Tartan Coats Are Big Right Now, So We’ve Found The Best On The Market Right Now

As the weather takes an inevitable turn...

Shiona Turini wearing a tartan coat

by Lillian Sesiguzel |

A winter coat is the crux of any wardrobe – it's something you'll likely wear every day (if you live in the UK) and (hopefully) can be reworn every winter for years. So, it's only fair we make sure you're prepared and in-the-know about this season's must-have outerwear. It befalls us to inform you, therefore, that one of the biggest trends right now is in fact checked coats. That's right, tartan, plaid, and houndstooth have never looked better.

Tartan coats rejoined the fashion conversation after a special sighting in Killing Eve. When season three hit, Jodie Comer was spotted in the most incredible tartan coat from Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY (Harriet Walters, meanwhile, revived the most iconic check of all, Burberry's, to star opposite her). The Duchess of Cambridge is also a paid-up member of the tartan fan club. As well as several checked dresses and skirts, she's the proud owner of a brilliant tartan coat from Holland & Cooper. Less Clueless and more clued-in.


The influencer set has also realised the power of a tartan coat. It's a little less austere than something grey or navy - and adds colour without trying too hard. Mega-stylist Shiona Turini packed a sunshine yellow version for Paris Fashion Week. It was so chic that she wore it entirely buttoned up, with simple tan mules and a bag from Telfar, letting those checks speak for themselves.

Shiona Turini wearing a checked coat at Paris Fashion Week
Shiona Turini at Paris Fashion Week ©Getty

Elsewhere, the stylish wore green-on-black versions and brown-on-black versions, again letting the coat form the cornerstone of their winter looks.

A street-styler wearing a checked coat
A street-wear at Paris Fashion Week ©Noor & Zee

Take note: if all this layering business has got you feeling confused each morning, start with the coat and things might slot into place.

Check the tartan trend box in our edit of the best power plaid coats to buy now or regret later.


SHOP: Tartan Coats

Whistles, Gabriella Wool Check Coat, WAS £349 NOW £219
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COS, Tailored Checked Coat, £225
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Kitri, Miranda Mixed Check Jacket, WAS £245 NOW £155
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& Other Stories, Checkered Wool Coat, WAS £205 NOW £123
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Giuliva Heritage, Christie Trench Coat, £2,162
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Holland Cooper, Full Length Marlborough Trench Coat Heather Tartan, £849
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Baum Und Pferdgarten, Dezime Coat, WAS £309 NOW £154.50
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Nanushka, Reversible Oversized Robe Coat, £695
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Another Tomorrow, Reversible Checked Organic-Cotton Trench Coat, £1,250
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