18 best wool coats that are snug and smart

The best wool coats to keep you warm and stylish all winter long

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The best wool coats are a worthy investment. Timeless and incredibly cozy, you'll never look back once you’ve bagged yourself a stylish wool coat.

Staying warm is all we can think about right now and a wool coat will not only keep you toasty but it will look oh-so-chic too. When it comes to the best winter coats, a wool coat is definitely one of the most reliable. A forever classic and a brilliant insulator, it will make a strong addition to your winter capsule wardrobe. Available in many iterations, wool coats tend to veer towards the smarter end of the sartorial spectrum, meaning they’re perfect for everything from heading to the office to evenings out, as well as adding polish to weekend ensembles. 

From tailored double-breasted designs for sharpness to oversized cocoon coats for a more relaxed look, there are plenty of options to choose from to suit you and your style. And, if it's versatility you're after, you may want to stick with classic shades such as black, navy, and camel. But if you want to make more of an impact, give a nod to the coat trends 2022 with a pop of color such as red or hot pink -  one of the biggest winter 2022 fashion trends, or a playful plaid print.

Best wool coats as chosen by a fashion editor

When it comes to the best wool coats, you're looking for investment pieces that will last you more than one season. As a general rule of thumb, the warmest wool coats will have a high wool content. This will mean they are both warm and breathable, so they'll help to regulate your body temperature. Added cashmere fibers will certainly also up the ante, creating a super soft and luxurious finish. Wool coats might not make for the best waterproof coats, although many will hold their own in a light shower, they will keep you cozy as long cold nights set in.

 We’ve rounded up our favorite wool coats to shop now taking into consideration both style and wool content so you can see just how warm they are.

Best wool coats overall

Best black wool coats

best camel wool coats

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Best colorful wool coats

Charlie Bell

Charlie is the Deputy Fashion Editor at Future plc across multiple women’s magazines including Woman & Home, Woman and Woman's Own.

She bagged her first magazine job in 2009 and has previously written for titles including Stylist, Closer and Dare. Over the years Charlie has embraced anything that was thrown at her from styling celebrities to testing out the best jeans on the high street to writing about must-have beauty buys.

With a weakness for a printed midi dress, Charlie is on a mission to shop more sustainably and loves finding new ethical brands and second-hand buys.