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 as you see in the capsule below, 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. For more info on how to style one, read Sylvia’s tips on how to accessorize a trench coat here.

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The right trench coat can work as a dress, jacket or accessory. I’ve picked 5 of my favorites for you.

#1 Burberry Sandringham Trench $1995

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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 dame 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. 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 Michael Kors Hooded Trench Coat $149.90

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This is a classic trench available for women of all sizes from petite to plus size. Kors is great at offering affordable, well-made clothing pieces that withstand the test of time. This trench runs small, so order one size up. It’s on sale with free shipping, so get yours before it’s gone.

#3 Laundry by Shelli Segal Fit and Flare Trench Coat on sale for $129.90

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The fit and flare cut is flattering and feminine. I love the black color as the perfect evening out style or classic everyday but the pink is fun and flirty. What would you choose?

4. Eileen Fischer Stand Collar Long Jacket $278

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What I love about this and everything Eileen Fisher produces is the relaxed ease of her pieces. The three colors are all so interesting: blue, red and off white. This would also be an easy to pack travel trench or outerwear piece.

5. Ralph Lauren Cotton Trench Coat $200

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The unique color goes great with many styles and tones. I love the way it’s styled in the image. This trench is on sale at Nordstrom’s right now for $140. Don’t miss it!

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!

Would you go neutral and classic in tan or black for your trench coat or would you wear the brighter colors?

Til next time, Cynthia.