Let’s talk about a fashion staple every woman should own and it’s a women’s trench coat.

The right trench coat keeps you warm and dry in spring and summer when the weather is still a bit unpredictable. Trench coats are big again but honestly, when did they ever go our of style?

The best trench coats for women are tailored in a way that gives any body shape a nice hourglass figure, slim waist and a polished look

What more can you ask for? The best trench coats for women offer style, ease, weather protection and a more shapely you. A women’s trench coat is definitely worth investing in.

How to wear a trench coat to look current and polished

A good trench coat can go from day to night and a single one can go with a variety of outfits.

Layer one over jeans and a blouse or over leggings and a cardigan or use one as a night time cover up over your evening look.

How to style and accessorize a trench coat

Trench coats are the perfect transitional weather piece of outerwear.

Patricia (below) wears a classic trench coat. You can elevate this coat to urban-chic, weather-defying status. You can get a similar piece here from Burberry or you can try this option here which costs less.

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Not only are they layerable, they seemingly go with most any style and occasion. From weekend errand runs to evening outings at the exclusive restaurant, trench coats are a closet staple.

Office looks

Spring office looks are never complete without the perfect trench. A belted trench provides a chic power suit like feel to any office ensemble, and serves as a good base for pulling your entire look together.

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Sally (above) looks chic in this outfit that is suited for work. Here is a similar trench coat you can try to cop her look.

We love the trench with the wider leg pants that are all the rage right now, or a bold colored dress with some lighter colored accessories.

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Casual looks

Whether you’re scrunching or rolling up your coat sleeves, leaving the coat open, or tying the belt in the back, trench coats work perfectly for casual looks.

Kylie (below) opts for a pastel-toned coat to pair with her casual white top and jeans and adds prints and patterns with her accessories. Check out a similar coat here.

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You can also wear your trenches with jeans and pants paired with casual boots, loafers, or sneakers.

Adding a scarf behind your collar while adding on a flattering pair of jeans is the perfect chic off-duty look that allows you be comfortable and look pulled together.

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Evening looks

A well tailored trench coat can be the  perfect finishing touch to an evening look.

The key here is to select a coat that is well fitted (we definitely recommend tailoring) and made of quality material.

Be sure to pay attention to fitting and ensure that if you have a longer sleeve dress, the sleeves are not bunching in the sleeves of your coat and creating a bulky look.

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Annette (above) is ready for a night out! She chooses to pair her zebra print top, black leather skirt and tights with a bold red coat. Check out a similar printed coat here.

We also recommend ensuring your dress does not come down much longer than the coat itself. Seeing a bit of the material can actually add to your look, however, a drastic difference in hem length can create an unflattering silhouette.

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Weekend brunch looks

Brunch looks are always fun and punchy opportunities to experiment with chic looks you otherwise might not consider.

A classic trench coat especially works well with more artistic and avantgarde looks by providing a solid foundation, and serving as a neutral canvas that does not take away from your look.

Venetia (below) chooses a subtle shade of pink for her trench coat to wear over her printed dress. You can find an affordable similar coat here.

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Black and beige are a consistently great color combination, which we played with in the second look. The striped cropped pants add a modern tone to the coat, which coupled with black gives a modern and minimalist look.

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Do not feel confined to only wearing the traditional and classic beige trench.

Trenches come in a diversity of cuts, lengths, colors, and fits that can be just as versatile and enticing as the classic trench. Here are 8 unique trenches that caught our eye:

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The right trench coat can work as a dress, jacket or accessory.

Here are some options in stores right now.

#1 Burberry The Chelsea Cotton Gabardine Trench Coat $1990 / Budget Option: Ralph Lauren Belted Trench Coat $129

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Ok, this one is expensive but if you can afford it, worth every penny.

I couldn’t write about the best trench coats for women and not include the grand name of them all: a Burberry trench coat.

This one has a narrow, slim and elongating look with the important waist tie to cinch the waist. Burberry is known for their classic tan color, but I’m partial to this stunning red.

I included a budget option of this red trench coat from Ralph Lauren. Whichever coat you choose to wear, you will certainly standout.

How great will it look as an evening cover up or with jeans and sneakers? No one will miss you on a cloudy day!

#2 Sam Edelman Double Breasted Trench Coat $220

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This is a classic trench coat available for women of all sizes from petite to plus size. Sam Edelman is great at offering affordable, well-made clothing pieces that withstand the test of time.

#3 Blank NYC Faux Leather Trench Coat $148

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The fit and flare cut is flattering and feminine. I love the black trench coat from Blank NYC. It is perfect for either a day or night look.

4. Topshop Crinkle Vinyl Trench Coat $190

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This trench coat from Topshop has a longline structure and is made from sleek crinkled vinyl with a waist-defining tie. You will surely make a statement when you wear this piece out.

5. Ralph Lauren Double Breasted Trench Coat $230

Ralph Lauren women's trench coat | 40plusstyle.com

Sophistication meets function in this lightweight trench with a water-resistant shell and classic details.  I love the way it’s styled in the image.

Here are a few more selections of trench coats worth considering.

Here’s an update on some cropped, cinched-waist trench coats, many on sale now!

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