8 Must-Have Trenches for a Stylish Rainy Day

Stay dry and undeniably chic with options from Burberry, Prada, Acne Studios, and more.

As temperatures drop and skies turn from shades of blue into clouds of grey, trench coats are the natural option for those looking to brave the elements while remaining undeniably chic. First crafted for utilitarian purposes during World War II, the perennial favorite blends purpose with stylistic flair. Despite its traditional design notions — double-breasted, shoulder pads, and a waist belt — today’s fashion labels have reimagined the classic with innovation in mind.

From reimagined Balenciaga outerwear to classic pieces from Burberry, here are 8 stylish and practical trench coats to incorporate into your wardrobe.

Prada Re-Nylon Hooded Trench Coat

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For those looking for a staple that combines sustainable craftsmanship with innovative silhouette, Prada has got you covered. Crafted from 100% recycled materials, the brand’s hooded trench dons a variety of sensible notions and will mesh perfectly with just about any outfit.

$1600, selfridges.com.

COS Belted Trench Coat

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COS’ belted trench coat arrives in a sleek all black color way and is an optimal choice for relaxed layering during inclement weather. The garment is constructed out of lyocell cotton and features an adjustable belt, double breasted closure, and two side pockets.

$250, cos.com.

Acne Studios Belted Trench Coat

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Stockhom-based Acne Studio’s beige trench coat is ideal for layered styling and brisk Fall days. The mid-length piece hosts oversized button closures and contrast faux leather piping and lining.

$950, acnestudios.com.

FRAME Trench Coat Noir
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Developed in 100% cotton, FRAME’s utilitarian trench coat is the optimal modern wardrobe essential. Though the LA-based brand is best known for its top notch denim, their long lasting outerwear is ideal for an all weather wardrobe.

$648, frame.com.

Burberry The Long Kensington Heritage Trench Coat

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Burberry has become synonymous with classic, well cut trench coats. Though the British house has a variety of trench options, its Kensington Heritage coat is a piece that will never fade out of style and can be made cozy styled over Fall staples.

$2250, burberry.com.

APC Cotton Twill Trench Coat

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Known for chic classics and style staples, APC’s cotton twill trench is crafted out of wicking cotton and hosts front flap pockets and a single vent in the back. The jacket’s relaxed fit coupled with lightweight fabrication will make this seasonless piece fit for year long wear.

$375, mrporter.com.

Balenciaga Asymmetric Trench Coat

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Balenciaga’s playful spin on the classic trench coat boasts asymmetric lapels and an oversized fit. The slouchy layering piece is crafted out of durable cotton and is complete with wool lining.

$3200, farfetch.com.

AMI Paris Belted Trench Coat

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Parisian label AMI’s belted trench draws on classic notions of the outerwear favorite while infusing a distinct sense of comfortability and style. The versatile piece — crafted out of embossed cotton — elevates any outfit and will withstand the elements of the outdoors.

$1215, mrporter.com.

Bottega Veneta Leather Trench

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Though Bottega Veneta’s lambskin trench coat — in the color way “potion” — veers from the traditional aesthetics of the trench coat, it certainly delivers stylistically. Crafted in Italy, the coat is finished with latex and features a detachable cotton liner and a triangular leather belt.

$8900, bottegaveneta.com.

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