The Best Minimalist Trench Coats

The trench coat is one of fashion’s more utilitarian items, yet it retains an iconic quality that makes it an easy choice for any wardrobe. Trench coats can look cool, professional, sexy. They’re entirely unisex; everyone looks good in a trench coat.

If you’re looking to make ha coat investment, the trench is a good way to go because it will never go out of style and it’s always useful. Luckily, there are good looking and excellent-quality options at any price point.

Here are the best trench coats brands that will look forever cool while keeping you warm and dry:

Chic and Affordable

List Marker: Number 1Rains Curve W Jacket

If you’re in search of a modern take on the timeless trench coat, look no further than the Rains Curve W Jacket. Its minimalistic design creates a figure-flattering silhouette, with a subtle A-line fit and a waist belt.

This waterproof jacket, crafted from Rains’ signature PU fabric, boasts ultrasonically welded seams, ensuring that you stay dry and comfortable. And thankfully, it’s not only waterproof but also windproof, making it perfect for those unpredictable weather days.

The Curve Jacket features a drawstring hood with a cap brim, a main zip closure with a snap-fastened placket, adjustable cuffs, and a fishtail hem. With two front patch pockets and ventilation for added comfort, the Rains Curve W Jacket combines fashion with function.


A woman wearing a beige trench coat and black pants.A woman in a green raincoat standing on a white background.

Rains Curve W Jacket, €110



List Marker: Number 2& Other Stories Oversized Trench Coat

The slightly oversized silhouette and double-breasted front brings a cool factor to this coat that we just can’t get over. This is a Scandi-wardrobe staple, and the ring belt is a great detail that keeps the look fresh.

& Other Stories Oversized Trench Coat, €186



List Marker: Number 3Weekday Tone Trench Coat

This trench has a slightly wrinkled look that makes it more casual that some of the others on the list. We love that the sleeves are oversized, so can be easily rolled, and the darker taupe color is very modern. The button closure across the top gives the coat a little extra something.

Weekday Tone Trench Coat, €77



List Marker: Number 4ASOS Trench Coats

ASOS makes a number of trench coats, from classic to modern, for men and women, and with an inclusive sizing structure. The classic Longline as well as the Oversized Mac are favorites!

ASOS Curve Mac with Buckle Detail, €115

ASOS Single Breasted Trench in Navy, €105

ASOS Oversize Trench with Check Lining, €91

ASOS Longline Trench, €85



Luxury That Will Last


List Marker: Number 5Jesse Kamm The Trench in Salt White

Minimalists and sustainability-lovers around the world starting drooling when Kamm released her take on the trench, which can be worn as a light jacket or a dress. As with all her clothes, the price tag is high, but so is the quality and timeless silhouette.

Jesse Kamm The Trench in Salt White, €475



List Marker: Number 6Burberry Chelsea Heritage Trench Coat

The classic trench coat, full stop. There is truly nothing like a Burberry trench coat. It’s something you pass down to your kids or grandkids, and it will serve you for any personal style change you might encounter. Punks to movie stars to politicians wear the Burberry trench and make it work. The double-breasted Chelsea trench will never do you wrong.

Burberry Chelsea Heritage Trench Coat for Men, €1,775

Burberry Chelsea Heritage Trench Coat for Women, €1,775



List Marker: Number 7Acne Studios Maverick Trench

This oversized, casual trench is totally unisex and very cool. We love the yellow contrast stitching and the raglan sleeves; it’s the small details that Acne does so well that separates this coat from other trenches with a similar silhouette.

Acne Studios Maverick Trench, €1400



List Marker: Number 8Nanuskha Dakota Trench Coat with Hoodie

Hungarian brand Nanushka is all about chic, detail-oriented essentials; it’s no wonder they’ve burst onto the fashion scene in a big way. We love that this light cotton-canvas trench has a hood, making it great for spring and autumn rainy days. The Western-cut yoke is a nice little extra. A excellent silhouette and slightly-lighter-than-average color way make this trench worth a second look.

Nanushka Dakota Trench Coat with Hoodie, €595



List Marker: Number 9Norwegian Rains Double Breasted Trench Coat & Geneve Femme Trench Coat

Norwegian Rains makes extremely high-quality and durable rain gear, including these excellent trench coats. Their style tends toward the avant garde (think Rick Owens, but rain coats). The Double Breasted Trench is a slightly contemporary take on the classic, while the Geneve Femme Trench is both unobtrusive and chic.


Norwegian Rains Geneve Femme Trench Coat, €598

Norwegian Rains Double Breasted Trench Coat, €663



A few iconic trench coat moments in pop culture history:

Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Photo by Everett Collection.


Sidney Poitier in Paris Blues

Photo by Kino Lorber.


Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca, with Ingrid Bergman

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Rebecca Thandi Norman

Rebecca Thandi Norman is a co-founder and Editor-in-Chief at Scandinavia Standard.