The Best Trench Coats for Fall at All Price Points

High vs Low Trench

The Icon: Burberry, $1,895; Low (Left to Right): Everlane, $138; Club Monaco, $349; Old Navy, $54

The Best Trench Coats for Fall at All Price Points

One of the staples of a modern – classic wardrobe is the trench coat.  No other piece can instantly elevate an outfit.  Even in an old pair of jeans, a simple tee shirt, and your hair in a messy (on purpose because you have no time to do your hair) bun, if you add a trench – poof – you’re effortlessly chic. If you’re building up your wardrobe, consider picking one up this season. It’s a rare staple that will last you season after season and goes with just about anything. Wear it to work with a dress and heels, or on the weekends with jeans and wellies.

For today’s High vs. Low, I rounded up a few options in a range of price points. There’s no clear winner here. Rather, think about how frequently you will wear it, (this determines your price per wear) and your budget. Below are my four favorites for this season.

Burberry – The most iconic trench is from Burberry.  It’s a significant investment.  If your budget allows, it will stay in style forever.  The cut and silhouette are timeless, and when you put it on, well, you instantly feel the quality. Burberry, in general, runs small, especially in the arms and shoulders so consider sizing up.

Club Monaco –  For the money, Club Monaco is going to give you the most similar style and  quality.  I love how like the color is, and the length is great for pants or skirts.  Of all of todays options, this is the most polished.  Sizes are the most limited here, only available in sizes xs – l in one color.

Everlane – I’m just discovering Everlane, and so far I’ve been impressed with their price, style and quality.  This style is a bit more casual, it will have a little more room.  It’s available in khaki, black and a seriously gorgeous navy, in sizes xs – xl.

Old Navy – For Under $60, this coat is a dream.  It’s simple, and timeless.  You can get it in tan or black and comes in sizes xs – xxl in missy, petite and tall.  Thank you Old Navy, you continue to kill this season with style.

Plus sized?  I love this LL Bean trench in four colors.

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Megan Kristel

Megan Kristel is an entrepreneur, working mom, and former personal stylist. Tired of the one-dimensional portrayal of women online, she founded The Well Dressed Life as a resource for other professional women.

  1. Is part of the definition of a trench that it must be double breasted ? Not good for large chested women – any suggestions that are not ‘classic’ perhaps?

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