15 stand-out trench coats sitting in our shopping baskets

Traditional trench coats have been given a shake-up. Not so much known as a fashion statement, the adorned classic - in all its beige tones - can sometimes cause you to fade into the background. But our favourite high-street retailers have moved away from classically b.o.r.i.n.g (finally), and introduced some fun features to this prolific piece, from super-chic puffy sleeves and deconstructed hemlines to check fabrics.

While I’m a lover of classic elegance, I’m an even bigger lover of fashion-forward designs. Burberry’s signature trench got a refreshing makeover for AW18 with vinyl fabric and neon pink pinstripes, while Rejina Pyo’s glossy leather trenches were cinched at the waist (they've since become a street-style favourite). Neutral colours aren't so bland when reimagined in directional cuts and tactile fabrics. The real power of the modern trench is wearing it and not blending into the crowd.

If it’s something classic you’re after, though, I've sussed out several must-haves. And for those of you screaming for a pop of colour, I've found some alternative versions worth the investment. The hardest part is simply choosing only one.

Limited edition cotton corduroy trench coat, €349  at Massimo Dutti 

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Reversible tropical gabardine and check trench coat, €2,090 at burberry.com

Devin layered iridescent coated-shell and cotton-canvas trench coat, Sies Marjan, €1,485 at net-a-porter.com

Short loose-fitting trench coat, €39.99 at Stradivarius

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Belted oversized trenchcoat, €145 at & Other Stories

Belted faux-leather trench coat, Koché, €1,632 at matchesfashion.com

GG-canvas cotton trench coat, €4,800 at gucci.com

Hang around oversized trench, €109 at ghospell.com

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Flowing tartan trench coat, €465 at sandro.com

Nine to five pod vinyl trench coat, Ellery, €2,815 at net-a-porter.com

Long trench coat, €69.95 at Zara

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Check wool trench coat, Matériel, €410.68 at brownsfashion.com

A-line trench coat, €329 at uterque.com

Double breasted denim trench, €79.99 at Mango

**Scarf neck trench coat by Boutique, €195 at Topshop

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