The 13 Best Peacoats for Women of 2023

The Fitted Handmade Wool Coat from Mango is our top pick.

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The Best Peacoats for Women

Travel + Leisure / Alli Waataja

As a New Yorker, there are few things as important to me as finding – and maintaining – the right outerwear. Growing up in the Midwest, “no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing” was instilled as a fundamental truth. A great coat can turn around even the gloomiest of days.

The makings of a “great coat” are as personal as your favorite shoes or t-shirt. A peacoat, usually double-breasted, commonly made from wool or a wool-blend, and historically worn by sailors, is a fantastic place to start. Unlike puffers that max out on practicality and offer little in the looks department, peacoats are ideal for travelers or New York city apartment dwellers, who have to make do with little space. Pair them with jeans and a striped shirt for an off-duty feel, or wear them with an evening gown to dress things up. You can even match them to the sweatsuit you sport for transatlantic flights. Whatever the occasion, our list has a peacoat to suit every need and budget.

Best Overall

Mango Fitted Handmade Wool Coat

Mango Fitted Handmade Wool


Why We Love It: This Mango straight-lined peacoat feels modern and cool.

What to Consider: While it’s a great piece, you can find a comparable style for less elsewhere.

With a focus on trendy pieces with a distinctly European flair, Mango has long been a cool girl shopping destination — a real “if you know, you know” of the fashion world. New styles at a near-constant rate means you’ll always be able to dress according to trend, but it’s worth noting that pieces here aren’t quality-focused. If you’re apprehensive of whether a style, like a peacoat, is one you’ll actually get use out of, testing the waters with a piece from Mango is a great place to start. Mango is also well-loved for their breezy dresses and affordable printed shirts.

Price at time of publish: $300

Sizes: XXS to XXL | Material: Recycled wool mix

Best Budget

CHARTOU Women's Winter Oversize Lapel Collar Woolen Plaid Double Breasted Long Peacoat Jacket

CHARTOU Women's Winter Oversize Lapel Collar Woolen Plaid Double Breasted Long Peacoat Jacket


Why We Love It: Available in nine colors and under $100, this is a peacoat everyone can get behind.

What to Consider: The Amazon-exclusive brand Chartou isn’t renowned for its quality or long-lasting materials.

Boxy and oversized, this peacoat from Amazon hits just below the knees and comes in lots of plaid prints. We like the array of options, and think of it as a perfect starter peacoat. Worn on top of an all-black travel outfit, you’ll feel pulled together and chic. Unlike some other peacoats, its squared-off silhouette offers two pockets and no slit in the back. The notched collar adds a distinguished flair for a piece of outerwear comfortably under $100.

Price at time of publish: $66

Sizes: XS to XXL | Care: Hand wash only

Best Sustainable

Madewell Plaid Carville Oversized Peacoat

Madewell Plaid Carville Oversized Peacoat


Why We Love It: We love this Madewell peacoat for its cropped and oversized look.

What to Consider: It’s not the most affordable in the bunch.

Made from brushed Italian fabric, this slouchy, cropped peacoat from Madewell was made to pair with your fuzziest sweater. Built for layering, the coat features hand-warming side pockets and a wide lapel collar. More versatile than meets the eye, the orange-hued plaid pairs well with warm neutrals and bold primary colors alike. The dolman sleeve detailing makes this style feel up-to-date and distinctly feminine. Worn with a frilly white collar and black leather boots, it’s the finishing piece you didn’t know your outfit needed.

Price at time of publish: $348

Sizes: S to XXL | Care: Dry clean only

Best Collared

Allegra K Women's Peter Pan Collar Double Breasted Winter Long Trench Pea Coat

Allegra K Women's Peter Pan Collar Double Breasted Winter Long Trench Pea Coat


Why We Love It: The Peter Pan collar detailing makes this peacoat.

What to Consider: Made of 100 percent polyester, this coat could be prone to snagging and might not hold up for the long run.

