The Best Coats From The Undoing Fortunately Have Affordable Alternatives

Samantha Sutton
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If you've spoken to anyone about HBO's The Undoing as of late, there are two questions that probably came up in conversation: Who really killed Elena Alves? And, have you seen all of Nicole Kidman's coats? Because when we're not fully focused on this wild and suspenseful murder mystery, we're planning how to recreate all of Grace Fraser's outfits and wondering how much it would cost to traipse around NYC in colorful and printed outerwear.

As with most hit shows and movies, the pieces we see in The Undoing are either custom-made by its costume designer, Signe Sejlund, well beyond our budget, or plain old sold-out. So, we set off on a mission to find some wallet-friendly workarounds and discovered a handful of under-$500 alternatives that give off similar vibes.

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Ahead, take a look at some of the best coats from The Undoing. Then, shop our picks so that you, too, can look like a fancy Upper East Sider ... whose whole life is falling apart.

The Green Coat From The Undoing

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Even if you've barely (or admittedly haven't — yet!) watched this show, you've probably seen about 10,000 photos of this long, green design. In some shots it looks printed, in others it seems ruched, but one thing is certain: it's custom-made, and, according to PopSugar, it actually weighs 15 pounds. While not quite a long or, thankfully, as heavy, Scotch & Soda sells a wrap coat that's just as textured (Shop It: $208; scotch-soda.com) and we swear that Unreal Fur's purple Flame Coat (Shop It: $179; unrealfur.com) and ASOS DESIGN's bonded sherpa shirt jacket in sage (Shop It: $103; asos.com) are equally bold.

The Velvet Red Coat From The Undoing

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Next up is Grace's super-soft-looking red coat, which is honestly pretty perfect for all the winter holidays (Valentine's Day included). Her exact version is by Max Mara, but we promise, you won't have to spend thousands to recreate the look. Free People's Sienna Duster (Shop It: $298; freepeople.com), Lulus's wine red faux-fur coat (Shop It: $79; lulus.com), and The Attico's belted design ($360; yoox.com) are all just as luxe.

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The Burgundy Wool Coat From The Undoing

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If Grace was a real person, we imagine that this coat would be her go-to. She could just as easily wear it with jeans or a sparkly party dress and while it is red, it's dark enough to qualify as a neutral, only adding to its versatility. Since the exact 3.1 Phillip Lim design is sold-out, we suggest trying a Lauren Ralph Lauren wool blend (Shop It: $286; nordstrom.com), Belle & Bloom's robe coat (Shop It: $140; nordstromrack.com), or even Abercrombie & Fitch's dad coat (Shop It: $132; abercrombie.com).

The Floral Printed Coat From The Undoing

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In theory, a printed coat sounds over-the-top, but instead of going for leopard or polka-dots, Grace's Etro interpretation involved darker, subtle details, which practically blended right into the beige base color of her trench. We'll take that tip when trying this somewhat dressed-up look for ourselves, either with a lightweight Preen by Thornton Bregazzi alternative (Shop It: $330; matchesfashion.com) or L'Agence's paisley trench (Shop It: $200; nordstromrack.com). Even Sika Designs's bird jacket (Shop It: $254; sikadesigns.co.uk) is an unexpected, yet elevated, way to follow the trend.