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This classic autumn coat looks way more expensive than it is: ‘Definitely a wardrobe staple’

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. So when we spotted this Marks & Spencer coat for just £65, we knew it was a winner.

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

With over 400 five-star reviews already, it's clearly a worthy wardrobe addition for many happy M&S customers this autumn.

Why we rate it

The Cotton Rich Stormwear Car Coat is a true classic, making it a keeper that'll look on point for decades to come.

It's all to do with its flattering, straight cut silhouette that looks great done up or undone.

The large, tortoiseshell buttons add some interest to the simple design without taking away from the classic appeal.

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)
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The classic straight cut and length means it'll look good with most things you wear. (Marks & Spencer)
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Shoppers love the great autumn so much that many have purchased it in both navy and beige. (Marks & Spencer)
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Buttoned up or undone, this coat has a timeless appeal that will elevate anything you wear. (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.

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

This chic car coat is also available in two colours navy and beige, h both colours coming in sizes six to 24.

What the reviews say

While there's advice to go down one or two sizes due to the generous cut, the Cotton Rich Stormwear Car Coat is a big hit because it's not only perfect for the UK's unpredictable weather.

But, it's also a great quality, classic wardrobe staple that looks good with all sorts of outfits. No wonder one shopper found it to be a huge compliment-attractor...

  • "Simple classic raincoat. Definitely a wardrobe staple."

  • "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 now: Cotton Rich Stormwear Car Coat | £65 from Marks & Spencer