Stylish spring coats for women to wear for the change of season

Need a coat or jacket to keep you covered throughout spring? We've picked out some favourites for women.

Woman in spring coat

by Eleanor Weaver |

Dressing for spring can be tricky, especially when you’re still transitioning out of your winter wardrobe and the weather can swiftly change hour by hour. One minute you’ll be basking in the beautiful spring sunshine, the next, seeking emergency cover from April showers. What you need is a versatile, lightweight spring coat that can be layered with a jumper or cardigan for extra warmth if you need it, or paired with a t-shirt the closer to summer we get.

We’ve searched far and wide to find the best spring coats for women with a range of styles to choose from to suit all-weathers, shapes, and existing wardrobes.

The best spring coats for women

Noella Denim Jacket with Sustainable Cotton

Noella Denim Jacket with Sustainable Cotton

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Made of sustainable cotton, this natural ecru take on the classic denim jacket is a perfect springtime jacket to wear for casual or more special occasions. With pocket detailing, contrast stitching, and a collared neckline, it's a versatile wear that you can carry into the summer. Sizes: 8-24

M&S Collection Rubber Animal Print Hooded Raincoat

M&S Collection Rubber Animal Print Hooded Raincoat

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Sadly, rain in spring is inevitable, but when you're wearing a fun raincoat like this, you don't have much time to be blue! Embrace the turbulent weather with this easy-to-wear animal print hooded raincoat, complete with a funnel neck, zip-and-popper fastening, and handy large patch pockets. A stylish raincoat perfect for hitting the high street. Sizes: 6-24

Monsoon Stacey Suedette Jacket

Monsoon Stacey Suedette Jacket

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Another wonderful choice for dressing up or down, the Monsoon Stacey Suedette Jacket will elevate any look with the trendy khaki suede, collar neckline, and stylish shorter hem for framing your silhouette. Made of 90 per cent polyester, it'll keep you warm for the occasion, even if paired with a t-shirt and jeans. Sizes: 8-22

John Lewis & Partners Cotton Twill Jacket

John Lewis & Partners Cotton Twill Jacket

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Available in navy, khaki, and pink rose, this lightweight cotton twill jacket is perfect as a trusty layer to wear over knits without getting too hot. Simple and versatile, it's framed by a collared neckline and fastened by neat button detailing. Sizes: 8-18

Snug Long Packable Shower Proof Coat

Snug Long Packable Shower Proof Coat

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If you're never sure what the weather forecast for the day is going to be, it's great to have a packable coat as part of your spring wardrobe. You won't get caught out in the rain ever again. The longline coat is available in heritage green or black, has thin quilted barrels padded with recycled wadding to keep you warm, zip fastenings and a snug hood. Sizes: 6-26

Women Ultra Light Down Relaxed Coat

Women Ultra Light Down Relaxed Coat

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Quilt-stitch coats are very on-trend right now, and this Ultra Light Down Relaxed Coat from Uniqlo is a must-have for spring. In a loose-fitting cut, ideal for layering and easy movement, it's warm and comfortable with a durable water-repellent coating and made of finer yarns for a softer touch. Available in olive, beige, or black. Sizes: XXS-3XL

John Lewis & Partners A-Line Mac

John Lewis & Partners A-Line Mac

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Offering a grown-up, feminine take on the classic mac, this A-line raincoat from John Lewis pairs together quintessential features of the mac in a coat more suited for work or daytime wear. It has a robust closed collar with single button detail, slanted side pockets, and the typical back vent. It's available in stone, khaki, navy, and even a mid-red if you want to add a pop of colour to your day-to-day look. Size: 8-18

Oversized Twill Shacket

Oversized Twill Shacket

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For warmth in spring without going too thick in a puffer or winter coat, try the trusty shacket. Designed to look like an overshirt but actually a jacket, this trendy check number in lightly brushed twill with touches of wool will keep you comfy, not to mention the oversized fit makes it easy for layering all season long. Sizes: XS-XXL

ONLY Stone Belted Long Trench Coat

ONLY Stone Belted Long Trench Coat

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A trench coat is one of the best coats for spring; it's lightweight, easy to layer, and effortlessly stylish. This wardrobe staple from ONLY has a belted waist for a flattering silhouette, long hem and sleeves, and a revere collared neckline. Perfect for dressing up and down, wearing on a trip to the shops, or a lovely evening out. Sizes: XS-XL

