The humble camel coat has long been considered something of a hero when it comes to outerwear—and for good reason. Chic, flattering, timeless and versatile, it has serious wardrobe staying power. That’s the reason so many fashionable women rely on them—and why it’s so important you pinpoint the camel coat that really works hard for you. Cue: our guidance.

Lisa Aiken wearing a camel coat over white jeans at fashion week.
Pernille Teisbaek in a camel coat with a grey hoodie layered underneath.
Hajra wearing a tan-coloured camel overcoat with a matching roll neck, jeans and ankle boots. Want to see which ones are on our radar? Click through to shop our edit of the best camel coats to invest in now.
The detail on this is simply perfect. 
You’ll never want to take it off, promise. 
Corduroy is an instant win. 
The pocket detail is everything. 
The side splits are great for showing off new dresses and boots.
Arket’s coats are some of the best on the high street.
We love the cut of this languid, oversize blazer.
Not sure if camel’s your colour? Test it out with this.
A pea cut is a brilliant alternative to a long silhouette.
Max Mara has become the gold standard, and it’s easy to see why.
For off-duty options, head straight to Weekday.
Super chic.
If you’re splashing out, head to Saint Laurent.
Oversized styles are always a good investment.
Our current high street favourite.
Super smart for the office.
Perfect with jeans and sneakers.
Double breasted, desirable and comes in at less than £100.
Your Sunday brunch staple.
A cosy curve ball from VB, albeit a still chic one.
Your easy throw-on.
Borg coats are big news this season.
So, so sleek. 
Belt up, look sharp. 
You’ll wear this 24/7. 
A belted coat creates the perfect silhouette. 
It’ll be your new everyday option. 
Everyone needs a teddy coat in their life. 
It’s so comfortable.
The oversized shape makes it instantly cool. 

Next, it’s time to see the how to create a capsule wardrobe like the chic Parisians. 

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.