Is there any autumn/winter piece more iconic than the women’s camel coat? Amal Clooney practically lives in one — and Meghan Markle, Priyanka Chopra, Victoria Beckham and Chrissy Teigen have all donned this classic style.
It doesn’t matter if it’s a camel blazer, trench coat or cropped jacket. A brown outer layer always looks elegant. Also, the camel tone is versatile but much more attractive in winter than the usual suspects of black, gray or navy.
If there’s one winter piece that will add star quality to your cold-weather style, it’s a camel coat. Find this year’s best options and styling tips below.
Best camel coats for women
Coats this season can be as trendy or classic as you like. If you’re opting for a trendy piece, look for fur trim, mixed media, statement collars and longline silhouettes. Skip the fancy details and you’ll find the classic benefit of investing in a coat that will stand the test of time.
Personally, I prefer the latter strategy because it means I can justify spending more. And, as you’ll see below, beautiful coats don’t come cheap. Here are 8 gorgeous camel coats, ranging in price from $43 to $498. Enjoy!
1. Wool villa coat
J Crew’s Villa Wool Coat in Camel is 50% off as I write this. But you know how fleeting online prices can be. With the discount, the price tag is $224.50 — affordable for a dramatic coat that won’t be going out of style anytime soon. Without the discount, well, let’s just say it’s a lot.
I love this piece because it nods to the statement banana trend without going all out It’s a versatile length and a bit big – so you can layer it over everything. Reach for it when you’re heading to the office or whenever you’re wearing heels. Check the current price on Jcrew.com here.
2. Shearling coat with sweater sleeves
Mixed media coats are trendy now and they are affordable too. The faux suede and shearling-lined body make a statement here, while the knit sleeves keep the price down. They add a comfortable, casual feel to the piece.
At a current sale price of $99, this coat-sweater combo is a great option if you find yourself wearing casual most days. It will look great with jeans and ankle boots. Add a scarf for a pop of color.
You can check current prices on Venus.com here.
3. Hooded Teddy Bear Coat
Teddy bear coats popped up a few years ago, and they’re not going away anytime soon. Pick it up from C. Cline for a very reasonable $43 from Julili.
Wear it over anything sleek — leggings, a sweater dress with tights, even skinny jeans. A structured button-down top will provide a nice contrast to the relaxed vibe of the coat. Check today’s price on Venus.com.
4. The sleeveless trench coat
Depending on where you live, you may not need a full blown coat. In that case, a sleeveless camel coat can give you the length and statement you want without all the warmth. This style is also more likely to be budget-friendly.
Lulu’s sleeveless trench coat is a true camel color – a rich yellow-brown. It’s also suede, which gives it a depth that’s hard to recreate with other materials. The price is $58, a great value for such a big statement.
Pair this long vest with jeans and a long-sleeved top. Stick to a cream color for the top to take center stage with your sleeveless trench.
5. Faux leather coat
This faux leather double-breasted coat from Avec Les Filles is a showstopper. With its clean lines, delicate buttons and a classically shaped collar, it will always be a style statement. And, because it’s faux, you can toss it in the washing machine when it needs a refresh
From the looks of this coat, you’d expect the price point to be $300 or more, right? no Anthology is priced at $179. That’s a steal for many of these styles.
6. Fur lined
For something more formal, try the double-breasted walker coat with removable fur collar from Guess. It has a sleeker, more fitted shape than the other options on this list. And, the fur collar, gold buttons and bold stitching give it a touch of flash.
You can wear this piece for work or play. It will stand out easily over power suits or slinky dresses, tights and heels. This sale price as I write this is $160, marked down from a regular price of $375. You can check current prices at Nordstrom Rack here.
7. Cropped Blazer
You can replicate the camel trench coat look with a cropped blazer. This is a great choice if you live somewhere warm or don’t want to cover your legs. Cropped silhouettes can be more flattering than a long coat, after all.
White House Black Market has this stylish option for $195, in regular and petite sizes. Team it with a fitted top that won’t bunch up. Add straight-leg pants or a long midi skirt if you need extra warmth.
8. Mid-thigh trench
Here’s a classic mid-thigh trench from Calvin Klein marked down to 46% (if you work fast). It is a beautiful yellow-brown with a simple yet classy design.
This is a wear-with-any coat. Whether you’re wearing jeans or a jumpsuit, you can trust this camel coat to keep you warm and stylish.
9. Investment pieces
If you’re ready to invest in a piece that will last forever, try scouring the Net for designer deals. That’s where I found this Regina Pio faux leather coat in camel, marked down from $1,223 to $498. Many fashionistas love that deal because the sizes are selling out fast.
The coat is a beautiful combo of luxury and practicality. The luxury comes from its look — rich faux leather and a fur collar and belted waist. On the practical side, this camel coat has four front pockets and is machine washable.
Try it with jeans and ankle boots or a sweater dress and tall boots. Either way, you’ll turn heads.
How to buy a camel coat
Of course, buying a winter coat online can be difficult. The coat may seem to have just the right shape – and then you pick it up and realize it fits you like a shopping bag. If you’re worried about being shapeless, look for belted waists and soft darts.
And, follow the usual precautions. That is, check the return policy before you buy and clear the final sale products. Or, shop around and bring a friend for a second opinion.
With an expensive garment like a camel coat, it’s also wise to avoid any styles that are overly trendy. Classic, delicate pieces always have a longer lifespan than trendy pieces.