Every woman needs a classic trench coat in her closet. Whether you wear it to work, a fun night out or even just a quick trip to the store, a nice trench is the perfect lightweight jacket for a chilly autumn day.
This highly rated double-breasted option on Amazon could be the staple piece you need to get through this fall season.
Made with 100% terylene fabric, the trench is both windproof and water-repellent to keep you warm and dry while still looking stylish.
A contemporary take on the standard trench, the coat features buttoned cuffs, epaulets and a removable belt. It also has pockets and is designed to hit at the mid-thigh.
Landing in the top 10 on Amazon's list of Bestsellers in Women's Trench Coats, this coat is available in sizes ranging from XS to XXL and comes in a variety of colors, making it perfect for every style and every shape.
But does the trench live up to its reputation in real life? We had five women of varying sizes try it on — here’s what they thought.
Modeling the Small size, Christine Bottros layered her red trench over a short dress with black knee-high boots.
“First of all, I love the color,” Bottros said. “It’s such a statement piece ... I could just walk into anywhere definitely turning some heads.”
While she liked the look of the coat, she found the smaller size to be a little wide around her waist, so she suggested tightening the belt if need be. The model also liked the material of the trench, though she did note that it is very thin.
“It’s really not a winter jacket,” Bottros added. “It’s just perfect for fall.”
In the size Medium, model Elissa Desani also liked the color and lightweight material of the trench. She chose to sport the eggplant color over a floral print fuchsia dress, black tights and gray boots.
“It’s a nice, lightweight trench coat,” Desani said. “It’s a great color. You can wear it belted. You can wear it open.”
Though Desani was happy with the overall look of the garment, she agreed that the coat was a little bigger than what she had expected.
“It’s a size Medium, but I think it’s a little bit too big for me,” the model noted. “Probably if I ordered this, I would take a Small.”
Editor's note: Desani's shade is no longer available, but there are other dark options to shop including navy and wine red.
Wearing the size Large, Kourtney Edwards loved the comfort and material of the coat. She paired the black and white checkered version with a black blouse and slacks.
“It’s comfortable,” Edwards said. “The print is my favorite. It’s a very good material.”
For Edwards, the coat is versatile enough to wear in a business setting, over a nice dress or even just to throw on while running errands. However, the Large size was a little tight for the model.
“The sleeves, at least for me, are a little short,” Edwards commented. “Even though I’m wearing just a simple kind of top underneath, a lot of times with jackets, I like to wear a thicker sort of sweater. So, I would go up a size.”
Wearing the XL, DeAndra Hayes loved the flattering fit of the trench coat, though she agreed that the coat was a little snug around the arms.
“The trench coat fits very well, and it’s flattering,” Hayes said. “It’s just a little too restrictive for my taste and for my needs. Wearing a long-sleeve cotton shirt, or even a sweater, would be almost impossible if you want to try to move your arms.”
Hayes wore the pink trench coat over a sleeveless shirt, paired with black leggings and accessorized with black wedge sneakers and gold earrings. While she found the sleeves a little tight, she did like the overall look.
“The part of the fit that I like the most is how it is in the torso,” she added. “It’s very slim and very flattening in the front, which is always good for a coat.”
Sporting the size XXL, Brittany Lewis was happy with the fit of the coat and loved the overall look.
“I’m actually happy with the arms because I have big arms,” Lewis said. “I tend to have a problem with my arms fitting in shirts, jackets, things like that, and they fit pretty comfortable.”
Lewis also loved how flattering the belt is for her figure and said that it hits all the marks she would need from a belt.
“I’d wear it pretty much anywhere,” she said.