By Monica Mendal
September 15, 2019
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Something we take for granted while traveling during the summer months is how little we actually have to pack. From swimwear and cotton dresses to light sweaters, we avoid the burden of packing the heavier layers or having to hand-carry them aboard our flights.

As the seasons change and temperatures begin to drop, however, we’re tasked with the challenge of finding that perfect fall coat that is both stylish and functional for travel. While jackets like Uniqlo’s Ultra Light Down are our perpetual solve for function, what about a coat that serves just as much on style — the one you take straight from the plane to a business meeting or to dinner at London’s newest restaurant?

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Whether it’s easily foldable to save room in your suitcase, designed to be wrinkle-resistant should you have to store it in an overhead bin, or simply cozy enough to wear as a layering piece on your flight, we’ve rounded up 12 packable (and chic) coats that will look just as good when you land.

Michelle Waugh ‘The Chloe’ Cashmere Duster Coat

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This chic cashmere duster coat by Michelle Waugh is cozy enough to wear aboard your flight and completely wrinkle-resistant should you have to pack or store it in an overhead.

To buy: saks.com, $1,895

Mango Knitted Unstructured Coat

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This unstructured Mango coat will keep you warm aboard your flight and make you feel pulled-together upon landing.

To buy: shop.mango.com, $130

Tory Burch Plaid Trench Coat

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This lightweight and sophisticated trench coat by Tory Burch packs flat and will arrive to your destination wrinkle-free.

To buy: toryburch.com, $798

Joseph ‘Signe’ Oversized Cashmere Coat

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This cashmere coat by Joseph is the perfect investment coat. It's 100% cashmere, so it’s comfortable enough to wear aboard your flight, yet polished enough to sport upon landing.

To buy: farfetch.com, $2,595

Georgia Alice Snake-effect Faux Leather Trench Coat

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This lightweight trench by Georgia Alice is thin and easy to pack flat. It is sure to be your staple statement coat during your travels this fall.

To buy: net-a-porter.com, $1,205

Aritzia ‘Bonham’ Trench

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Aritzia’s suede trench is completely wrinkle-free and comes in a perfect neutral shade to wear throughout all of your travels.

To buy: aritzia.com, $598

Rains Glossed-PU trench coat

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Traveling to London? You’ll need a raincoat. This Rains trench is the perfect lightweight option that will keep you looking dry and chic.

To buy: net-a-porter.com, $208

Theory Double-faced Overlay Coat

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This unstructured coat by Theory is an easy throw-on for a quick trip to a new city.

To buy: theory.com, $695

Toteme Annecy Coat in Camel

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Toteme’s oversized wrap coat can serve as a cozy blanket aboard your flight and is just as sophisticated to wear throughout your stay in your destination.

To buy: toteme-studio.com, $1,100

Sea ‘Leo’ Cheetah-print Cotton Trench Coat

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This lightweight cotton trench by Sea is just as stylish as it is practical.

To buy: modaoperandi.com, $690

Nanushka ‘Alamo’ Plaid Wool Wrap Coat

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This Nanushka wrap coat is made of a silk-infused wool which brings luxurious comfort should you wish to wear it in-flight.

To buy: intermix.com, $895

Cuyana Soft Wrap Coat

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The relaxed design of this soft wrap coat by Cuyana makes it a cozy option for travel, and it folds flat for ultimate packing potential.

To buy: cuyana.com, $495

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