Is there any fall/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, either. A brown outer layer just always seems to be elegant. Plus, the camel tone is as versatile but far more interesting than winter’s usual suspects of black, gray, or navy.
If there’s one winter piece that’ll 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 as classic as you choose. If you’re opting for a trendier piece, look for fur trim, mixed media, statement collars, and longline silhouettes. Skip the flashy details and you get the classic advantage of investing a coat that’ll stand the test of time.
Personally, I like the latter strategy because it means I can justify spending more. And, as you’ll see below, nice coats don’t come cheap. Here are 8 gorgeous camel coats, with prices ranging from $43 to $498. Enjoy!
1. Wool villa coat
J. Crew’s Villa wool coat in camel is 50% off as I’m writing this. But you know how fleeting online pricing can be. With the discount, the price tag is $224.50 — tolerable for a dramatic coat that won’t go 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 collar trend, without going all in. It’s also a versatile length and somewhat oversized — so you can layer it over everything. Reach for this when you’re headed to the office or whenever you’re wearing heels. Check the current price at Jcrew.com here.
2. Shearling coat with sweater sleeves
Mixed media coats are trendy right now and they’re also cost-efficient. The faux suede and shearling-lined body makes the statement here, while the knit sleeves keep the price low. They also add a cozy, casual feel to the piece.
At the current sale price of $99, this coat-sweater combo is a nice option if you find yourself in casual wear on most days. It’ll look great with jeans and ankle boots. Add a scarf for a pop of color.
3. Hooded teddy bear coat
Teddy bear coats popped up a few years back, and they’re not going away anytime soon. Grab this one from C. Cline for a very reasonable $43 from Zulily.
Wear it over anything sleek — leggings, a sweater dress with tights, even skinny jeans. A structured button-down top would provide a nice contrast to the coat’s relaxed vibe. Check today’s price at Venus.com.
4. Sleeveless trench coat
Depending on where you live, you may not need a full-blown coat. In that case, a sleeveless camel coat can offer 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 imparts 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 with cream colors for the top to let your sleeveless trench take center stage.
5. Faux leather coat
This faux leather double-breasted coat by Avec Les Filles is a showstopper. With its clean lines, subtle buttons, and a classically shaped collar, will always be a style statement. And, because it’s faux, you can toss it in the washing machine when it needs a refresh.
By the looks of this coat, you’d expect the price point to be $300 or more, right? Nope. Anthropologie’s price is $179. That’s a steal for this much style.
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 could wear this piece to work or to play. It’ll stand up easily over a power suit or a slinky dress, tights, and heels. This sale price as I’m writing this $160, marked down from a regular price of $375. You can check the current price at Nordstrom Rack here.
7. Cropped blazer
You can mimic the look of a camel trench coat with a cropped blazer. This is a great choice if you live somewhere warm or don’t want to cover your legs. The cropped silhouette 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 underneath. Add straight-legged pants or a long midi skirt, plus tights if you need extra warmth.
8. Mid-thigh trench
Here’s a classic mid-thigh trench from Calvin Klein that’s marked down 46% (if you act fast). It’s a lovely yellow-brown with a simple but classy design.
- Cashmere blend
- Essential wool coat
This is a wear-with-anything coat. Whether you’re in jeans or a jumpsuit, you can trust this camel coat to keep you warm and stylish.
9. Investment piece
If you’re ready to invest in a piece that’ll last forever, try scouring The Outnet for designer deals. That’s where I found this Rejina Pyo faux leather coat in camel, marked down from $1,223 to $498. Many fashionistas like that deal apparently because the sizes are selling out fast.
The coat is a lovely combo of luxury and practicality. The luxury comes from the look of it — rich faux leather plus a fur collar and belted waist. On the practical side, this camel coat has four front pockets and it’s machine washable.
Try it with jeans and ankle boots or with a sweater dress and tall boots. Either way, you will turn heads.
How to buy a camel coat
Admittedly, a winter coat can be tough buy online. The coat might look like it has just the right shape — and then you receive it and realize it fits you like a shopping bag. If you’re worried about being shapeless, look for belted waists and gentle darts.
And, follow the usual protections. That is, check the return policy before you buy and steer clear of final sale goods. Or, shop in store 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, subtle pieces always have a longer lifespan than trendy pieces.