Shoreside Coastal Waterproof Coat

Shoreside Coastal Waterproof Coat

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Perfect for walks along the coast or for adding a pop of colour to a grey day, this waterproof coat with seaside-inspired detailing will keep you safe from impromptu showers. 100 per cent waterproof, it has a flattering A-line shape with an adjustable waist and a storm-peak hood with contrast detailing on the inside. Available in sunset pink, antique gold, French navy, or red. Sizes: 6-26

Padded Hooded Coat

Padded Hooded Coat

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Available in three cool-toned colours, this padded hooded coat from Cotton Traders is cosy and snug, though surprisingly lightweight. Quilted throughout, it has double fastening and ribbed inner cuffs to keep you extra warm on those cold and windy days, with flattering princess seams and a jersey-lined hood. Size: 10-26

Bonnie Gingham Buttoned Coat

Bonnie Gingham Buttoned Coat

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If you're looking to splash the cash of the spring coat of your dreams, this beautiful gingham coat is both bang-on-trend and a practical cover-up. Sure to brighten any gloomy day, it's a relaxed fit with pockets, a longline length, and crafted from a cotton blend for comfort. We love this ivory and navy gingham number, but there's a pink and red option too. Size: 6-22

Principles Short Onion Quilted Jacket

Principles Short Onion Quilted Jacket

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Falling to hip length, this short quilted coat from Principles is incredibly easy-wear for spring with an oversized fit suitable for layering, a high funnel neck to keep a chill at bay, deep and practical pockets, and a popper button front. Size: 8-20

Hush Meyer Cotton Parka

Hush Meyer Cotton Parka

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A coat designed for the changing weather, the parka is a classic coat for spring that's fully practical and great to grab-and-go with on a rush out the door. It's cut to knee-length for added coverage, has a built-in hood, a comfortable cotton blend, and a flattering drawstring waist. Size: 4-18

M&S Collection Pure Cotton Denim Jacket

M&S Collection Pure Cotton Denim Jacket

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If you don't already have a denim jacket in your wardrobe, this is your sign to get one! Made from soft and breathable cotton and true to size, you can wear this M&S Collection Denim Jacket all season long, whether layered with a hoodie or worn with a t-shirt or dress. It has a stonewashed finish that gives the style that lived-in look, finished with two breast pockets. Size: 6-24

Black Lightweight Padded Gilet

Black Lightweight Padded Gilet

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If you're trying find a cover-up that has warmth and breathability, this stylish, lightweight gilet from Tu is a timeless outdoor layer that'll keep you in the balance. It has a shower-resistant coating, zip-through fastening, zipped hand pockets, and comes in at amazing value. Size: S-XL

Barbour Coast To Country Cranmoor Quilted Jacket

Barbour Coast To Country Cranmoor Quilted Jacket

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Planning lovely sunny, yet chilly, walks in the spring sunshine? The Barbour Cranmoor Quilted Jacket has an all-over baffle design, hood, and cotton drawcords for keeping cosy. In vibrant mustard, it also has a Beacon print on the inner material for subtle sophistication. Size: 8-20

Mint Velvet Clean Luxe Trench Coat

Mint Velvet Clean Luxe Trench Coat

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Another trench coat but this luxe option is beautifully tailored with a longline silhouette, gorgeous tortoiseshell buttons, and a double-breasted front. With the tie-waist belt, you can cinch in at the waist or let it free-flow at your side on warmer days. Stylish and sure to be a wardrobe favourite for years to come. Size: 6-18

Zara Lightweight Jacket

Zara Lightweight Jacket

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Blazers are back in fashion, but a regular blazer may not have enough warmth for spring. This blazer-style coat is slightly thicker and yet still lightweight with a lapel collar and welt pockets. Part of Zara's Join Life collection, it's made of recycled and sustainable materials. Size: XS-XL

Soft Sage Adjustable Quilted Coat

Soft Sage Adjustable Quilted Coat

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A great throw-on layer of autumn and spring, this diamond quilted coat with a flattering adjustable waist features patch pockets, a hood, longline design for extra coverage, and contrast trim. For those colder days, add this coat on top of a jumper or cardigan. Size: 10-32

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