20 Best Wool Coats for Women to Wear in 2022 and Beyond


alexa chung wears a camel wool coat in a roundup of the best wool coats 2022

Tyler Joe

It happens every year: the omniscient fashion powers that be decide one outerwear microtrend is the coat style of the moment, only for that same coat to feel oversaturated—or worse, just over—weeks later. If you’re determined to spend winter in a single, beautiful, reliable coat that’s also exempt from becoming dated (a tall order, but same), the best wool coats might be up for the challenge.

Wool coats have a certain advantage other styles don’t. Whether they’re cropped or skimming your ankles, they’re often polished enough to be the main attraction of your outfit, not just a well-insulated cover you can’t wait to take off. Designer Maria McManus, who’s a pro at upscale outerwear with ethically-sourced fabrics, loves to stack layers under her wool coats as temperatures drop. She prefers banded V-neck tops for something elegant, or a cashmere hoodie for a luxe knitwear moment. Some wool coats come out of the box in such gorgeous condition, elevated winter basics are all you need with them, McManus adds. “The right coat doesn’t require much, even [wearing it] over a white T-shirt and old jeans does the trick.”

Finding that “right coat” comes down to a balance of first impression aesthetics and plain old function. The higher the percentage of wool in a coat’s knit, the warmer you’ll be. And overall, “a classic silhouette, superb fit, and quality fabrication is what makes a wool coat last through several seasons,” the designer tells us. Shop 20 of our favorite versions that check all three boxes ahead.

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Best Everyday Wool Coat

AYR

The Closer

Best Plaid Wool Coat

Isabel Marant Étoile

Fontia Oversized Checked Coat

Best Long Wool Coat Under $200

Mango

Tailored Wool Coat

Best Trench Wool Coat

Maria McManus

Double Breasted Stretch Wool & Cashmere Trench Coat

Best Minimalist Wool Coat

Another Tomorrow

Oversized Wool Coat

Best Short Wool Coat Under $200

Uniqlo

Wool Blend Short Coat

Best Cropped Wool Coat

Lafayette 148 New York

Wool Houndstooth Swing Coat

Best Blazer Wool Coat

J.Crew

Leighton Blazer-Jacket

Best Fringe Wool Coat

Jonathan Simkhai Standard

Henriette Fringe Buffalo Plaid Coat

Best Wool Cape Coat

Marcella NYC

Avery Wool Cape

Best Wool Shacket

Rails

Connie Jacket

Best Max Mara Wool Coat

Max Mara

Loriana Double Face Wool Belted Coat

Best Wool Peacoat

Tory Burch

Wool Peacoat

Best Non-Neutral Wool Coat

& Other Stories

Double Breasted Coat

Best Colorblock Wool Coat

Eileen Fisher

Doubleface Hooded Coat

Best Celebrity-Approved Wool Coat

Mackage

Mai Long Wool Wrap Coat

Best Wool Coat to Rent

Tanya Taylor

Vikki Faux Fur Collar Coat

Best Splurge Wool Coat

Gucci

Tweed Wool Jacket with Faux Fur Cuffs

Best Hooded Wool Coat

We the Free

Slouchy Hooded Duffle Jacket

Best Aritzia Wool Coat

Aritzia

The Slouch Coat

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