If you’re on the look out for a peacoat that doesn’t lean too heavily into menswear, this darling option from Allegra K is perfect. Practically speaking, it can be washed on cold or dry cleaned, making maintenance simple. Four rows of buttons and a high collar give this coat a very proper feel. You can play up the ‘60s style with a miniskirt and turtleneck or juxtapose the silhouette with something a little looser. However you style it, this peacoat is a steal for under $100. The hardest decision is picking from the fifteen colors available to shop.

Price at time of publish: $86

Sizes: XS to XXXL | Material: 100 percent polyester

Best Designer

Tory Burch Wool Peacoat

Tory Burch Wool Peacoat

Tory Burch

Why We Love It: We love this peacoat’s cropped silhouette, and that it’s 100 percent cotton.

What to Consider: It only comes in black.

Tory Burch is the queen of classic style. If you love peacoats and are ready to invest in one that will stand the test of time, this simple cropped peacoat is ideal. Featuring six buttons in the traditional formation and a notch collar, this number feels as timeless as peacoats come. We love the statement of the black coat, but wish it came in more colors or patterns. Carry a lint roller and plan on seasonal trips to the dry cleaner, and you’ll have this coat for life.

Price at time of publish: $898

Sizes: 2 to 14 | Material: 100 percent cotton

Best Wool

J. Crew Daphne Topcoat in Italian Boiled Wool

J. Crew Daphne Topcoat in Italian Boiled Wool

J. Crew

Why We Love It: For the minimalist and timeless dresser, this coat’s a winner.

What to Consider: Order your true size or a size smaller. This peacoat runs large.

Fans of J. Crew adore their preppy, yet incredibly wearable designs as well as the consistently strong quality. This peacoat is no exception. Two buttons give the coat an elevated twist from the classic style. Made of Italian boiled wool, the coat is quite warm. In true J. Crew fashion, this piece is fabulous with other layers. Pull on a menswear-inspired button-up, slip on some loafers with knit socks, and consider your winter outerwear wardrobe rounded out.

Price at time of publish: $278

Sizes: 00 to 24 | Material: 100 percent wool

Best Belted

DKNY Women's Stand-Collar Button-Front Belted Coat

Macy’s DKNY Women's Stand-Collar Button-Front Belted Coat


Why We Love It: Whether you’re new to peacoats or a die-hard fan, this coat suits a variety of styles.

What to Consider: If a standup collar isn't for you, this might not be a great fit.

Available only in black, this belted peacoat from DKNY offers a single-breasted silhouette that hits just above the knees. The coat’s lining isn’t particularly luxurious, but with the right care, this coat could last for multiple seasons. Paired with a longer dress or flared pants, this peacoat skews feminine. As a bonus, wearing it is an easy way to spruce up more casual outfits, especially while on the go.

Price at time of publish: $320

Sizes: XXS to XXL | Care: Dry clean only

Most Unique

Gentle Herd Short Double-Breasted Patchwork Coat

Gentle Herd Short Double-Breasted Patchwork Coat

Gentle Herd

Why We Love It: It’s cool, unexpected, and super warm.

What to Consider: This peacoat has a limited size run.

If a simple black peacoat isn’t for you, try this cropped version in camel from Gentle Herd. The patchwork design feels cozy alongside the slightest ballooned sleeves. Eight gold buttons frame the front of the coat, creating an almost cape-like silhouette. Spacious patch pockets sit on either side of the buttons. This peacoat feels way more expensive than it is. Worn with jeans and white sneakers, it’s the kind of coat you’ll reach for all winter long.

Price at time of publish: $139

Sizes: S to L | Material: 100 percent wool body

Best Warm

L.L.Bean Classic Lambswool Duffel Coat

L.L. Bean Women's Classic Lambswool Duffel Coat

L.L. Bean

Why We Love It: The hood and toggles make this a practical and stylish option.

What to Consider: It’s great quality, but comes at a higher price point.

L.L. Bean has long been heralded as the ultimate purveyor of quality. While their Boat and Tote bags have been having a moment, we advise entrusting them with your winter coat search, as well. This lambswool duffel coat is made of 100 percent wool and lined with Thinsulate™ Insulation for extra warmth without any bulk. Plus, the coat is available in four colors and size ranges that include petite, regular, and plus. Did we mention the darling toggles?

