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9 Timeless Trench Coats You'll Need, Just in Time for Fall

When the weather goes sideways, take ample cover.

By Jenni Moore

The products listed here were independently selected by a member of the editorial staff. Should you choose to purchase a product through a link on this page, we may receive an affiliate commission.

Staying dry in Seattle is one thing. Staying stylish when the weather takes a turn is something else entirely. As summer transitions into fall, pull out your sweaters, brush off your power heels, and invest in a trusty trench coat to create some wardrobe magic. These outerwear picks offer a timeless silhouette for seasons to come.

Cloud Cap Stretch Trench Coat, Eddie Bauer


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Homegrown brand Eddie Bauer keeps things pretty classic with a belted, knee-length trench for protection from the elements. A relaxed fit gives room for more layers, while the waterproof material is still breathable.

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Shiny Black Curve Jacket, Prism


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The A-line silhouette, flexible fabric, and unique holographic finish are worth considering. Even better: This one's light enough for fall days when the sun's out but roomy enough to let you layer it on when the weather turns. Ballard

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REI Co-op Pike Street Trench Coat, REI


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Local mega-outfitter REI has more than enough trench coats from which to choose, and this one is a solid option. Waterproof yet breathable, it has a split hem for walking and sitting, elastic cuffs, a fleece collar, an adjustable hood, and (bonus!) an interior pocket for securing valuables.

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London Fog Heritage Water Repellent Trench Coat, Nordstrom


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Of course London Fog would get the essential trench right: water repellant with a removable waist belt, adjustable belted cuffs, and side welt pockets that button shut. 

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Petit Bateau Iconic Trench Raincoat, Foundation


Unfussy and perfect for just about any fall occasion, this iconic trench from Foundation features pinstriped cotton lining and a hood—because Seattle. Queen Anne

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Women's Westoak City Trench, The North Face


Looking for an option that can fit your bike commute just as well as your weekend plans? This short trench from The North Face is waterproof, with zip hand-warmer pockets, an internal draw-cord for adjustability, and a hood that can be tucked away. 

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Holland Trench, Reformation


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This black trench from Reformation is the one you've been looking for, offering just the right amount of relaxed slouch and structured style. University Village

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Queen Anne Trench 2, Feller


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Of course Seattle has its own collection of waterproof coats and trenches. Designer Wendy Feller stocks a slew of modern outdoor apparel including this one in a pretty green peony print. Made with water-repellant waxed cotton, it's also environmentally friendly.
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Filson Trench Coat, Filson 


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Filson ups the quality with this thigh-length trench. Made with mid-weight waxed cotton and featuring a wool-lined collar, it's designed to weather rain, sleet, and even snow. 

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