The trend taking the fashion world by storm? The maxi coat. Find the one for you from our selection of the best in the shops...
With the sheer number of options on the high street, choosing a new winter coat can be a chore. We all know that a good coat is one that is durable, comfortable and long-lasting, but how to decide on the one key piece to see you through the seasons? The maxi coat is the trend on everyone’s lips – long, elegant and extremely cosy, the maxi coat provides head-to-toe glamour and warmth.
Don’t worry about excess fabric adding bulk to your frame. Wearing oversized outerwear, like this tan maxi coat from Free People, £228, is a foolproof way to look slimmer. If you’re feeling brave, expose your ankles in some chic flats to draw attention to one of the narrowest parts of the body.
This season offers some of the best coats yet, from military style to the classic trench. With temperature set to drop, there’s never been a better reason to update your winter wardrobe with this season’s hottest coat trend.
Shop our edit of the best maxi coats on the high street…
This is might well be the coat that every woman needs. With its classic dress shape and timeless tailoring, this Coast is an all-round style winner. Dark green is a flattering shade on most skin tones, and provides the perfect canvas for statement accessories.
Maximise the humble grey wool coat into a stylish statement piece. Mango has a simple yet stunning version, and is an absolute steal for under a hundred pounds. Be the envy of your friends with a coat that is as chic as it is comfortable.
Jacques Vert's asymmetrical coat is so gorgeous you'll want to wear it indoors as well as out. Simply team with black boots and you've got a chic head-to-toe look. Made from a rich blend of wool and cashmere, this asymmetrically-cut wonder is a winner in the style and comfort stakes.
Nailing two trends in one, the military maxi coat is one of the most stylish ways to keep warm this winter. The oversized lapels and tie waist belt on this one from ASOS are not only chic, but slimming too.
If you thought maxi coats equalled boring black wool, think again. The soft tan finish on French Connection's runaway drape coat takes elegance to new heights. Wear over a cosy long-sleeved knit for a high-end winter look.
There's no better way to add colour to a grey winter day than with a vibrant coat, like this one from M&S. Mixing classic tailoring with a contemporary shade of pillar-box red, this number will have you turning heads all day long.
For more minimal tastes, opt for this understated yet refined maxi coat from Hobbs. Functional and fashionable, it can be worn from office to after-work drinks, or brightened up with a colourful scarf.
To embrace the maxi trend but maintain a feminine shape, wrap up in this belted maxi coat from Miss Selfridge for a streamlined silhouette. It comes in a gorgeous nude tone, which always adds an expensive look to any outfit.
The classic trench meets the maxi coat - how could we resist? From the ruffled collar to the cinched in belt, everything about this Topshop coat screams sophistication. Wear over opaque black tights and knee high boots for a fresh ensemble that will see you through to springtime.