While it may seem a bit of an overstatement to claim a coat can change your life–for the Duchess of Sussex having a trench coat at the ready has proved to be a major fashion fallback and a key part of her winning wardrobe. Paired with a beachy jersey dress or a casual date night sweater, Meghan has elevated the classic staple from a masculine military look to lightweight layering hero.

These Meghan Markle Trench Coats Will Change Your Life:

Club Monaco Reissue Trench

For a double date night with old friend Katharine McPhee and husband David Foster, Meghan and Harry dressed in their casual Cali best. The duchess opted for a double-breasted short sleeve trench from Canadian high-end fashion company Club Monaco. Meghan paired the khaki ‘Reissue Trench’ with a slim crewneck sweater from Cuyana (similar) and a Stella McCartney Logo Crossbody bag.

Martin Grant Classic Cotton Straight Cut Trench Coat

For a royal tour down under, the Duchess showed off her style smarts with a classic coat crafted in France featuring a collared neckline, seam detailing, flap pockets and a self-tie waist. The future mom to son Archie Harrison layered the timeless trench over a folded sail dress by Sydney fashion designer Dion Lee (similar). For the final twinge of Parisian inspired style — Meghan carried a très chic Gucci White Mini Sylvie bag.


Burberry Maythorne Mulberry Silk Trench Coat

In New Zealand, Meghan radiated a pre-baby glow and won the hearts and hands of fans who eagerly waved flowers, flags and furry stuffed animals at the comely Sussexes. For the daytime jaunt, Meghan looked modern in a minimalist neutral ensemble featuring a puffed sleeve beige trench from the iconic British luxury fashion label Burberry (Similar).


Aritzia Babaton Lawson Trench

For an Invictus Games event, the former Suits star donned a dark green trench with an open front and cascading lapel. The fluid coat works perfectly draped over casual ensembles including jeans and sweaters or short sleeve shirts.