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M&S shoppers say this lightweight trench coat is perfect for spring

This coat will get you through spring showers.

This versatile M&S coat is flying off the shelves. (Marks & Spencer / Yahoo Life UK)
This versatile M&S coat is flying off the shelves. (Marks & Spencer / Yahoo Life UK)

It's not often you find a coat that can worn be all year round, looks expensive and delivers on style for decades to come. So, it's no surprise that this classic Marks & Spencer coat, which ticks all the boxes, is forever going out of stock.

It really is the perfect throw-over-anything coat that'll elevate whatever you're wearing due to its timeless appeal. Plus, it has the advantage of featuring a high-tech and water-repellant fabric, making it not only chic, but functional.

Available in beige and navy, this trench coat is a timeless style that you'll get plenty of wear out of.

£65 at Marks & Spencer

With over 500 five-star reviews and having already sold out numerous times, it's clearly a worthy wardrobe addition. One shopper said it has been their "best buy this year", while numerous M&S shoppers love it so much they have bought "both colours".

Lots of customers say they particularly rate it for its minimalist and lightweight silhouette, making it the "perfect coat for spring."

Why we rate it

The Cotton Rich Stormwear Car Coat is a true classic silhouette, that'll look on-trend for decades to come.

The large, tortoiseshell buttons add an elevated and expensive-looking touch, while the simple silhouette looks equally as smart undone as it does buttoned up.

Additionally, the raglan sleeves (which you can also roll up) give it a relaxed feel, while the side pockets are big enough to pop a few things in. There's a handy internal pocket, too.

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This M&S coat is the ultimate versatile number you can throw on for years to come. (Marks & Spencer)
Perfect for every occasion, you can layer it over jumpers and scarves when it's cold or on its own during spring. (Marks & Spencer)
Perfect for every occasion, you can layer it over jumpers and scarves when it's cold or on its own during spring. (Marks & Spencer)

£65 at M&S

And the pièce de résistance? M&S has utilised its Stormwear fabric technology to ensure the garment is water repellant. Which lets face it, is always a bonus as you never know when you're going to get caught in a downpour.

It's available in two staple colours: navy and beige and in sizes six to 24. However, with spring fast approaching it has already sold out in a few sizes.

You don't need to fork out for dry cleaning, either - simply wash in a delicate cycle at 40C.

What the reviews say

Useful tip: We've spotted that lots of shoppers recommend buying a size smaller than usual, due to the coats generous cut.

  • "This is a super coat, I bought the beige last year and now the navy. Very smart for work but also easy for over casual clothes."

  • "Perfect length for wearing trousers and dresses, wore recently with a shift dress and got loads of compliments! Liked it so much bought both colours"

  • "I bought this in one size smaller then my usual size. It's a lovely colour and finish and fits beautifully. I loved it so much that I have bought it in navy too!"

  • "Lovely coat, comes up large. Very hard to find the navy one so when I saw one I had to buy it. Classic and timeless style. More of this please."

  • "This coat is true to size, beautifully made, stylish and so good for our unpredictable weather. The length is perfect and the colour (natural) goes with everything. I would highly recommend."

Shop it now: Cotton Rich Stormwear Car Coat | £65 from Marks & Spencer

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it's not the only M&S coat we've got our eye on this season either. There's also a Brushed Textured Car Coat that has a similar design but with an extra cosy finish, making it ideal for the winter weather.

Theres' also a Cotton Rich Stormwear Longline Car Coat, which is cut to a midi finish if you prefer a longer style. Currently both are proving equally as popular, so snap up your car coat of choice while you still can.

Shop it now: Brushed Textured Car Coat | £79

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Shop it now: Cotton Rich Stormwear Longline Car Coat | £69

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