6 Water-Resistant Trench Coats To Keep You Chic, Cosy & Dry On Rainy Winter Days

The weather isn't letting up, neither is our style.

The classic trench coat is considered one of winter’s most hard-working staples, but with the cold weather comes rainy days, meaning we’re going to have to ask even more from the style this season.

A wardrobe essential, a great trench can effortlessly elevate any cold-weather ensemble. Outside of looking chic, however, we’re looking to invest in a coat that can also keep us dry.

Trench coats crafted from nylon or polyester, both of which are water-resistant, are the best buys for beating the wet weather. Then, there are brands like Marks & Spencer who have developed Stormwear technology that can see a whole glasses of water roll right off their coats without leaving a mark.

Below, we round up our top picks for the best waterproof and water-resistant trench coats that will keep you cosy and dry this winter.

Best Waterproof and Water-Resistant Trench Coats To Shop In 2024


Marks and Spencer Cotton Rich Stormwear™ Trench Coat

from $219 at Marks and Spencer

You can pour an entire glass of water over one of Marks & Spencer’s stormwear trench coats and watch it roll right off (trust us, we’ve seen it). So, a little bit of rain is no big deal for these stylish numbers.

Sizes: 6-24. | Colours: Ecru. | Materials: 61% cotton, 39% polyamide; Lining – 100% polyester


CAMILLA AND MARC Reyes Classic Trench Coat

from $950 at CAMILLA AND MARC

An iconic yet practical feature of the classic trench coat is undeniably the storm flap. You’ll find the understated feature in this timeless piece from CAMILLA AND MARC along with an overarching feminine silhouette, tie waist and chic charcoal or bone colourway. This splurge is worth it.

Sizes: XXS-L. | Colours: Charcoal, Bone. | Material: 100% Recycled polyester


Atmos&Her Eleanor Trench

from $149.99 at The Iconic

In a classic camel colourway with double breasted fastening and non-stretch polyester material (perfect for braving rainy days) this trench will fit seamlessly into your winter wardrobe at a delightfully affordable price point.

Sizes: 6-16. | Colours: Tan. | Material: 100% polyester


Forever New Payton Soft Trench Coat

from $179.99 at Myer

A tailored fit with a classic collar and strap cuffs, this trench is made from a woven fabrication and is ready to brave rainy city days (in style).

Sizes: 4-16. | Colours: Forrest, Grey, Sand. | Materials: 65% Lyocell, 35% Polyester; Lining – 95% Polyester, 5% Elastane


AERE Organic Cotton Classic Belted Trench Coat

From $250 at The Iconic

Crafted from 100% organic cotton, this classic beige trench transcends trends and will survive for seasons in your wardrobe. Featuring an epaulette tab detail to shoulders and storm flap at the back, it’s well equipped to see you through stormy days in style.

Sizes: 6-18. | Colours: Neutral. | Material: 100% Organic Cotton


Lululemon Always There Trench Coat

From $329 at Lululemon

Sitting somewhere between trench and rain coat, waterproof protection has never looked so good. This casual, lightweight coat is made from breathable, seam-sealed fabric to ensure you stay dry, and features a zippered pockets, a back vent and a handy removable hood.

Sizes: 2-14. | Colours: Bone, Olive. | Materials: Body face and back – 100% polyester; Middle – 100% Polyurethane; Back mesh panel – 89% nylon, 11% elastane

Can a Trench Coat Be Waterproof?

Yes. In fact, trench coats were originally designed for soldiers in order to protect them from the rain.

While there are some outliers, modern trench coats are typically constructed using water-repellent fabrics, tightly-woven fibres or treated with a water-repellent coating.

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