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Fashion trends come and go but trench coats will be here forever.
In the 80s my mum used to wear hers over a sharp business suit. It was dark beige, almost green and long. She never did the belt up and it was fashionably oversized (even then!) and masculine. My dear old nan used to match hers with a dress to go to the club with her friends. Her version was cream and cut tight, finishing at the knee like the Burberry classic we know and love. She wore it cinched in around the waist. I wear mine with mom jeans and trainers, often layered with a hoodie or a knit until the days get a little warmer. The fact is, everyone needs a trench coat. It’s a given wardrobe essential and should be listed alongside the LBD, strappy sandal and going out blazer. If you haven’t got one yet, then you need one.
The beauty of the trench is it simply never goes out of style. Infact, its popularity is greater than ever as brands strive to put their sartorial stamp on the iconic outerwear piece that has suited generations. New textures, fabrics and details have been tweaked to create the freshest version for spring and we are loving the look - and all the ways to wear it.
After all, this is the spring coat that ticks all boxes - sitting somewhere between a parka and a smart jacket that is showerproof too - all the ticks! It is a versatile piece for every occasion - add it to the return-to-work collection (it’s a whole new thing, right?), throw it on for the school run, date night or just popping out in case the weather catches you out. The point is ladies, this coat adapts.
So, how will you be wearing yours? We show you one trench worn four ways.