Trench coats are without a doubt one of the best seasonal investments you’ll ever make, and now that the weather is improving as we move into Spring (fingers crossed), it’s time to trade in your winter wool coat for this classic style.
Taking it’s tailored shape from military coats, the classic trench coat has now become a bona fide wardrobe essential, famous for fusing practicality with effortless style.
UK fashion house Burberry are also synonymous with the classic trench coat shape, after Thomas Burberry invented a special fabric named gabardine back in 1879. This tightly wound material was both comfortable and waterproof, and was used by Burberry in the manufacture of all his trench coats henceforth.
The Burberry trench coat is one of the most sought-after investment pieces for those in the fash’ know, but luckily for us, there are plenty of high street alternatives out there that pack all of the style punch – without the hefty designer price tag.
And while we still love the traditional double-breasted trench coat in shades of beige and stone, the high street has responded to the overwhelming demand for this style by adapting and customising the structured shape for a more modern take. Waterfall draping, and luxe fabrics such as satin and suede all make an appearance in our trench coat edit, and don’t be frightened of picking a coat in a statement colour like raspberry pink. It’ll add real pop to your transitional wardrobe.
So here we have it ladies. A trench coat for every size, style and budget. And the great thing about these beauties is that they can really be worn over everything. A classic trench coat is our equivalent of a fashion no-brainer.