Women's Trench Coats
If you’re looking for women’s coats that are water-resistant and fashionable, it doesn’t get better than a trench coat. This combination is hard to come by, which is why women’s trench coats have remained in style for well over a century. This timeless outerwear style was first developed long ago as a rubberized cotton raincoat, then later produced in a lightweight khaki gabardine fabric.
We’ve compiled a few styling ideas to help you modernize and make the most of this classic women’s coat below.
Wrap It Extra-Tight Or Leave It Open
Double-breasted buttons are a hallmark of trench coat design, but you can ignore the rules (and the buttonholes) if you want to. Leave it open with the belt tied at the back, or wrap it around the front of your body, leaving it unbuttoned in front, but belted tightly at the waist. Both of these styling tricks give the traditional trench coat a different look.
Branch Out Beyond Khaki
Instead of shopping traditional beige trench coats for women, look for this style in different colors like burgundy, navy, hunter green, brown and black. These shades are all very wearable, but don’t stray too far from the classic khaki path.
Explore Other Fabrics
Here’s another idea you can try if you’re not dead set on buying water-resistant outerwear: look for the trench silhouette in other materials like leather, faux leather and wool. These fabrics make the essential trench coat feel fresh, and in some cases, more appropriate for very cold temperatures.
Experiment With Dressy & Casual Looks
You can wear a trench coat over nearly anything, from the little black dress to jeans. We love playing up this piece’s military pedigree by pairing it with women’s boots, but it also works with polished footwear like pointed-toe flats or high heels.
Find Your Favorite At Macy’s
Now that you know your styling options, start shopping for women’s trench coats, plus size trench coats and petite trench coats in a range of fabrics and colors at Macy’s.