Looking For Your Perfect Coat? This High Street Brand Has The Best Styles Of The Year

They may look expensive but they're all under £400.

ALIGNE coats

by Hannah Banks-Walker |
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Autumn has been announced by the new chill in the air. Temperatures have most certainly dropped and, after a warm start to October, it's finally appropriate weather for your new season wardrobe. One of the most exciting aspects of autumn/winter outfits is a coat; they feel like such an exciting investment, guaranteed to serve you well and last for years. That is, if you choose wisely. With so many styles on offer, it can be difficult to know where to begin your search for the perfect outer layer. This is why I feel compelled to inform you of one high street label that's producing some of the best cover-ups I've seen.


Perhaps you're already familiar with ALIGNE – after all, it has a committed and loyal following thanks to its progressive approach to shopping. The female-led brand is unapologetically transparent and has a goal to encourage us all to make better choices when it comes to choosing our clothes. It wants to make sure we're not over-consuming; we're only buying what we need and, therefore, it's presenting us with better options than ever before.

For ALIGNE, this means well-made, desirable clothes that won't feel dated next season. Renowned for its denim, tailoring and – of course – its coats, this is the sort of label you'll assume carries a luxury price tag – but you'd be wrong. Prices are accessible and, most importantly, you know you're buying something of worth.


In terms of coats, this means you'll struggle to find anything better. From tailored herringbone styles to glorious trenches you can throw over everything, this really is the most beautifully-made collection of outerwear that will elevate any ensemble you put together.

One of the most incredible coats on offer is ALIGNE's George slouch wrap style which is so great, it sold out last year. Beloved by influencers, it is thankfully back in stock for this season in camel, grey or navy, each as lovely as the other. In fact, before it launched, it even had a waiting list of over 300 names. See? It really is that good.


Other sell-out smash hits have included the Gilda trench, another Insta favourite, as well as the Keller – a genius trench crafted from wool – and the Kennedy, a double-breasted checked number which is sure to collect compliments.


If ever there were proof of the beauty of a brand for women led by women, it's in the fact that every piece is available in UK sizes 6-22 and there's even a tailoring service available thanks to ALIGNE's partnership with SOJO. The London-based brand also works with Smart Works and eschews Black Friday sales, further cementing its commitment to enabling better, more considered shopping choices.

While there's no doubt these coats feel utterly of-the-moment (look to the number of Insta girls wearing them if you need evidence of this fact), they all also have a timeless quality, meaning you'll reach for them during every cold snap from now until, well, forever. And given that they're all under £400, that feels like a fairly phenomenal return on your investment. How satisfying.

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This sold out last year and it's not hard to see why – it has the perfect oversized fit but is still flattering and super comfortable. Available in grey and navy as well as classic camel, you'll want to wear this every day.

Like your perfect trench but even warmer, this wool coat has been a favourite with influencers for good reason. It looks far more expensive than it is and is in one of this season's hottest hues: grey.

This is the trench coat that launched a very long waiting list. Available in this glorious sage green, black, mustang brown or camel, you can throw it over anything and instantly look more put-together.

An excellent take on heritage check prints, wear this with jeans and a jumper at the weekend and with your smartest trousers for work.

This will transform a polo neck knit and wide leg jeans into the sort of quiet luxury we saw all over the catwalks this season. Also available in black, this will soon become one of the hardest working items in your wardrobe.

Blending pure practicality with understated style, this is the chicest rainy day essential you'll ever find. Equipped with a hood, it comes in toffee or camel and has adjustable cuffs.

The ultimate denim cover-up, this puts your old jeans jacket to shame. It's classic, easy-to-wear and still makes a statement; you'll wonder how you ever got dressed without it.

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