The best wool coats are a worthy investment. Timeless and incredibly cozy, you'll never look back once you’ve bagged yourself a stylish wool coat.
Staying warm is all we can think about right now and a wool coat will not only keep you toasty but it will look oh-so-chic too. When it comes to the best winter coats, a wool coat is definitely one of the most reliable. A forever classic and a brilliant insulator, it will make a strong addition to your winter capsule wardrobe. Available in many iterations, wool coats tend to veer towards the smarter end of the sartorial spectrum, meaning they’re perfect for everything from heading to the office to evenings out, as well as adding polish to weekend ensembles.
From tailored double-breasted designs for sharpness to oversized cocoon coats for a more relaxed look, there are plenty of options to choose from to suit you and your style. And, if it's versatility you're after, you may want to stick with classic shades such as black, navy, and camel. But if you want to make more of an impact, give a nod to the coat trends 2022 with a pop of color such as red or hot pink - one of the biggest winter 2022 fashion trends, or a playful plaid print.
Best wool coats as chosen by a fashion editor
When it comes to the best wool coats, you're looking for investment pieces that will last you more than one season. As a general rule of thumb, the warmest wool coats will have a high wool content. This will mean they are both warm and breathable, so they'll help to regulate your body temperature. Added cashmere fibers will certainly also up the ante, creating a super soft and luxurious finish. Wool coats might not make for the best waterproof coats, although many will hold their own in a light shower, they will keep you cozy as long cold nights set in.
We’ve rounded up our favorite wool coats to shop now taking into consideration both style and wool content so you can see just how warm they are.
Best wool coats overall
RRP: $699 / £349 | Composition: 70% wool, 30% polyester | A printed coat can seem like a bold choice but a classic check has that timeless appeal. Maximum impact with minimal effort, this has a double-breasted design, perfect for sharpening up your everyday look, pairing effortlessly with all winter outfit ideas.
RRP: £249 (International shipping available) | Composition: 60% recycled wool, 30% recycled polyester, 10% other fibers | Tick that sustainable box with this chic iteration. The herringbone weave in black and camel will go with everything and the coordinating belt offers a flattering and feminine silhouette.
RRP: $499 / £369 | Composition: wool 82%, polyamide 18%, Lining: polyester 55%, viscose 45% | A cream coat always looks expensive, but for added luxe swap the fabric belt for a leather one. Waist-defining, pair with tailored separates and the best knee-high boots for a fashion-forward getup.
Best black wool coats
RRP: $640 / £348 | Composition: 75% wool, 20% nylon, 5% cashmere. Lining: 100% viscose. Sleeve lining: 100% recycled polyester | With an injection of cashmere for added luxe, this wool coat features a double-breasted wrap front and a self-tie waist for a cinched silhouette. The high neck keeps it snug.
RRP: $825 / £459 | Composition: 67% wool, 33% polyamide/nylon. Lining: Body: 100% viscose/rayon. Sleeve: 100% polyester | For a more relaxed aesthetic, toggle fastenings, plus patch pockets and a collarless cut deliver a fun twist on tailoring. Wear with everything from the best blazers to jeans.
RRP: $1,750 / £1,200 | Composition: 99% wool, 1% cotton; lining: 100% polyester | A duffle coat is a winter classic so if you’re after one of the best wool coats for those winter walks, take this for a spin. The hood keeps it practical and the relaxed fit makes it ideal for layering. Paddington would be proud.
best camel wool coats
RRP: $269.99 / £159.99 | Composition: 70% wool,27% polyamide | This camel coat has all the elements to make it a forever classic, from the removable belt to the double-breasted closure. The heavy structure feels ultra-premium. Try layering this coat over the best cashmere sweaters for a polished look.
RRP: $239 / £159 | 75% wool, 25% polyamide | With a removable faux fur trim, this classic belted wool coat, is fully lined for comfort. The glam faux fur neckline makes this ideal for slipping over Christmas party outfits, or winter wedding guest looks. The neutral hue means this can be your go-to for years.
RRP: $4,090 / £2,300 | Composition: 90% wool, 10% cashmere. Lining: 98% cupro, 1% | Max Mara’s camel wool coat is iconic for a reason - if you’re looking to invest in outerwear, make it this one. Crafted from a wool-cashmere blend for comfort and warmth, it has a double-breasted design and softly draped sleeves.
Best navy wool coats
RRP: $600 / £299 | Composition: 72% wool, 22% polyamide/nylon, 6% cashmere | With a flattering A-line silhouette, this double-breasted coat features military-inspired buttons. The high neck and cashmere/wool mix make this coat superbly warm, perfect for layering over the best midi dresses.
RRP: $299 / £205 | Composition: 100% wool | This oversized design gives the classic navy coat a contemporary update and is ideal for layering over the best sweaters. There’s a self-tie belt to help you add structure to your look, or you can leave it open for a more laid-back look. Slip over neutrals or bright-colored pieces.
RRP: $340 / £240 | Composition: 68% wool, 26% polyamide 3% polyester 3% acrylic. Lining: 96% polyester 4% elastane | Effortlessly stylish, this simple Crombie coat will be one you reach for time and time again. It has a fitted shape and we love the contrasting buttons for extra interest. Available in four chic hues.
Best khaki wool coats
RRP: $850 / £495 | Composition: 82% wool, 18% polyamide | Tap into that utility trend with a cool khaki wool coat. Just as versatile as black, this boucle design features oversized lapels for added drama and a concealed button fastening to keep the cold out. Wearable with a host of neutral hues, including black, navy and camel.
RRP: $219 / £139.99 | Composition: 70% wool, polyamide 30%. Lining: polyester 100% | This is a bargain buy considering the high wool percentage. You can’t go wrong with a simple belted wrap design and this is coat is lined too so it's super soft on the skin. Finish with a pair of the best winter boots and your best winter hat.
RRP: $348 / £415 | Composition: 70% recycled wool, 12% recycled polyamide, 18% polyamide. | Made from recycled fabrics this coat has serious sustainable credentials. With no fastening, it’s designed to be worn open for a carefree, throw-on-and-go aesthetic, ideal for layering over chunky sweaters.
Best colorful wool coats
RRP: $375 / £419 | Composition: Wool/polyamide mix | With pink this year's biggest fashion color trends. it's easy to see why this is a best-seller, the standing collar elevates the classic cocoon shape, while the hue is guaranteed to brighten the greyest of days. It also comes in five other neutral and bold colors.
RRP: $550 / £295 | Composition: 75% wool, 22% polyamide, 3% cashmere; Body Lining: 51% viscose, 49% acetate; Sleeve Lining: 97% polyester, 3% elastane| Featuring an oversized collar and belt-buckle detailing for a high-end finish, this is a smart and elegant choice for city adventures (especially for what to wear in Rome)
RRP: $285 / £180 | 100% Wool | Cos are masters at relaxed tailoring and elevated basics and this oversized coat is no exception. It’s crafted from 100% wool so it’s seriously toasty and the cobalt blue hue really helps to pack a punch. With a covered zip fastening, for added warmth, this is quite the head-turner.
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Charlie is the Deputy Fashion Editor at Future plc across multiple women’s magazines including Woman & Home, Woman and Woman's Own.
She bagged her first magazine job in 2009 and has previously written for titles including Stylist, Closer and Dare. Over the years Charlie has embraced anything that was thrown at her from styling celebrities to testing out the best jeans on the high street to writing about must-have beauty buys.
With a weakness for a printed midi dress, Charlie is on a mission to shop more sustainably and loves finding new ethical brands and second-hand buys.
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