We've found the most exciting camel coats of the season

The ultimate winter wardrobe classic.

Best camel coats: Fashion week image of camel coats
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Outerwear trends come and go but the one thing you can be sure of is that the camel coat will never go out of style, and the proof is on the catwalk, autumn/winter season after autumn/winter season.

Last February, it was to be seen everywhere, from New York to London, Paris to Milan, where each designer put their spin on it for AW23 and we predict the same will happen this season.

At Michael Kors, it was all about biscuity shearling coats, whilst Stella McCartney went for heritage checks and power shoulders. At Hermes camel coats were padded and belted, and at Akris they were made of buttery leather.

One thing they could all agree on was that it needed to be long. Ankle-skimming, pavement-grazing long. So whether you are into any of the above mentioned micro trends or not, make sure you go for a long silhouette if you're going to invest in a camel coat this season. 

The added bonus is that you can have it taken up when midi lengths are de rigueur again - we're all about longevity here at Marie Claire. Whether it's worn over an oversized suit, silk dress or jeans and a sweatshirt, there's nothing a camel coat can't elevate, making it a worthy investment and potentially the best winter coat you could buy.

Now that the chills officially set in, we are seeing all the best winter collections hit the stores, and there are some fabulous styles to grab. Here are our favourite ones so far. 

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Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.

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