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The 20 Best Camel Coats for Women Are Forever Classics by Halie LeSavage

Shop them now, wear them for years

On a Tuesday in January 2020, Meghan Markle wore an outfit including my definition of the best camel coat. A single-breasted design by Reiss, it hit at mid-calf and neatly coordinated with the chocolate-brown silk sweater and skirt she wore underneath it. It was elegant without trying too hard; it was warm enough for an outdoor engagement in winter, without the heft of a duffle or puffer coat. It was, to my mind, daytime perfection.

Markle’s exact coat is long off the market three years later, but her outfit is still my blueprint for recommending camel coats that will last. Just like her style, and the countless others appearing in celebrities’ winter outfits this year, the best camel coats come with a hint of polish and near-universal appeal. (Plus, undeniable warmth for the winter season.) Diego Abba, CEO of luxury retailer Italist, considers them one of the most versatile outerwear options to consider. “[Camel] matches any other neutral—black, white, gray—as well as staple winter colors like red, green, purple, and navy blue,” he said. With that much range, a camel coat can top a winter outfit with an ease that a printed puffer or color-blocked wool coat can’t. “In essence, it goes with everything and flatters most everyone.”

Some of the most investment-worthy camel coats by Max Mara, Anine Bing, and Stella McCartney adhere to a single- or double-breasted longline silhouette: a streamlined look that was as enviable on Meghan Markle in 2020 as it is on Katie Holmes in 2024. Then there are the modern twists, with exaggerated proportions, unexpected textures, or even hints of print. Abba recommends camel coats reinvented with everything from alpaca-mohair blends with floral motifs to knitted cardigan coats.

No matter the exact shape or texture, the best camel coats will last from season to season. Find our favorites for every winter ahead, including classic designer coats, camel puffers, and oversize leather jackets. Each coat was chosen based on expert recommendations, shopper reviews, and my own extensive testing.

The Pooh


Kule The Pooh


Kule first appeared on my shopping radar for its all-around amazing striped sweaters. I was delighted to learn that it’s just as adept at outerwear, with a take on the camel teddy coat that’s as cozy as it looks. Note the elasticized cuffs on each sleeve, which feature a pop of the brand’s aforementioned stripes.

Sizes: XS–XL

Colors: Camel

Materials: Recycled polyester