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A timeless classic: why a navy trench coat is a must-add to your winter wardrobe

Effortlessly chic, every time.
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It is hard to find a more timeless piece of clothing than the trench coat.

From their humble beginnings, designed for soldiers in the early 1900s to becoming a staple in the wardrobe of the fashion forward, it’s no wonder the trench coat has such a storied fashion history.

Particularly here Down Under, the trench coat is an unbeatable piece of outerwear to add a layer of warmth to protect against icy winter winds, but without the bulk of other coat styles.

As the trench coat is so versatile there are endless colourways, materials and silhouettes to choose from. However, this season we are loving the wintery hues of navy blue.

The effortless style of a navy trench coat makes a timeless addition to your winter wardrobe

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The best navy trench coats for women in 2024

01

UNIQLO C Trench Coat

$199.90 from UNIQLO

The baggy masculine shape of this trench coat has made it high up on our wish list this season. 

We love the timeless yet casual silhouette as well as the simple details such as the cinched wrist buckles and belt.

Sizes: XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

Colours: 69 Navy, 31 Beige

Materials: 100% cotton outer, 100% polyester lining

Key features:

  • Glossy 100% cotton twill outer
  • Relaxed, slender fit
  • Liner features an original checked pattern
  • For both business and casual wear

02

All About Eve Trench Coat

$139.95 from The Iconic

Made from a medium weight cotton blend material, this trench provides warmth yet doesn’t feel too heavy.

Sizes: 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16

Materials: 100% cotton

Key features:

  • Waist tie
  • Side pockets
  • Button detail

03

Westwind Trench Coat

$120 from Princess Polly

No need to break the bank in order to shop a trench coat! It has the traditional style of a trench and the classic silhouette.

Sizes:  XS/S, S/M, M/L, L/XL

Colours: Slate, Black

Materials: 100% polyester

Key features:

  • Trench coat
  • Lapel collar, button fastening at front, twin hip pockets, removable waist tie, adjustable buckle cuff, split at back
  • Non-stretch material, fully lined

04

JDY Longline Trench Coat

$105 from ASOS

A quintessential layering piece, this longline oversized trench is a classic coat to shop.

You can pair it with anything from suit pants to activewear.

Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL

Materials: 100% viscose

Key features:

  • Notch collar
  • Button placket
  • Tie waist
  • Side pockets
  • Regular fit

05

Belle & Bloom Manhattan Cropped Trench

$125.97 (usually $179.95) from Myer

Try your hand at a new silhouette with this cropped trench coat.

It’s extremely flattering on the waist line and we love the idea of styling it with a high waisted midi skirt.

Sizes: XS, S, M, L

Colours: Navy, Camel, White

Materials: 92% Polyester, 8% Elastane

Key features:

  • Raglan Sleeve 
  • Storm flap details 
  • Gold tone buttons 
  • Relaxed fit

06

Unison Oversized Trench Coat

$269.95 from Myer

Want to splurge a little and find an investment piece for your wardrobe? Then this stunning option is our pick.

This design from Unison feels as luxurious as it looks.

Sizes: XS, S, M, L

Colours: Navy, Cream

Materials: 65% Cotton, 35% Polyamide

Key features:

  • Oversized
  • Subtle sheen
  • Collar
  • Dyed to match jacquard lining
  • Front slant pockets
  • Double breasted

How to wear a navy trench?

Trench coats in general are extremely easy to style with your existing wardrobe. Simply throw them over your outfit and elevate it instantly.

If you’re looking for outfit inspiration, we love the combination of a navy coat with dark wash cropped jeans, a light coloured chunky knit and boots for a casual look.

Looking for an office-appropriate outfit? Pair some work pants with an oversized button up and pumps to nail the corporate-cool.

If you’re on the hunt for a navy trench of your own, read on because below we are taking a look at some of our very favourites.

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