Best trench coats: The ultimate investment piece

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The best, most versatile and on-trend trench coats are hard to come by, so we've done the hard work for you and rounded-up the 30 best new season designer and high street styles to shop now...

The best trench coats come in all shapes and sizes, from neutral shades in classic shapes to stand-out voluminous, textured and colourful styles guaranteed to liven-up your wardrobe. It’s a timeless classic we believe every girl should own. And here’s why…

Thanks to their unrivalled versatility, the best trench coats have long been regarded as a trans-seasonal staple. In fact, they are one of the few items of clothing suitable for both casual and smart occasions. With jeans or tailored trousers, heels or trainers – they just work.

They’re one of those items that can take a lot of pavement pounding to find the right one, but once found, it’s something that you can wear season after season, and is well worth the investment.

If it’s something classic you’re after, go for a tan, cream or beige shade. We’ve seen some sophisticated neutral designs at Mango, Marks & Spencer and APC.

Navy is another great option for those of you wanting to buy a jacket that can be donned for work or at the weekend. Our favourite dark trench coat out right now can be snapped up for £195 from Topshop Boutique.

Anyone looking to inject a splash of colour into their wardrobe should consider this season’s love-in with blush and red suede- perfect for really making an understated outfit sing and for instantly reviving any workwear or weekend look.

But the big news of the season is the introduction of suede. Everyone from Hugo Boss to Reiss and M&S have got in on the act. While you’ll have to splash out a little more for this luxe finish, it’ll take the trench to a whole new level of versatility. Smart enough for work and glam enough for a wedding, we say they’re worth every penny.

And by adding flirty and feminine pleats, Zara has found a clever way totally update the trench coat for this season.

Still not sold? Trench coats are well-known for being one of the most flattering styles of outerwear. By simply fastening the belt, anyone can have an hourglass silhouette.

To help give you a little inspiration ahead of your next shopping trip, we’ve rounded up the 30 best trench coats that will suit any shape, style or budget. Race you to the checkout…

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