In favour of floor skimming silhouettes: The 10 best black coats to buy now

By Josefin Forsberg
Sophia Roe wearing long black coat

Photo: Sophia Roe (@sophiaroe)

Our new favourite outerwear adds heaps of dramatic flair

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As the season changes we trade in our leg-baring LBDs for another monochromatic classic - the black coat. When the temperature drops and the leaves start to turn, our style seems to sombre and our hemlines grow longer. Like clockwork we crave a new addition to our hallway cupboards, and although a motley crew of alternatives vie for our attention, we still flick past them in lieu of our trusty old black coats.

The black coat is a classic, a staple in any wardrobe. The beauty of a black coat lies in its versatile nature. Whether you sway more towards muted minimalism, or want to look like an acidic rainbow in neon the black coat is an essential in autumnal dressing. Arguably, it lays the sartorial foundation for fall.

This season we long for length of the floor skimming sort, inspired by tastemakers like Sania D'mina, Jeanette Madsen, and our very own Sophia Roe and Betty Bachz, who have all perfected the sough-after dramatic swooping. Although the length is unanimously agreed upon among Vogue staffers and Scandinavian style-gurus alike, the cut of the coat is another matter.

Betty Bachz in long black coat

Vogue Scandinavia's Eyewear expert is prone to a long black coat. Photo: Betty Bachz (@bettybachz)

Sophia Roe in long black coat

Danish Fashion editor Sophia Roe sees the appeal in the dramatic silhouette. Photo: Sophia Roe (@sophiaroe)

But, what styles should we consider for the upcoming season? There are numerous options when we get down to detail. A cocooning duster coat with a tie-waist and drop shoulder is the perfect option for those who find layering difficult, while a double-breasted iteration with sharply tailored shoulders, on the other hand, lends the look a sense of polish.

The purchase of a long-black coat is not to be rushed. If carefully considered, the new addition to your closet can prove to be a life-long friend.

Swedish shoe designer Sania D'mina favours the black coat for fall. Photo: Sania D'mina (saniaclausdemina)

Danish designer and co-founder of Rotate, Jeanette Madsen, likes an over-sized silhouette. Photo: Jeanette Madsen (@_jeanettemadsen_)

Below, we've gathered the very best long-black coats the season has to offer:

Vogue Scandinavia's favourite long black coats

Acne Studios Belted padded cotton-blend shell coat
Cotton-blend shell coat

Acne Studios

Kassl Editions Belted coated cotton-blend trench coat
Belted trench coat

Kassl Editions

Ann Demeulemeester single-breasted long coat
Single-breasted long coat

Ann Demeulemeester

Vetements pinstripe-print coat
Pinstripe-print coat


Totême Wool and cashmere coat
Wool and cashmere coat


Max Mara Labbro cashmere wrap coat
Labbro cashmere wrap coat

Max Mara

Cos Double=breasted coat
Double-breasted coat


Alexa coat

Filippa K

Dalia coat


Stand Studio Paula belted coat
Paula belted coat

Stand Studio