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The Best New Chic Trench and Rain Coats for Spring 2020

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Ready for spring? If you need new outerwear to prepare for the rainy and breezy days ahead, here’s our roundup of the best new chic trench and rain coats for spring 2020.

There’s probably no coat more timeless and iconic than the trench. And with spring nearly here, it’s the perfect moment to consider investing in a new one to take you through the new season in style.

In its roundup of the key trends for spring summer 2020, Vogue proclaimed “the trench remains the topper to beat for Spring.” Here are some of the best new chic trench and rain coats for spring 2020.

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the best new chic trench and rain coats for spring 2020

1. No-Regrets Investments

If you only buy one trench coat in your life, you should probably make it (1) the classic honey-colored Burberry Chelsea ($1,990) or the brand’s (7) vintage heritage check ($1,570). Or this iconic (6) Max Mara “CTrench” ($1,495). This classic beige (4) Junya Watanabe ($1,450) would also get the job done.

The best trench and rain coats for spring summer 2020
The best trench and rain coats for spring summer 2020: the Classics. Courtesy Photos.

For just a bit of edginess, (3) Max Mara’s Haven trench ($3, 890) follows a classic line and color, but it’s infused with just a bit of shimmer. This (2) Golden Goose Serenity trench ($2,035) is single-breasted, with a slightly frayed hem. And for spring-summer 2020, (5) Ryan Roche’s trench ($1,773) is fluid and just a bit more relaxed. 

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2. Rainy-Day Romance

Once you have the basics covered, you might decide that a romantic trench is just what you need to face the spring showers with a bright spirit.

Breaking with convention will lead you down a path of lovely floral trench and rain coats. Like these from (2) MSGM ($935); (7) Balenciaga ($2,490); (6) Erdem ($3,170); and (4) Moncler Genius 4 Moncler Simone Rocha ($2,700).

The best trench and rain coats for spring summer 2020: the Romantics. Courtesy Photos.

Or stick with solid color but go for a soft blush pink, like this model from (5) Max Mara ($2,190). Or stay with the traditional beige khaki, and opt for ruffles, pleats and other femme touches. Like these from (6) RedValentino ($1,850); (7) Gabriela Hearst ($4,200); (3) Alexander McQueen ($3, 580); and (1) Simone Rocha ($2,815).

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3. Bold Color

Bright happy color is a spring trend for 2020 across the spectrum (literally). A striking statement coat in your favorite color is totally on-trend right now.

The best trench and rain coats for spring summer 2020: Bold Color. Courtesy Photos.

Some of the standouts this season include this (1) blue Emilia Wickstead python-print PVC trench ($2,640); this pale blue (5) Stella McCartney ($1,865); this (2) steel blue trench from Chloe ($3,150) and a snow-white version from (4) Bottega Veneta ($2,540). (7) Thom Browne goes all in on yellow ($2,700). Or go big with this (3) Bottega Veneta green leather trench ($9,840) or (6) Norma Kamali’s silver sequins ($795).

The best trench and rain coats for spring summer 2020: Bold Color. Courtesy Photos.

We also love this bright pink (2) MM6 Maison Margiela ($1,360); (5) Altuzarra’s fuschia ($4,950); (3) Marni’s deep red ($2,650); (4) cherry red from The Marc Jacobs ($850); (1) tomato red from Beaufille ($1,365) and this (6) tie-dyed trench from MSGM ($995). 

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4. Not-so-Basic Black

A trench coat can signal many things – including spy games and intrigue. Several designers went with a film-noir attitude for spring-summer 2020 with these inky-black toppers. Cigarettes not included.

The best trench and rain coats for spring summer 2020
The best trench and rain coats for spring summer 2020: Not-So-Basic Black. Courtesy Photos.

Keep it simple and authoritative with (5) The Row ($2,890) or (1) J.W. Anderson ($1,539). (4) Stand Studio’s cracked vinyl shearling trench ($477) is described as “a brooding take on 1970’s silhouettes.” (3) Ann Demeulemeester’s black trench coat ($3,791) channels the punk-imbued aesthetic of the label’s Antwerp, Belgium HQ. Or go with this transparent and black flowers rain coat from (2) Moncler Genius 4 Moncler Simone Rocha ($1,780).

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5. Leather

The leather trench is strong for spring-summer and is omnipresent for fall-winter 2020. Maybe you should get yours now?

The best trench and rain coats for spring summer 2020
The best trench and rain coats for spring summer 2020: Leather trench coats. Courtesy Photos.

Balmain double-breasted black leather trench ($5,450). Go a bit softer with the dove grey Raey ($1,413) or Vetements light grey leather trench ($4,970). Chocolate brown Ganni trench. ($1,329). Jil Sander white leather trench ($6,750). We kind of love the idea of a yellow leather trench, like these from Remain Birger Christensen ($865) and Boyarovskaya ($4,090).

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6. Totally Avant-Garde

Finally, some designers are taking the basic elements of a classic trench coat – shoulder epaulets, buttoned tabs on the cuffs and a back storm shield – and twisting them into something totally new.

The best trench and rain coats for spring summer 2020: Avant Garde. Courtesy Photos.

Here are just a few of the modern twists on the trench this season. (3) AWAKE Mode ($1,056) goes off-the-shoulder. Bottega Veneta creates (6) the trench coat playsuit ($2,890) and (2) half-and-half leather and gaberdine trench ($5, 120). Burberry’s has an exposed leopard-print lining ($2,490).

Then there’s (7) Marques’Almeida’s feather and denim belted coat. The modern-age (8) Symonds Pearmain ($969) and (5) Moncler Genius 4 Moncler Simone Rocha ($1,990). Go light with (1) RedValentino’s pleated tulle trench ($1,425). Or bundle up in this (4) Stand Studio coated canvas version($455).

chic trench and rain coats for spring 2020

That’s it! Our top picks for toppers this season. What’s your favorite right now?

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