Price at time of publish: $259

Sizes: 4 to 20 | Material: 100 percent wool shell

Best Versatile

Dudley Stephens Bonnie Jacket in Charcoal Grey

Dudley Stephens Bonnie Jacket in Charcoal Grey

Dudley Stephens

Why We Love It: Try this instead of a blazer for colder weather.

What to Consider: It’s more of a fashion piece than an outdoor essential.

This coat doesn’t fit the exact mold of the classic peacoat. It’s the kind of peacoat that people who gravitate toward slouchy suit separates and a baseball hat might prefer. Dudley Stephens has cornered the cozy market with their signature fleeces. Lucky for us, this jacket is made from the same signature material. Oversized, single-breasted, with cuffed sleeves, and lined pockets, this coat goes from over your pajamas for a mail run to the defining top layer of a chic all-black ensemble.

Price at time of publish: $198

Sizes: S to XXL | Material: Recycled double-layer Vello fleece

Best Splurge

Theory Faux Fur Peacoat

Theory Faux Fur Peacoat


Why We Love It: This cropped jacket makes a statement with any outfit.

What to Consider: Sizing is limited.

If anyone can nail faux fur, it’s the beloved brand Theory. Their streamlined and chic silhouettes are timeless and always on-trend. This cropped peacoat is no exception. The pockets on the coat are simply for show, so be sure to pack a bag to hold all your essentials. Worn open or button closed, this jacket feels elegant and sophisticated.

Price at time of publish: $595

Sizes: XS to L | Care: Dry clean only

Best Classic

& Other Stories Voluminous Belted Wool Coat

& Other Stories Voluminous Belted Wool Coat

& Other Stories

Why We Love It: Long, belted, and simple — this coat has it all.

What to Consider: It’s worth noting it runs a little large, so you may want to size down.

Leave it to & Other Stories to nail a basic like a long wool coat. While this isn’t a peacoat upon immediate inspection, three hidden buttons lay perfectly beneath the belt. Available in navy, gray, and brown, this coat is a much-needed departure from a sea of standard black peacoats.

Price at time of publish: $299

Sizes: XS to L | Material: 100 percent wool shell

Best Color

Scotch & Soda Double-Breasted Coat

Scotch & Soda Double-Breasted Coat


Why We Love It: Make a statement in this rich blue hue.

What to Consider: This coat is dry clean only.

Instead of letting the colder months pass by unacknowledged, why not embrace the season with a bold-colored coat? This gorgeous cobalt peacoat from Scotch & Soda wears wonderfully over long-sleeved dresses and leather boots. The best part? If you’re wearing leggings to the airport under this coat, it offers the illusion of pulled-together personal style.

Price at time of publish: $258

Sizes: XS to L | Material: Wool and polyester blend

Tips for Buying Peacoats

Consider the lining

Wool can feel itchy or too warm for some people. Look for a lining, either silk or satin, to keep you feeling comfortable while wearing your peacoat. 

Trial run in cold weather

Score! You found an amazing peacoat on sale during the summer. Congrats! But be sure to take the time to test your new find in the climate you’ll be wearing it in most. That way, you’ll be nice and warm come wintertime.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • How should a woman's peacoat fit?

    A peacoat’s fit is as personal as the coat itself. It’s important to take into consideration what you’ll be wearing under your peacoat. If you’re layering with chunky sweaters, it might be best to size up at least once. When shopping, try on your potential coat with a cable knit sweater, your favorite scarf, and even your most-used bag over your shoulder. If everything fits comfortably, you’ve found yourself a winner.

    Overall, the silhouette of a peacoat benefits from a little room to breathe. Between sizes? Take the larger size.

  • How do I wash a peacoat?

    The short, most reliable answer is to leave washing your peacoat in the hands of professionals. Wool and wool blends can be particularly sensitive to heat. With that in mind, tossing your peacoat into the washing machine is a bad idea. Some coats are best hand-washed, but the tag on the inner seam of your garment should offer clear directions.

Why Trust Travel + Leisure

Erika Veurink is a writer specializing in fashion and lifestyle. For this story, she researched this year’s best peacoats for women, combing through reviews, noting care requirements, and paying attention to size ranges, to narrow it down to the top picks on the market.

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