Let’s talk about coat trends. I’ve worked as a stylist and editor in this industry for almost a decade now, and I’ve seen so many statement styles have their moment in the spotlight and then fade into the background again. Of course, we’re big believers at Who What Wear in buying pieces you personally love, whether they’re considered on-trend or not. That way, you’re guaranteed to get the most wear out of your buys over time. But if you’re currently on the hunt for a new coat and are looking to avoid the rotating conveyor belt of trends, one style is guaranteed to be considered classic forever. Yes, I’m talking about the simple black coat. I’ve rounded up the best black coats for you below. But first, here’s a little bit about why this coat is a great investment.
You only need to look to some of the world’s best dressed people for proof that a black coat is a wise investment. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are rarely seen without theirs, and it would be controversial if their show for The Row didn’t include a version—even in spring.
But if you’re still not sold on the power of this classic coat, keep scrolling. I’ve scoured through high-street offerings and all the luxury sites to bring you the best black coats in 2022. Whatever your budget and taste, I’m 99.9% sure you’ll find your dream style below.