20 Trench Coats That Prove The Outerwear Is A Wardrobe Staple

Fashion trends come and go, but trench coats are timeless. This no-fuss, throw-on-top-of-anything outerwear is a wardrobe necessity. The garment is our go-to coat for everything from inclement weather to coffee runs, and it makes an eye-catching statement piece for a chic boost to an everyday look. When it comes to this eternally cool lightweight layer, the options are seemingly endless.
The topper has evolved since its sleek, clean lines and timeless belted silhouette first came into vogue. Co-created by British outfitter Thomas Burberry, the double-breasted khaki coat was rendered iconic in the wake of World War I after several prominent turns in the spotlight. Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca and Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s project effortless style in the classic outerwear. The look quickly became a favorite among glamorous stars such as Marlene Dietrich, Katherine Hepburn, Catherine Deneuve, and Greta Garbo. 
In 2023, the trench coat has taken on a life of its own, as labels and designers make bold new creations with original colors, textiles, and cuts. From classic longer-length styles to modern cropped looks, we’ve rounded up a range of the best trench coats to add to your wardrobe.
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