and knotted fabric buttons. You'll feel like a walking garden in this outerwear. 

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A Leather Trench Coat
Leather Trench
Tod's tods.com

Your favorite leather jacket meets your favorite trench coat silhouette in this investment piece that can swing elevated or edgy depending on how you style it. Adding to our checkout cart asap.

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A Puff Sleeve Trench Coat
Puff-Sleeved Trench Coat
H&M hm.com

Trench coats don't have to be stiff and rigid. This H&M option has a languid silhouette that gently drapes over your body, plus puffy sleeves for that trendy spring 2020 take. It's one of the most stylish budget buys out there.

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An Alpaca Wool Trench Coat
An Alpaca Wool Trench
& Other Stories stories.com

Alpaca wool is a win: warm, not prickly, and hypoallergenic. It's the perfect fabric for a luxe-feeling coat. The relaxed fit and length hits right below the knees, ensuring you feel snuggled during the transitional seasons.

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A Ruffle Trench Coat
Ruffle Trench
Simone Rocha modaoperandi.com

Feminine yet polished, a pop of ruffle draws your attention to this unique trench coat. Make it work appropriate when paired with a chiffon blouse and an A-line skirt. Easily transition the piece to weekend wear with cropped jeans and a mohair sweater.

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A Designer Logo Trench Coat
Tartan Trench Coat
Versace farfetch.com

Check out this plaid and Versace logo trench that's anything but basic. If the standout print wasn't enough to catch your eyes, the ornate gold belt buckle and gold coin buttons will do the trick.

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A Quilted Trench Coat
Quilted Trench Coat
Chloé farfetch.com

If you gravitate towards a traditional khaki trench, consider this quilted version for evenings and special occasions. Its broad lapel and roomy pockets offer a bit of drama that will elevate your everyday outfit. 

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A Linen Trench Coat
Luxe Oversized Linen Trench Coat
ASOS Design us.asos.com

This linen trench is lightweight, breathable, and versatile. You can toss it over just about any outfit, from a pantsuit set to a workout set and look instantly put together. The best part? This linen trench is machine washable. Just hang it up to air dry.


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