When it comes to shopping for a new coat, do you find yourself skipping over the neutrals? Maybe they aren’t your thing and you prefer something flashier? Stop for a moment and consider the camel coat. They’re a staple in just about every closet and for good reason: They never go out of style. So while a statement topper will look cool for a season, and you can find an affordable jacket under $200, a camel coat is still the smartest buy.
A camel coat will be the one piece in your closet that works for everything: commuting, weekend brunch, or just running errands. Plus, the color is universally flattering on every skin tone, making it that much easier to feel put-together in the mornings. Scroll down for our picks for camel coats, for every budget.
This coat from Aritzia is a favorite of the bunch since it combines wide lapels, a below-the-knee length, and belted waist. Plus, it’s made from cashmere wool, so it’s super soft.
Aritzia coat, $375 at Aritzia. Sizes XS–XL available.
If you’re looking for a tailored, slim fit, try this one from Balenciaga. It has sharp shoulders that won’t sag, plus an adjustable black-leather waist belt in the back to nip in at the waist.
Balenciaga coat, $2,815 at Matches Fashion. Sizes XS–XL available.
This one is a super-feminine and glamorous take on the classic style. Sure, joining the Balmain army will cost you, but how do you say no to these opulent gold buttons?
Balmain coat, $4,690 at Net-A-Porter. Sizes XS–XL available.
This Eloquii piece is a great option if you’re looking for a coat under $200 that’s fully lined and hits below the knee.
Eloquii coat, $199 at Eloquii. Sizes 1X–3X available.
Technically this is a sweater masquerading as a camel coat, but it’s still a great layering piece to have on hand for winter.
Zara coat, $69 at Zara. Sizes XS–XL available.
One of Gilt’s exclusive designs, this coat is a smart way to get in on the trend for less than $200.
Ava & Alden coat, $170 at Gilt. Sizes available XS-1X.
A minimalist lover’s dream, with only one button and a structured, loose fit.
Joseph coat, $2,123 at Matches Fashion. Sizes XS–XL available.
This is a polished yet super-cozy, teddy-bear version of the camel coat. Since it’s made from alpaca and wool, it’s furry, but still slim on the body.
Maison Margiela coat, $1,362 at Stylebop. Sizes XS-XL available.
Max Mara makes iconic camel coats, and here’s why: They have the perfect oversized fit. The hue of the coat is richer, and guaranteed to remain that way for longer than the competitors. If it makes you feel any better about the price, you get to personalize the lining.
Max Mara coat, $3,490 at Max Mara. Sizes XS-1X available.
Here’s proof that no one does classics like Ralph Lauren: The lapels are just the right size, the three buttons make it easy to wear it closed or open (without looking sloppy), and the two pockets are perfectly aligned at the waist.
Ralph Lauren coat, $255 at Ralph Lauren. Sizes 1x-3x available.
Easiest way to make a camel coat both a classic and a statement? Add a giant ruffle.
MSGM coat, $521 at Matches Fashion. Sizes XS-XL available.
It’s really the little details that make these coats feel special, like the epaulets and angled pockets on this Sonia Rykiel coat.
Sonia Rykiel coat, $1,709 at Stylebop. Sizes XS-XL available.
This is a great option if you’re looking for a double-breasted coat that has a roomier fit.
Topshop coat, $110 at Topshop. Sizes XS-1X available.
Theory makes some of the best minimalist pieces, and its version of the camel coat is no exception. The beige wool-and-cashmere coat has a pointed collar, belted waist, and huge side pockets, making it a great option if you’re looking to invest.
Theory coat, $795 at Neiman Marcus. Sizes XS–XL available.
Here’s your classic oversized camel coat for under $100, and it’s made from lightweight wool for warmth without bulk.
Uniqlo coat, $89 at Uniqlo. Sizes XS–XL available.
Love a trench-coat silhouette but require something warmer? This coat has the same shape but it’s made in a thick wool you can wear all winter long.
Vince coat, $695 at Vince. Sizes XS–XL available.
Technically this isn’t as warm as the other options. But if you’re looking to add a camel coat to your wardrobe and can layer up when it gets colder, then it’s worth the $80.
Boohoo coat, $80 at Boohoo. Sizes XS–XL available.
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